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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
86
very good

325 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 35
Gots: 18 | 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:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by prosper:
Photo of prosper
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

prosper, Jul 28, 2012
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H8B8, Apr 04, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Jason, May 23, 2008
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
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!

JohnnyBarman, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

OldFrothingSlosh, Aug 01, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

andrewdanks, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Swedes21
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

Swedes21, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of wjimson
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

wjimson, Dec 30, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JIMTRK16, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Donimal, Sep 09, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

LXIXME, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

MJ63, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

biboergosum, Jan 31, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

mintjellie, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of mdaschaf
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

mdaschaf, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Sammy, Jan 14, 2004
Photo of CanuckRover
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

CanuckRover, Aug 31, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

WoodBrew, Jan 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cliff1066, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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

joemcgrath27, Sep 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jsnoek, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BrendaBeez1956, Aug 04, 2014
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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
86 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.