Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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3.45/5 rDev -2%
Poured into a Creemore-branded lager glass. Medium golden hue, about a half-inch of head that dissolves into a thin ring. A few patches of lacing.
Nose is malty, with notes of biscuit and lemony hops.
Taste is quite similar: starts off with a malty kick before transitioning to leafy hops. Finishes slightly bitter. Some yeast or biscuit as well, which makes this one all Creemore.
Mouthfeel is slightly watery, moderate sting to the carbonation.
Not bad, certainly quite drinkable, but my least favorite of the Creemore brews. Definitely needs to be more assertive. Still, I'll happily drink this one over other local lagers, but there's more robust examples of the Czech style to be had.
05-11-2010 19:57:45 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.75/5 rDev +6.5%
Cheers to biegaman for this brew in a trade. Pours light in color. Head settles quickly. Not much hops in smell. The brew is smooth but has a slight hops taste. Very drinkable. I would like a bit more hops in my pilsners but this is pretty good.
07-27-2009 02:13:33 | More by SkinnyElvis
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
473ml can, procured from an LCBO during my work trip to T.O. over the last 3 weeks. Ok, three periods of potentially the biggest hockey game in recent memory before me, so three Canadian beers it is, one at each intermission. The puck is yet to be dropped, so off we go.
This beer pours a clear medium golden yellow hue, with two skinny fingers of thinly foamy, and prominently bubbly dirty white head, which leaves little beyond a few random specks of islet lace around the glass as it kind of hastily departs.
It smells of mildly biscuity, grainy cereal malt, a soft, blended drupe fruitiness, some faint mineral water stoniness, and earthy, weakly leafy hops. The taste is more warm, bready, lightly biscuity, and breakfast cereal-friendly malt, an ethereal hint of aerosol black pepper, and another dose of underwhelmingly banal earthy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is generally on the low side, with a barely capable support role, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so in the way of the smooth. It finishes off-dry, clean, wanly crisp, and hoppy, I suppose, but a shadow of what one might expect from the standard bearers of the style.
A drinkable enough Canadian-made pilsener, sure, but our expectations are so abysmally low (thank you, Pil!) that we get all giddy about stuff like this, when it is hardly all that adherent to the real Bohemian style. Sigh, oh well, one period in and the score is 1-0 Canada. Woot on that account, at least.
03-02-2010 00:40:07 | More by biboergosum
3.6/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours yellow gold with a fluffy white two finger head. Sporadic lace is left behind as the head recedes.
Smells mildly of bread and grassy/floral hops. While mild, the aroma is still easy to pick out due to its cleanliness and simplicity.
Grassy hops and biscuit malt on the palate. A little bit buttery. Bitterness is mild. It's a little sweet for a pils. Hops assert themselves a little more as the beer warms.
Between light and medium bodied with carbonation levels approaching moderate. I wouldn't say no if offered, but there's better pils to be had in Ontario.
07-17-2009 22:45:06 | More by mintjellie
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
This is in no way a traditional pilsner, only in a very broad sense. Good malty aroma. It was so-so lagerish up front, and decent bitterness on back like a maibock hits me. Drinkable with some creamy mouthfeel, and overall, probably because so fresh and new, a decent refreshing and positive surprise beer. I would send it as a hitchhiker, but not worth especially trading for. Dry aftertaste.
06-01-2007 23:45:17 | More by Sammy
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a deep gold with a nice snow-white head. Settles to a film and leaves spotty lacings through the whole beer.
Very nice aroma, spot-on for the style. A firm barley background but with wonderfully aromatic grass seed hops giving real character.
Grassy hops with a slight barnyard flavour jump forward and settle into a very subtle bitterness. The malt sort of lets the beer down, too sweet. It's almost in vienna lager territory. I'd prefer a lighter malt.
I prefer the Creemore lager to this. The hop presence is there, but the heavy malt character takes something away.
05-02-2009 18:34:08 | More by CanuckRover
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
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
08-06-2011 01:13:02 | More by joemcgrath27
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
I've been trying to branch out my beer drinking into pale ales, ales, lagers and pilsners....Too many Belgian and QUebec beers of late!
Poured a golden straw color with a nice quickly dissolving foam, reminiscent of a slightly over carbonated beer. However, smells appealing. malty and grassy.
Taste/Mouthfeel: I musst admit, i actually really like this. Dense but not thick, sweet and balanced. A slight hint of lemon honey. Grassy hops without an overpowering bitterness. Certainly could drink many many of these on a nice summer day.
I think its my favorite Beer of Creemore thus far. Nice work.
03-03-2010 00:28:13 | More by jbonapar
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
08-14-2011 22:36:34 | More by paxkey
3.73/5 rDev +6%
Can: Poured a golden yellow color pils with a nice foamy head with average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of medium sweet malt with some nice floral notes provided by the hops. Taste is also dominated by some notes of sweet malt with some nice hoppy floral notes. Very refreshing overall while respecting the style guideline.
11-13-2007 20:46:56 | More by Phyl21ca
3.7/5 rDev +5.1%
Creemore Springs Premium Lager is one of my go to beers that comes in cans. I am glad to see they have added another. I just wonder why they decided to go with another lager/pilsener type beer. Oh well still a good beer.
Pours with a decent sized head that leaves behind some good lacing before fading away. Has a clear gold colour.
Smells of malts, saaz hops, sweet and some earthy notes as well. Does not remind me of a true pilsener but still captivating.
The palate is sweet, malty with some a well balanced hop profile. Dry and bitter finish. A great take on a Czech Pilsener.
08-07-2007 02:51:42 | More by irishkyle21
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
From a 500 ml can. Pours out a crystal clear gold, tall foamy white head with good retention.
Clean crisp grains at first, although a little bit of veg as well.
The flavour is clean, earthy grains followed by grassy, spicy hops, some sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.
Medium-light mouthfeel, crisp carbonation.
An okay pils, falling someplace between a German and Bohemian pils. I hate to say it but this is more crisp straight out of the can, although the appearance is nice enough to pour into a glass every time just for that. I like it, but it's a little rough around the edges.
07-19-2010 09:13:14 | More by IronDjinn
Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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