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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
86
very good

346 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 346
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: 346 | Reviews: 174
Reviews by IdeaSpeeder:
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can purchased in Niagara Falls at The Beer Store.

Thick creamy white head, some lacing action going on here. Light bready biscuity malt aroma with some herbal hop in the back. Very crisp and very smooth with a fluffy light body. Very clean with a thick layer of herbal hop that throws down a flavorful bitterness. Dried grass and doughy biscuits from the malt. Finishes semi-dry with a lot of lingering hop and malt flavor.

Very well balanced with both the malt and hops reaching high compares to most North American lagers. This would be my mainstay or fallback beer if it was readily available to me, seek this one out.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a creemore lager glass. Light amber, about a half inch of head that receded quickly into a ring.

Lovely nose: biscuit, pale malts and a bit of hop character

A smooth, flavorful brew. The bready malts hit up front before giving way to a tart hoppy bitterness. A touch of caramel as well.

Well carbonated, medium body. Finish is astringent, a good thirst quencher.

Just a stand up brew; my default draught choice. If you're looking for a solid Canadian red, look no further!

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw-off (I've been called that before) bottle. Purchased on a whim at one of the liquor stores in Toronto.

Poured an interesting (and unexpected) clear copper in color. Head was thick and long-lasting. Nice patchwork of lace on the glass. Nose is also interesting. Mix of juicy fruit, floral hops, and a touch of malty sweetness. Flavor is up-front sweet and is mixed nicely by hoppy influence. Finish is dry. Good mouthfeel and drinkability. I was quite pleasantly surprised at this, given my recent run-ins with the Molson offerings that I'd tried whilst in Canada. Great summer beer. I'd gladly drink more of this.

Photo of Swedes21
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 ml served in a chilled glass

Apperance - beer pours a dark clear amber colour with a good amount of carbonation. There was a nice white head that was full of air pockets. There wasnt much lacing occuring.

Smell - I can smell honey/caramel, hops and a hint of citrus.

Taste - This is where the caramel over took the honey, good caramel and hop based beer. I found this be be very smooth and little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - the added levels of carbonation brings forward a roasted caramel/nut taste. Very enjoyable and smooth. There is some added bitterness to this beer as well.

Drinkability - In my opinion, another solid tasting and strong beer, very good to have in the fridge at home for friends and family!

Photo of wjimson
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber brown lager with a full 3/4 inch head. Smells malty and sour.

The malt profile is less than expected. In some ways this is like a Labatt blue, but has a bit more taste and hops to it. Hallertau may have offer the sour dull bitterness to this beer. The mouthfeel is fine: its light enough to be drinkable.

This is a drinkable "malty" lager. There are maltier lagers or ales, but this is alright.

Photo of Donimal
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

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 biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. I'm seeing this on tap more and more around town in unexpected places - quelle surprise.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and lightly caked off-white head, which leaves a bit of ocean spray lace around the glass as it hastily abates.

It smells of biscuity, crackery pale grainy malt, a touch of semi-sweet toasted caramel, a subtle apple and pear fruitiness, and earthy, leafy, and faintly floral hops. The taste is more toasted pale and caramel malt, a lessened buttered biscuit character, ethereal applesauce fruit notes, and tame leafy, earthy, and kind of weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a small frothiness throughout, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the persisting toasted old-school, fruity malts and understated noble hops clinging to each other as the last torch song plays itself out.

A generally agreeable, somewhat robust, and overall tasty lager. I get a weird sense of wholeness with this one, something even beyond the obvious eschewing of adjuncts - there's still pride here, the kind that stubbornly persists after a family member does something unpleasant or just plain silly.

Photo of mintjellie
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear pale copper a finger of off-white head. Some nice lace is left behind as the head recedes. Decent retention.

Biscuit/bread malt aroma with grassy/herbal hops in the background. Really mild caramel.

Biscuit and caramel flavour hits you immediately followed by a herbal hops in the finish. Bitterness between mild and moderate, just enough to give the malt some balance. Very clean, simple taste.

Fuller bodied than your typical macro lager. Carbonation just shy of moderate lightens it up a little. Clean, simple, and very easy to drink. A solid lager.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can into a pint glass. Thanks korguy123 for this one!

A: Pours an extremely clear orange. Upon pouring there was a sizeable head, but it dissipated quickly and left no hint of lacing or foam.

S: The aroma is light with some subtle hops and a nice malt presence. Also get a caramel component.

T: A really nice bready malt flavor, accentuated by caramel and toffee. A little bit of hoppiness mixed in as well.

M/D: Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. A pretty good lager, extremely easy to drink. Something I would definitely grab for my fridge if it were available.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Superior than in the bottle, had served right (not-too-cold ) at safari Club. More balanced, malty without being as sweet and as creamy and as carbonated. Good by itself, or before food or with the meal. Cane sugar stays with the Belgiums and mint with other Onatrio challengers.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't know why I've never gotten around to Creemore before now.

Not much of a head after a fairly aggresive pour, no lacings whatsoever. Appearance is redeemed by a very nice colour, amber, pretty.

Light, floral hops on the nose, a little more character than a macro. Some bready malt.

A decent enough malt backbone, caramel, for the style. Hops are also relatively falvourful, floral like the aroma. A slight bitterness in the finish with some unfortunate chalkiness.

Too much carbonation, bit of a tonic water character. Easy-drinking.

Not great, not horrible. This is a mediocre NA lager.

Re-review: After trying this again I think I was unfair the first time around. This is a very nice lager with some flavourful caramel malt and a nice crisp hop finish.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear copper orange, tall whit head retained well with a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom
S - a mix of crisp hop aromas with fresh fruit and bready malts, definitely unique
T - a mix of crisp leafy hops, bready and light sugary sweet malt, berry fruit juice
M - big carbonation kick, juicy and generally light, with a semi bready linger
O - an interesting mix of lager, pilsner, and amber qualities, but 100% easy drinking

Photo of eat
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a completely clear golden yellow with a tight, frothy bright-white head. Good initial retention (head disappears) and some lacing. Nice looking lager.

Wheat, yeast, honey. Simple, light and refreshing smell, if a bit weak.

Weak taste. Not offensive, just not too present. Faint taste of wheat, a bit of sweetness and an almost imperceptible touch of hops. Clean finish. Very smooth.

Decent feel. Medium body and carbonation.

Not a bad beer, though I'm certainly a long way away from the days when I thought this was the best beer I had ever tried. This beer is obviously meant to be drinkable, and it is. I pretty much only buy this beer when Tankhouse isn't available (Tankhouse and Creemore being the two drinkable beers you'll find either of at any given drinking establishment in Toronto) but am glad to have it to fall back on...since there's not much else to count on here in Ontario.

Photo of Richter35
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light-orange hue. Head slightly tinted with the same colour and quickly dissipated. Looks good.

Smell is very sweet, with bready malts and quality hops. Some caramel. Doesn't quite represent what this beer has to offer, yet is still satisfying.

Taste is fresh, like it was brewed half an hour ago. Bitter and sweetness presented in a way that is more often found in some of the best English Ales. Aftertase holds a bit of honey on the tip of the tongue. So simple in it's taste profile; this is clearly what sets this lager apart from other micro lagers.

Mouthfeel is that of a typical lager. It's light, fizzy and refreshing and is very drinkable.

Perhaps more expensive than some other regional beers, but is one of few that is deserving of the term "world class". Can be served at your backyard BBQ or fancy dinner parties.

Photo of elricorico
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold, almost leaning towards coppery coloured. Very clear body. Hard pour brought out two fingers of head, but they fell fairly quickly to a thin beige cap.

Smells quite malty, a strong biscuit impression. Flowery hop aroma, but malt dominates the nose. The blend is pretty pleasant.

Malty to the tongue as well, biscuit and faint toffee. Hops come across more crisp at the back of the tongue, but still this lager leans towards the malt. Nice full flavour for the style.

Body is not overly light, but I find the carbonation a touch coarser than I like. Good mouthfeel but not great.

Here's a well put together lager. Seems like it couldn't have suffered much from being bought out by Molson.

Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first beer to grace my new Sam Adams glass, an old standby session and stalwart of the Ontario micro scene; despite being bought by Molsons, Creemore springs lager.

A crystal clear liquid of a light honey amber nature fill the glass. Thick, frothy cream coloured head rests, well supported by the unique glass, above the brew. Eventually this dwindles to nothing after about ¾ consumption.

A crisp effervescence is prevalent, though not quite as strong as some lagers. Wet grass and grain come up first and nod towards the lager style. Honey and apricot jam on crackers round out the scents.

Light hopping adds a round bitterness slightly herbal, grainy malt and honey are the main flavours. Everything is clean nothing complex or hidden here, just well balanced refreshing flavours. Unfortunately I detected a bit of papery oxidization none the less it was miniscule.

It's great to see that despite being owned by a macro this brewery were allowed to stick to their guns. A great local lager and, thanks to Molsons, wildly available in mainstream bars making it one of my go to bar drafts.

Photo of ChrisCage
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a somewhat hazy amber color with orange overtones. Not a great head but there is one that disappears into almost nothing fairly fast. The lacing is really not there either unfortunately. Looks a little watery.

S- Good aroma for a lager! Has a nice balance of malt and hops in the smell and I can also detect some yeasty aromas as well. At the same time there is a good clean smell about this as well.

T- This is very tasty beer! Tastes much like it smells but better! Nice biscuit notes along with some sweet malty grains. This is balanced out well with some hop presence on the middle palate but this comes through well on the finish. Good rich flavor overall!

M- Actually this doesn't feel as thin as I thought it looked. The carbonation is fine, allowing for a creamy, buttery flow to the liquid. I'd say this has more of a medium body than not but really lets enjoy due to the lack of edge that bubbles can provide with a lager.

D- Good session beer! I would say this is one of the best lagers I've had and would recommend this to anyone wanting something with some substance. I'd say this would be a good beer for an evening with company!

Photo of Stocean1
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at ethel's lounge, poured a two finger head into a pint glass, white frothy head with good retention, amber copper colour, nice lacing. Smell is malt, caramel,grass, hint of citrus. Taste follows the nose and is very well balanced. Little bitter on the back end with some carbonation. Medium body and dry. Definitely one of my favourite lagers.

Photo of paxkey
2.56/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a perfect amber. 2 finger white head.
great aroma. belgian yeast. bread biscuit cake honey.
more on the nose gives off some honeysuckle, old sock. hoppy release in the carbonation.
head is gone. corn notes in the aroma.
once the head is gone most of the nose goes with it.
great midpalate, bitter refreshing carbonation with a nice mouthfeel.
but the aftertaste is dissapointing. tastes like a macro. cardboard stale corn.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pourred a dark amber brew with almost no head (that was alittle bit disapointing). Taste is very refreshing and sweet with great taste of hops. Very german type of lager. Would drink this again anytime.

As for some of the comments about this being pricey... well quality must be paid!

Photo of aranheaney
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes from April:

Purchased in Niagara Falls as part of a sampler:

A-fairly typical lager, maybe a bit of red in there

S-good, there's some nice depth and balance here, very interesting spice

T-also very good, it seems to have more depth than a typical lager

M-ok, nothing too outrageously over the top

O-good, a nice surprise, especially for under $2.00 for a 500ml

Photo of ZorPrime
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer received from liamt07 in a recent trade.

Beer is copper color. Head is white and sticks quite well to the glass for a lager. Nice carbonation too. In the aroma I get only caramel malts. Nothing too complex, but still good. Wow the taste is very good. Tons of malts, slightly honey feeling. Caramel too. A very tasty lager. Medium body and so easy to drink. Refreshing and tasty. Wow. One of the best, if not the best lager I've had.

Cheers liamt07!

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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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