Creemore Springs UrBock - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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Reviews by ecoastman:
3.88/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I'm glad I grabbed a pack of this limited offer. While I probably won't run out to grab another, I will definitely pick up another 6-pack of the next vintage. This is a smooth and easy drinking bock.
I'd like to see a best before date on these fragile brews (unpasturized). I'm starting to wonder if these are last-year's stock... what time of the year are they released? I'm assuming this is the fresh stuff since they advertise it as a beer to "celebrate the festive winter season" which is fast approaching...
It pours dark brown with a medium dense head which recedes quickly with little to no lacing. Against the light it has a nice copper-red hue. The aroma is quite mild but noticeably malty sweet with caramel and bread.
It starts with a light syrupy texture to introduce the malty flavours and finishes with low hop and bitterness that's reminiscent of the Creemore lager flavour. It's relatively smooth with the low carbonation that is on par for this style. While there is no outstanding character (other than malt) the beer is very well balanced and makes for a nice seasonal session beer.
Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2009 03:22:02 | More by ecoastman
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3.54/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 473 mL can into a pint glass.
I don't know if this particular can had undergone some unsettling beforehand (it was in my fridge for a couple days at least), but when I poured it out, it had an insane amount of head, and I couldn't even finish pouring the entire contents of the can before some of it spilled out. Needless to say, more than 4 fingers of head at first, and it took a minute or two to settle to a 2-finger head. Body was a dim, amber brown.
Smell was quite inviting. Sweet, but still tangy and grainy. Fruity, perhaps like prunes or raisins. A bit of a soapy scent in there (unfortunately).
Taste was great, right from the first sips. Just the right balance (according to my tastes) between bitter and sweet. No metallic taste, either up front or in the aftertaste. Midway between light and rich.
Moderate to strong carbonation.
Overall, a nice beer that I wouldn't mind having again.
Serving type: can
03-05-2014 02:14:36 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.65/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a medium dark ruby brown, a solid dense tan head, shows good retention, good clarity and lacing. 4
S- kilned roasty malts, some apple/caramel, nuttiness, earthy bitterness. Lemon, piney aromas. 3.75
T- toasty caramel, pear, candy apple, brown sugar through the finish, malt with some lemony yeast, full bodied malt, earthy (lightly peppery) bitterness. Mostly bready caramel malts, good balance, standard. Then some chocolate emerges as it warms, along with some light woody/tobacco 3.5
M- moderate bodied, light carbonation, a bit sweet and malty, clean bready malt finish then dry.
A good balanced malty bock beer, bit on the sweet side and not a lot of complexity, but works as a fairly tasty session beer, would have again, but not something I found all that interesting. Warms nicely.
Serving type: can
01-12-2014 22:06:12 | More by mick303
3.78/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
473 ml can picked up from LCBO poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - Nice dark ruby / garnet color sits below 2.5 fingers of creamy white head that sticks around for a bit. Nice lacing on the glass as well.
Smell - Not tons here, mostly bready and biscuity malts. Maybe a few mixed nuts thrown in as well. Some vague sweetness in the nose as well.
Taste - Like it smells, except that the sweetness in those doesn't translate in the taste, and the taste is slightly bitter afterwards.
Mouthfeel - Fairly rich and smooth, medium carbonation. There is a thirst quenching nature about this beer, but at no point does it feel overly watery.
Overall - A tasty bock, I'm glad I tried, however it was a slight letdown after viewing the beer before trying it. Still another good entry from one of Ontario's best and most prolific craft brewers.
Serving type: can
10-18-2013 11:09:24 | More by DenisKolkin
3.44/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Mostly translucent dark mahogany with a pillowy light tan head (basically off-white). Looks real nice.
Aroma: Nutty toffee and that slight tinge of lager yeast. Not super aromatic but a sweet aroma overall.
Taste: Not quite what I was expecting at first sip but still a good flavor. It's not as sweet as the aroma suggests which works in its favor here. Starts with light earthy/grassy hop presence that mixes well with a pilsen/amber malt flavor. Midway through you get that blast of lager yeast which balances out the sweetness from the malt. The finish is bright and smooth. Aftertaste of echoing lager yeast with a lingering bitterness (very low probably 20-30 IBUs). At 6% ABV it never tastes watery but still doesn't excel very far in the flavor department.
Mouthfeel: A tad below medium in body with somewhat aggressive carbonation. Good drinkability.
Final Thoughts: I've only had one other offering from Creemore Springs (their Kellerbier) which I enjoyed as well. They brew proof that lagers aren't just for BMC drinkers. Would I drink it again? Sure, but I'd be more interested in trying their other offerings.
Serving type: can
05-09-2013 03:11:19 | More by JamesMN
Creemore Springs UrBock from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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