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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager

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very good

286 Ratings

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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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Photo of 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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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
Photo of 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
Photo of Tone


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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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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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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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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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
Photo of Seanont

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very tasty lager
Nice head and color
Not allot going on smell wise but it taste very crisp with malts and hops coming thru..
Nice beer on tap or poured into a frosty mug

This is a good lager that I enjoy allot when served cold in a glass, To do this beer justice I recommend not drinking from the can

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2011 20:29:21 | More by Seanont
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Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 00:53:05 | More by Stocean1
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New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was another in a long list of unremarkable beers that I had on a recent trip to Toronto. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing that stands out.

Appearance was a light red/copper. Somewhat low carbonation.

Aroma was almost non existent. Not bad. Just nothing outstanding.

Flavor as well, not outstanding. Nothing bad. More malt than hops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 18:25:07 | More by david18
Photo of NV9

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creemore Springs is a great looking beer. Very good, nice looking colour, with a solid foam head that sticks around with some lacing.

Minimal smell, what's there is sweet, maybe a bit of wheat but not a dominant scent at all.

Clean, easy drinking taste, a lot of flavour hits you, as well as the taste of some hops but still very drinkable.

Feels good in the mouth, the taste sticks, not too much carbonation at all.

For the most part, this is my go to beer, my friends mostly hate it, but theyre drinking Bud Light and Coors Light, so it's no surprise they don't like the "stronger" taste.

Readilyu available on tap in Ontaro. Free of preservatives, pasteurization, etc.. small town brewery, now owned by Molson but they seem to be unchanged.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 19:54:53 | More by NV9
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fourth review during my night in Niagara Falls. Reviews are brief compared to my usual style because they are reviewed from notes.

On-tap at Edgewaters Tap & Grill in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Reviewed from notes taken on 07-08-2011.

A: A nice light amber shine, looking lively and refreshing. The head is off-white and micro bubbled, with some very good lacing. It’s a great start.

S: Very caramel heavy, with roasted malts and some coffee hints. The bitterness in the nose is a welcome distinction compared to the scents I was getting from the Rickard’s/Molson’s. Some grains are evident, too, though they can come off as unpleasant sometimes due to a certain gingery taste they bring to the back of the nose. This one’s odd, but not terrible.

T: A fruity hint of bitter rinds first, then some dark malts to sweeten things up. Typical of an Amber Lager, especially considering the red color of the body. Some hops, though slight, also play a hand in the palate. Pretty tasty, actually – it’s the best of the Canadian beers I’ve sampled. Still, not necessarily awesome. I couldn’t see myself enjoying this as a session brew.

M: I really wanted something thicker in the feel, or at least something that could play to this beer’s strong suits. What I got was a slightly lighter mouthfeel than needed, which can work to show the weaker parts of the palate in a larger light. Overall, it comes out thin, but not below average.

O: Again, this one was a bit above the Canadian beer that I had before, mainly due to its bitter aspects. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of this beer; it tickles the taste buds in a way that is more common in ales rather than lagers. You can tell that this beer has a bit more passion and thought behind it than most of the beers you’ll find in a macro-brewery. Still, it’s in no way a HUGE achievement. It is a good change of pace, though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2011 05:03:15 | More by BarryMFBurton
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - amber with a finger of solid, foamy white head.

Smell - bread, malt and herbal hops.

Taste - rich and malty, bready, and enough gently bitter hops to balance it out.

Light bodied and refreshing, but still flavourful and complex enough to satisfy a beer lover. Since Molson bought this brewery it is often available alongside the usual Molson lineup in places that don't serve craft beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2011 11:16:33 | More by
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New Brunswick (Canada)

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

A golden yellow beer taut had no head but somehow left pretty good lacing. A little skunk aroma and not much else. The carbonation was sharp in the mouth. Tastes of honey and malts also appeared. A very light bodied beer, pretty ordinary. For having paid $9 in an airport, it was one of the more appealing choices.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2011 23:11:46 | More by spree92
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap in Kitchener Ontario.

S= nice interesting scent, slightly smoky malty, maybe sour apple.

T= robust malty flavor with balanced hops bitters, slight tartness that is different than most, some light soured-apple notes. Almost some flavor that would remind me of some wines, oddly.

M= lightly tart, rich malts, with hops bitters in balance.

D= very drinkable, recommended, went well with pasta dishes.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2010 14:44:47 | More by therica
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New York

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

Creemore Springs Premium Lager | on-tap @ the brewery | 5.0% ABV | Sept. 2010

Brewer: Creemore Springs Brewery
Style: American Amber / Red Lager
Glass: Pint

Sparkling wheat

Fresher than the bottled variant. It smells strongly of pale malts and dried grass.

Taste + Mouthfeel:
On-tap, it has a more vibrant taste. The purity of the water seems to come through a bit more. That is to say, the lager has the generally consistency of sparkling water, and it's especially fresh.

Nice, very drinkable.

Would I get it again?:
If I were in the town of Creemore, I'd get it.

Served: September 4, 2010

Price = Gratis

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2010 22:24:18 | More by BeerNemesis
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden amber color with a white head that fades to some lacing.

S: Clean aroma with hint of citrus and grain.

T: Light malt and citrus flavor, crisp with a mild bitter finish. Refreshing.

F: Fairly light body quite smooth and goes down easy. Well balanced.

D: Very drinkable. Good for more than one any time. One of my favorite Canadian beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 20:24:57 | More by soju6
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Ontario (Canada)

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

a - golden/amber colour

s - faint citrus smell, with hints of other spices

t - spiced, heavy malt, citrus and sweet aftertaste

m - thick at first, but finishes crisp with carbonation and a little bitterness

d - very delicious "summer" beer, can easily have a few pitchers of this

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2010 02:15:31 | More by ghettobrown
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Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap. Pours a clear amber. Pretty fucking bland to be honest. I was pretty disappointed with this beer. Considering the overall rating it has locally. Definately overrated. After taste was annoying, and after two pints I actually quit drinking that night. Pretty disappointing.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2009 01:32:10 | More by WeedKing4
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a pitcher at Boston pizza.

A: Poured a light clear amber, with a couple fingers of creamy white head. Pretty good lacing, decent retention.

S: Mild light sweetness, a little bit of hoppyness in the background.

T: Much like the the smell. Mild, almost caramel sweetness, followed by a bit of bitterness. It's nice, no overbearing flavors.

M: Quite carbonated, medium bodied, slightly sticky.

D: Can drink a lot of this, reasonable ABV, though it can be a bit filling.

This is a great session beer - the best widely available Ontario beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2009 21:38:16 | More by seand
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Alberta (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice 14-ounce draught of Creemore Springs Premium Lager at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Appearance - light amber colour with minimal head, thick foamy surface bubbles with foamy lace around the top 1/4 of the glass.

Smell - clean, fresh scent of barley malt, lemongrass and soft buttery bread. Slight citric nose as well.

Taste - outstanding flavours of deep malt yet balanced with a fresh, buoyant crispness of light vegetables. Nice round flavour profile and excellent balance of hops in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - this would be the most carbonated version of the product to date, definitely active in the mouth. The activity does amplify the flavours nicely but it would be just a little smoother if toned down a bit.

Drinkability - very easy to drink many of these. Cold and refreshing, natural flavours, goes down easy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2009 23:52:59 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recall this from a while back - maybe during my Buffalo days...or maybe a trip or 2 to Toronto earlier. At Graffiti's in Kensington Market this seemed to be the offering I hit up the most. Served in an imperial pint glass, it poured a deep dark honey color with a bit of butterscotch/caramel tinge. Head was a solid finger with decent retention and a little bit of lacing as a kicker.

The nose on this is very clean as expected - maybe a little bit of Saaz and some noble hops but everything is quite light - even the mild grain profile with only a little bit of caramel.

The caramel and the light malt roast begin to emerge on the palate pretty nicely but the carbonation keeps this from being overly heavy. It has a very very very light noble hop profile with a little bit of a piney/balsa wood dryness.

Nothing offensive on the palate - again, it's very light and although of moderate levels there's a bit of Beautiful Chemistry going on. The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts; the individual elements may not be impressive on a stand-alone basis but the package is well put-together.

Definitely sessionable. Drinks very lightly, is quite clean, and finishes off as such. Great beer at Graffiti's to catch a show there.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2009 10:47:09 | More by IBUnit63
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

presented with a light copper pint with a filmy white head that left decent lacing
the smell was very off putting as it was very musty/moldy kind of thing going on (bad lines??)
the taste was like a sweeter maltier version of a macro
mouthfeel was medium bodied with lots of carbonation
drinkability nothing special in my opinion but if faced with this or a macro I'll take this
Had on tap at the Loose Moose in Toronto

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2009 04:20:57 | More by sliverX
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You know you're about to have a good lager as soon as you see it. Pours a clear, shiny copper color with some good lacework on the glass. Slightly grassy aroma. The flavor is fresh, toasty, with a crisp bitterness. Nothing very fancy, and pleasure is in the simplicity. Very enjoyable to drink, and paired well with Asian Chicken Salad I had. Really intensified the flavors of the dressing. Proof that great beer can come in a lager.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2009 01:28:15 | More by RunDWP
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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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