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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
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: 149 | Reviews: 76
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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of Electros
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
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 BigBry
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bad2arwing
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of oakbluff
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle- ours light golden, frothy head that goes quickly. Nose- bready malts and some hop spicyness. Taste- toasty bready malts, peppery saaz hops add a flowery finish. Finishes dry with mineral and herbal zing. Nice stuff actually and perfect on the deck quaffing.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Cheers.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of McBastard
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of pootz
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

473ml can dated 3 weeks from racking

A rough pour from the can reveals a bright crystal clear lager with a rocky sticky 2 finger white cap...this modest retention but leaves a surface lace that clings to the glass.

Aroma: Pungent biscuit malts fill the room as soon as the can opens...in the glass there is a grainy-bready note with the muted aromas of boiled saaz pellets (same hops as in their lager). The floral spicy "traditional" pilsner nose is lacking on this one...but the ample bready malt tones are not unwelcome just a tad unbalanced for a "traditional" pils.

Flavor Profile: Big chewy bisquit malts dominate the flavor in the front side...light sweetness and a light herbal balance...mid palate the hops become more bitter and there are more medicinal bittering from the hops, light, barely detectable floral note....Finish is crisp, drying and hoppy with the sharp "bite: that is the signature of Creemore beers from their hard water.

Actually a good Urquell "approximation" on par with King's but with less defined soft mouth feel because of the hard water and undecocted mash.

Still a good stab at a Urquell clone....but one has to wonder at this price and with the availability of Urquell or Budvar why would you prefer a pale approximation?


The answer is this is fresher and even if it is deficient in several factors as a "tradtional" Czech pils, a fresh impersonator is better than a stale or over dated authentic import.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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