Award winning Welsh brewers, Tiny Rebel, are well known for inventive and original beers. If you like your beer to taste of beer, then Tiny Rebel aren't for you but if you like something new and different then they're right up your street,
I set out on my Tiny Rebel journey with a can of Peaches and Cream that I bought from Block & Bottle in Gateshead (before they moved over the Tyne to Newcastle).
As soon as you crack open the can there is no mistaking that this a peach flavoured beer; the smell of sweet peaches really couldn't be more peachy if it was an actual peach itself. It does smell absolutely amazing; it's like a cross between a bowl of freshly cut peaches and an old fashioned peach melba (when they were orange instead of yellow). Could it BE more peachy?
When it is poured it is a hazy yellowy orange colour with an amazing tight and frothy cream coloured head. This is the best head I have ever seen on an IPA; it lasts right to the end and clings to the sides of the glass in foamy clumps.
I have to admit to being a little nervous as I moved in for my first sip. It smells so intensely peachy that I worried it would be more of a peach juice than a beer but Tiny Rebel sure know what they're doing. It's not as strongly peach flavoured as I expected, but the peach flavour is definitely there along with a creaminess that I can only describe as clotted cream ice cream.
The sweet fruit flavour makes it a very refreshing drink and the added cream flavour makes it feel rich and decadent like a very special treat. It's medium bodied and well carbonated but feels oddly smooth due to the creaminess.
Tiny Rebel have really hit it out of the park with this one; it's absolutely divine and I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for it being brewed again. It is exactly what it says on the tin so steer clear if you don't like peaches. I'm counting this as 1 of my 5 a day so Ale definitely be Seeing Peaches and Cream again!
Brewed by Tiny Rebel Brewing, Newport, Wales
My Untappd score: 4.5/5
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