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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: 138
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

djrn2, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kjkinsey, Sep 15, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Thanks to Jer for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a light golden amber color with a fluffy and sticky white head on it.

S: Quite a bit of sweetness to the nose with definite peach aroma and plenty of sweet cream as well. A tad artificial and candy-like, but not bad.

T: This is a very sweet beer. Lots of sugar (lactose) and peach flavoring, along with a definite creaminess. The peaches actually have a somewhat authentic flavor, which was surprising.

M: The body is medium but there is a sensation of some undissolved sugar on the tongue--strange.

D: Short's strikes again with another inventive beer. I liked this one quite a bit, but after awhile, the sweetness starts to get to you.

womencantsail, Jul 01, 2010
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

GRG1313, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

Appearance: Pours a hazy, amberish body topped by a small, white head.

Smell: Easily put, it's a lovely aroma of peaches and cream. A joy to smell.

Taste: Sweetish malts upfront, but it soon transitions into the distinct peach flavor mighty quickly. Very, very fruity. Slight spiciness comes and goes. An imagined dash of half-n-half. Warming, lingering finish with a taste of peach schnapps.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-full body. Medium carboantion.

Drinkability: Interesting, to say the least. A very well-constructed fruit beer.

ChainGangGuy, May 05, 2008
Photo of Knapp85
4.58/5  rDev +19%

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.

Knapp85, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +6%

First sample of this was at the Great Taste '08. I remembered liking it, and only recently had the chance to get a bottle from Shorts. Thanks Jay!

Review is from notes.

It pours a murky dark orange with copious floaties. Fairly good color and retention, but the soupy look isn't so hot.

A slightly musty, peachy nose, probably fading from when it was fresh. Still, the peach aroma is pleasant.

Creamy, slight oxididation, tart peach flesh with an accompanying woody bitterness of the peach pit itself. Dry bitter aftertaste. Sweet and effervescent, full bodied. Overall the peach flavor is nice, and I think this was a successful beer, but 2 years seems too long to have sat in the bottle. It may be starting to deteriorate a little. That said, i'll be looking for this if it's ever released again.

emerge077, Jan 20, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +17.7%

750mL bottle.

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.

Jason, Jul 14, 2008
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottle shared by Jason - part of his WW5 haul. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Loads of orange-tinged foam that settles to a full cap, splotchy lace, and a hazy orange-red body.

S - Peaches! Some lactose sweetness, sweet grains, and light oxidation that isn't totally unexpected for a 5-year-old beer.

T - Taste is a bit less good - peaches are more restrained and oxidation and a strange bitterness appears to have crept in. Lactose and generic malt sweetness prevail mostly. This was better when I last had it.

M - Smooth texture, medium body and carbonation, and some tannic pulpy fruit character in the finish. Alcohol is shockingly well-hidden - I didn't realize this was 9.5%!

D - Still holding up reasonably well for a 2006 fruit beer. If it weren't for the mild oxidation this would be pretty fantastic stuff. Hope Shorts makes it again at some point. Quite drinkable for something so sweet and strong.

MasterSki, May 29, 2011
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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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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%

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

oline73, Oct 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mendvicdog, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Halcyondays, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

oriolesfan4, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

imperialking, Jan 20, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Opened at ffejherb's tasting.

Pours a deep dark ruby red color with dark golden amber hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves splotches of soapy lacing behind.

I don't know how Short's does it but they continue to nail down the aroma they are going for in their dessert beers. Slightly spicy aroma with estery light fruit and a lactic cream presence. Hints of peppery spice complimenting the light frut and cream character. Lots of peach but also hints of apricot and apple. They were after peaches and cream and this beer surprisingly smells just like that.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation up front along with zesty, peppery spice, crisp light fruit, phenolic alcohol and lactic cream. A bit spicier than the aroma suggests with hints of corriander, clove and pepper. Lots of light fruit especially peach and apricot. Fuller bodied than expected with the lactic creaminess adding to the complexity qnd mouthfeel. I was hoping that this would be more of a sweeter dessert beer but it is more subtle than expected. It tastes more like a spicy Belgian ale with lacto added.

corby112, Jan 24, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%

Big thanks to Deuane yet again for this one. A 750ml bottle, #290/820 from 2007

A - Pours hazy copper orange with a nice pillow of one finger tall off-white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of tons of ripe peaches, creamy milk, vanilla, and some lactic sweetness. How there is this much peach aroma after five years is beyond me.

T - Starts off with a big peachy kick in the teeth slowly giving way to a creamy smooth core with hints of vanilla and even more lactic sweetness. A tiny bit of oxidation creeps in at the very last moment but it is to be expected here. The alcohol is hidden VERY well, I had no idea this was 9.5% at all. The finish is pretty sweet with a tiny hint of dryness, lingering for a short period of time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, juicy, goodness in the feel with a slight bit of oxidation creeping in toward the end.

O - This is five years old? Could have fooled me. There is still PLENTY of peaches lurking inside this one. I have had some bad experiences with Short's beers recently that have really turned me off them but when you try something like this one it all seems to make sense again. Great beer, thanks again Deuane!

orangesol, Aug 04, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +29.1%

This beer was shared by Grant from his cellar- thanks Grant! I was blown away by how good this was- far superior to what I expected. It's like they captured the essence of the most perfect peach in a bottle- I was just floored after tasting it. I've always liked Short's beers, but I expected something lighter, and frankly- more frivolous. The laser-like peach flavors just keep coming and coming. It's a knock-out. Quite bitter, with peaches and peach skins and some nice tannins backing everything up. Very deep ripe peach flavors. The flavors are enhanced by the wonderful aroma of a perfectly ripe peach that has just been bitten into- sweet juice, sweet-tart flesh, and nicely bitter skin. Not over the top, and tastes 100% natural. A nice creaminess on the finish rounds things out nicely. It's a pretty beer as well, pouring a ruddy orange with a very nice white, creamy head that fades in due course, but leaves behind some nice lacing. A revelation.

Georgiabeer, Mar 11, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

A 750 mL bottle from the 2007 run, #431 of 820. Shared with ksak.

A: The peach ale is an amber color, somewhere on the autumnal scale between orange and brown; translucent only if you've got a nearby light source. Off-white, the head is, doesn't lace though.

S: The aromas are peachy, even 5 years in. The sweetness is tempered by the lactose and booziness. Overall the ale still has it going on but the caramel body is slowing creeping up.

T: My first sip revealed more spices than the nose hinted at - cinnamon cones through first, setting up the peaches. Those fruits are juicy, still sugary after all these years. The creamy body is evident, a sweetness that compliments the sweetness of the peaches. Vanilla mixes with the cinnamon, even a woody firmness (thanks vanilla) is hinted at. The strength of the ale is palpable but it doesn't weigh on me. A very thick ale.

M: Yeah, it's held up very nicely over 5+ years, sweet and peachy with a nice cream finish. The spiciness, paired with peaches, is like a flaming peach dessert.

akorsak, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

duceswild, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

superspak, Oct 08, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Gonzoillini, Jan 28, 2013
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Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.