Peaches & Cream - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
4.21/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2012 12:51:12 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
3.24/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Tasted 15 January 2014, reviewed from notes.
Pours 99% clear orange, with tinges of gold and amber. Almost zero head, just a thin little sizzle of bubbles that are gone in a second. No lacing.
Mostly, this smells like sugar. Okay, it's lots of different kinds of sugar, but it's sugar. After that, it's Belgian golden. After that, some peaches. After that? All those things combining into Short's style weirdness. On the whole, it only kinda works for me.
Taste is big alcohol. I would not say that this tastes like peaches and cream. It tastes like a very strong Belgian golden ale, with dustings of peach and sugar. Cream? Not that I can find. Alcohol is about as front-and-center as it can be for a beer of this ABV. The sugar covers it just enough to make it palatable.
Feel is better than I expected given the appearance. It's actually carbonated! Feels heavy and juicy, but the carb is enough to lighten things.
Not my favorite. Short's has to be one of the oddest breweries around. This one's more of a miss than a hit for me.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 03:57:24 | More by zeledonia
3.84/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz into a CS snifter.
A- This is definitely the highlight. This beer has a rich apricot look to it. Very little head with thin lacing around.
S- I am getting some funk, but a very good amount of peach. Smelling peach has always been difficult in the peach/apricot sours. I am getting a lot of peach.
T- I get that Short's is doing a sweet take on a peach beer. I would take it down just a notch. I would understand if people disagree with me on this one being that peaches and cream is pretty sweet. I just don't want it this sweet in my beer.
M- Pretty good here. Some carbonation follows down the throat.
O- A good take on a peaches and cream ale. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 01:11:38 | More by gueuzedreg
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks for the bottle steebo777, this was poured into HF glass, no freshness date on the 12 oz bottle
Fairly clear copper pour with a cream-colored head of half an inch thickness, small and medium bubbles, good retention
Not a lot on the aroma, cream is the main flavor I get, some very subtle peach notes, some butterscotch, candied malts, other than that not a lot going on.
Taste is incredibly unique. This tastes quite literally like a bowl of peaches and cream. It is way too sweet to drink more than several ounces of it, but the flavors burst off the palate. Flavor profile of peaches and cream lingers. Not much bitterness. No alcohol burn.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft, smooth, sticky finish, low carbonation.
Overall this was one of the more unique beers I've ever tried. Too sweet and cloying for everyday consumption, but split between a couple people this is a tasty summer dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2013 21:55:06 | More by MCain04
Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.