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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Traditional Pilsner

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 05-22-2007

Pilsner was first made back in 1842 by the Bohemians. They used special pale malt and an abundance of hops to create a delicious, golden beer. Up here at Creemore Springs we fire-brew our pilsner the same traditional way, using only four natural ingredients starting with our own clear flowing spring water. It’s eminently drinkable, and always refreshing. Classic yet unique; it’s our fresh take on a traditional Czech pilsner.

26 IBU
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Ratings: 151 | Reviews: 77
Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yum. Good stuff from the folks at Creemore. What I love about this beer is its bite. It has a beautiful golden colour, topped by a bit of white head that quickly disappears. The joy of this beer, however, it the flavour. It has a wonderful, malt and cracker backbone that finishes with extremely substantial hop notes. It's not for the faint of heart - a complex and enjoyable Pilsener!

Photo of kevinlater
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can into nonic pint. the can had a late january or early february code printed on it but i don't remember the exact date. enjoyed on february 23, 2015

a: ultra clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head. typical boring pilsner look

s: strong pilsner malt aroma up front -- sweet bready grains and honey. slight floral touches from the hops as well. also a slight sulphuric note that i get from most creemore beers

t: follows the nose. delicious and strong crackery-bready-grainy pilsner malt right away. these flavours fade out somewhat quickly, giving way to a bitter & slightly floral hop presence

m: semi-lively carbonation and a light-but-not-watery mouthfeel. dry finish

o: a flavourful, easy-going pilsner. love it

Photo of tomfriedrich
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Pilsner is my favourite kind of beer. But I also like heavier north American lagers, (like Creemore!) This is a pilsner from that perspective, and it's good! It has a good pilsner bite, but full of flavour. This is one of my favourite beers, anywhere.

Photo of Nightwing
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Poured from can. Cereal and hay aroma. Clear and golden with white head. Very light bitter taste. Light body, thin texture, lively carbonation, with an abrupt finish. Pretty average overall.

Photo of johnnnniee
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big can from the State store in Charlottetown.
Pours a brilliantly clear deep golden color with a good sized bubbly white head that lasts forever. Sweet grainy bready pilsner and faint spicy floral hops. Flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. A bit sweet but easy enough to drink, I enjoyed this.

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 473ml Can poured into a pilsner glass

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden/straw coloured with 2 fingers of bright white foamy head which dissipates fairly quickly. A small bit of carbonation is visible. Next to no lacing i left behind.

Smell - Sweet grains are most predominant. I also detect some wet grass and a faint 'hoppy' smell.

Taste - Lot's of grains here as well. Pilsner malt features in a big way. Hop bitterness is light but balances nicely with the rest of the beer.

Mouthfeel - Clean and crisp and exceptionally dry finish. Lot's of carbonation and light body.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Re-reviewing this beer. 473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for $2.80 CDN.

Appearance - rich golden color, with bubbles aplenty and a finger and a half of frothy white head. Good retention time and some trace elements of lacing left around the rim of the glass. Crystal clear too.

Smell - grainy aroma with a small dose of grass and flower blend. Nothing unusual but with a Czech Pilsner, would you really expect there to be? Also sweet bready aromatics.

Taste - breach and yeasty as compared to others in the style and a fairly sharp crispness to the bread and grain flavours. Very refreshing on a hot summers day.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated and slightly dry finish.

Overall - a well crafted Czech Pilsner that is worth repeating and stacks up well against some of the German and Czech representations of the style.

Photo of atr2605
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a yellow straw color with is clear with a white head with decent retention
S-both malt and hop aroma are light, very clean aroma
T-sweet malt matched with a green hoppy bitterness and finishes with grain on the palate
M-medium light bodied
O-not a bad brew, would have expected a bit more hops but still very clean and crisp

Photo of ghisty
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

-appearance:
a bronzey coppery gold, poured into a normal american pint glass. not a pile of carb, but good head. about 1/2 an inch , decent retention, we'll see about lacing.
(yep. theres lace..but its just a little bit)

-smell:
heavy on the grains. but with a pile of hops to match. very good nose.

-taste:
as i said in appearance the carb isnt over powering , but just present enough to be there. starts off hoppy. pretty sharp. slight hint of the slightly higher abv. nothing to be afraid of tho, a pretty decent pilsner for a "domestic" in a czech style. as the can's images promise. and equal balance of grains and hops. leveled out with a malt base.
easily drinkable. and pretty damn good.

-mouthfeel:
has a sharp start. which is expected of the style. retains is hoppyness throughout, unlike some lower end pilsners that fade and get flat feeling near the half mark this offering has sharp side right down to the last drop. a good selling point for myself.

-overall:
I like this. it's got more charecter than alot of pilsners that attempt to match the style, it has one factor that i really like..the fact that it isnt over foamy..some pilsner goes a bit overboard on the head..but this is subtle.its like a softer version of stiegl. but retaining all of it's best charectaristics.if available i'd say dont pass this one up if you are a fan of the style. and based on my other reviews its probably obvious im a pilsner jock. and this makes the grade..there are others who i prefer over it..but its definatly great. try one today. matches great with spicey foods.

Photo of canucklehead
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thinking how much I liked the lager and the keller bier, I expected a little more out of the pils mostly more hops and a bigger flavour profile. Not a bad beer but nothing to make me put my can of Konig or Bitburger down. Still nice to find in a great new mixed pack.

Photo of korguy123
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 6 24 12

Crystal clear golden pour, two finger snow white, creamy head that won't quit. Lacing is excellent.

Sweet biscuits, a bright floral presence from the hops and the pilsner malts add a nice clean aroma.

Pilsner malts add a nice sweetness while the hops are floral and earthy. Light on the taste but that's typical for the style.

Light body, great carbonation, very refreshing.

Photo of NightINgale
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can poured into my Pilsner-Urquell glass...

A - Medium golden body, with a white head that is very frothy at first and then comes down to a thick foamy ring. Okay head retention and lacing.

S - White bread, grass, flowers, light citrus notes. A little bit of caramel. Smells much like the authentic Czech pilsners, so it's very nice.

T - Bready, quite hoppy (with some grassy, spicy notes), with a little bit of citrus and caramel. Finishes bready, slightly sweet, and quite floral.

M - Medium body. Very nice level of carbonation (fairly high yet not over the top). Very crisp and refreshing. As with all Creemore beers, this one has a very smooth, almost creamy texture to it.

O - I'm glad that Creemore still brew beer their own way, even after they were bought out by Molson Coors. Creemore's Pilsner is a very close match to the authentic Czech pilsners and is leagues ahead of the macro lagers of the parent company. Without doubt, this is one of the best Canadian pilsners I've ever had.

Photo of papat444
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A friend brought this over to me from Ontario.

Poured from a 473ml. can, canned April 3, 012 (Lot D0312).

Appearance: A gold-orange body beneath a white head with some spidery lacing and thick chunks remaining.

Smell: A bit of mineral, grassy and lots of corn (the good, fresh kind).

Taste: Minerals mixed with a bit of sea salt with some tropical fruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness and malt meld well together without one taking over the other.

Overall: A very refreshing pils that has a bit of snap

Photo of peensteen
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale blonde colour, ring of white head, no lace to speak of really. Smell is malty, biscuit like with some of that Creemore yeastiness, fairly earthy notes that give way into some grassy and floral hops, quite clean overall. Taste is malty with a light graham cracker sweetness, earthy and dry hops, floral with a light but assertive bitterness with a yeastiness in the finish and aftertaste. Medium prickly carbonation, smooth creamy feel, medium body and like most Creemore beers has a good mouthfeel. Not bad but not the best for the style, could have another of these down the road.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz Tallboy into a pint glass
Creemore Springs Pilsner pours out of the can a dull golden color with some yellow shade towards the side. A inch of loose ecru colored foam came and went leaving nothing. Smell is pale pilsner malts, alot of them. Sweet smelling after some whiffs. Any hops have faded by now. Semi scent of extract. Taste is extract, corn, pale malt and sweet. Earthy hop taste that is old. Feel is a bit lackluster, I was expecting more carb from the can. Light bodied, yet not crisp enough to go down easily. I had one and now I am done.

Photo of leaddog
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Golden straw yellow. Pours with a thin creamy head and bubbles are present.

Smell- Citrus and pine needles. Very sweet aroma.

Taste- Pine needle aroma present in taste. Easy drinkability with this one. Quite mild on the bitterness which is pleasant. Has a dry finish as well.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Quite smooth and easy to drink.

Overall- A nice refreshing pilsner from Creemore Springs. The mildness of the hops contributes to its easy drinkability.

Photo of liamt07
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from the LCBO, 473ml can into a pint glass. Canned on November 8, 2011.

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a pretty white head that fades to a think film; some remnants of head. Nose is grassy and mildly floral. Some grainy bread, general sweetness and vague characteristics that remind me of their Kellerbier. Taste is sweet and grainy, some corn bread with some light hopping. Somewhat sweet finish. Light bitterness that remains for a short while. Carbonation is a tad low, with a bit of crispiness that I think could have been more pronounced with a better carbonation level. Medium body however. Certainly not difficult to finish by any stretch, but not something I'd actively seek out. Decent nonetheless.

Photo of SebD
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear pale/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderatly and has minimal lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of grains, grassy hops and citrucy notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice sweet gainy malt taste to it with grassy hops bringing a nice bitterness and has a bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice balance of flavours.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas. Great for a warm sunny day.

Photo of paxkey
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pale yellow with a ton of carbonation. poured in a samuel smith pint glass yields a large white head.

floral hops sweet malt on the nose. zesty citrussy. with some cracker malt.
tastes smooth and refreshing with a cracker malt middle finished with some hop bitterness and some more malt on the finish.

really fresh tasting. a good summer refresher.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden, medium white head settled at a consistent covering
S - leafy and resiny hops, grainy, ripe fruit, mild metallic
T - much like the nose with a bit of a musty quality, along with more tart and slightly sour flavours lingering
M - light with a decent carbonation kick, tangy and dry, but finishing a little watery
O - has some of the crisp qualities of a classic pilsner along with some unique fruity and musty qualities, not the best example of the style but unique and drinkable enough to warrant a purchase

Photo of thehyperduck
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-amber colour, completely translucent. Topped with a thin half-finger white head with low retention; only a collar of lacing remains after a minute's time. Very few bubbles make their way to the surface, indicating a fairly low level of carbonation. Smell is subdued; all I could make out were some pale malts with a twinge of grass and tangy sweetness. Not stunning, but I don't think pilseners are known for their complex aromas anyway (also, I smoke a lot so my opinions in this category can probably be safely ignored). The lack of much hop presence in the odour is a bit troubling, but I trust this brewery enough to not be discouraged by it.

Pale, slightly sweet, bready/biscuit malts are the first flavour I notice, but this is overtaken by a grassy, hay-like hop profile in the finish, consistent with the label's claims of liberal Czech hop usage. Slightly bitter/dry in the finish. The flavour is very much "low-key" - subtle and well-balanced, with neither the hops nor malts being particularly intense or dominant over the other. It's a nice combination. Feels light-to-medium-light bodied in the mouth, with fairly low carbonation. Very clean tasting; as with all of this brewer's concoctions, the spring water really does seem to make a difference.

I've always been an 'occasional pilsener' guy, this not being one of my favourite styles, but I still appreciate a solid pils and this is one of the better examples I've had in recent memory. Clean-tasting, crisp, with all of the flavour notes you'd expect from a Czech-style pils. Not my favourite Creemore offering, but a worthy pick regardless, and likely a new brew to throw into the rotation if I'm in a pils mood.

Photo of Matt1516
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of carbonation i the pour, fluffy white head and golden body.

Smells of grass and lemon. Some hoppiness to the taste, a little graininess and some rice flavours. Malts are subtle but present and citrus and floral notes.

Very clean and crisp tasting. Dry finish. A thirst quencher--pair with spicy sausage or Indian fare

Photo of tbeckett
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes.

A - Poured with a golden/yellow colour and a two finger eggshell head. Minor visible carbonation. Bright. Bubble bath head retention with a good retention and some lacing. Looks proper.

S - A little noble hop. Biscuits, grass, and some citrus.

T - Same but with more noble hop. Quite tasty.

M - Good medium carbonation and a light to medium body. Slight bitter finish.

O/D - Fairly solid. Creemore never disapoints. They make to style lagers that are always easy to drink and make every sip enjoyable. A well put together pils.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - clear gold appearance with soft white frothy head. Medium carbonation.

Smell - Creamy malt with a faint hop and mild butter to anticipate.

Taste - Well-rounded maltiness with a little bit of the prickly pilsner hops. European influence is subtle but noticable.

Mouthfeel - Basically very easy tasting at the beginning and then it gives way to fairly active carbonation. If it was softer and smoother at the end it would be better.

Drinkability - Easy to enjoy several of these in almost any season.

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Yellow-orange with a frothy inch of white head that quickly fades to almost nothing.
Aroma is lemon, earth, grass, and sweet bready malt.
Flavour is very clean, sweet malt and complex grassy hops, a touch of fruity lemon. Very little bitterness, but enough hops flavour to balance the sweet malt.

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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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