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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 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of canoehornpoint


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
Photo of WoodBrew


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
Photo of birchstick


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
Photo of Dalem


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

It's color is nice amber shade accented with a right amount of carbonation to give a bit of a sparkle when drinking it out of glass in the afternoon sun. It's not too big but not too small head is a bit on the tan side filled with bubbles that when it fades leaves a light lace around. Looks good and that's always a good start. The aroma is strong but does have a nice bouquet of caramel, a bit of nuttiness and some citrus and grassy notes to top it off.
Tastewise it's pretty interesting. It starts off with a bit of a creamy sweetness from the malts, followed by a little bit of hop and then finishes clean. It's light and refreshing but also full bodied and well rounded all the way through.

Serving type: can

11-11-2011 06:59:12 | More by Dalem
Photo of KickbacksSteve


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

473 ml can. No freshness date. Nice touch of malt sweetness, mild bitterness. No unpleasant or off-flavors whatsoever. Really an extremely drinkable lager, quite delicious, not as amber in color as I would have expected but Canada craft brewing seems to be continuing to step up their game. Way to go America's hat.

Serving type: can

09-11-2011 02:07:30 | More by KickbacksSteve
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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

Serving type: can

09-06-2011 01:00:18 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of HockeytownBrew


3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice golden amber color with a finger width head. Fades after a bit, a moderate amount of lacing left behind.

S: Very bready with caramel and roasted malt hints. Undertones of grain and citrus present as well.

T: As with the scent, nice malt and caramel tones with a slight bitterness.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

D: Nice drinkability. Not one to pound back, but more than one can be enjoyed.

A fair Canadian brew.

Serving type: can

08-24-2011 15:46:01 | More by HockeytownBrew
Photo of thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An old favourite that I haven't had in a few years. Pours an appropriately golden-amber colour with a generous 1.5-2 finger head of white foam that lasts a few minutes; a decent quantity of patchy lacing is left behind. This is a beautiful looking lager. The smell is mostly sweet malts; nutty and bready seem like the most appropriate adjectives to use here but they're subtle odours; a little bit of hay in there too.

I love the taste of this stuff. Lightly toasted nuts and grains, some sweet caramel character and some delicate fruity undertones. Some gentle hop bitterness takes over in the finish, encouraging you to keep sippin'. Moderately carbonated with the associated bite, but not enough to interfere with the flavours. Medium bodied and very crisp; drinkable is an understatement. This beer is delicious.

Wonderfully balanced flavours; I could drink this stuff all day. Easily my favourite amber so far, this stuff is miles ahead of Rickard's (Molson's other well-known amber, ahem, "craft" beer). This is still the same great stuff I remember from years ago. Highly recommended.

[Updated Feb. 24 2014]

I've had this many times over the past 3-4 years, but this is the first time I've bothered comparing it side-by-side to some alternative amber lagers (Barking Squirrel, Sleeman Honey Brown and Faxe Amber). While Creemore Springs Premium Lager doesn't really impress me the way it used to, it's still a very solidly-brewed beer that I can't find much to complain about. Clean malt flavour, light and drinkable; this is still one of the most reliable amber lagers available in the Canadian market, and has not deteriorated in quality despite its newfound ubiquity across the country.

Final Grade: 4.00, an A-.

Serving type: can

07-01-2011 04:49:00 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of edwardhopper

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite nice! Beautiful in a glass with a bright amber color. Has a moderate head and almost no scent. A very clean simple taste with a slight toasted finish. Mouth feel has a little bite, but very easy drinking. Can state no additives, preservatives, or pasteurization and it has a natural quality impression that makes me think they are telling the truth. Well done.

Serving type: can

06-06-2011 18:03:39 | More by edwardhopper
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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

This was the first craft beer I had way back when. I remember the bottles looking really cool but I guess they don't do bottles anymore. It's always a good choice at bars that only serve Molson stuff.

A - Pours darkish gold with a little carbonation and a loose, white, one finger head. Bright.

S - Grassy, earthy hops. Some citrus. Bready. There might be some lemon in there too. Not a strong, inviting aroma, but good. No lacing and just a small film of retention.

T - More citrus, grassy hop and a good malty character to balance it well. Oh so smooth. Some caramel maybe. Definately fruity and grassy. Such a quality lager every single time. It doesn't grab you by the balls with flavour, but hell, it's a very solid lager.

M - Good carbonation lightish-medium body with a combo of sweet malt and a light touch of hops in the finish.

O/D - A very well put together lager from Creemore. Just like every other beer they make, this is just very well done.

Serving type: can

06-05-2011 23:54:25 | More by tbeckett
Photo of DrainBamage


4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark amber color with have inch frothy head and moderate carbonation. Smell is very malty and nutty. This thing is packed with nutty flavor and slightly bitter. Goes down extremely smooth. This beer is frickin' awesome and wish I could get my hands on some more, but unfortunately won't be heading to Canada in the near future.

Serving type: can

06-04-2011 03:27:34 | More by DrainBamage
Photo of aranheaney

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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

Serving type: can

05-30-2011 01:26:57 | More by aranheaney
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this with my supper, baked spinach ziti.

Poured from a 473ml. can. Lot A2511112:00 (canned Jan. 25, 2011).

Appearance: Massive 3-4 finger head, very white with excellent retention and lacing.

Smell: Crisp and nutty. Very shy though gets a bit better as it warms.

Taste: Nut-like with not much grain. I get hints of fruit in there and a small bitterness as it warms. Very malt-like with not much hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation and a nice full body, for the style.

Drinkability: Glides down the throat effortlessly. I could have this every now and again.

Overall: A nice flavorful lager that manages to keep it simple yet interesting.

Serving type: can

02-22-2011 13:08:22 | More by papat444
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

Can poured into a pint glass at a NHL game

Appearance - the beer poured a light brown colour with an average size foamy/fizzy off white head that stuck around for a few minutes. There was an average amount of carbonation.

Smell - hops, toasted/roasted nuts, caramel and malts

Taste & Mouth - Having had this beer on draft, and from a bottle, I think the can was missing out slightly in the mouthfeel department. The beer seemed a little under carbonated. The most noticeable flavours are the malts and a roasted nut flavour. There is also some light hops and a brown sugar sweetness. The beer finishes with bittersweet aftertaste.

Drink - I'm happy to see this beer popping up everywhere. It is one of my favourite Ontario beers and it appears as though it is really making a name for itself. I wasn't happy with the 11$ price tag at the hockey game; but at least I wasn't limited to a Molson Canadian.

Serving type: can

11-05-2010 11:50:07 | More by spinrsx
Photo of ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
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!

Serving type: can

10-03-2010 23:46:07 | More by ZorPrime
Photo of mdaschaf


3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: can

09-17-2010 01:26:09 | More by mdaschaf
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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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