Peaches & Cream - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
4.08/5 rDev +6%
Pours a cloudy copper in color. Plenty of floaties suspended in the beer. Very nice two inches of head on the pour.
Smell is juicy, ripe peaches with a little lactose cream on the backend. Plenty of peach flavor in the taste. Very nice, damn near perfect carbonation. This is a very good beer. Short's needs to do these Anniversary beers again.
08-02-2009 03:26:32 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.21/5 rDev +9.4%
Pours a crystal-like shade of copper and orange, thin, wispy, white head that settles quick but leaves some decent lacing all the way down the glass. The nose on this beer is GREAT. Some fruit/vegetable beers suffer from having aromatics that are oft too artificial; impure, contrived, forced - this beer, however, hits the mark. The peach aroma hits the nose like a fresh peach, picked straight from the tree. No medicinal or chalky tones - very pure and welcomed, but not overpowering or cloying. Some bread-like aromas go hand in hand from the yeast, balancing the nose perfectly.
The taste IS the aroma in flavor form - the mouth follows the nose perfectly, making for a nice hand-in-hand combination from the senses that really makes the beer come alive. Sweet, ripe peaches, crisp carbonation, bread and biscuity yeast, plentiful malts and barley, and balancing woody-earth tones. Some slight warmth from the alcohol, gives the "fruit" beer some meatiness and an extra leg to stand on (as if it needed one). Slightly syrupy, silky feel with a medium body.
I normally do not care for fruit beers, oftentimes because the "fruit" element isn't done properly. But this beer hits a homerun as far as fruit beer goes. This is the benchmark for how this style should be done. Powerful, but not dominant; smooth and pure. Watch out, at an almost unnoticeable 9.5% ABV, this beer will kick your ass.
11-21-2012 12:51:12 | More by tectactoe
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
750ml bottle. #13 of 820.
Pours into my glass a hazy amber orange with a half inch of light tan creamy head on top. Spotty lacing works over the glass as well. Aromas start out with big peach puree that's really vibrant. Creamy, light grainy malts are in there as well. Sort of tart with a mild earthy hop underneath. The real peach aroma here is wonderful though.
First sip brings a peachy, somewhat grainy malt upfront. Tastes like real peach juice and puree. The creamy, lactose notes move in midway through as the beer does a good balancing act between sweetness and bitterness. It flows down with a kiss of hops and spice and finishes off with lingering peach notes. Definitely the most vibrant peach brew I have ever experienced. Alcohol is non-existent in the flavor as well.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Quite a refreshing brew that is on the sweeter side but never becomes too cloying. Overall, an amazing fruit beer that really shows how much using real fruit makes a difference. Shared this with a few friends. Another treat from the Imperial Series.
06-01-2008 17:25:53 | More by orbitalr0x
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
A - Pours golden orange with half a finger of short-lives white head.
S - Sweet malts, some peaches that smell a bit like peach cobbler (a bit syrupy) and some alcohol in the nose. Also a faint earthy bitterness.
T - Initially very sweet, almost syrupy. After the initial sweetness, peaches flavors emerge, along with some faint hops, a slight aspirin taste and quite a bit of booze. The finish reminds me of the taste of a peach pit. The lactose presence is noticeable but modest.
M - Fuller mouthfeel than I was expecting. Initially sticky sweet, but finishes bitter and slightly astringent with a considerable booziness.
O - Seems like a beer with a lot of potential, but falling short in the execution. Still good, but too much booze and aspirin taste. Thinning this out with a bit less malt to give a lighter mouthfeel could also improve this.
10-25-2012 23:50:23 | More by warnerry
4.53/5 rDev +17.7%
Darker than expected brandishing a tarnished golden color with a stunning clarity. Good frothing and the lacing is amazing. Smells of fresh picked peaches from stem to meat to pit. Light lactose and biscuity malt aroma. Exceptionally smooth with a rolling crispness that feigns a full body, solid medium body is unwavering. Big orchard flavor of macerated peaches with the earthy woodiness of the pits. Slight hop bitterness and peppery warming alcohol help to balance the sweetness of the semi-tart peach flavor and malt character. Toasted biscuit and and earthy yeast trail in the drying finish.
Wow, look at Short's ... bringing the fruit beer to a god like level. A bottle of chaotic goodness. This is a beautiful beer, a strong ale at that and drinkable too boot ... lovey yet dangerous.
07-14-2008 02:40:28 | More by Jason
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
Clear amber color with a white head that had decent lacing and some retention. Peaches, oranges, various tropical aromas, and a little bit of earthy hops in the aroma. Peaches jump out at the tongue first, but hops come into play shortly thereafter. Also had some other citrus/tropical flavors (mango), with a slightly tart finish. Medium carbonation and body, but something just seemed a little missing. Good beer, glad I tried it, but not worth the price tag.
01-24-2008 04:02:53 | More by badbeer
4/5 rDev +3.9%
750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.
Pours a nice dark amber color with a nice thick deep amber color. Nose is fruity and fresh, lots of peaches.
Taste is well, peaches and cream. It's really sweet so you don't want to drink a whole bottle but it's great to split. It's got a nice full mouthfeel easy drinking.
10-02-2010 16:59:36 | More by kingcrowing
3.64/5 rDev -5.5%
Bottled poured into FFF Teku
A - Copper with golden hues. Off-white head formed but slowly receded to only be on the sides
S - Peaches are the main component as it smells like biting into a fresh, juicy peach. I get a light cream sweetness but not much. Also, a slight pepper spice seems to come through
T - This is a sweet beer initially as I get a lot of sugar and sweet cream. The peach comes in the middle to give it a slight peach fruitiness that makes it taste like those sugar coated peach rings you can buy at a gas station. There is a alcohol bite, a slight metallic flavor, and some bittering hops that comes in near the finish that prevent it from being cloying.
M - Thick, syrupy beer that is slightly astringent in the finish
O - Like many Short's beers, this is interesting. It has good peach flavor too it but it is soo sweet that it's hard to drink too much of this. Worth the try but wish it wasn't so sugary.
03-09-2013 19:47:22 | More by jeonseh
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
Thanks again to FtownThrowDown for sharing this.
A: Murky dark amber. Good head with some decent retention. Nice lacing.
S: Peaches and cream, big time and amazing. Pleasant sweetness but not over done.
T/M: Peaches and cream, obviously. Delicious. Sweet, juicy peaches at first with a rich cream coming in at the back. More of the pleasant sweetness. A bit of richer malts in the back. Body is medium full and smoothand creamy as he'll.
D: Too damn smooth for 9.5%. Awesome.
08-02-2009 03:21:27 | More by pwoods
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
Thanks to Sawyer for this one!
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a very small amount of white head that dissipates very quickly and leaves behind no lacing whatsoever.
S: A little bit of peach juice and fruitness, light malt, and some alcohol right at the end.
T: Again, some peach up front, a bit of pineapple as well. Not as exciting as I was hoping, heard it tasted like peach rings, but sadly it did not.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol at the end.
O: A let down. Typically the strange Short's beer have been enjoyable, but I wanted more from this one. Maybe next time.
11-01-2012 02:59:47 | More by mdaschaf
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Beautiful golden-amber color with a slight head. When held up to the light, its translucent. Some sediment in the bottom of the glass, but that would be expected. Smells grainy, slightly yeasty and of course peachy. I do get a sense of sweetness on the nose, which I assume is from the lactose used in the brewing process. Taste is loaded with peach followed by sweetness. I do pick up a bit of graininess from the malt and the taste finishes with a bite of bitterness. This is a full bodied beer and well carbonated. Overall, I really like this beer. I am a big fan of peach flavor in beer and this ones got it. It could be a little overwhelming with the flavor and sweetness though, so I think one will do for now.
09-08-2012 00:48:06 | More by 33nickadams
3.58/5 rDev -7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep hazy copper. Very leggy. Nice lacing and a lopsided head.
Smell - Peach aroma is nice. Smells sweet with some pale malt.
Taste - Sweet right up front. Peach blends in nicely. Creamy is an apt descriptor from the lactose. Slight grain and a mild tang from the fruit.
Mouthfeel - Creamy and kinda heavy. Pretty sweet too. Medium carbonation.
Overall - No idea how fresh this us, but it has no signs of Short's usual off flavors. Tastes pretty good and fits the title.
10-12-2013 00:41:51 | More by Alieniloquium
Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
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