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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 6
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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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-08-2012 02:20:47 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: can

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

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-06-2012 03:10:14 | More by coder
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

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

Serving type: can

04-30-2012 11:18:50 | More by papat444
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Vandelayindustri

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-17-2012 16:00:08 | More by peensteen
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

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


2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-03-2012 04:44:25 | More by ThinkAgain
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galluch

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-30-2012 02:41:38 | More by galluch
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

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

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
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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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: can

12-25-2011 22:14:39 | More by leaddog
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Calder316

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

12-06-2011 18:29:45 | More by Calder316
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: can

12-02-2011 16:58:44 | More by liamt07
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-30-2011 16:33:18 | More by kelvarnsen
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-24-2011 02:50:43 | More by oldp0rt
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-21-2011 02:44:19 | More by RedAleMan
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: can

08-17-2011 22:40:01 | More by SebD
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: can

08-14-2011 22:36:34 | More by paxkey
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Serving type: can

08-06-2011 01:13:02 | More by joemcgrath27
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: can

07-03-2011 01:00:30 | More by thehyperduck
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Matt1516

Quebec (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
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

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 02:42:57 | More by Matt1516
Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
81 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.