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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Imperial Series

Imperial Peaches and Crème is a high gravity, golden ale, fermented with lactose and fresh peaches. Joe Short used this eloquent bi-line to describe the beer’s flavor profile: “Cream softness fused with the delicacy of Prunus persica.” We used a half pound of real, fresh peaches and approximately 1.5 ounces of milk sugar for every gallon of beer produced.

Peaches and Crème was originally brewed in Bellaire on April 25, 2007 and was the 301st batch of beer brewed at Short’s. It was the 12th beer of the 13 beer Imperial series. The Imperial label artwork was created by Fritz Horstman, which also got carried over for the artwork used on the 6 packs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle, undated, shared by Brian on 11/28/15. Mostly clear apricot peach orange color. Light beige head quickly fades to cover. Peach and marshmallows in the nose. Again, like the strawberry, they do a heavy fruit character but such little beer and very little balance. Very spoiled peach-like.
Ouch. Punishingly sweet. Yikes. If these were my intro to the brewery id never come back. Awful, sugary, cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 oz. can shared by Willrunforbeer. Orange like color with moderate carbonation level. Aroma is nice mild peach with apricot.

Flavor is like peach syrup for canned peaches with traces of sugar. Hints of peach jam. Body is thin with a bit of malt. Yeah, it’s like peach syrup with a nice carbonation level.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Not much to this aroma - I guess you could argue for a very light peach smell. Flavor is straight up fake peach. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chalumeaux (679) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer and jason. Pours orange brown with a thin head. Aromas of caramel and fruit. Taste is very sweet honey and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12oz bottle from trade with umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours light orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, apricot. Flavor is way too sweet. Caramel, honey. Just a hint of peach. Not my thing. Glad to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12oz bottle from WillRun. orange / peach color. The aroma...more apricot than peach. very weak aroma. Well, the taste is certainly peach. not sure about the lactose. Extra boozy for what it is and honestly has this fake peach flavoring to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big white fruit with apricot, peach, some biscuit, bready notes into a bit of vanilla, hints of slight spice notes in there as well. Taste was a mix of peach, white fruit, some spice into a bit of vanilla, some bready, biscuity notes, finishing sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Bottle: Crystalline shade of copper & orange; beaming & topped with a thin, wispy white head. Great nose, pretty pure & inviting. Sweet peaches macerated in their own sugar water. Fresh, sweet, & carried by a mild undertone of light, bready malt. Hint of lactose sweetness. Full of peach flavor as well. Sweet peaches, lactose, residual sugar, pale malt; syrupy with a hint of tartness that transitions into a strong, finishing sweetness that coats the palate. Silky body. One bottle is enough, due to the high sweetness, but it’s quite a treat. Tasty, definitely a sweet tooth beer, but much more deft execution than some of their other fruit beers (Soft Parade, Key Lime Pie, etc.).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours murky orange amber. At a year and a half old you still get some creamy peaches in the nose and on the tongue. The light tango of peaches on the tongue brings pleasant sweet peach notes on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1252) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden with slight tan head. Aroma of chardonnay, peach candy and some burnt sugar. Taste is very sweet peach candy with some slight milk character. Not a huge fan but OK.

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