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Peaches & Cream - Short's Brewing Company

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Peaches & CreamPeaches & Cream

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80 Reviews

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Reviews: 80
Hads: 275
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 27.07%
Wants: 167
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
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Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: hoppymeal on 06-11-2007

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a orangish brown color. almost no head but a tiny bit of tannish foam. moderate clarity

Smell: very sweet and close to too sweet.sugary and peachy sweetness

Taste: slightly artificial peaches, milk sugar. touch of alcohol that doesn't blend perfectly

Mouthfeel: heavy and a touch on the alcohol warm side.

Overall: another solid high gravity fruit from shorts. not perfect or the best but a nice unique and good beer

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/14/13. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A slightly hazed orange/peach color. Two and a half fingers of a rich, creamy off-white head. Lacing is pretty good at the start, but then disappears. Not too shabby.

Smell: Faint. It's not as face walloping as I was expecting. Sweet peaches and cream, with maybe a slight spice character.

Taste/feel: Silky as all hell. That's the first thing I notice. Unbelievable smooth drinking beer... like peach fuzz on your tongue. But... in liquid form. And... not unpleasant. Peach is obviously there, with a creamy milk sweetness. Coats the tongue nicely. Aftertaste is peach with a slight spice, and a very, VERY slight alcohol flavor and warmth. It's hard to believe this is about 9%. I could sip on this all day if it weren't so sweet. Truthfully, probably the sweetest beer I've ever had. I'm not shocked at all by that fact, as it's what I figured. A 12oz bottle is almost too much for me to handle due to its sweetness, but this beer does what it wants to do, and does it well. As silky as the mouthfeel is, and as sweet as the beer is, I don't ever find that it becomes cloying in a syrupy way -- it just has a huge amount of sweetness.

An awesome dessert beer, but it's a specialty beer and a limited release for a reason, I think. I'm glad I didn't buy a six-pack, but instead got two singles. A very tasty beer, but not one I could have often. Get your hands on this, especially if you have a sweet tooth -- I tend to not generally care much for sweets.

UPDATE 9/22/13: Having just aged this beer a month, the sweetness has toned down quite a lot, making this an easier-to-drink beer. It's still very sweet, but it's mellowed out very nicely. Changing my taste rating from 3.75 to a 4.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We crack the top and pour a brew of pure golden orange coloring. It throws a two finger head of creamy, soapy pumpkin colored bubbles, showing great retention. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light. The aroma is as if you just popped the top on a can of picked peaches in syrup. This holds notes of sweaty saltiness, white and cane sugars, vanilla extract, biscuity and pale maltiness, gritty dog food graininess, chalked yeastiness, plastic phenols, tin, and fusel booze with warmth. Our first impression is that the flavoring is extremely peachy, but the balance is a bit to the cloying, sugary side at first, with dissolution into a surprisingly musty, bittered ending note. As we sip, the taste opens with toffee, candied apples, fresh roadside Georgia peach juiciness, pale and wheat maltiness, aluminum metallics, nectary honeys, hints of florals, and raw cubed sugar. The middle comes to a peak with much of the same, giving genuine peach fruitiness, liquid sugar syrups, strawberry candy chews, Schnapps booziness, nail polish remover, black pepper, and musk. The end washes with alcohol, light leathers, biting plastics foaminess, floral and lightly citric hoppiness, pseudo oak woodiness, cardboard, dust, tree nuttiness, oily green leafiness, and peach flesh and pit. The aftertaste breathes of piney hops, peach pits, white flour, gravel, mineral, those same sugary peaches, rubbery phenols, lighter fluid, fusel booziness, sulfurs, wheat, and dried grassiness. The body is full and thick, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives decent slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with cloying and biting finishing pop. The mouth is left oily and coated, eventually giving way to astringency, metallic stickiness. The abv is big for the style, but appropriate, and it sips the night away.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. Here we received genuinely fruity notes of peach, with the advertised sugars to back it, and a sturdy enough malt bill of bittered grain and full paleness to maintain it all. The nose was mostly fruity, and mostly sugary, however, with the latter balancing coming only through the flavoring. That was interesting in and of itself, however, with a nice fruitiness to start, but with strong fusel booziness, and bitterness of both hops and booze. This is a nice fruit beer, but it does sit a little heavy by the end of the tasting. Either way, it is an interesting offering, and the first beer we’ve found to really pound the promised peaches into something that is recognizable and authentically noticeable.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review is from notes.

After the pour it appears under-carbonated, with only a small off-white head on top of a rich golden-orange colored body that possesses a decent clarity, though somewhat dull looking. The head dissipates to a thin layer of foam after a short amount of time.

The smell is amazing! Peaches and Creme smells just like...peaches and cream. Peach aroma that smells dulled from milky cream. I'm really impressed with the great clarity of this beer's aroma. A little alcohol is present in the back end.

Has a rich full body. More beery than expected, which is actually nice because I was expecting something more sweet and cloying. It tastes like it has some strength to it, in a sense it is Malt-liquor-like in flavor. The peach flavor is meaty and fresh, but not very intense. I guess that is because it isn't that sweet. Definitely under carbonated but not flat. Good enough to hold this beer up.

Honestly this is a pretty good beer from Shorts. I would drink this again, and I would certainly look to pair this with dessert. Great aroma, and a good mix of peach and beer in the flavor. Thanks to monitorpop for this bottle!

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Photo of jeonseh
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of mikeyv35
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Date: 02/15/2013
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2012
Glass: Southampton Tulip

I just recently completed the 2007 Short's Imperial Series that consists of 13 750ml. limited release bottles (Peaches & Creme is the 12th 750ml. bottle), with a lot of help from the generous hoppymeal. A big thanks goes out to hotpipes29 (eric) for getting me this newly released 12oz. bottle to sample! Now, I don't have to breakup the Imperial Series just yet to taste this long time want.

Poured a burnt orange in color w/ a skim coat white head that left very light lacing. Aromas of peaches, wheat, wood (oak), and vanilla. The taste paralleled the nose starting off w/ big peaches up front, leading into wheat and breadiness, and finishing w/ vanilla, a touch of booze, and mild hop bite. Medium bodied w/ carbonation on the lower side. Very easy to drink w/ great flavors that were well balanced. I drank my 12oz. w/ ease as it never became cloying at any point and the flavors don't taste fresh and not artificial.

Overall, congrats to Short's for this success in a bottle! This brew tastes like what it claims to be, Peaches & Creme in the form of a beer. My only knock on the beer is the low carbonation. If Short's maybe would back off the malts a bit and increase the carbonation this beer could go from very good to amazing.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.14.12

A - Pours a very cloudy dark orange with a one one half inch cream-colored head that has decent retention.

S - Malty and sweat over ripe peaches.

T - Ripe peaches, cream, almost cider like.

D - Lower carbonation and a medium body.

O - Suitable to the name.

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Photo of jlindros
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a short stemmed tulip/snifter. Thanks to Czar_chasm for this brew.

Pours a deep gold with heavy amber highlights capped with a one finger fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma of this brew smells as though your nose is hovering over freshly cut peaches. Wow. Some mild yeast and biscuity/bready aroma. From the first sip the juicy flavor of peaches fills the mouth, joined by creamy accents created by the lactose sugar--there is a real marriage of the two flavors midpalate that does provide a peaches and creme flavor. Biscuity malt and a touch of yeast. Some very mild hop bitterness does break through on the fairly dry finish. Although at times it does seem a bit heavier, this brew is mainly medium bodied, lightly carbonated, and is slick and creamy. This was really tasty and served as a wonderful dessert brew.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of kevanb
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

The beer pours a great golden color, reminiscent of a dark peach, copper tones, with orange hues, a thin white soapy head appears at first but vanishes almost immediately, spotted lacing is apparent. The aroma is of mild hay, sweet cream, tart yet sweet peach fuzz and astringent alcohol. It's exactly what one would expect, fairly well integrated, but it lacks a bit of oomph, it's very soft and can lack some impression. The flavors are right as the nose would suggest, the milk sugar really brings out the creaminess which is very dominant on the tongue, soft peach skin, a bit of hay and bitter peach pit comes out as well, prickly alcohol at the finish. Again, tastes as advertised, much more expressive than the nose, good integration, I wish it had a better showing of peach as the cream tends to dominate, but it's still very well crafted. The body is great, smooth, rich, almost creamy but has a nice level of lively carbonation to prop up the flavors.

Verdict: Very unique beer from Short's, which isn't to be unexpected, well executed and crafted, I really enjoyed this as a desert beer. I think the higher gravity detracts a bit from the beer, but all in all, really fun to try.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to grinnellj for sending this one to me. This poured out as a deep golden color, basically orange with a moderate sized white head on top. The head retention settles leaving a thin film on top of the beer with a really nice looking lacing. The smell of the beer is really nice, it's like smelling fresh Peach nectar It almost smells like there is some hops in there too but it's mostly the sweetness of the Peach that I get the most. The taste is sweet and has a very subtle tartness to it, again more Peaches come through as well has the bitterness in the finish with the lingering sweetness as well. The mouthfeel is oily, it's thick, it's creamy and very smooth. There is a bit of booze heat in there but it's very subtle. Overall I'm just really impressed, this beer sets the bar pretty high. I am enjoying this one quite a bit, glad I have a few more to enjoy over time. Well worth looking into if you come across this beer. Very interesting and sure to please if you are even slightly interested in Fruit Beers.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of oline73
3.16/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the blinded bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy light amber color with a layer of off white head. The head fades to a good sized ring on top of the pour. 4

Smell: I'm getting some sweet malt along with some raisin like fruitiness. I'm also picking up some unidentified spices as well. There is a hint of citrus juice behind everything else. 3

Taste: Malt forward with some sweet fruity notes. I'm getting some raisins and pineapple like flavors. Behind the fruity flavors are some spices and a bitterness in the finish. I think the overall flavor is a bit muddled. 3

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light, tingly carbonation and a very dry finish. 4

Overall: As with bottle number 5, there was some interesting stuff going on here but nothing blew me away. 3

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 8/20.12. Thanks to Adam for this one!

A - Medium yellow/orange in colour with some darker amber hues in the middle. A small layer of white head formed and immediately disappeared.

S - Peach is present up front without being overwhelming. Some other citrus notes are present as well, specifically grapefruit. Bready malts are present in the background with lighter caramel aromas.

T - Peach up front that is definitely front and centre without being over the top. The sweetness from the lactose sugar is present next, followed by lighter bready malt notes. Not overly sweet or overly peach-y. The flavours come together very well. ABV is slightly warming at times but overall is exceptionally well hidden.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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Photo of warnerry
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of shand
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Short's Peaches and Creme pours out a hazy golden color with a tiny head. The aroma is peachy and milky, with some malts and a bit of booziness. The taste is excellent, this beer has a strong, real peach taste that pairs nicely with the sweet milky base flavors. There's also a tiny amount of grassy hops that really pull everything together. The mouthfeel is full and lightly carbonated, and the drinkability is great. This is really a superb dessert beer that really pulls off what it says on the label.

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Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade from czar_chasm. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours like a glass of peach juice. Wonderfully hazy golden orange pour with a half finger white white head that fades very quickly to leave a thin white halo and gentle wsisps. Like a glass of peach juice.

S - Wow, okay. Smells like a glass of peach juice. Haha. Aroma brings memories of standing in the peach orchard, juice trickling down my hand as I bite into the ripe fruit. Outstanding.

T - Unfortunately doesnt live up to the the aroma really. Initial taste is sweeter, almost like a peach jelly bean. That peach though is squashed by that ABV, it returns ont he aftertaste though with good lingering peach notes.

M - Mouthfeel could use some carbonation as its rather flat and lifeless with a fair amount of booze.

O- Overall, argh. if ONLY this wasnt so boozy! If that almost harsh alcohol wasnt there the peach would pop out so much more. such a shame. Still, it was enjoyable.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 8/20/2012. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a small 1 finger foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of fresh peach, citrus zest, grass, herbal, and light cream. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance; exactly what was expected. Taste of peaches, herbal, grass, earth, light citrus, and light cream. Light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of peaches, grass, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a fairly slick and syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Shorts fruit beer! Very nice balance of fruit flavor with no cloying sweetness at all; and extremely smooth to sip on. Highly enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of aasher
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of MordorMongo. Thanks Scott!

It's one pours a light bodied very bright, polished copper n color with no head or lacing. The nose is big and sweet, featuring golden malt, a lot of lactose, and a good amount of alcohol. I don't pick up any peach or fruit character. The flavors are syrupy and sweet on the verge of cloying. I get peach syrup, honey, loads of sweet pale malt, plenty of alcohol and that's about it. It's a little rough around the edges. It drinks much fuller in body than it poured. The alcohol lets you know right off the bat how big the beer is. Luckily more peach comes out the longer you drink. It resembles a peach marmalade, so still very sweet. Overall this one was a disappointment especially after reading reviews. It was too big and too sweet for its own good in my opinion. I would like to see what this beer could've been in the 6% range.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small one-finger white foamy head boils out from the bottle. Brew is cloudy and hazy orange. Viscosity is rather thick.

Lots of big peach scents. Lactose is noticeable too. Doesn't smell overly sugary either.

Flavors are a bit of a mess. Initial flavor is great, very peach and creamy. Later flavors are strong and robust lots of heat and odd rubber bitterness. Carbonation is perfect. Lots of candy sugars.

Very much recommended as a great experimental brew. A unique brew that I feel lucky to have tried. Thanks Adam!

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Photo of jegross2
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Peaches & Crème from Short's Brewing Company out of Michigan.
Score: 80

August 2012 vintage bottle. Served in a Three Floyds' teku glass and enjoyed on 09/15/12. I received this one in a box from Raymo55 for whooping his butt in fantasy this year.

Appearance: Pours a murky yellow-orange color that fades from a a dull golden halo to an orange peel colored center. Half a finger of tan head at pour settles to a thin, slightly bubbly ring around the glass. Average lacing and good retention with a shelf of head that clings. No floaties (unlike Short's Key Lime Pie). 3.5/5

Smell: Peaches, apricot and pineapple juice. Almost like a mellow, tropical IPA without the piney hoppiness. Milk and sugar too. Very pleasant. 4/5

Taste: What a sweet-and-sugary flavor bomb. As with Key Lime Pie, I suspect Short's is trying to give it's consumers diabetes! Lots of sugary peach flavor. Peach flavored yogurt, peach syrup and a little apricot-y hoppiness. The sugary peach flavor really dominates and lingers. This beer was entirely too sweet to drink the entire 12 oz serving, but at least it did not have an American adjunct lager aftertaste (unlike Key Lime Pie). 3.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation with a sugary zing. Very sugary-sweet. 3/5

Overall: Is Short's trying to give its consumers diabetes with it's latest releases? I really dug the aroma, but the taste was overwhelmingly sweet.

Recommendation: Skip this one too, unless you really love sugary peach syrup.

Pairings: Belgian waffles.

Cost: $10.99 for a six pack.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Short's Peaches & Cream last week for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. This beer has been on my wishlist for a while and it's been a long time since Short's last bottled this beer, so when I heard bottles started showing up at the store I made sure to grab a couple to try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, early fall 2012 release. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label on this beer is ok, it's a little plain looking, but it still has that Short's look to it. It poured a slightly orange golden color that took on much more of an orange color when held to the light with two fingers worth of slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing. This a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a large amount of ripe peaches and a pretty high amount of sweetness that I assume is mainly coming from the milk sugar which imparts a nice creamy and milky aroma with a slight bit of vanilla. Towards the end I get some earthy and slightly spicy hops. I really like the aroma of this beer, it's unique and true to it's name, no complaints here.

T- The aroma seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a large sweet cream and milk like flavor that is followed by some grainy and bready malts and even more sweetness. The peaches quickly show up next and impart a nice ripe peach flavor that tastes natural and are followed by a slight bit of booze and some earthy and spicy hops that stuck out more then expected and helped balance out some of that sweetness while imparting a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness and it had a sweet and creamy peach like aftertaste. This beer tasted good, it was a little on the sweet side , but I expect that from a Short's dessert beer and the extra hops helped balance that out a little, it was good and true to it's name.

M- Fairly smooth, a little sticky, on the lighter side of being full bodied, with slightly lower amount of medium carbonation that worked well with this beer. This beer had a good mouthfeel that worked nicely with what this beer was going for.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of a proper dessert beer, a good fruit beer too, this beer did a great job at staying true to it's name and it was pretty much as advertised minus the extra hops aspects that I wasn't expecting but still I liked it nonetheless and it helped balance out some of that sweetness. This beer had ok drinkability, it went down fairly smooth and it had more then enough flavor to hold my attention, but the high amount of sweetness would prevent me from wanting another one, one of these is just enough and is great choice for an after dinner beer. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma, it was really good and better then I expected. What I liked least about this beer was the high amount of sweetness, it was just a little too sweet for me, but that just means I will only drink one at a time, it didn't hurt the beer that much. I would buy this beer again when looking for a nice dessert beer, but who knows when it will be released again and the store already sold out so i'm glad I picked up a few while they were around, I recommend this to anyone wanting just what's advertised, but you can't be afraid of a little sweetness. All in all I was satisfied with this beer, it lived up to it's name and it met my expectations, great work Short's, beers like this is why i say nobody makes a dessert beer that is so much like the dessert that's intended like Short's does, this was another winner from that crazy brewery up north.

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4.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased a couple 6 packs right from Shorts in Bellaire. Also had it on draft while I was there.

A: Pours a Dull-Orangey Yellow color with pretty good head.. leaves a slight sticky lace behind.

S: Sweet and Sugary peaches! Excellent.

T: A peach-puree tasty treat. Absolutely perfect. Finishes with a bitter bite and milk sugar punch in the face. A+

M: Full bodied robust peach goodness. Has a excellent finish that lingers on the pallet for quiet some time, leaving you begging for more

O: I wish this was available everywhere, all the time.. just like Bud Light in any bar. This stuff is absolutely amazing. Perfection in a bottle. People need to try this beer.

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Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.