Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Short's Peaches & Cream
My friend Deuane pulled out a bottle of Short’s Peaches & Cream while sharing some selection from his cellar. The bottle is vintage 2007 and marked number 290/820. The beer pours an amber color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma consists of peaches and cream (expected!) with some milk, apricot, caramel, and malts. The taste is smooth and sweet with lots of peach flavor. There is a slight pepper spice that accents the peaches nicely, and a creamy and milky finish. The best part is the lingering caramel after taste that also contains hints of apricot. The alcohol content is 9.5% ABV. This was a wonderful fruit-induced beer that didn’t carry along the bad stigma of fruit beers in that it was too sweet; the lactose really kept the fruit in check, but made it a wonderful dessert beer.