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Creemore Springs UrBock - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bock beers gained notoriety in Munich back in 1612. All the Bavarian nobles were drinking fashionable northern ales known as Einbeck Bier. So Duke Maximillian I of Munich hired his own northern brewmaster, who created a lager similar in character but superior in taste. It won back the local aristocrats. Inspired by his entrepreneurial spirit we started brewing our own urBock – rich, ruby-hued beer with subtle, dark roasted flavours. It’s an aristocratic beer but rest assured, you needn’t be a Duke to enjoy it.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-10-2001)
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-30-2013 13:44:22 | More by Hoagie
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

06-16-2014 00:15:05 | More by DarrenBrule
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

04-21-2013 05:21:26 | More by Lobstertainment
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +21.5%

Now Im not much of a bock fan, but this beer was awesome. This is the best bock style beer Ive ever had.

Its packaged in a nice 341ml bottle with an raised ring around the neck with the words 'Creemore Springs Brewery Limited". It pours from its billygoat clad bottle a brilliant reddish brown. Very bright red glints dance in a sea of dark copper. The head is big and creamy at first but quickly reduces to a tan miniscus. Lacing is good.

The aroma is winey and grainy, with lots of fruityness and malt sweetness. Theres also some roasted malt bitterness and hop leaf in the nose. the taste is malty and incredibly rich. The malt character lean away from dark fruit or christmas pudding (which I dont like that much) and more towards grainy bready flavors. Theres a slight dark malt bitterness which melds incredibly with a herbal, floral hop character. The finish is dryish with residual malt sweetness battling with hop bitterness for my attention. The mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy and full of textured busy carbonation. Alcohol is warming and compliments the other flavors throughout.

This is one incredible bock. Its not overly sweet like I find so many others of the style. It has great balance and an incredibly nuanced malt character. This beer is a must try, especially if you arent big on bocks.

10-11-2005 01:44:26 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +21%

After pouring the off-white head subsides into minimal lacing, yet keeps hanging around in the background never quite disappearing. Has the nice color of a slightly reddish root beer.

Smells of bready malts. No discernible hop aroma. Hints of caramel.

First taste is a rush of malts. Very creamy carbonation. Subsides into a balanced caramel malty bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation is great in this beer. I've quite enjoyed this beer. Malt malt malt. OH, and caramel

11-26-2009 00:25:25 | More by Beers
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-10-2014 00:46:51 | More by azerrima
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-23-2013 20:33:01 | More by Xithyl
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

04-06-2012 20:42:28 | More by ScottWestmaas
Photo of Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +16.9%

Poured into a Pilsner glace.

A: Hazelnut/caramel brown colour. Pours a 1/4 inch head that is off white then drops to a thin layer.

S: Deep caramel/toffee flavours, hints of smokiness, hints of hops,

T: There is a nice sweetness that starts off, then a warming feeling comes in and finishes with a dry feeling. Caramel flavours present, hop bitterness is right on with a bit of hop flavour at the end.

M: Med body, great carbonation.

O: This is a great Bock. I look forward to this time of year every year to be able to have a few of these.

10-24-2012 18:37:06 | More by Kremlock
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Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +16%

This poured a nice dark red almost brown with a very small head that didn't last very long. Smell is good, fresh barley malt. This stuff tastes great, a caramel body with a mildly bitter finish, it's carbonation is pretty strong but not overbearing as to make it hard to swallow This stuff is dangerously easy to drink. Apparently this won't be around long, so i hope to enjoy this until the end of the season comes along.

03-02-2006 04:33:26 | More by funkengruven
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-21-2011 02:47:22 | More by RedAleMan
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours a lovely nut brown colour with ruby tones. Forms a sizable tan coloured head when poured that dissipates in a few minutes but leaves some nice lacing and a small collar.

I get a deep malt aroma with brown sugar or syrup and toast notes, along with just a hint of spice and the fresh water aroma Creemore Springs beers are known for.

There is a certain tang to the initial mouthfeel, despite a seemingly low carbonation level. It then takes on creamy traits, but never feels thick like other dark beers. For a strong beer, urBock from Creemore Springs is almost a little too easy to drink.

The taste itself is rich and malty with hints of biscuit and fruit. I found an unexpected (this is my first Bock) bitterness to the finish with a very mild syrupy aftertaste on the back end.

This beer also has some nice warming qualities, making it a great seasonal choice. Another quality product from a great brewery and frankly one I'd enjoy year-round if it were available.

12-21-2010 19:01:48 | More by bryehn
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Dated L29/05, I presume that's Dec 29, 2005. It's supposedly delivered fresh weekly, and I picked this up from a refridgerated section of an LCBO.

This is an old friend of mine, which use to be my winter staple. I'm not sure if it's not as good as it use to be, or if my palate has simply evolved.

Owned by Molson, it's now found in a standard twist-off bottle. The old plastic cap was kind of dumb (though good for homebrew), but I did really like the old metal capped, non-twist top bottle, with the Creemore banner around the neck.

A: Ruby-brown, with an off-white head, that desparately tries to cling to the glass.

S: Caramel, malty sweetness, with a little grain.

T: This one's all about the malt (caramel, bread, with a little nut). A little more grainy, dark-fruit/prune than I remember (with a little burnt flavour as well).

M: Body is on the heavy side of moderate, carbonation is slightly less than moderate (and lower than it has previously been).

D: VERY drinkable. This one can be trouble!

01-31-2006 00:15:22 | More by Derek
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-22-2012 14:10:15 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-05-2012 23:35:44 | More by mjacquard
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2013 16:14:56 | More by HATS4BATS
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-05-2012 09:45:48 | More by Wordslinger
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

A: Pours a dark brown translucent amber, with a reasonably thick off white head. A layer of head retains pretty well, and leaves substantial lacing.

S: Thick and sweet, with toffee, brown sugar, and caramel tones.

T: Like the nose, but balanced with a bit of hops on the finish. A pretty nice blend of flavors.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

D: Balanced enough that it drinks quite easily.

01-01-2010 00:08:44 | More by seand
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-01-2011 05:38:32 | More by bigox420
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

Thanks to DaftCaskBC for this one.

Appearance. Clear, deep brown-red with a small head.

Smell. Sweet malty caramel, fresh plums and brown sugar.

Taste. Big caramel malt. Lots of it. Pretty nice tasting too!

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with below medium carbonation.

Overall. Nothing complex here, just a nice malty beer that goes back easy. If I had another, it'd be gone too.

12-23-2011 03:50:37 | More by Rutager
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

Another shout out to my BA bro joemcgrath27 for sending this my way. You know the selection of your local LCBO sucks when you have to get an Ontario beer shipped to you from Alberta...

A - Pours a nice dark ruby red colour, thin layer of head which quickly dissipates and leaves no real lacing.

S - Nice bready malt, bistuit notes, caramelized sugar and a hint of musty wheat.

T - The caramel malts come through nicely, hint of leafy hops alongside the bready biscuit notes and some sweet brown sugar lingers. Loads of flavour in a rather unsuspecting bottle.

M - Medium, smooth and wet. An easy drinker indeed.

O - A great example of the style, loads of flavour, easy drinking and at 6% a nice ale for a cloudy autumn day... Or in my case a rainy spring afternoon. I would toss back a 6-er of this no problem.

03-24-2012 18:34:42 | More by andrenaline
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

This is my first review but I've had this beer multiple times.

A - Pours a clear bronzish red color. The head is a light tan and is about an inch thick. but, it quickly goes away and leaves nothing behind. No lacing of any sort.

S - Never really picked up anything unique. Has a faint malt smell to it.

T - Very subtle but deep caramel flavour. Has a nice roasted nuts taste that is permanent throughout each sip. Bitterness hits you at the end. Lingering after taste.

M - Medium body. Refreshing feel to it.

O - One of my go to beers. I enjoy the bitterness it leaves you with. A great beer for after a long day of school and studying.

02-28-2013 04:37:17 | More by AddyCanuck
Photo of the42ndtourist

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

First thought - wow, this is pretty dark. A nice tan head, thick and sticky even after it fades to a lace.
The smell is a noseful of malt. The taste, lots of malt, and a fair measure of hops as well. Not the usual taste of the style, but a very nice beer anyways. Good and thick, aftertaste clings to the mouth.
I like it!. I was certainly surprised to see this when I ducked into the LCBO for a minute. Cheers to Creemore!

That was the 2002 edition.

Now, 2004: my first thought, pulling the bottle out of the sixpack, was actually surprise at how light it was. Which makes rereading my prior review a little amusing (to me). Red-Gold honey, a limited head. It's quite crisp, with hop bite battling the bocky malt sweetness all the way through. It's rather refreshing when you put it up against all the heavy bocks around this time of year.

11-30-2004 03:55:38 | More by the42ndtourist
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Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

This will complete my reviews for Creemore! I hated their Pilsener, which is good as it is a limited edition. Like their lager, and after trying two of these this afternoon I like their bock too. So here's my review. 6.00% abv, 341mL twist bottle. On the back - B2508. Poured into a oversized wine glass.

Dark mahogany body, nice off-white tan-ish head. Gobs of lace. Red accents. Fantastic.

Decent bock nose. Caramel, raisin. A bit vinous. Peach and apricot. Very fruity! Alcohol is a bit forward for 6% abv.

Moderately chewy body, noted carbonation. Palate is exceptionally balanced. Resinous raw hoppiness. Nuts, toast. Apricots and peach again. A bit acidic and sour, maybe because of the lack of pasteurization? The box was dusty at the Beer Store... bah. Super drinkable and refreshing, a great spring beer!

Not sure how fresh this is but this is by far the best of Creemore's brews.

03-27-2008 02:22:11 | More by Antilochus
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Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

Can into tall glass.

A- Dark maple syrup brown pour with thin off white head that is short lived. Very little lacing.

S- Subtle brown sugar and maple syrup. Dark stone fruits, caramel and toffee. Slight floral presence from the hops.

T- Stone fruits, including figs, dates and a slight cherry presence. Caramel and brown sugar. There is a earthy aftertaste.

M- Light bodied, chewy with a good carbonation.

O- Creemore puts out a quality brew, this one is by far my favorite.

03-11-2012 19:27:34 | More by korguy123
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Creemore Springs UrBock from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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