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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
• Cream softness fused with the delicacy of prunus persica
• Beer Type: High Gravity Golden Ale brewed with lactose and fresh peaches

Peaches and Cream 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 n’ Creme 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
1TipsyPair (4) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
My perfect fruit beer. Sweet, sweet, sweet. The balance between bitter and sweet is amazing to me. Comes across your palate like your biting into a drippingly juicy, perfectly ripe peach. The lactose blends with the sweetness of the peach, and finishes dry with just enough hoppy goodness to cleanse and purse your mouth for more. Its a beautiful thang. I always want more than I can get.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theshow2345 (2) - Riverview, TIBET - FEB 16, 2009 does not count
This is a really tasty beer. Its one of the best beers i have come across it smells like some one put a peach in my nose, tastes like im eating a peach, and looks kinda like liquid peaches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Big thanks to Deuane yet again for this one. Bottle #290/820 A - Pours hazy copper orange with a nice pillow of one finger tall off-white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass. S - Smells of tons of ripe peaches, creamy milk, vanilla, and some lactic sweetness. How there is this much peach aroma after five years is beyond me. T - Starts off with a big peachy kick in the teeth slowly giving way to a creamy smooth core with hints of vanilla and even more lactic sweetness. A tiny bit of oxidation creeps in at the very last moment but it is to be expected here. The alcohol is hidden VERY well, I had no idea this was 9.5% at all. The finish is pretty sweet with a tiny hint of dryness, lingering for a short period of time. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, juicy, goodness in the feel with a slight bit of oxidation creeping in toward the end. O - This is five years old? Could have fooled me. There is still PLENTY of peaches lurking inside this one. I have had some bad experiences with Short’s beers recently that have really turned me off them but when you try something like this one it all seems to make sense again. Great beer, thanks again Deuane!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6817) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2008
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BVC! Something about this beer hit me just right, and I stand by my rating. Heh. Murky medium amber under a thin but dense creamy tan head. Beautifully bold peach nose, smells very much like fresh fruit. Fizzy medium body. Peaches, a bit of mineral sour, and a tang like maybe a dark vinegar comprise the mid-palate. Mild puckery finish. Great little peach sour, or, rather, peach sweet and sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2010
Bottle, 2010-04-16, Göteborg AR: aparicot marmelade mmmmmmmmmmmm AP: reddish abit cloudy body (getting more and more cloudy, the further down the the bottle), 2 cm or more high creamy peached coled head slowly dimingising. F: apricot marmelade, julmust???, a bit nutty, long and happy ending the sediment is only adding plesure vs flavor (not really apperance)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured into a short stemmed tulip/snifter. Thanks to Czar_chasm for this brew. Pours a deep gold with heavy amber highlights capped with a one finger fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma of this brew smells as though your nose is hovering over freshly cut peaches. Wow. Some mild yeast and biscuity/bready aroma. From the first sip the juicy flavor of peaches fills the mouth, joined by creamy accents created by the lactose sugar--there is a real marriage of the two flavors midpalate that does provide a peaches and creme flavor. Biscuity malt and a touch of yeast. Some very mild hop bitterness does break through on the fairly dry finish. Although at times it does seem a bit heavier, this brew is mainly medium bodied, lightly carbonated, and is slick and creamy. This was really tasty and served as a wonderful dessert brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2981) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing...gusher alter! Pours a hazy golden/orange wiht a large creamy/bubbly off white lacing head. Aroma of fresh peach pie...and boy do I love me some peach pie. Doughy, vanilla and peaches. Also getting some light alcohol in the nose. Flavors of the same...more of the peaches than the vanilla and doughy notes I was getting in the aroma. A touch of bitterness...and still a very nice peachy flavor. Alcohol is totally hidden. Pretty much exaclty what you would think from the deScription...but well done (and there is a lot of room for error when you try to brew a "Peaches and Cream" beer).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5653) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Poured a hazy orange amber color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of peaches, lactose, toasted dough, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of more peaches, toffee malts, lighter lactose than the aroma, and some alcohol in the finish. Thanks to hopdog for this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Thank you to Hopdog for supplying this surprisingly nice treat at a tasting. Poured gold copper in color with a small white head. Aroma of strong peaches, with a nice touch of lactose. Very nice body with tastes of sweet peaches, vanilla, lactose. I was surprised this worked so well as a beer, but with Shorts, I guess I should have known. Very nice.

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