Creemore Springs Kellerbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
Served in footed pilsner glass.
LOOK (4/5) Very nice. A dark gold with some orange colour, just cloudy enough to give it a really interesting gradient in the glass. Cloudy, but not truly opaque like a witbier. Poured with a voluminous, creamy head that stuck around for the first few sips, and left a generous lacing on the glass.
SMELL (4/5) This beer really puts the aromatic hops front and center along with the dry smell typical of lagers. The scent finishes with a rich creamy spiciness, with some hints of citrus.
FLAVOUR (4/5) Very light and delicate and quite dry. The spiciness and citrus flavors finish along with some nice dryness. The late introduction of aromatic hops is quite evident as this brew doesn't finish with a particularly bitter end.
FEEL (4.5/5) The mouthfeel was extremely pleasant and was, to me, the highlight of this beer. The unfiltered-ness had clearly contributed a nice full body (which also sustained the head). To be fair, I'm used to thinner lagers and prefer a fuller bodied beer. The light flavor and full body were nicely balanced indeed!
DRINK (4.5/5) I really quite enjoyed this one. At the first sip, I immediately regretted picking up only one immediately before the liquor store closed! Although it has a full body, I think the light flavors would also make this an ideal session beer.
07-16-2011 21:01:36 | More by Rijtjeshuis
1.98/5 rDev -48.8%
Picked up this year's new batch from LCBO on May 8, 2010. I was excited to say the least. For some reason, last year's peach/apricot bouquet is gone, as well as the bready undertone. Carbonation is markedly increased as well. Now it just tastes a lot like Creemore Lager now except at a higher price. Disappointed.
05-09-2010 08:34:43 | More by hidk09
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
It's a blustery cold day - perfect for a hearty lager!
Poured into Creemore branded lager glass. Amber orange hue. Only slightly opaque, but the effect is there. Patches of lacing, a thin ring of head.
Nose is quite inviting. Leafy hops, tea, honey and a bit of malt.
A smooth, tart little brew. Not nearly as hoppy as last year's batch, but still a decent hop character. Malt and tea, a touch of bread or biscuits there as well. Dry finish.
Decent carbonation, slight creamy feel.
Another fine brew from Creemore; quite enjoyable this time of year. Not really a session brew - defionitely one to take some time with and enjoy.
05-08-2010 20:57:03 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
Cheers again to biegaman as I explore the box of local goodness that he sent to me. Pours a light amber & the head is lacing nicely. Smells like a dunkel lager but the Keller style is new to me. Tastes is smooth malt with a kick of hops & very well done. Mouthfeel is smooth & this is very drinkable. I like German style brews since I am from SE PA & this is very good. Recommended.
07-27-2009 02:54:38 | More by SkinnyElvis
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
Big off white head that seems to have a tint of yellow to it, recedes really slowly above a thick farmers honey golden copper colored beer.
Lightly sweet grain malt and light grasses in the aroma of the unfiltered Kellerbier.
Lighter sort of sweet malt grain taste with a touch of some bitterness probably from the hops coming through.
A lightly dryish aftertaste that harbors just a bit of the sweet tastes with it with this medium bodied offering.
This beer has some sweetness to it but not enough to be overbearing or unpleasant and even though this isn't my favorite style of beer this was quite drinkable.
09-20-2013 21:23:40 | More by LXIXME
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
473ml, nice light copper-shaded can, with lots of old-world brewing cellar imagery, procured at some LCBO or another in the greater Toronto metro area in my past few weeks of on-site work, and Ontario beer scene play.
This beer pours a slightly cloudy, muddled medium orange apricot amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, moderately foamy ecru head, which leaves some random climbing arches of broken webbed lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.
It smells of sharply biscuity, grainy caramel malt, a bit of burnt white toast, and somewhat bitter earthy, floral and grassy hops. The taste is more crisp, lightly toasted bready malt, mild biscuity crackers, sassy yet still subdued citrus and apple notes, and leafy, grassy hops, all of which mellow a bit as it warms.
The carbonation is moderately peppy, the body a solid, sturdy, yet forgiving medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a touch of beginner's creaminess, all in the face of the combined malt and hop edginess. It finishes fairly dry, with a certain saltine cracker leaning.
A rather enjoyable old-school lager, made right in rural Ontario, if under the auspices of Big Beer, but they've apparently been set free of any purported shackles for this one - it's pleasantly crisp (oh shit, I may have said that already), fresh, and substantially heady. Too bad I only have the one, but chances are Molson's Canada-wide distribution network will soon address that minor detail.
08-28-2009 22:48:46 | More by biboergosum
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours a hazy golden orange with 2+ fingers of beige head. The head has so-so retention and decent lace.
Nice bread malt base to the aroma with some caramel to back it up. The hops give the scent of grapefruit and grass.
Toasty bread flavour. Lightly buttered. Caramel. Grassy and grapefruit hop flavour. A little bit spicy. Moderate bitterness that grows a little as it warms. Very balanced.
Medium bodied with low carbonation. Feels smooth and goes down very easy. This a tasty and refreshing summer release, and I'll be picking up more before it's gone.
08-17-2009 19:56:20 | More by mintjellie
4.28/5 rDev +10.6%
Appearance: Orangey-gold haziness. An inch worth of head on initial pour, decent retention.
Aroma: Fresh bread with slight herb (rosemary/thyme).
Taste: Smooth and little carbonation. Strong maltiness - much less hops than first offering of the beer last fall. Dry finish. Well balanced.
Drinkability: No bloating from drinking. Could easily tip these back.
Final thoughts: Not as hoppy or as hazy as I remember the first batch being; however, still very enjoyable. I'm not sure if that's due to the fact that this can was drank within the first week of it being offered and the previous one was towards the tail end of the previous offering.
05-06-2010 18:03:12 | More by machinesquad
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
Creemore Springs release party at Victory Cafe. Very very fresh. Had this on tap, will be released in cans...just as now-unfiltered. Peachy cloudy appearance with long lasting white generous head, leaving lace traces. Yeasty and spicey and malty aroma. Medium mouthfeel, the yeast cushions but above average carbonation offsets this and prevents a full two pints from being consumed, still very drinkable. Significant hops, including dry hopping, I like the unfiltered taste. Drying finsh. Bang on style, it hits the ontario market between the eyes, and just as Creemore brought craft back in Ontario about 20 years back, this will be a paradigm shifter.
06-23-2009 00:58:34 | More by Sammy
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
Well chilled it pours an opaque peach. A large, billowy white head forms, but settles quickly. Lacings are slippery, little retention.
Surprisingly light aroma. Yeast gives off a fruity, almost orange, aroma. Very little in the way of hops on the nose.
Combination of lively carbonation and hops brings forward a first hit of the subdued bitterness and characteristic earthiness of the noble hops. Hops coat the mouth, but nonetheless give way to biscuity malt with just the slightest sweetness. The beer finishes with a characteristic Creemore metallic twang from the yeast and a touch of apricot fruit. Leaves a grassy bitterness on the back of the tongue.
Goes down smooth with a nice amount of carbonation, though I would have preferred a touch less. I also could have done with some chewier malt.
A winner from Creemore. These people clearly love beer, despite their infamous owners.
07-23-2009 22:06:30 | More by CanuckRover
3.83/5 rDev -1%
A - slightly hazy copper orange, tall white head dissipated slowly leaving consistent sticky lacing
S - grassy and herbal with bready grains and caramel, hints of lemon zest, and a light metallic hint
T - more pronounced herbal must hop quality, fresh cut grass along with bready and light sweet malt, flavours a little subdued but very clean and balanced
M - medium body with bright carbonation, a hint of unfiltered breadiness moves to a crisp clean slightly bitter finish
O - generally impressed with this offering, it is extremely easy drinking and well balanced, very enjoyable on this hot summer day
07-31-2011 02:06:07 | More by joemcgrath27
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
The unfiltered look is obvious. Creemore's Kellerbier is a hazy copper-amber with a good cover of off-white head and some pretty nice lacing.
Smells like a lot of yeast to start, though it quickly fades into a better balance. Along with all the yeast is some sharp, astringent citrus, candy-like malt, a little bread and earthy German hops. Pretty nice actually.
This is definitely the more flavourful of the three Creemore products I've had. Lots of earthy German hops present. Quite well-balanced, with just enough bready malt for support. The sweetness found in the nose isn't really showing here, which is a good thing. This is a bitter, earthy brew. A subtle fruitiness shows up as a nice extra bit of complexity. The finish isn't as drying as you'd expect, given all the hops.
I'm really surprised by the feel. For a lager the feel is great but for a lager from Ontario, this stuff is pretty fantastic. Creamy medium-full body with a moderate-to-high carbonation. I'm digging it.
I've only had one other Kellerbier and feel that the drinkability here is comparable. This is easily the best of the Creemore's I've had but possibly the least drinkable. It's a little too bitter to want to session, though you could if you're into the bitterness. This is a well-made beer and I'd be happy to drink this again. Would probably be pretty great on tap, if that exists.
Edit: I had to up the drinkability here, since it seems I've been drinking more of this than probably any other beer this summer and it definitely sessions well. Not too bitter; this stuff is damn tasty. One of the few beers Ontario can boast of.
05-13-2010 06:27:57 | More by eat
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Creemore's summer seasonal.
A nice hazy amber body greats me in the glass, looking very enticing. This is topped by a large porous cream coloured head with decent retention.
Sweet flower blossom and lemon rind aromas prevail throughout. Cutting through this are mild sulphurous notes and wet leaves. Fruity aromas of white grape and golden raisin round out the bouquet.
The taste is an interesting mix of pale malt flavours one comes to expect of a lager and vibrant hop bitterness. It's very lively and fresh tasting, almost juicy. Fresh chlorophyll notes mingle with some mild yeast flavours.
The body is medium light with a fairly high level of carbonation.
A very refreshing ad flavourful beer though.
12-02-2010 18:56:43 | More by Reinheitsgebot71
3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
Purchased at the LCBO 473ml can for just under $3.00. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.
A- Opened well. Poured with an excellent golden hue. Unfiltered cloudy.
S- Not much here at all
T- Ok. Nothing special. Slight citrus and roasted malt. Grapefruit
M- Very good. Nice balance between creamy and carbonation
O- Pretty good. Appearance and mouth feel really bring this one up
This nice little beer paired well with... cured meat and cheese.
04-07-2014 22:45:18 | More by DaveBar
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
A - poured a one finger head from a 500ml can - pleasing light apple cider colour - head quickly subsided - little to no patchiness
S - strong malt and grass smell which I found pleasing with some floral notes
tasted much the same as the smell - pleasantly bitter with plenty of grassy hops but not overpowering - a little spicy
A nice mouthfeel - a little tingling on the tongue with little carbonation - very easy drinking
O - my favorite from Creemore - very tasty for my only stab at this style - reminds me a little bit of a full flavored IPA
05-16-2011 23:11:24 | More by Stocean1
3.15/5 rDev -18.6%
picked up a creemore collection pack. comes with 2 of these 2 lager and 2 pilsener.
reviewed the lager before and found it poor. was probably just the batch though as i remember it tasting better from a prior taste.
poured in a duvel glass. giant frothy beige head. beer is cloudy, orange caramel color.
floral hops, sweet malts, sugary in the nose.
tastes bitter with a prominent biscuit backbone. reminds me of a lot of bad beers..tusker comes to mind. cheap common malt profile with better hops makes it barely better than the rest.
not a big fan of this stuff.
08-11-2011 23:05:51 | More by paxkey
Creemore Springs Kellerbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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