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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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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
Photo of mjohnson17
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mjohnson17, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Steve_Oldrati
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Steve_Oldrati, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ianpstephens, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of dbc5
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dbc5, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.85/5  rDev 0%

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

SportsandJorts, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Big78CJ, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

gashmoney, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

FlyingHellfish, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Snowrs, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

alfie, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BlackBelt5112203, Sep 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

comfortablynirm, Sep 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

marcb105, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

lewdwig, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

match1112, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

alelover, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

pmorey, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

rjcoy06, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kyle86, Aug 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

HardyA, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

fishmich, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Alextricity, Aug 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ygolordned, Aug 30, 2013
Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.