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Peaches & Cream - Short's Brewing Company

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Peaches & CreamPeaches & Cream

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BA SCORE
86
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 137
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 06-11-2007)
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Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Crosling
3.58/5  rDev -7%

750 mL bottle. Great appearance, a bright orange color with a gorgeous head of cream, that lasts very well. Nose smells of peaches and creamWell balanced flavor. Sweet peaches, milk and vanilla notes, with notes of the original beer as well. Very nice ale.

Crosling, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of PaulyB83
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%

120z bottle into a tulip glass

A- Golden orange, fresh peach color. Medium size cream colored head that took several minutes to dissipate

S- Sweet fresh peach is the dominate aroma with the alcohol coming through. Slight Belgian spice.

T- Sweet natural peach flavor with not too much of the alcohol coming through. A bit too sweet.

M- Creamy lactose, thick viscosity and clean on the palate. Pretty easy drinking for the ABV. Probably the best aspect of the beer.

O- Pleasantly surprised at how fresh the peach taste is. A bit too sugary sweet but appreciate the refresh fruit flavor that I don't always get from fruit beers, be it Belgian or otherwise. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits and of the peach beers I've had, are one of my favorite fruits to put in beer. In fact, stone fruits in general seem to work well in beer. Had a few plum and apricot beers that were pretty good. One of the better more memorable Short's beers I've had and glad I picked it up.

PaulyB83, Sep 16, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Out of all the Short's beers I've had so far, they have been either amazing or terrible, so I've been very hesitant to crack this. Thanks to WadeP (Reddit) for this one to try.

Pours a light fizzy head covering that barely covers the beer, just a touch of lacing, hazy sediment laden honey orange colored beer.

Nose brings some peach juice, fresh juice and a bit of canned peaches, creamy aromas, light toasted creamy malt, a little straw, fermented sugar, fruity aroma also has some apricot as well, light flat straw malt.

Taste is fruity and gimmicky, although the peach flavors are nice, some fresh peach juice but more like canned peaches, little syrupy thicker high gravity like beer. Creamy rich thicker like taste, a little creamed malt, light bitter citrus rind, etc. Malts also bring light wet fermented straw, raw fermented sugar and lactose sugar, etc. A weird bitterness from the rind flavor, tangerine like hops, and a little earthy hop kick. Finish is drier but sticky, as it was mildly sweet to start, lingering light peach, more bitter rind and earthy hop, and sweet syrupy candy flavor.

Mouth is med bodied, lighter carb, just a touch of warming booze.

Overall meh. Maybe if I had this very fresh it would have been better, and I'm kinda mad that I didn't, but there are components that I'm not a fan of either. So it's a mixed bag of what they did right and wrong, and think that even fresh it wouldn't have been a big winner. but still a decent beer overall.

jlindros, Dec 15, 2012
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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.

jeonseh, Mar 09, 2013
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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.

mdaschaf, Nov 01, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

2012 bottle

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.

warnerry, Oct 25, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Deep oranger with a thin white head. Nice lacing.

S - Peaches and sweet cream. Some faint spices are present as well.

T - Sweet and tart peaches right up front. Good amount of milk sugar comes through next. Slight alcohol taste in the finish.

M - Heavy mouthfeel with a very smooth finish. Alcohol provides a nice warming feeling.

O - A very unique offering from Short's. Worth trying but can't see myself having more than one.

TreyIsWilson, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of younger35
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Received this brew in a trade with sarcastro. I really love how Short's is brewing some of these crazy unique brews. This will be my seventh of the Imperial series. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

High Gravity Golden Ale fermented with lactose and fresh peaches
Date Brewed: 4/25/07
Batch No: 301
Date Bottled: 3/28&29/07
Non Traditional Ingredients: Lactose, Peaches
Imperial Beer 12 of 13
Bottle Number 333 of 820

Appearance- Pours a dark golden peach with a HUGE three finger lightly tan head that seems to be growing. A fantastic one finger creamy head is maintained for the entire beer as it leaves loads of rings of sticky thick lacing.
Smell- Peaches!! The fresh fruity sweetness of my favorite fleshy produce. Citrusy and tart with a light creamy sweetness. A bit of light caramel malt adds another layer of sweetness. The nose is quite pie like.
Taste- The peach is a bit more muted in the taste than the nose but it's still definitely peachy. Lightly sweet and 'milky' from the lactose and it really helps the peach pop. Maybe a little too sweet but not a deal breaker by any means. Some caramel and toffee tones and an underlying bitterness that is fleeting but noticeable. I don't think I'm a huge fan of Short's 'High Gravity Golden Ale' as this is the 3rd or 4th brew I've had with that as the base and there's something that I don't necessarily like. Could be that these brews have a bit too much age on them. Finishes with a lingering sweetness and more peachy goodness.
Mouthfeel- Fairly heavy with a thick creamy feel and fairly harsh carbonation at first. It settles down rather quickly though.
Drinkability- The peaches are really nice. They're fairly strong and the beer is nice and fruity and interesting. I think the underbelly of the beer isn't my favorite though. It's a little too bitter for what we have going on here. Either way, interesting beer that I did enjoy.

younger35, Jan 12, 2009
Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.