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Creemore Springs UrBock - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
82
good

131 Ratings
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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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -10.8%

Tap - Copper brew with a small head. Malty aroma with a medium body. Taste is very creamy which I approved with small traced of burnt malt. Not the best of bock but still a great beer that should be made available all year long. The Creemore brewery is starting to impress me with two great german inspired brew (lager and bock).

01-04-2004 19:25:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

Dark red-brown pour with only a small bit of a head. Sparse, spotty lace only.

Quite sweet smell of malt and fruit. Solid hit of malt on the tongue. Sweet up front, but settles into gently bitter hops with dry, lingering bitter finish. Carbonation is about right, so overall this feels quite good to drink. Taste is real simple, nothing particularly complex.

Solid, unsensational beer, good with a meal. Suitable for introducing neophytes to something a little different.

12-29-2003 23:20:13 | More by TerryW
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -8%

Presentation: Squat amber 11.5 oz bottle. Freshness date of 07/03. Received as part of a beer trade with AKSmokedPoter (who has done a great job of getting new beer styles to me as part of his membership in something like 183 different "beer of the month" clubs).

Appearance: Deep clear copper with a tan-colored head that settles nicely to a thin layer. Nice lacing of the glass.

Smell: Malty sweet on the nose. A pleasant mixture of sweet caramel and fruity aromas.

Taste: A little too sweet for me. I was hoping for a little more balanced beer, but it's certainly not bad. Easy to drink with a fruity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thinly smooth and creamy. Not much body, perhaps dur to low carbonation?

Drinkability: Above average. Nothing in this beer to remember it by, but not a burden on the palate. Having read the description of the style, I guess I expected more of a hop influence (being the hop-head that I am).

01-31-2003 16:50:16 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.1%

Not my style of choice in beer, but is certainly acceptable in all the BA categories......taste is a little to sweet for me, yet this brew has qualities that you know must be appreciated by those who care for this particular style....
I guess what I am trying to say here is that this brew has all the qualities of a fine product, but needs to be critiqued by a more knowledgeable person than I......

01-07-2003 15:33:27 | More by Shiloh
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

I just assumed that this would be a darker, more bold & flavouful beer than it's sister Creemore Springs lager. Well, it was darker but.......that's as far as it goes.

The look, smell and taste of this beer left me looking for something more. It lacked a distinct flavour. A signature of its own. Maybe my opinion is skewed in part because of my love for Creemore Springs Lager. One sip of the lager, whether you're in Canada or half way across the world, and YOU KNOW it's Creemore Lager. That is the distinct impression left by that beer. But the urBock......i don't know. i was underwhelmed. This is NOT a bad beer. It is however quite ordinary.

12-02-2002 14:25:50 | More by Popsinc
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Gusler

Arizona

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

The beer pours a somewhat murky brown; the head is modest in size, the lace fair and clings in sheets to the glass. Nose is malt, caramel, somewhat sweet as in ripe fruit. Start is lightly malt sweet, the top is middling, the finish is piddlingly acidic, and puny in the hops arena, dry aftertaste. Not a bad drinking beer, just a little "Wimpy" on the hops, but then I'm a "Hop Head".

11-03-2002 06:33:09 | More by Gusler
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Creemore Springs UrBock from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
82 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.