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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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traumaqueen


2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

04-06-2012 00:24:20 | More by traumaqueen
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sachie23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

12-05-2013 14:26:44 | More by sachie23
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

02-12-2014 03:14:22 | More by deNevers
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Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Purchased at a Kingston, Ontario LCBO. 5.30% abv, 473mL can. No freshness date.

Appearance is golden (a few shades darker than straw), nice rocky head that settles with a collar and some bubbles. Some lace.

Aromas: nice floral hop bouquet on pour, diacetyl, lots of maltiness, smells fairly fresh. Very straightforward.

Moderate carbonation. Medium feel for a pilsner, nice grainy sweet palate. Some subtle bitterness on the tongue keeps it palatable. Salted butter. Sugary sweet caramel lager finish, not as crisp or dry as you would expect in a Czech pilsner. Some spice.

Too sweet for me, actually ended drainpouring the last little bit as it was cloying and syrupy.

Serving type: can

03-04-2008 05:09:07 | More by Antilochus
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JayTheFinn

California

2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

After try a few Canadian beers from the can, I must admit I was ready to judge this one by its cover. I'd tried a supposed "IPA" that was really just a lager, with hardly any hops to be tasted, so when I read "Pilsner" on the side of this can I got worried before even taking the first sip. Therefore when I did try the first sip I was pleasantly surprised. It does taste like a pilsner! Unfortunately after a few more sips the cloying sweetness sets in and the lack of hops becomes more noticeable. Overall it's pretty average. I had a hard time finishing it and actually ended up throwing half of it away.

Serving type: can

09-23-2007 04:44:51 | More by JayTheFinn
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ne0m00re

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11/23/10- Had a 16 oz can of this.
A: Clear tangerine, one-finger white head with lacing.
S: Mild pale bread, cornbread, doughy, almost non-detectable hops.
T: Pale bread, not as much doughy, metallic hops are almost non-existent, creamy oats mouthfeel.
M: Frothy but only slightly, medium thickness. OK.
D: It's decent. There are a lot of better pilsners out there.

Serving type: can

11-25-2010 03:26:48 | More by ne0m00re
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atr2605

New York

2.89/5  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

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 19:55:10 | More by atr2605
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.94/5  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.

Serving type: can

07-18-2014 21:10:52 | More by johnnnniee
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

473ml can acquired in trade with Sammy - thanks!

Poured a medium golden-yellow color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of graininess, wet grass, and I was getting some spiciness. Tastes of the same graininess and had a lighter sweetish finish.

Serving type: can

01-19-2009 00:36:58 | More by hopdog
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H8B8

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

04-04-2013 13:25:01 | More by H8B8
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

03-07-2013 21:32:06 | More by TimeLincoln
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

05-18-2014 06:23:58 | More by DreamDeath
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

11-06-2012 16:45:10 | More by cfalovo97
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

10-23-2013 02:07:24 | More by Pmicdee
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

05-13-2012 03:46:52 | More by hopsolutely
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orangey straw color. Nice carbonation. Clear. Disappointing head retention and zero lacing.

The aroma appears to have taken the day off and soapy lemons are filling in.

It tastes a bit like their lager, only Pilsenerized. Or perhaps that's my tastebuds playing tricks on me. Sweet bready malts are pit up against a grassy floral bitterness and the malt wins by a nose. I just feel it's a little shy on the bitterness and a little high on the sweetness. The finish isn't as dry as I would expect. And now that I'm nearing the end, it's a tad soapy.

The mouthfeel is oddly creamy, but I kind of like it.

With a billion (I counted) pilseners available to me at the LCBO I'm afraid this one is far down the list for me. As for what tradition this traditional pilsner is I can not say.

Serving type: can

07-31-2009 02:00:37 | More by MeisterBurger
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml can
5.3% ABV

I tried this beer on March 12, 2008 after purchasing from one of the local LCBO outlets. The poured a translucent gold colour with a generous head that quickly disippates. The aroma was very malty with some slight hoppish hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was very grainy, with very little bitterness.

Serving type: can

05-12-2008 03:56:06 | More by cyrenaica
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

11-30-2011 16:33:18 | More by kelvarnsen
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice traditional pilsner yellow, with a promising foamy head, which unfortunately quickly dies to a film. The aroma reminds me of lemon dish soap, but breaking is down further I might suggest it is a mix of lemon, grass and celery, which would be expected. Nonetheless, I don't find it particularly welcoming. The flavour is initially rich with this aroma, and the smooth texture helps to reinforce the idea of soapiness. Its not unpleasant, but again not something that I'm really looking for. Thankfully, after a while this settles down, and a sweet maltiness takes over for the rest of the ride. A nice level of floral hoppy bitterness lurks out the edges, helping to keep this pils nice and refreshing. No doubt I could drink another of these to quench my thirst on a hot day, but whether I would do so with so many other good brew available is unlikely.

Serving type: can

02-28-2008 14:38:08 | More by bobsy
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

02-13-2013 03:58:00 | More by DaPan
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear and shiny pilsner gold with one and a half fingers of white head showing itself after an aggresive pour. Decent retention and a good amount of lace. Strong carbonation is visible.

Stingy grassy hops, light biscuit malt, a bit of lemon, and cooked vegetables make up the nose.

Raw grass with a bit of a lemony twist dominates the taste with pale and watery biscuity malts in the back.

Mouthfeel is light, somewhat wet, and lacks the carbonation expected for the style. Easy to put down, but what pilsner isn't?

Overall, an average pilsner but the poorest of Creemore's offerings in my opinion. If I could describe this beer in one word it would be lacking; lacking in smell, taste, and mouthfeel. This one might be a bit more enjoyable than some of the other Euro imports of the same style at the LCBO, but you don't have to look far for a better offering.

Serving type: can

03-23-2010 22:15:15 | More by ludachris
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marksto

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I really like the Creemore traditional lager so looked forward to sampling this offering from the same brewery after a friend brought back a tall can from Canada. Unfortunately, this one was a disappointment.

Pours with a bright golden hue, clear, with a thin head that dissipates fairly quickly. Most of the aroma features malt sweetness, hop character is subdued. That carries over to the flavor, malt sweetness dominates, with the hop flavor and bitterness are lacking for this style. A bready, sweetish flavor features a medium body and lager smoothness.

The descriptor on the can says their brewmaster visited Czechlosovakia to study and replicate the true Czech pilsners. Sorry to say he missed the mark. This one needs lots more hop character and depth to make a true Czech pils. Not recommended.

Serving type: can

10-21-2007 23:15:42 | More by marksto
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

473ml can sent to me by pootz and cracked open on a lovely hot afternoon. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Almost two inches of head erupts, but dies quickly on the pour, not much of a lace to speak of. Lazy mild carbontion. Body is a darker yellow, nice and golden with a bit of chill haze. A bit of nutty malt and grassy hop in the aroma, a little bit of apple juice. All that is ruined by an almost overwhelming soapiness in the aroma, is this for drinking? Perhaps I should lather up with it?

Taste is a bit better, but that soapiness is still lingering a bit. Nice grassy, peppery hop profile though, and there's a slight nuttiness to the grainy malt that I like as well. Bitterness is clean and complimentary, not overwhelming. Body isn't too light or anything, and it slides down pretty easy. Dry finish. Carbonation is just right for the style. If it wasn't for that unpleasant soapy note in the aroma and in the taste, this would probably be above average for me, but as it stands, it's just another pilsner.

Serving type: can

07-07-2007 19:24:19 | More by trevorwideman
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The last of the Creemore four for me to try...

Pours a pale golden that is reminiscent of ripe & ready to be combined wheat. Head though is minimal, descends quickly and quite unimpressive with no lacing... The aroma of the beer is a lightly bready malt with some hop aroma. Enjoyable, though a little light for my liking. The body of the beer comes across well though. Balanced with light hop spiciness and a good crisp malt. An enjoyable quaff on a hot day. Later in the session a slight vegetal flavour lingers on the palate, which is off-putting. Interesting, though not a beer I would precipitate towards again...

Serving type: can

07-08-2010 20:39:38 | More by kjyost
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 23:51:03 | More by BARFLYB
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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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