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Creemore Springs Kellerbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 06-23-2009

Kellerbier is an unfiltered, medieval German beer known for its naturally cloudy appearance. Served straight from the brewmaster’s cellar, it was a true honour for special guests visiting a brewery to be offered a taste. These days we happily make it available to one and all. Our Kellerbier is wonderfully aromatic with a hint of citrus and spice imparted by German whole leaf hops. Not too many breweries make Kellerbier, but then, we've always done things a little differently.

30 IBU
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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2.01/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - hazy honey orange with a big, creamy head. Leaves some decent lacing as it recedes.

Smell - floral and herbal hops, some faint malt sweetness.

Taste - Light fruity hops flavours and a clean amlt profile. Nothing that really stands out, but not bad.

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3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly murky and cloudy, a golden yellow.

The label says that this beer is generously hopped..the nose doesn't give any indication of that. Black pepper spice, yeast and cloves do come through.

Not too sure what to make of the taste. The unfiltered yeast certainly contributes spice but where are the hops the packaging talks about? Good bitterness though, and well balanced. Drinkable but pretty mediocre for me. Overpriced and I'm dissapointed.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a pretty crisp, hard carbonation

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into stein.

Appearance - A very pretty Beer. Pours with 2 fingers of bright white head that fades pretty quickly, leaving behind a low to moderate amount of lacing. The beer itself is a cloudy golden orange colour. That doesn't do it justice, but it's really quite a unique colour.

Smell - Mostly bread and orange peel. Not a whole lot going on here.

Taste - Like many lagers, its quite bready. There is also some light orange peel, coriander and a faint grassy hop taste. Towards the finish there is a distinctive alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel - Nothing special really. Medium-high carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - 3.25/5 Sidenote: This was difficult to review as I've never encountered this style of beer. Would love to find more of the same though.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -16%

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3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a lot of head that settles finally to a soapy appearence that doesn't quite cover the top of the liquid. Some of the head is left sticking to the sides of the glass. Slightly hazy in appearence with very little noticable bubbles of carbonation rising to the surface.

S - Piney, almost evergreen in it's hop scent. Smells of fresh needles from the tree.

T - A very slight citrus taste. Hops bitterness slightly in the back of the mouth and throat. Lingers a bit but doesn't really stick around. No aftertaste.

M - A tad thin/watery but it is refreshing. More of a hot summer day beer then me having this as a thunderstorm passes right now.

D - Easy to drink. First time I have even heard of this style so I don't fully know how to compare it. The style discription doen't really help prepare me for this beer. So I fell that giving it a high or low grade would be unfair.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Back in the GWN, picked this up citing the "Generously Hopped" proclamation, well I'll be the judge of that, lets give it a whirl. Popping the top it doesn't smell too hoppy. Smells a little malty, earthy. Pours to a cloudy pale orange with a foamy creamy head. On the taste this brew kicks into gear. Nice naturally fresh taste with a good bitterness throughout. This style and this beer seems similar to an IPA but with a little bit thinner backbone and a more earthy hop with a flatter bite. The taste is yeasty due to the lack of filtering and slightly fruity with hints of banana. Carbonation seems high but doesn't detract from flavor. This is a tasty brew and far from run of the mill.

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3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a cloudy copper orange colour with a huge foamy white head. I can't see a whole lot of carbonation. There is a slim amount of lacing left on the glass.

Smell - hops and citrus zest, floral/pine notes, and a pepper spice mix.

Taste & Mouth - there is an average amount of carbonation, hops up front and a pepper spice taste in the middle. Also a slight honey and fruit sweetness mixed in before a dry refreshing finish.

Drink - A decent effort from Creemore Springs. Not the best beer I've ever had, but one that I would probably buy again.

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3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pours and orangey haze, one finger head, didnt expect a foamy mountain or anything, given that the style is more suited to a short head, obviously unfiltered, pretty cloudy,
orangey , almost golden brown.

very faint. doesnt have a nose to speak of really, but no nose is better than a foul one.
slight hint of grain, but it dissipates much like the head, very quickly.

this is where it gets interesting, its sharp, and malty, not bitter what so ever
until the after taste , which is nice and bitter, and short enough to keep me wanting it.
has a hint of vegetable, maybe carrot, but not over powering, very tastey.
not over stated in any way.

sharp, as the taste, but not overly so. very lightly carbbed, which is unexpected.
no rising bubbles or anything.. very light. very drinkable.

me and the unfiltered beer have a mixed history, i dislike alot of beers in this style , but i respect creemore, and have greatly enjoyed their other offerings. I purchased a sampler type box of three sorts of creemore, this is the only i havent tried and Iam already a big fan of the pilsner , and the pretty average lager didnt leave any lasting impressions, but i recall it being quaffable, and not at all off putting, just lacking charectar maybe.. anyway, not sure if they sell this keller seperate from the sampler, as I've never seen it. but it was the deciding factor for me, creemore is a great brewer, my only complaint is that its slightly "simple". the pilsner is the best of the offerings, but given a couple of others to experiment with, my thoughts may change in this. this keller is great, and though Im new to the style, I like it alot.

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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Creemore Springs Kellerbier pours a fairly bright gold with a slight haze. The aroma is mostly light malt with a bit of sulfur, I would guess it was slightly lightstruck if it wasn't from a can. There are some nice light herbal hops in the aroma as well. The flavor is moderately sweet with a nice mild herbal hoppiness, and a bit of powdery yeast. A little more sulfar pops up, but it isn't strong enough to be unpleasant.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a-Cloudy orangey golden colour. Minimal head.

s-Much more bitter this time around. Some yeast and hops coming through.

t-Tangy bitterness from the hops. Very refreshing. Not a lot of maltiness coming through even as the beer warmed up.

m-Normal for 5% beer.

d-Very drinkable. I found them best when they were chilled but allowed to sit for about 10 min out of the fridge.

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3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one poured a coppery amber with decent off-white head. It died back mostly, but left lacing down the glass. Nice looking beer, no question.

Smells yeasty and malty. Maybe a bit earthy, even. I like it.

I was actually a bit disappointed in the flavour. Don't get me wrong...it was quite good, but it looked and smelled so good, I was hoping for more. It seemed a bit muted compared with what the nose was telling me. Maybe I should appreciate the subtlety, but it's not quite working for me.

Maybe the biggest reason is the mouthfeel. Perhaps I got an off-can or something, but the carbonation is almost entirely non-existent, and it feels like it needs it. The taste is good, but it feels flat and unsupported without the carbonation and the medium mouthfeel ends up feeling a bit heavy.

I'm a big fan of the Creemore premium lager, and based on other reviews here, I'm tempted to try this again at a later date.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Creemore Springs Kellerbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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