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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

255 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 135
Gots: 24 | 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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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-02-2012 19:07:34 | More by atone315
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jegross2

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 21:24:00 | More by jegross2
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-04-2012 01:46:44 | More by CoryR
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-26-2013 23:13:04 | More by beergorrilla
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-24-2014 22:35:13 | More by Davepoolesque
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-03-2012 01:44:07 | More by mrebeka
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-05-2013 13:40:29 | More by 2beerdogs
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 17:25:53 | More by orbitalr0x
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden orange color (aka: "peach color"...go figure), fluffy white head dies to leave very little lacing.

S - Peach extract and alcohol with a small trace of spice.

T - Tart and tangy candy peaches from start to finish, some cream, the fruit also comes through with a dash of acidity. Finishes with a mouth coating of sweet candy peach with some alcohol -but not cloying.

M - Thick medium body without being syrupy.

O - Very sweet and one bottle is enough, sort of in the same category of sweetness as Crème Brulee...more of a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:03:50 | More by jzeilinger
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david131

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-19-2012 04:53:08 | More by david131
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-04-2014 16:16:30 | More by Kmlund
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-19-2013 20:14:43 | More by richkrull
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-19-2013 01:17:24 | More by Photekut
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-04-2012 06:40:24 | More by CelticAleMan
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-11-2012 14:58:47 | More by tbone1384
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shand

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 03:47:37 | More by shand
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-21-2013 17:43:50 | More by JohnnieNepal
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 16:59:36 | More by kingcrowing
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zeledonia

Minnesota

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
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-23-2013 03:18:58 | More by dfhhead25
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-11-2013 02:06:36 | More by DRBiser
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 03:05:35 | More by TheBrewo
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2014 14:39:36 | More by thebigredone
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klipper

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-01-2012 02:37:42 | More by klipper
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2011 11:46:06 | More by pixieskid
Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.