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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: 139
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ajzy, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JohnnieNepal, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

CelticAleMan, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

tbone1384, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DRBiser, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +3.9%

thebigredone, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of shand
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.

shand, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
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.

zeledonia, Jan 21, 2014
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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.

kingcrowing, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of Kerrie
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Kerrie, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
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.

TheBrewo, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Paccamacca, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

szmnnl99, Dec 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

klipper, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jschott75, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

pixieskid, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bismarksays, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper in color. Plenty of floaties suspended in the beer. Very nice two inches of head on the pour.
Smell is juicy, ripe peaches with a little lactose cream on the backend. Plenty of peach flavor in the taste. Very nice, damn near perfect carbonation. This is a very good beer. Short's needs to do these Anniversary beers again.

FtownThrowDown, Aug 02, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

TonyTalon, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of younger35
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

match1112, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

coldmeat23, Oct 12, 2013
Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.