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Peach Cream Ale - The Tin Whistle Brewing Company

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82
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Tin Whistle Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2008)
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Reviews by Olek4374:
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Olek4374, Jun 18, 2013
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Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%

650ml bottle. Peaches and Cream was a favourite from past camping trips through the Okaganan, so let's see how this renamed version stands up.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium orange-tinted golden hue, with an inch or so of thin, wanly foamy, and soapy off-white head, which leaves but a few sparse specks of islet lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells predominantly of peach and apricot extract - fruity, sure, a bit too concentrated, and somewhat musty - with a softly floral honey sweetness, and a weak biscuity pale maltiness. The taste is more semi-sweet peach and apricot fruitiness, this time up against a heftier bready, kind of crackery, grainy, wheat-tinged malt, and little more than a hint of earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, a bit fizzy here and there, the body a weak-ish medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes fairly off-dry, with a sweet Okanagan pitted fruit flourish.

An adequately balanced beer, fruity, refreshing, and well-reminiscent of many short-hop summer trips. It does go nicely with spicy artisanal pizza in the here and now.

biboergosum, May 18, 2009
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

A - very bubbly light golden, one finger of fizzy white head fizzled away to nothing fairly quickly
S - bready wheaty malt with the syrupy sweet aroma of canned peaches dominate, maybe a very light citrus hop note, enticing...
T - very syrupy sweet and peachy like pie filling, the wheaty malt is slightly creamy and is a good fit with those flavours
M - medium carbonation, light and smooth with just a little of the cream ale aspect
D - i think they nailed what they were going for on aroma and flavour, and the smooth thin feel combined with the fruity flavour makes this a very chuggable beer

joemcgrath27, Aug 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

1stOffender, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of ChrisCage
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%

A- This is a very clear brew, with a golden color and perhaps a touch of an orange hue around the edges. I gave this a decent pour into my mug and it produces a reasonably thick foamy head, but it is pretty fizzy around the outside, disappearing, but not as fast as some beers I've had. There are big fizzy bubbles that cling to the glass, that rise quickly, just like a pop would. Good sticky lacing that clings to the glass.

S- I would have to agree and suggest that the most prominent smell is of canned peaches in syrup....it's not really a natural fresh aroma, but it's not bad either. I would even say that it has a melted butter note to it, which is something I can't say I've smelled before. No clear hopped bitterness in the either...it's just a sweeter, malty aroma overall.

T- I can taste a mild peach/apricot flavor, but this has more of a honeyed taste to it. It would also seem to have somewhat of a creamy flavor, as it's not tart at all. Again, there isn't much of a hopped finish....just a slight bitterness that catches the back of my palate.

M- There is fairly big carbonation in this beer, but this keeps the beer refreshing. It's light bodied, but I don't think this is meant to be a thick feeling brew. It does retain a slightly buttery texture once the bubbles have gone, allowing the flavors to come out more towards the finish.

D- I'd really have no problems drinking this as a patio beer during a warm evening, but probably wouldn't have more than 1-2 mugs of this on a night out. While it tastes fine and is quite refreshing, the syrupy peach flavor would eventually become too much for my enjoyment. Not a bad beer overall!

ChrisCage, May 20, 2009
Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

Purchased from Westwood BCLS. Poured into my chilled LOTR souvenir glass from Burger King circa 2001. (I have some nice glasses but I have a lot of history with these indestructible, thick, ultra-cheesy goblets.

Appearance. 10 ct yellow gold with a slight haze. White, one-finger head falling to a white foamy film that lasts to the end. Some coarse lacing.

Smell. Sweet, canned peaches and straw.

Taste. Peaches and Wheat. Not too sweet. Crisp and refreshing

Mouthfeel. Smooth, crisp. Light to medium carbonation.

Drinkability. Nice. Would be great on a hot day after some fresh air

Will buy again come camping season!

Rutager, Jan 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

WillAndSarah, May 16, 2013
Photo of Bryn
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%

5/6/12
A This beer was a clear, golden colour.

S Malty with a strong peach smell

T Crisp, sweet peach flavour (not artificial or cloying). Not hoppy at all.

M Smooth and well carbonated

O Very refreshing... a good beer for fruit flavoured beer fans.

I really liked this beer. It would pair well with fruit based desserts and hot patios.

Flavoured beer lovers should enjoy it.

Bryn, May 09, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%

Broght back a 650ml bottle from BC, really liked the old Peaches N' Cream.
Deep, clear golden orange color, foamy white head that shrinks to a thin cap, stringy lace.
Malty sweet smell, fruity peaches come through nicely. Taste is quite sweet, candies peach flavors. Mild maltiness, but lots of apricot/peaches. Intersting for sure, a good summer refresher, but I like the original better.

BigBry, Feb 09, 2009
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3.61/5  rDev 0%

This isn't the style of beer I typically go for - cream ales tend to not appeal to me at all. But the girlfriend loves peaches, and she was with me and so we ended up taking this bottle home. I figured it would be nice on a hot day such as today, but didn't set my expectations too high.

Nose: Bready malts, pilsner and pale I would guess, and fruit notes of peachs, apricots, and even a little banana. The fruitiness isn't very strong, it mostly smells like a pale ale to me.

Taste: Crisper than I expected from a cream ale, there is sweetness of the peach and apricot and maybe some vanilla but the breadiness isn't overly heavy and the sweetness isn't sickly or syrupy. It's actually quite nice! Certainly a refreshing patio beer.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer - there are a number of patio beers I would typically choose over this but I wouldn't hesitate to drink again if it were within an arm's length!

Also of note: Tin Whistle is situated in Penticton BC, which is on Okanagan Lake, and just north of them also on the lake is Peachland. Hmmm.

JasonLovesBeer, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bumchilly25, May 13, 2012
Photo of Derek
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%

A: Gold with a white head, slight retention & lacing.

S: Canned peaches with a little spice & grain.

T: Slightly grainy with a light sweetness; nectarine & peach in the aftertaste.

M: Light to moderate body; carbonation on the low side of moderate.

D: Not overly enticing, but could be sessioned in the summer.

Derek, Dec 29, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerHunter76, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale straw colour, thumb of head that recedes quickly, little lacing and some light bubbly carbonation in the body.

S - Wheaty peach with a bit of apricot and some mild grassiness.

T - The peach isn't as strong as the scent implies, but it does linger on the palette after. Wheaty malts are more prominent, and the apricot is almost more noticeable than the peach. I'm almost inclined to say that this is more of an apricot beer as opposed to a peach beer.

M - A tad watery, but it's quite refreshing, so it's not really a turnoff. A light bodied beer that goes down smooth.

D - Perfect summer drink, too bad I only just found it as we enter into fall. A poundable offering that is very light and refreshing, with nicely balanced fruit flavours mixed in with the wheaty malts. Worth a try is you can get your hands on a bottle.

andrenaline, Sep 26, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Erik-P, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

650ml bomber poured into pint glass 29/1/12

A pale golden with a short lived pinky finger of bone white foam that leaves zero lace

S smell is strong peaches and apricot with canned fruit and honey I really like the smell of this stuff, I'm not sure If

T not as fruity as the smell, you taste more of the beer base opposed to the fruit still decent but not as nice as the smell

M light and refreshing with a mild peachy after taste, just enough bubbles to keep it from feeling thin, no problems here

O this one surprised me, I loved the smell and no major complaints in other areas, this one would sink like a ship on a hot day

I don't feel as crazy after reading apricot on the bottle now, not a bad fruit beer if you like the syrupy peachy notes

wordemupg, Jan 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

EskimoDave, Dec 01, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Pale yellow, clear, fizzy head that left too quick...actually had good webs of lacing.

Faint to moderate peach aroma...not much else.

Nicely balanced. Peach is present and domintaes, but not in an aggressive manner. Decent malt/hop character in the mid range. Quite refreshing.

Slightly watery...lighter bodied than I expected.

Decent summer ale...nothing great..but quite drinkable and thirst quenching

Shadman, Jul 20, 2009
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

jrempel, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BRYeleJR, Jul 29, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -34.1%

Bomber purchased at the brewery.

A: Slight carbonation, slight white head that accumulates only around the edges of the glass, excellent clarity of the amber coloured liquid.

S: Some peach, fairly strong apricot, yeast and diacetyl.

T: Strong diacetyl flavours of buttered popcorn dominate with some cereal grains, peach and apricot in the finish.

M: Thin viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Diacetyl dominates this beer to the point that it is a microwave buttered popcorn bomb.

DaftCaskBC, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Bates7219, May 21, 2014
Photo of scameron
3.5/5  rDev -3%

scameron, Aug 11, 2014
Peach Cream Ale from The Tin Whistle Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.