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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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86
very good

342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of GodOfBeer
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orangey-yellow with a nice white head on-tap with lots of carbonation.

Smells sweet, grassy, subtle hops.

Tastes refreshing, grassy, biscuity malts, some sweet citrus, very nice, better than the bottled version.

Carbonated mouthfeel, this beer fills you up fast on tap though, other than that, a very good lager.

Photo of hopdog
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottles acquired in trades with beerhugger & boutip (thanks!). Can't remember the last beer I had with this type of twist off top (similar to the tops on 40oz malt liquor bottles).

Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus and light spices. Tastes of pretty much the same. Thinner and creamy body.

Notes from: 7/29/05

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 neenerzig
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My brother and I split a can of this from LCBO on Lundy's Lane earlier this evening on our current mini vacation in Niagara Falls Ontario. Poured into a clear glass we have in our hotel room. Pours a clear, light to medium amber color. Head is maybe 1/3 inch when poured. Settles to a thing surface layer and thin white ring lining the inside of the glass. Not too much lacing. The smell of hops is certainly present, along with some sweet malt. The taste is the same, fairly hoppy body up fron, follwed by some fairly sweet caramel malt. Has a crisp, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moerate carbonation. Easy to drink, in the way well crafted beer should be.

Eric

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

There was a time when this was one of my summer staples (and their UrBock was my winter beer).

They called it a Bohemian Pilsner, though I wonder if that has changed now that they actually offer a Pilsner? The style is certainly unique. I think it's more of a Munich Helles.

They use a German yeast, Czech hops & local malts. So I guess "American Pale Lager" is a reasonable descriptor.

Before the Molson take-over it was more coursely filtered, which allowed a little more flavour to come through (the draft in particular just doesn't have the same flavour).

A: Golden-bronze with a slightly off-white head. Thin ring of retention, slight lacing.

S: Metallic minerals, steelie, grassy, grainy bread & hints of toffee & fruit.

T: Steelie minerals, grassy, light toffee, bread & hints or fruit. Good bitterness.

M: Moderate body has a hint of residual sweetness, with a crisp finish.

D: Very drinkable.

Photo of EatsTacos
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Keg here in London with some medium rare prime rib..

Better mouthfeel and more of a soft carbonation on tap than the bottle version. The flavours compliment seemed more pronounced when the beer began to warm. Happy to have ordered it.

Photo of matt7215
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml can from the LCBO

pours deep golden with a lasting white head.

aromas of hops, and hops, some malt and finishing with hops. the most recent time i enjoyed this there was a very noticeable grapefruit nose and this over the always solid malt body of this ontario classic.

the flavour is solid and malt forward. clean toffee malt body with a big hoppy finish.

if you starving for a hop fix in the single serving format and you havnt tried this one recently you should revisit it.

highly recomended and try to find as fresh as possible.

Photo of bigkahunas4
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Had this one at the Toronto airport by process of elimination (Heineken, Coors Light, Rickards Red, or Molson Canadian). Poured a caramel body, with some golden highlights - looks quite nice. Minimal head bubbles away quickly. Constant carbonation. Surprisingly sticky lacing.

Smell: Not a huge nose with this one. Has an earthy maltiness to it - maybe some metal?

Taste: Quick nice - and very refreshing. Brew is well balanced, with a nice creamy malt profile - moving towards some piney hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied - and quite crisp bite to the tongue. Smooth brew here.

Drinkability: A sigh of relief that there's going to be a beer I can have here at the airport (travel here about once a week). Very smooth, refreshing, and a quite tasty lager here.

Photo of mizzoueng
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at "The Keg" in Ottawa, ON and at the Ottawa Int'l airport. A solid lager, seemed more like a Pilsner. Nice mouthfeel and very crisp and refreshing, no noticeable hops though. Had on tap at The Keg and the bottle version was actually much better.

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 sweethome
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap after a round of golf...yes, it was the perfect time for a well balanced lager. This delivered.

Deep amber color with a medium head of off- white. Delivered nice lacing.

Nose is of toast - white bread toast. Initial flavors follow the nose - toasted malts, nice balancing mid mouth as some bitterness pulls through. Pleanty of flavor, nice balance.

Delivers the style quite well. I could enjoy 2-3 of thes on a warm day....

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

5.00% abv, 473mL can purchased at a Kingston, Ontario LCBO. No apparent freshness date on the can. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance is rich amber, nice solid foamy off-white 1" head even in this wine glass and a small pour. Lots of lace, this looks beautiful! No retention though, ends up looking syrupy in the glass.

Aromas aren't bad, citric hop bouquet, some bready malt, caramel, some sharp soapiness though. Not too much metal for a can either.

Mouthfeel is pretty substantial for a lager, nice refreshing carbonation bite. Pretty bitter palate, not as sweet as I was expecting but with lots of maltiness, rye bread, sponge toffee.

I was expecting something much worse than this after I drain-poured their Traditional Pilsner. Given that you can find Creemore at a lot of mainstream bars this wouldn't be a bad choice.

Photo of jaz58
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer from Ontario. When I poured it a wonderful clear amber lager filled the glass with a thick head that disippated somewhat quickly. The nose was fresh with subtle hints of yeast.

The mouthfeel was very good. Well rounded. It coated your mouth and then the hops washed it away leaving no aftertaste.

A very good tasting beer. Very satisfying. A good lager to enjoy a sandwich with or your favorite pasta with a cream sauce.

Photo of bobsy
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint at Madison's during a lightning visit by an Australian friend. Amber body with a slightly off-white head, that slowly diminishes to a film. Light bready aroma. Mild caramel malt flavour, and the slightest hint of hops. Lager is not my style, but this one is pretty decent, and would help change my mind.

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

Had a pint of this on-tap at the Moe's at the Montreal airport between flights.

A- OK initial head that settles a little quickly. A very nice coppery amber colour.

S- herbal hops. Some sweet pale malt aroma.

T- Decent level of hops. The bitterness is neutral. Some grass and grai notes. Slightly sweet overall from malt. Decent overall.

MF- OK medium bodied beer. Refreshing. A bit of bite from the carbonation.

D- Quite easy to drink. Better than the Heineken or Rickard's also on tap at the bar. A good "basic" beer when wanting some flavour but no big surprises.

Photo of cyrenaica
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

20oz on tap
5% abv
I tried this beer on August 24, 2007 at Kelsey's in Milton. The beer was a beautiful coppery colour with a one finger head. The aroma was very faint to non-existant. Disappointing to say the least. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour was mild, a little malty and a little bitter. I may try this beer again.

Photo of WaveRebel51
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a fan of Lagers, so I was hesitant to try this. But once I tried it, I liked it. The appearance is nice -- a clear pinkish-orange and with a thin, frothy foam head. The taste doesn't overwhelm the palate. It's difficult to describe the taste in detail, other than to say it was crisp and clean. This beer is definitely worth a try.

Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good beer if you are a visitor to Canada. This one is definitely worth a try.

Appearance- A wonderful dark gold color almost orange amber.

Smell- You can tell there are hops in this which is unusual for most of the ones I have tried from this area.

Taste- Hops goodness with kind of a grassy pasture taste.

Mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied.

Drinkability- Smooth and easy to drink and can really compliment a hearty to medium meal.

Photo of FiguredMaple
2.06/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For years, this was one of my favourites.
Over the past year or so, I have had it sporadically either in the pint bottle, regular bottle, or on tap.

Something has changed and I am truly disappointed.
Creemore used to be a dedicated beer company that was determined to deliver fresh beer to all of its suppliers. If the product were not consumed within 6 weeks, they would go out and collect all the unsold beer, and replace it with fresh stock. They even introduced a distinct and unique shaped bottle with sloping shoulders that was designed to produce a no-glug pour. Now they use a regular generic brown bottle with a twist off cap.

The flavour has changed as well. Over the past year or so, the carbonation has increased, and the mouth feel has thinned.

Now it seems to be a blend of the original Creemore and Molson Canadian, actually more like a Molson Canadian with a hint of Creemore in it. This is typical of how a large mass-producing giant takes on a smaller craft beer and streamlines the recipe and process to maximize profits. Just my 2 cents.

Photo of dherling
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a copper orange color with a bubbly off white head, thick, then faded to a thin film in under a minute. The nose, ummm.... let's see. I guess, something, right? Maybe some faint malt. I could be lieing though. Now, on to the taste. Ok, some toasty malt, not much, and it dissapears quickly, but it was there. Has a slight bitter hoppy finish as well. Light bodies with medium carbonation. Very clean finish. Nothing great here, but nothing offensive.

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

Thanks to beerpanther for this offering.

Pours a perfect amber color with a one finger cream colored head. Dissipates rather quickly leaving only a thin skim on top. Toasted grains with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Slight fruit hop presence. A tad buttery also.

Sweet malt flavors with hints of caramel. Toasted grains are a bit lighter than in the nose. Buttery. Floral hop presence, but this one is all malt here. Carbonation is a bit too high and sucked the wind out of the flavors. medium bodied with a toasted grain aftertaste. A nice lager from our friends from the north.

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I really enjoyed this one<<<<

Served from a 473ml Tall can

A- Very nice copper/gold color, nice thick creamy head that stays for a while before disappearing to lace around the glass.

S- malty sweet, cant really notice the hops, smells a little burnt/roasted, but generally very sweet.

T- solid flavor, everything ties in very nicely. Malts, floral hops, a little bread/grain, hints of caramel>> very nice

M- great. Not too carbonated, very smooth going down.

D- not bad, not bad at all.

Overall i love drinking this beer with a nice pot roast or something, it pairs excellently with lots of types of food ( salmon worked really well ). Great, all natural, probably one of the best lager beers in Canada.

Photo of shivtim
2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap in Windsor. It's clear brown/red with a small foam head that fades quickly. Decent amount of bubbles. Nose is grains and corn, not the best but it smells like a lager. Taste is similar to the nose, a musty grain/corn blend with slight hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is average or just below. Same for drinkability. Not a bad beer, it's just bland.

Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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