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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 05-22-2007)
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lowibulager

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

02-26-2014 01:29:33 | More by lowibulager
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tomfriedrich

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

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.

08-26-2014 18:52:26 | More by tomfriedrich
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RyanBelle

Ontario (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +31.7%

This is an exceptional brew. There is very little room for improvement on this one...it even tops the creemore lager!

500ml can poured into an extra heavy pub glass

A - Dark golden colour, and it even "looks" flavorful. Beautiful bubbly carbonation done perfect, and very sparse lacing on the glass.

S - Appealing. That sweet corn grain/wheat and slight hop tang that makes this beer just so well balanced.

M - Substantial and robust at a heavily hopped 5.3% abv. Right where it needs to be.

T - The highlight is the taste. It's malty, hoppy, and pure tasting with no horrible notes of alcohol shining through, but rather complimenting the brew. It's probably one of the best beer's I've ever had and, certainly, unexpectedly. I knew creemore was good, but this is fantastic...

Overall...you must try this one. Cheers!

04-18-2011 04:11:25 | More by RyanBelle
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SteveDresnor

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

08-16-2013 22:52:31 | More by SteveDresnor
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

12-21-2012 01:33:22 | More by Vyronian
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%

Finally, a new beer from Creemore, didnt they originally describe their Lager as a Czech Pilsner/Pilsner Urquell clone?

Beer geekery aside, this Pilsner pours a deep brassy gold with a crackly shortlived head and a nice bit of lace clinging to the glass. The aroma is firstly biscuity doughy malt, some husk and rye spiciness which is overcome by sea air saaz hop bit as the beer warms. The taste is boldly hoppy, on the top end of the scale of pilsners Ive tried, but restrained compared to Prima Pils. The malt balast is firm and crackey. Bitterness builds in the finish but is always rounded and approachable. The mouthfeel is medium light with an understated carbonation level.

This is the archetypal summer beer. Its not heavy or challenging or overly complex, just a simple, well hopped, refreshing lager with no insipidness or defects.

Does it unseat King Pilsner as the scientifically validated best pilsner in Ontario (in my opinion)? I think it may.

05-22-2007 20:45:21 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-16-2014 00:16:23 | More by DarrenBrule
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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

11-04-2013 23:43:14 | More by StomachUlcers
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +19%

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.

05-20-2012 20:41:36 | More by NightINgale
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

06-02-2011 16:45:01 | More by tbeckett
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +17%

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.

12-25-2011 22:14:39 | More by leaddog
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%

Pours a clear straw yellow with tons of carbonation and a thick creamy head. Very crisp looking...

Smells like a pilsener with hints of honey and a sweet citrus tang.

A very tasty pilsener, nice and malty, citrusy, sweet and finishes dry with a slight grassy hop finish.

Very refreshing beer and the mouthfeel is wonderful, nicely carbonated and very creamy. I like this better than their lager, but they are both great beers!

09-06-2010 22:11:55 | More by GodOfBeer
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-13-2012 14:58:05 | More by beerhunter13
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Vandelayindustri

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-18-2012 04:22:57 | More by Vandelayindustri
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

05-19-2011 02:30:33 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-27-2013 23:49:30 | More by sirsteve42
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Xithyl

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-23-2013 20:33:21 | More by Xithyl
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derberts


4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-29-2014 02:46:30 | More by derberts
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

473ml can poured into pint glass june30 2010

A golden yellow with mild carbonation feeding a fast falling two finger head that left some patches of lace

S some lemon, cereal, grassy hops and more sweet grains

T close to the smell but even more dry cereal and enough hops to balance things out a bit

M crisp and refreshing with plenty of bubbles

D easy drinking with out doubt, went down pretty quick and I would drink this again

this is a well rounded beer and I have no complaints worth mentioning, drink it if you get the chance

07-01-2010 03:52:23 | More by wordemupg
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Calder316

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-06-2011 18:29:45 | More by Calder316
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-06-2012 20:43:39 | More by ScottWestmaas
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-01-2011 05:39:05 | More by bigox420
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sahdaquist

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

Pours with little head and a surprising amount of carbonation, with the carbonation settling instantly and the head dissolving into a ring of foam within a couple of minutes.

Smells a bit fruity (oddly enough), though it's more of a sweet, fire roasted wheat (if such a thing exists), wet bread combo. Smells great.

Very clear, delicious golden yellow colour.

Surprisingly creamy once you actually take a sip, and it hits the palate from all over. Very flavourful, almost spicy, though a bit (JUST a bit) weak on the hops for my liking. Still, this beer goes down very easily.

I purchased this in an 8-pack of 473 mL cans, and I'd definitely do it again. Not a beer to show off to friends or treat yourself with, but definitely nice to share (and to have in your fridge). And it's perfect for the summer!

06-21-2010 04:08:13 | More by sahdaquist
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%

473 ml can, Special 20th Anniversary Release, Thanks Pootz for this suprise. The temperature is +30 outside, perfect time for a cold one.
Pours a deep gold color with a tight white head. Foam recedes, but never disappears leaving a thin cap and this stings of lace. Some malt aroma with just enough floral hops. Clean tasting brew, nice mix of malt and hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, light yet creamy, dry finish. It is almost easier to describe what isn't there - no adjunct sweetness, no sour finish, no big carbonation bubbles for that bloated feeling. The more I drink the more I like. A very good beer, lots of flavor, without one aspect being overpowering.

07-06-2007 14:41:21 | More by BigBry
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%

A - Clear gold. A bit darker than expected. Head is a solid inch of stick foam.

S - Slightly metallic, floral hops up front, but with a solid malt backing.

T - Interesting. Slight grapefuity-ness in the hops with a long lingering bitterness. There's a light, almost tannic astringency and a husky grainy feel.

M - Not heavy, not really light either. Substantial might be a good word, but a little prickly on the carbonation.

D - I like this a lot, good flavour yet still refreshing.

05-29-2007 03:26:34 | More by allergictomacros
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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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