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Creemore Springs UrBock - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of funkengruven
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of timgman
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Spanking delish.
Nice crisp urbock baby!
No utterance of can tinge, (pored from a can)...
I do dare say, It's been some time since I've had one and need to get more in stock for winter !!!!!

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Creemore Springs UrBock from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.