Peaches & Cream | Short's Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
278 Ratings
Peaches & CreamPeaches & Cream
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hoppymeal on 06-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
14.54%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Kerrie
2/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of koopa
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I brought this one up to the Hill Farmstead release last weekend and shared it with several BA's.

Appearance: Pours (small gush) a hazy peach to amber color (big surprise!) with minimal crown / retention / lace.

Smell: Peaches and sweet cream (as advertised ;)

Taste: Same as nose. While it is sweet (as just about every other review on this site indicates) I must say the sweetness seems slightly reduced compared to how this one drank fresh about 1.5 years ago. I prefer it now.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of heavy bodied...full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Not the best...definitely a good 750ml to share with friends!

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Jas45678
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Floydster
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle acquired in a trade with hoppymeal, thanks to Derek for including this in my package, my girlfriend had been wanting to try this for quite some time, split with her and poured into my St. Feuillien snifter tonight

A-Light amber color with some medium orange highlights, huge 2 1/4 inch foamy off white head that stays around for almost ten minutes, great retention, some lacing and legs too
S-Lots of peaches and there better for their being almost ten ounces in each bottle, that is nearly half, also milky cream, lactic acid, mild hoppiness, sugar, sweet malts, and cinnamon cookies
T-All I taste at first is peaches, there are both moderately sweet at tart, which comes from the mixture of the fruit itself and the lactic acid, some sweet and slightly chewy malt in the middle, more milk and peaches in the finish but there is also a desirable dry aftertaste with an acidic feel, gets slightly sweeter as it warms but not as much as I thought it would, this is like nothing I have tasted before, who knew a strong ale could be so fruity and complex with sweetness, by the end there was a nice balance of fruit and malts with that same dry feel finishing things off, quiter enjoyable
M-Acidic, sweet, clean, fruity, and rounded mouthfeel, medium bodied but fairly thick, moderate level of carbonation, taste lingered for close to five minutes and had a nice feel on the tongue
D-This stuff is heavy from all the sugar and that is my main complaint with it, alcohol is hidden moderately but some booze can be detected in the finish, smooth for how sweet it is though, probably could have drank the whole bottle

Bottle #154/820, twelve of thirteen, best beer I have had from the Short's imperial series yet, which is funny because it is one of the brews that I was looking least forward to from it, who would have known five hundred pounds of peaches would have made something taste so good, the high alcohol content has allowed this to age nicely from what I have heard from others, would drink again, recommended

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Photo of Danielr26
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

Short's peaches and cream pours a hazy orange colored body with a dirty white head. The head is thick and the retention is substantial. Lots of lacing left behind on the glass.

Great aroma; I spent a good bit of time sniffing this one before I started to drink it. Fresh peaches mix with something reminiscent of a peaches and cream candy. The background keeps things interesting with just a bit of tartness from lactose.

The flavor starts with fresh peaches, which once again is followed by a flavor that is reminiscent of a peaches and cream candy. Amidst the peach flavors, a solid amount of lactose tartness is noticeable, but it definitely is in a complementary role. Next comes just a hint of woody flavors, and the finish has a substantial amount of pale malts.

The body of this beer is smooth and creamy, but I hesitate just short of calling it full bodied.

There is no trace of alcohol in this beer, not even around the edges or in the finish. I was pretty surprised by the size of the ABV actually. This beer is both unique and tasty.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

750 mL bottle. Great appearance, a bright orange color with a gorgeous head of cream, that lasts very well. Nose smells of peaches and creamWell balanced flavor. Sweet peaches, milk and vanilla notes, with notes of the original beer as well. Very nice ale.

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Photo of gordavidson
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes dated 8-3-09.

Head isn't a problem for this beer as four fingers of biscuity tan fluff is easily achieved. Fades slowly and turns rocky leaving waves and dots of lace. Body is a murky copper color. Nose brings with it zesty yet creamy peach notes that is attractive without being ridiculous. The smell really is very nice. The first thing you get with this one is that initial bite of peach with slightly tart peach skin and a dry fruit feel. Peaches continue to dance across the tongue when they are joined with a soft hop fel that adds just the right amount of balance. Creaminess does start to develop as the beer warms bit, it becomes almost sweet bread like on the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is really big. This is a super drinkable beer, oh so fresh and unique. Shorts shows again what a cool, fun thing beer can be.

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Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle # 331 of 820. Thanks to Deuane for bringing this back from MI for me. A capped 750ml bottle poured into my Selin's Grove 10th Anniversary wine glass. The ale appears a hazy, particle filled deep amber color with a healthy looking two fingers of light ecru colored foam. The head lingers for a bit, leaving a thin lace in it's wake. Nose and flavor consist of sweet, yet tart and slightly sour peaches, peach puree, peach cream of wheat cereal, evaporated and/or condensed milk sweetness, brown sugar coated peaches, a pleasant bitterness comes through in the finish. The lactose coats the mouth and tongue. Notes of apricot brandy come out as the ale warms. Very smooth and drinkable. The 9.5 ABV is nowhere to be found. This one is holding up quite well. Thanks again D!

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Photo of zeledonia
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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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 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 Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Peaches & Cream from Short's Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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