Name: Side Project #7 Maggie’s Farmhouse Ale
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Brewery: Terrapin Beer Company website
Region: Athens, Georgia
How served: 22 oz capped bomber poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series glass.
I paired this beer with: Steamed salmon, couscous & asparagus.
Tasted on: Monday November 23, 2009
Note: This is a limited one time batch brew. This was volume 7 in what so far has 9 volumes.
From their website: Welcome to the next version of Terrapin’s Side Project series of beers. Volume #7 “Maggie’s Farmhouse Ale.” Brewing this style of beer was as exciting as it was challenging because of it’s high fermentation temp. (90 F) and its finicky yeast strain. You’ll get all the aroma and flavors you’d expect from a farmhouse ale out of Maggie’s. The nose is a combination of grassy and spicy yeasty notes with an underlying bready earthiness character. The flavor is slightly sweet up front with a tartness in the middle followed with a white pepper/tart finish. Maggie’s offers the beer lover an old world style that is very pleasing to drink by itself or paired with fine foods. Cheers! Spike
Maggie’s Farmhouse Ale:
Malts: 2-Row Malt, Vienna, Rye, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Acidulated
Hops: Super Styrian, East Kent Golding, Hallertau Hersbrucker