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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager

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86
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%


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:
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

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-05-2001)
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RobG213

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
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!

Serving type: can

03-08-2014 20:39:06 | More by RobG213
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 01:56:39 | More by CalgaryFMC
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: can

10-09-2013 20:07:07 | More by LXIXME
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Mountainmanbrewing

Ireland

4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 22:33:31 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
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rustyrazor

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: can

08-09-2013 19:45:36 | More by rustyrazor
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BeerBateo

Ontario (Canada)

2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
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".

Serving type: can

07-16-2013 01:30:44 | More by BeerBateo
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: can

07-12-2013 22:23:18 | More by DenisKolkin
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 00:37:53 | More by smcolw
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 04:24:12 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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flannelandbrews


4.43/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 20:36:09 | More by flannelandbrews
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Tone

Missouri

2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2012 13:45:33 | More by Tone
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: can

09-10-2012 02:27:33 | More by leaddog
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -41.1%
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.

Serving type: can

09-02-2012 20:40:00 | More by alysmith4
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 17:54:27 | More by canucklehead
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 13:28:14 | More by OWSLEY069
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prosper

Alberta (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 06:51:21 | More by prosper
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" cream coloured head that dissipated quickly over golden-copper-amber coloured liquid.

S: Metallic with grassy and earthy hops.

T: Bitter hop flavours including pine, grass, lemon and earth with a sweet biscuit malt backbone that finishes off each mouthful.

M: Medium viscosity with a somewhat soapy mouth feel and a medium level of carbonation.

O: A nice level of bitterness for a lager, the biggest drawback of this beer for me is the smell, which affects the drinkability to a certain extent.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 22:19:33 | More by DaftCaskBC
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

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

Colour is auburn, honey brown, quite rich. Nose is pretty restrained initially with some light citrus, maybe a bit of honey and malt, later a bit more body opens up.
Taste has some welcome actual malt backbone, with light flavours of citrus, a slight sweetness w a bit of caramel, initial taste is quite pleasing, bitter on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat sour.
Definitely drinkable without being inspiring or memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 02:41:55 | More by mick303
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: red tinted gold.
S: lots of citrus (grapefruit), pine, but also kind of stale
T: simple, plain, clean, some bitterness, light, little hop aroma
M: full, medium carbonation, fine.
O: nothing really memorable. A nice beer but certainly forgettable.

Serving type: can

06-07-2012 01:58:17 | More by EspressoGuy
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canoehornpoint

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer breaks all of the rules. It pours a beautiful deep golden/red with a slightly off white thick head (which did not lace). The aroma is slightly malty with a mild slightly grassy aroma mixed with malt. This is a big beer with body and mouthfeel but with no aftertaste. It's flavorful but very clean and drinkable. I have yet to find a been in this category which is so well balanced. Nothing stands out, it just all melds perfectly together.

Serving type: can

05-30-2012 02:22:56 | More by canoehornpoint
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tap at a random airport bar in Montreal.

Nice creamy 1 finger head fades at a med pace, nice lacing, crystal clear orange honey colored beer.

Nose has decent lager aromas, plenty of pilsner like malts and some toasty reddish munich like malts, plenty of lager fruits much more than I thought, and a bit of of herbal grassy hops which come out more and more as I nose.

Taste starts light and crisp but plenty of toasty pilsner malts, light cracked straw, light munich red malts, bit fruity, hint of grains and wet straw. Light lager fruit flavors with a nice crispness. Hops again bring a bit of herbal flavors, a bit more grassy and earthy them the nose let on to believe, with a nice 30 or so ibu punch. A bit of creamy like malts and hint of caramel round off the flavors. Finish is quite dry with light lingering bitterness and touch of grassy hops, with but more crisp lager fruits, and hints of malts lingering.

Mouth is med bodied nice for a lager, good carb.

Overall nice, maltier than most base lagers but then again this is a premium I guess. Nice malts, herbal hops actually blend in well, and the lager flavors come through nicely despite the bigger malt profile and herbal hops, but still quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2012 16:20:16 | More by jlindros
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at King Edward's Arms in Markham, ON

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow to amber in color with light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light white head that reduces to patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: The overall aroma of this beer is pretty light. I get some pale and some grainy malts along with some very mild citrus hops.

T: The taste follows the smell and is very well balanced - not overly sweet and not overly bitter. There is a pale and grainy malt presence up front with a pleasant and enjoyable light citrus bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink and refreshing, a totally sessionable beer and one I might get on my next visit up here to the great white north. Very well balanced with a light but enjoyable flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2012 01:43:35 | More by dbrauneis
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I brought a 473ml can back from Canada. The beer poured a clear amber/orange with white head and some lacing. The smell has subtle hops, with slight tangerine like citrus as well as malt. Taste had sweet malt, like caramel, some hops are present that give it a hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 15:05:30 | More by WoodBrew
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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful light amber/copper color. The 1 inch of off-white creamy looking head accompanied by some fairly decent lacing makes this look like one damn tasty beer.

Fruity, citrus aroma teamed up with some pleasant hops make this a treat for your sense of smell.

Lighter than what I expected but the great carbonation and light hops make your taste buds tingle. Surprisingly I find the citrus to be a bit more present in the taste than expected but that's not a bad thing at all. Maybe a hint of toffee and biscuits as well.

This is one delicious beer that I plan on going back to again and again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 23:49:08 | More by WoodersonMB
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birchstick

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Parents picked this one up in Canada.

Pours an amberish orangish yellow with a nice head on it. The nose is some grainy malts. Grainy malts show up and dominate everything on the pallet as well. A subtle kick of spicy hops on the finish. This is a pretty solid lager. Nothing too crazy or over the top with some subtle complexities, however delicious and above average for the style. Recommended if you're ever in Canada!

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 02:00:47 | More by birchstick
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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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