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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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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 97
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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of slitherySOB
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours cloudy copper with a huge white head that sticks lacing to the glass. Scent is minimal. Primarily dominated by yeast, with a faint hint of malt. Tastes much better than it smells. Lemons, caramel, grassy hops, bready malts. Very sweet, spicy and sour. Mouthfeel is a bit above medium body. It has the smoothness of an ale with the crispness of a lager. Overall, a good session beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TimeLincoln
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%

Photo of Kremlock
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JamesMN
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
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
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
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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4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Creemore Springs Kellerbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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