Creemore Springs Kellerbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-23-2009)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JamesMN
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a tumbler. Never had this particular style of lager before.

Appearance: Golden/bronze hue that is slightly hazy with visible effervescence. Foamy white head.

Aroma: Obvious yeast presence in the nose (it is unfiltered after all). Subtle malt and earthy hop presence. But hard to smell much past the yeast.

Taste: Those German whole leaf hops are tasty! Wasn't sure what to expect given the aroma, but this is definitely a flavorful lager. The hop character is an earthy spice that pairs very well with the chosen grains (I'm not sure what grain it is, but this has the same background flavor as many beers by Surly Brewing). Good Munich and Pilsen malt flavor. I'm not usually a big fan of lagers but this one is surprisingly robust. It walks the line between an ale and a lager, taking the good aspects of both styles. There is a crisp finish that is refreshing on the palate. It must be mentioned that not only is the 5% abv no where to be found, it drinks like something much more robust than its modest alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: The smoothness of an ale with the crisp finish of a lager. Just above medium bodied and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Creemore Springs catchphrase on the can is "A hundred years behind the times" which suits this style perfectly. You can feel the history of the style and why it was saved for the elite. Would I drink it again? Yes, and would like to try more from this brewery.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a cloudy copper with a moderately sized white head. Good retention. Decent lacing.

The beer really falls down for me in the smell department. I get almost nothing at all. A bit of yeast and a bit of light bready malt. MInimal.

Taste, thankfully, has more happening. Contains lemon, yeast, some light caramel malt and grassy hops. I get a very slight funkiness from the yeast, which is nice. Sort of a mix of bitter, sweet and sour, it that makes any sense.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit bready.

Overall, better than I expected! Very refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of leaddog
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a light amber with a finger width of bubbly, foamy white head. A bit foggy.

Smell - Light hops, sweet apples, grass, grains. A bit musty.

Taste - Light leafy hops along with citrus, yeast and spices. Finishes bitter. Quite pleasant flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - Nice to see Creemore Springs expand to a different style. I found the smell to be quite offputting, which made me nervous for the taste. Nice spice, yeast and hop flavours. Would like to see other Canadian brewers take a turn on this style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Get this into BC in either cans of in six packs as I loved the slightly brewery funk that came from the nose and the way the beer seemed to open up with warmth ( not usual for most lagers). I found grassy notes and citrus notes depending on what sip I was taking. A very inventive beer from Creemore.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of korguy123
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into tumbler. Fresh mix six pack from the brewery.

A- Hazy sunset coloured pour. Finger width snow white head. Lacing is decent.

S- Floral hops, oranges, some sweet malts and a handful of grass.

T- Sweet candy like characters, oranges, floral hops and a nice biscuit flavour.

M- Light body, great carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Photo of mick303
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a large head of foam, takes time to go down and leaves a good amount of lacing and film. Beer is an orange amber and quite cloudy, with a good carbonation.

Aroma holds some fruitiness, detect grapefruit. The yeast is also detectable. Very fresh, malt is pronounced, bit of grainy breadiness.

Taste is quite dry, and some more grapefruity sweetness. Carbonation isn't too present. Achieves a solid balance here, somewhat creamy and very refreshing. Hops play a pretty minor part but give a light cinnamon spice.

Mouthfeel is medium and quite yeasty. Bit of a watery feel, and a bit weird.

Pretty good beer here, an interesting style and quite refreshing. Nice sweetness that doesn't get too cloying. Worth trying, different and interesting.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of NV9
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light gold colour with an inch of foam that stays.

Smell of citrus fruits and floral aroma

Citrus taste at front, lots of hops and a strong spice taste on the finish. Overall tastes are balanced and work very well together.

Finishes dry with a little bit of bitterness and above average carbonation.

Overall, medium/light body, but full of flavour, a very good, drinkable beer for the summer.

Creemore Springs Kellerbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
87 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.