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Creemore Springs Premium Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager

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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

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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
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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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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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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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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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Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Copper like new pennies. Thin but frothy head.

S- Hops and yeast. Not overpowering, but pleasant.

T- Sweet but light malts with breadiness. Hint of hops but very subtle. Clean tasting. Very balanced.

M- This was my favorite part about the beer. It felt perfect. One of the few beers that I enjoy holding above my tongue just for the feeling.

D- Very good beer. Surprised I didn't know about it. Will likely become a regular. Not too pricey

Serving type: can

08-25-2010 22:42:00 | More by BBP
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours a clean golden pale colour with nice white head. Smell has a lot of hops for the style, with sweet fruity malt too. Bitterness is there, but it won't put the macro drinkers off here. Very smooth carbonation level. Clean drinking lager that I tend to drink when sharing pitchers with friends.

Serving type: can

08-23-2010 15:02:20 | More by kwjd
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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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2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

08/10/10- Had a 473 mL can of this.
A: Pale golden with a pale thin film.
S: Pale malt, almost corn-like. Not much else besides pleasant bread.
T: Thinner bread that lingers. Slight rye/crusty character. Not bad, just not exceptional.
M: Thin, frothy carbonation.
D: OK.

Did anyone else realize that this is in the same style category as Brooklyn and Old Scratch? This comes off more like a macro lager, or maybe in the same ballpark as Yuengling. I feel like I'm in crazy town reading other reviews. I would definitely not recommend this, even for the style.

Serving type: can

08-16-2010 15:07:52 | More by ne0m00re
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Creemore Springs has an aesthetic copper colour and impressively spotless clarity. While it shimmers with sheeny, golden highlights there is enough depth in this tone to think there will be a good deal of malty flavour. Its head has all but evaporated, before I could even start typing this in fact, and its bare surface detracts from the beer's good looks.

The aroma is distinct with fruity (seemingly ale-yeast) esters, a slight nuttiness and a lot of specialty malt character (bready, toasty, biscuity). There's perhaps a smidgen of citrus as well, likely the tinge of an assertive hopping. The maltiness stops way short of a caramelly character but it does contain a good degree of sweetness. Above all, it's distinctive.

Creemore's slogan sums it up well: 'good old fashioned, pure, natural beer'. The taste is clean and wholesome, a hefty maltiness with flavours of toasty bread crusts, a slight toffee sweetness, not a trace of adjuncts and a dab of hoppiness. This is a rare instance where the stated use of 'pure spring water' is not only believable, but very perceivable too.

The beer's smooth, soft, clean water fits the beer's profile well; its bitterness is delicate and quick to concede and the maltiness is cushion-y and doughie tasting. It has a velvety mouthfeel that is malleable over the palate; the chunky bready maltiness seems to melt and give way to fleecy notes of toffee and plenty of balmy fruity yeast esters.

Creemore is an iconic brewery in Ontario and it earned that reputation with good reason. Its flagship lager - one of the few "premium" lagers to actually use the word in its true sense - is flavourful, clean, distinctive and pleasurably drinkable. It is a magnificent example of unpasteurized, uncompromising, small-batch beer if there ever was one.

Serving type: can

08-04-2010 21:26:14 | More by biegaman
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South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a tawny gold with a fluffy, white head - leaves some specks of lace. Aroma is dominated by biscuity malts, and a bit grainy - a touch of musty hops in the background. Taste is pretty impressive... a doughy / biscuit maltiness with a well balanced, light hop bitterness - very surprised with this one. Mouthfeel is a hint above light, and it finishes a touch dry. Very drinkable brew - I'd gladly have it again!

Serving type: can

07-28-2010 02:16:25 | More by jpro
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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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Manitoba (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crisp, clear golden 'lager' colour with a wonderful white head that caps about 1/2 cm tall with lacing as you drink. Aromas of spicy hops above a bready malt. The beer itself is an enjoyable bready malt with a light bitterness and a crisp finish. Nice carbonation and an enjoyably drinkable beer to cap a 2200 km car ride to Ottawa!

Serving type: can

07-04-2010 21:16:44 | More by kjyost
Photo of Mit

Ontario (Canada)

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

One of the staple Canadian offerings in my fridge. Can't believe I never reviewed it before.

a- Pours a nice reddish orange with a short lived head.

s-Nice crisp bitterish citrus type smell with a very faint hint of malt.

t-sweet at the outset finishing with slight hoppy bitterness.

m-Feels like a 5% beer.

d-Like I said it's a fridge staple.

Serving type: can

06-21-2010 00:41:45 | More by Mit
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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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Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

Serving type: can

04-21-2010 03:34:44 | More by JohnnyBarman
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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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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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New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Pint can poured directly into my Allagash tulip glass.

Appearance is dark amber/orange and clear. Two finger pillowy white head with below average retention. Pale breadiness is the first aroma to hit. Some richer caramel and a slight astrigency follow closely behind. The flavor profile follows the same lines. Pale bready malts upfront with some caramel sweetness not far behind. Strong astrigency follows. The hop bitterness is a bit too overpowering compared to the malt in my opinion. The mouthfeel is light bodied, slighty oily, and crisp. Drinkability is way above average. The low ABV, clean finish, and light flavors really contribute to this.

Overall, a nice, enjoyable, light amber lager with some nicely layered flavors. An enjoyable interpretation of the style.

Serving type: can

01-26-2010 00:09:06 | More by Gosox8787
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Quebec (Canada)

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

Pours a completely clear golden yellow with a tight, frothy bright-white head. Good initial retention (head disappears) and some lacing. Nice looking lager.

Wheat, yeast, honey. Simple, light and refreshing smell, if a bit weak.

Weak taste. Not offensive, just not too present. Faint taste of wheat, a bit of sweetness and an almost imperceptible touch of hops. Clean finish. Very smooth.

Decent feel. Medium body and carbonation.

Not a bad beer, though I'm certainly a long way away from the days when I thought this was the best beer I had ever tried. This beer is obviously meant to be drinkable, and it is. I pretty much only buy this beer when Tankhouse isn't available (Tankhouse and Creemore being the two drinkable beers you'll find either of at any given drinking establishment in Toronto) but am glad to have it to fall back on...since there's not much else to count on here in Ontario.

Serving type: can

01-25-2010 03:42:40 | More by eat
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Beer for a glass. From a can.

Clear amber/orange with a ring of white head and spots of lace. Smell is light fruity hops, citrus, strong tangerine aroma, bready malts, fresh yeast as well. Taste is toasted biscuit, caramel, grassy and herbal hops, mildly citric, with a big punch of whole wheat cracker in the aftertaste, like Triscuits without the salt. It's hard to describe, but there's an 'off' emptiness in the flavour that takes this beer down a notch from Brooklyn Lager (the natural comparison). Mouthfeel is delicate and silky, medium carbonation, balanced malt/hop finish. Good session beer, more complex than your average lager. Respected by craft drinkers, accessible to macro lovers. A Canadian classic.

Serving type: can

01-15-2010 07:44:10 | More by cratez
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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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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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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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Ontario (Canada)

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

Drinkability - Very drinkable and I think I prefer this over most lagers (including the macro Euro lagers that this beer has to compete with in our Ontario stores). This score is for the can but I think the draft is even better.

Appearance - A clear dark gold that appears to pour thick when cold. A medium head that recedes quickly but maintains a thin layer through good carbonation. Some lacing.

Smell - Clean sweet malt with bread. Very light on the hops.

Taste - Nice malty start leading into light diactyl butterscotch notes. Finishes with very faint earthy hops and low bitterness. A good product for this style which generally doesn't get much respect.

Mouthfeel - smooth and lightly creamy. The diacetyl provides some slickness into the finish. A nice medium level of carbonation.

Serving type: can

10-06-2009 01:43:19 | More by ecoastman
Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
86 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.