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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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86
very good

347 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 42
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-05-2001

Lager is made the world over, but Creemore Springs Premium Lager is one of a kind. In all our travels, we've never found another like it. From the start, we've fire-brewed our flagship beer to be unique. It’s always made with the best ingredients and a strict adherence to traditional brewing methods. It’s just different up here, and so is our lager.

24 IBU
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Ratings: 347 | Reviews: 174
Photo of Bunman3
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have enjoyed Creemore since I first encountered it in the early 90s. It looks great in a glass - a lovely copper with an inch a white foamy head. To me, it comes up short in the aroma department - there simply isn't much going on. The taste is lovely - bready, caramel malt with a bit of black pepper and hop at the end. A sixer of of these beauties can disappear in a hurry. To me, this is Canada's Anchor Steam - a delicious, original beer.

Photo of kevinlater
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

473ml can into nonic pint. "B1115 12:47" printed on the bottom of the can -- this probably means that the beer was canned/packaged on february 11, 2015. enjoyed on february 24, 2015

a: transparent light copper topped by two and a half fingers of white head

s: a weak aroma consisting of grainy, grassy biscuits & caramel, floral qualities, and slight metallic and skunky notes

t: biscuit, grains, caramel, bread, toasted malt and grass topped by a nice floral hop bitterness. none of the off-notes from the aroma are present in the taste

m: medium carbonation, light-to-medium body

o: a tasty amber lager with an aroma that could use some work. i would happily have a few of these in one sitting

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: grainy, a little herbal, a little DMS;

T: follows the nose, but the DMS is stronger; a little malt sweetness at mid-palate; light to moderate bitterness that build from mid-palate to the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; not as crisp as I would expect; moderately dry finish;

O: good, bot nothing to seek out;

Photo of Pskihq92
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Discovered creemore on tap at Dooly's in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada ( my hometown) and loved it. Began trying all their products I could get my hands on. I'm by no means an expert, I'm still experimenting with different beers, but creemore products - especially the lager and bock- are definitely my favorite as of yet

Photo of kevofficiel
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creemore Springs Premium Lager
The look of it is fantastic. I mean when there is low light the beer have that brown color and when you put that beer on the light it turns yellow. Very nice head. A very nice looking. The carbonation is really light but it is there in your mouth.
The smell of it you have that hops coming to your nose. Very different smell that the Molson Dry or the Moosehead.
Now the taste is wow. Very nice and sweet. Goes down very easily. Completely different that those industrial Molson Dry or the Moosehead. I am not a big fan of a Lager but damn this one is my favorite. I find it a little bit too watery on my side on the after taste. Wish it could have more punch. I enjoy drinking that beer. It was nice and smooth during the barbecue. I hope that Creemore will stay the same.
So overall would I recommend it ? Im general a Big YES. As a Lager this is one of the best. It goes down very easily, a little bit on the watery after taste, but overall there is nothing to complain expect that the price is a bit hight compare to a Moosehead but way much better taste than the competition.

Photo of Metalbrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a copper like amber color with a creamy two finger head. Creemore Springs has hints of hops and sweet caramel that is a pleasant tasting beer, and remains a top notch beer to enjoy time and time again. For me, this is one of the most flavorful beers from Ontario, and it's among my favorite beers.

Photo of Donimal
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Pretty darn good- creamy-toasted malt and hops are well balanced.

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: I expected this to be a standard AAL so i was at first a bit surprised by the color. Amber in appearance. Nicely retained head with pretty good lacing as well.

S: Sweet malts. A faint bit of hops. Caramel and cereal grains.

T: Sweet bread crust with some nice caramel as well. Sweeter but not cloying. Hops come through a bit more on the palate then in the aroma. Slightly spicy and maybe even the slightest bit herbal but they take more of a back seat.

M: Carbonation is a bit higher but appropriate for the style. Nice light/meduim body.

O: Good beer and could be easy to drink a few of. Reminds me of sam adams or anchor steam. nice surprise.

Photo of Brad007
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up across the border.

Pours a mild golden color with a frothy white head into my glass. There's no dancing around anything here.

Sweet with a nice touch of hops in the nose.

Creamy texture that's a good mix of sweet and bready.

Grainy finish compliments the overall profile.

This is much more than I was expecting. Wow.

Photo of RobG213
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great local beer from Ontario. Worth the higher-than-average price for a tallboy, coming in at around $2.90 per one tall can.

Drank from: Tall can

Appearance: 4/5. The can looks great, having a small-town, homely feel to it. The beer itself looks great too; exactly what one wants in a lager.

Smell: 4/5. Nothing particularly rewarding about the smell, does not smell bad, inviting aroma that stays interesting even after 4-5 beers.

Taste: 4.25/5. Great tasting beer! Feels good drinking it. Clean taste, not muddled down with preservatives, really refreshing and a true taste.

Mouthfeel: 4.25/5. As I said for the taste, it feels good to drink this beer. It's cleanliness is really showcased, you don't get any chemical or unpleasant tastes. Just good beer.

Overall: 4.25/5. One of my preferred beers. I've only encountered them in tall cans, and that's fine with me. Will gladly drink this beer if given the option!

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap at an Irish pub in Calgary. This brew arrived in a pint glass, a really nice russet bronze color, veering towards red, fizzy and with billowing white foam that retained its form quite well. Aroma all "grape and grain", some nice floral aromatics, sweet malts, hints of toast and sour fruit. Palate amazingly complex and well-rounded, with malts and hops synching up near-perfectly, with neither component running the show nor hiding in the shadows. Mellow biscuit and caramel malts backstop a tobacco and iris perfume, melon rind (German hops!), rhubarb, baby aspirin, a little red berry and a healthy dose of bitter citrus pith to fuel a crisp dry finish. Grainy and toasty but manages to retain some sweet and tangy complexity as well. Difficult to find flaws in this well-crafted brew and this could be a top amber/red lager choice for me in the future. Are we sure this is brewed in Ontario??? I kid, I kid. Creemore is a top-tier lager brewery and this is their flagship for a reason. Was good enough to distract me from the fights.

Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big off white-light tan head slowly settles down above a clear bright copper golden colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel malt aroma with some wood or spice hints making an appearance.

Nice lightly roasted caramel malt taste with a slight hops coming through as well.

Light dryish aftertaste with some of the caramel grain tastes sticking around with this light-medium bodied beer.

A pretty good beer, makes me think it's what amber bock would taste like if AB tried to make good beers.

Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It might be nostalgia, but I considered Creemore Springs Premium Lager to be a classic when I drank it back in the early N0 N00s.

Creemore Springs pours out as a fantastic amber color with a lovely aroma of malt and hops jumping out the glass. The taste was the crown. Fantastic. It's what made me want to explore the craft brewing world. It's smooth, creamy with enough hoppyness to make you drink more.
It was always my top classed beer, without doubt.

Photo of rustyrazor
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is fairly mild. The colour is a bit darker than your average beer.

It formed a nice head when it was poured but it disappeared fairly quickly.

There doesn't seem to be any strong after taste or bold/bitter flavor.

I like to drink it with burgers done on the BBQ.

Photo of BeerBateo
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Head: Whirlpool scumbubbles w/slight yellow tinge. 3 fingers high.
Shoulders: 5/8" rim, no lace, eventually sported a dime sized film on top~right in the middle.
Knees: Clear as clear can be.
Toes: Yes, nice bubbles from the bottom of the mug.
Eyes: Very rich in color... much like transparent burnt cheese.
Ears: I hear a rainy day on the ocean.
Mouth/Tongue: Feels stingy & thick with medium carb/bitter, ick. I taste a birch bark canoe.
Nose: I can smell the bitterness like in a rubber tire tube.

Overall: The best thing about this beer is the cheese. I love melted cheddar cheese (even
slightly burnt)! I rename this beer "Morecheese Please".

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can poured into a pint glass. Purchased at LCBO

Appearance - 1 finger of nice white head is poured on top of beautiful golden copper color beer. Some effervescence and there's a slightly reddish hue to the beer that looks intriguing.

Smell - Bready, biscuity, not dissimilar from other lagers yet somehow incrementally better than most of them. Little bit grassy as well.

Taste - Nice malty flavor but perceptible hop balance. Bready and biscuity again with slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Flavors are strong and bold.

Mouthfeel - Rich, filling. A decadent lager with dryish finish and medium carbonation that strikes all the right chords of good.

Overall - An excellent lager that is often the best option on tap as well when dining out in Southern Ontario.

Photo of smcolw
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Imagine blending a mass-produced flavorless American lager and a decently made run-of-the-mill American Pale Ale. Most of the elements max out at average and some, like the mouthfeel, fit truly into the macro category.

Little to no head. Very light color (straw) and clear. The smell is mild but well-balanced. The flavor is basically of the palest malt and a bit of raw grain. The finish was a nice peppy hop. The aforementioned body was very thin and the extremely high carbonation didn't help.

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 473 can, poured into a nonic glass

Appearance - Pours a copper colour with a yellowish golden tinge. A good two fingers of head that dissipates quickly. Beautiful lacing around the glass.

Smell - Not a lot on the nose. A 'metallic' smell. Wondering if it could be from the can? Perhaps some grain and grass notes as well.

Taste - More complex than I was expecting, given the lacklustre aroma. Getting biscuity notes, some light glassy bits.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, yet a satisfying crisp finish. Medium body, nothing to exciting.

Photo of flannelandbrews
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was one complex brew. When it got brought to the table I was a little worried about it doesn't have a clear appearance that I was expecting out of a traditional Canadian Lager. Pleasantly surprised I was Creemore had a great spice note without overwhelming the sweetness of the beer. It had a crisp clean finish that didn't hang in my mouth. Great drink.

Photo of Tone
2.94/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, slight hop, hint of grass, and corn/rice. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. The beer would also seem to fit nicely into the Light Lager category. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of corn/rice, slight pale malt, and slight hops. Overall, weak appearance, body, and blend.

Photo of leaddog
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a pale copper with a finger width of bubbly white head that quickly fades.

Smell- Bready malts, slight floral hops, grains. A tad musty. Pretty basic aromas.

Taste- Bready caramel malts start you off followed by the slight floral hops and the grains. Finishes with a bitterness from the floral hops.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

Overall- An easy drinking lager by Creemore Springs. I was a little off put by the aromas but the taste certainly made up for the aroma. Besides that drawback, a lager that is better than some on the Canadian market.

Photo of alysmith4
2.26/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a huge Amber/Red Lager fan, so it's hard for me to give this beer an unbiased review. That being said, I'd say it was just below average for it's style. It was average in appearance and mouthfeel, but totally "musty" in taste. That's the most notable quality about this beer that I can mention. I had a couple, but it's not one that I'd buy again.

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sweet mixed 6 pack new to BC . You get 3 Granville Island beers and 3 Creemore beers.

This is a cut above most Canadian lagers both in complexity and hops used. Not as grassy smelly as a Pils but not boringly sweet like most Canadian lagers. The colour is darker than the majority of beers in the style and the finish is dry with a long mouthfeel. Could drink this one all day.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow lager notes, but nothing more than average. In the taste, a small caramel like roast in an average lager. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry caramel and small hop notes in the aftertaste. Not bad, but nothing more than average.

Photo of prosper
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours a too-clear dark yellow. This has obviously had the crap filtered out of it. Not much head, and what's there is white. Leaves some lacing on the glass on the way down. Nothing special here.

Smells of sticky honey'd malts, with a hint of spicy herbal hops. Whatever smells there are are faint.

Taste is fantabulous. Malts and hop bitterness is in perfect balance, leaving a clean, crisp dry finish. It's tilted towards the hoppy bitterness, but there's little hop *flavour*. I'd say this is quite similar to Pilsner Urquell in terms of sweet malt to bitter hop balance.

Mouthfeel is much bigger than typical for an american lager, and possibly a bit bigger than a bohemian pilsner even. It's smooth and refreshing, but definitely a 'present' beer with noticeable body. Very nice - both refreshing and satiating at the same time.

Overall - I like it. A lot. If I could only ever have one beer to drink forever, I'd have to consider this one. It's good from a flavour and a refreshing perspective. I do think I'd probably end up with some form of a bitter ale as a single beer if push came to shove, but I'd have to at least think about this one, too.

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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
86 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.