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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
86
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
96
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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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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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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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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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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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

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

This is a nice looking lager! It pours a medium amber colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Lots of carbonation streaming up to the trap.

The aroma is somewhat subdued. Somewhat nutty but very clean.

The taste is delightful! Very full and rounded. Starts out slightly sweet, and then becomes rich and malty. There is a touch of hop bitterness and a very slight caramel finish. Fantastic. Through all that it remains refreshing.

Overall, this is a great lager! I'd get a 6 pack of this any time.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 00:01:03 | More by evlu1441
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: : It has a nice amber/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderatly and has nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of matls, hops with citrucy and caramely notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice malty and slightly bitter hop taste to it with nice hints of caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a moderate carbonation with a very nice balance of sweet malts and bitterness coming from the hops.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth, easy to go down, drinkable beer accompanied with great flavours and aromas. It's an overall great lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 04:20:33 | More by SebD
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OttoBomb

Illinois

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

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a DogFish Head signature glass (December 24, 2010). The code "M1510 14:34" is stamped on the rear label, which for Creemore Springs means this was packaged at 2:34pm on the 15th of an unidentified month in 2010. I hate obscure packaging codes.

*Note on the Creemore Springs packaging codes. I was previously informed that the letter portion of the code was a direct correlation to the number of the month, (eg A=January, B=February), however I have come across several codes that are far too deep in the alphabet (beyond 12 letters), to relate to a specific month. I'm a bit confused by this, and quite frankly wish Creemore would come up with a more sane packaging date system.

I used to enjoy this beer prior to the Molson purchase in 2005, but have not had it since then due to my relocation to Illinois in 2002. Back then, it came in 500ml bottles and was easily my go-to lager. It was always quite good and I'm hoping the new owners haven't neutered the quality.

Eyes: Pours a light brown color with hues of copper. The white, bubbly head is acceptable doesn't particularly impress.

Nose: Subtle malts, with an interesting hop profile. Caramel makes a statement also.

Tongue: Happily it tastes exactly as I remember it. A significant malt presence has undertones of toasted bread, a mild caramel sweetness, and just enough hops to tie it all together. Since this is now a Molson offering I paid special attention to detecting the presence of adjuncts, and thankfully there aren't any.

Mouth: Extremely smooth, crisp, and light body, high scores here.

Libation: This is one of the better macro lagers available. This is especially flavorful and refreshing despite a complex flavor. I'm glad to see the Molson buyout hasn't ruined what was and still is a great beer. When compared to other lagers of a similar price, they simply do not compare.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 02:40:26 | More by OttoBomb
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 13:07:43 | More by Swedes21
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best "macro" lager that Canada has to offer!

As a fan long before Molson's took over, I am pleasantly surprised by how little has changed since they joined the proverbial big leagues. Still a beautifully clear amber, with a moderate aroma but a refreshingly easily drinkable beer. Complex enough and balanced enough to be a very easy Session Ale.

Clearly no "hop bomb", but acceptable to people of many different ale or lager tastes, and it's increased availability is a pleasnt surprise. Unfortunately I thought Molson's would destroy it on contact, but they appear to be exceding my expectations - well done!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 02:08:53 | More by hopsolutely
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 03:02:54 | More by paxkey
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Richter35

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 22:30:00 | More by Richter35
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bierenutz

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear golden amber color with a smallish head and minimal lacing about the glass.
S-Bready malts with a light pleasant hop aroma.
T=Earthy oakey malty flavor with minimal bite from the hops. The afternotes are smokey and lasting in a pleasant way.
M-Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
D-Very nice lager. It has nice body and texture and very pleasant to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 21:01:01 | More by bierenutz
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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

341ml bottle poured into matching Creemore glass may3 2010

A clear golden amber with lots of bubbles of all size feeding a decent thumbs width of head that quickly falls to a 1/4in film that leaves speckles lace

S a little peach with some sweet malts and a little honey

T not far from the nose but I pick up on some dry cereal and some hops come out

M full for a lager with carbonation to make it feel even thicker

D a solid beer all around that I've always liked, I only wish it was warmer outside

I'm happy to see this on tap in a few bars in Calgary, a much better beer compared most of the macros (even though it's owned by Molson)

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 07:24:01 | More by wordemupg
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Creemore Springs produces a nice light lager whose flavour is perfectly balanced.

A - Pours a nice copper colour, visibly carbonated with about a cm of head which quickly dissipated leaving small islands. No real lacing.

S - Almost a bit of a toffee scent off the top, with a noticable malt presence. Slight wheaty scent as well.

T - A bit of a bitter hop flavour off the top with a caramel malty aftertaste. Good balance, not too strong, not too weak.

M - Pretty light on the pallette, with a pretty high carbonation. A nice light feel though, which is exactly what I was looking for today!

D - Very drinkable. Can easily enjoy several of these at a time.

Overall I really like this Lager. Creemore produces a delicious beer which is perfect for when you're lounging on a sunny afternoon or vegging on the couch. The mellow flavour makes this beer very drinkable...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 20:24:24 | More by andrenaline
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Reinheitsgebot71

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 05:11:33 | More by Reinheitsgebot71
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured with a small, white head that very quickly turned into a thin film. Body is a dark golden color, with a very slight haze.

S: Nice aroma of light malt, with traces of caramel and maybe even some nuttiness to it.

T: Flavor is mostly sweet with light malt and caramel, and a short duration. Very refreshing finish.

M: Light-bodied with a creamy texture, and average carbonation.

D: It would be extremely easy to put back several of these babies. This is a lager with a lot of flavor, and a lot of character. Easily one of the better lagers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 19:05:12 | More by berley31
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Tee76

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Never even heard of this beer until on a trip to Canada a friend brought it to my attention and i'm glad he did.

Damn tasty and evenly balanced, hard to even began to describe the taste excepts that it's smooth and creamy, it's one of a kind.It's medium bodied and lightly carbonated.An exceptional beer all around that's a pleasure to drink.Would love to try this on Tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 16:12:26 | More by Tee76
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btorsdog

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding beer. Always try to ger my hands on some when i'm up north. A must try!In my opionion its just a great, simple straight forward,good tasting brew! Wish it was more available to us here in the states.But it definetly makes a trip to the falls well worth the time.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 12:29:00 | More by btorsdog
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at the LCBO

From a bottle into a Mug

APPEARANCE: A two finger thinner looking white head quickly recedes to a decent foam cap. Carrot orange in color with medium carbonation and is perfectly clear. Some film stays to the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Not bad at all.

SMELL: A mild nose of pale malts, floral hops, and some bread and biscuit elements. A touch of citrus fruit rounds out the background as well.

TASTE: Pale malts and some sweet honey up front. Biscuit and bread in there with a slight green fruit sweetness as well as apples and grapes perhaps. Some floral hops with a slight bitterness to finish it off. Strong and long lasting aftertaste is nice and enjoyable. An exceptional lager taste profile, and quite refreshing.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation, a little light weight as well. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes with a nice touch of dryness on the palate.

OVERALL: A great pale lager beer; one of the best in Canadian beer stores. Light and refreshing, perfect for a warm summer day, coupled with an exceptional taste profile for the style. Very enjoyable and drinkable, this is one I'll keep around during the warmer months of the year. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 11:30:51 | More by Jeffo
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biggred1

Indiana

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

Clear copper with a small creamy light tan head that leaves a few scraps of lace on the glass. The nose is toasted grain and caramel with a touch of grassy hops. Pretty tasty, kind of the "Boston Lager" of Canada, nice and clean with biscuity malt and herbal hop notes. Medium light bodied and mildly carbonated. Easily the best non Unibroue Canadian beer I've had. A good lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 22:48:44 | More by biggred1
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

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

Sample- 500 Ml bottle- Dark amber coloured body, very nice! Aromas of some malt, and hops in the background. I also got a whiff of fruit(?). Taste is hoppy, fresh, and a tad sweet of malts. A very distinctive taste in my opinion. It went down very easily.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 16:05:53 | More by mrmanning
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only thing resembling craft beer at the airport, so I sat down at the bar and had a couple while waiting for an arrival and watching Game 7 of the NHL Finals.

Pours a pale straw yellow with a faint line of head - pretty typical lager look, maybe a shade darker.

Pretty typical lager smell too. Faint grains and a hint of a yeasty/bready note.

Taste ups it a bit. Some generic esters, a hint of apples, a slight bready tinge, a faint herbaceous hops note in the finish. Some pale malts as the beer warms. Crisp and clean.

Active carbonation, about par for the style. Definitely drinkable but still just too light and with too many vague flavors for me to pick it up unless it's the only choice.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 02:50:34 | More by ritzkiss
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nokes

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer I've enjoyed before, but never really took the time to review. Here goes...

Poured a clear light-copper-gold into a tall pilsner glass. Head was moderate, and died down fairly quickly, but retained a small amount throughout and left lacing on the glass. I really like the light coppery colour...looks nice.

Smells nice, too. Full is the word that comes to mind. This is the first beer I've smelled that I actually somehow understood the way that people use the word "biscuit" on this site. Malty, too. Smells good.

Taste is where this beer really takes off. My goodness. It's a truly exceptional lager. Rich. Full, again, like with the smell, but moreso, and balanced as well. There's light sweetness, some citrusy acid, and mild bitterness all in nice proportions and the interplay is really pleasant. It's a dangerous beer. Mouthfeel is really good; drinking another right away is a serious temptation, and all that stands in the way is willpower. Certainly, the beer holds that door wide open.

Definitely recommended. I'd enjoy this most in spring and fall, and on summer evenings after the heat of the day, or quite easily in winter after hockey, too.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 22:46:33 | More by nokes
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with a thin head that becomes a wisp.

The smell is of grain with earthy/herbal hops and a slight touch of bready yeast.

On the taste, the grain mixes with a touch of floral hop bitterness to blend well.

It has a nice taste and a refreshingly crisp finish.

A well-balanced, easy-drinking, enjoyable lager!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 16:50:15 | More by jwc215
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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
86 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.