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Creemore Springs Kellerbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-05-2012 06:55:11 | More by mjacquard
Photo of Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-31-2012 21:01:08 | More by Kremlock
Photo of JamesMN


4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

10-03-2012 04:31:03 | More by JamesMN
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

09-13-2012 02:34:59 | More by jrenihan
Photo of Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-10-2012 21:59:20 | More by Molson2000
Photo of leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

09-09-2012 03:37:41 | More by leaddog
Photo of WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-07-2012 04:44:52 | More by WeissBoy
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

09-02-2012 18:00:28 | More by canucklehead
Photo of Lynn


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-27-2012 22:41:11 | More by Lynn
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

08-24-2012 01:15:39 | More by korguy123
Photo of Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-22-2012 14:10:03 | More by Coastal_Brew
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2012 21:37:49 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-08-2012 02:19:43 | More by BigGruntyThirst
Photo of mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

07-08-2012 02:04:01 | More by mick303
Photo of KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-28-2012 03:41:27 | More by KrisDLSmith
Photo of NV9

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

06-25-2012 00:25:43 | More by NV9
Photo of ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

06-21-2012 04:41:06 | More by ericj551
Photo of Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

Courtesy of wfeddern, in CANbif

A: Nice amber color, with light foam head

S: Pretty delicate but nice, with straw, and some floral subtle hops

T: refreshing, light but balanced, and without any off aromas

M: Smooth and refreshing

O: Not a memorable brew, but still well made and refreshing. A great summertime cold one for lawnmower...

05-28-2012 03:58:42 | More by Caudalie
Photo of traumaqueen

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-28-2012 01:48:40 | More by traumaqueen
Photo of beerhaver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-08-2012 16:34:11 | More by beerhaver
Photo of Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-05-2012 09:45:27 | More by Wordslinger
Photo of Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-02-2012 00:03:47 | More by Rlombardi75
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a pint glass. A two finger off white head on a hazy apricot. Lots of lacing.

Fresh citrus hop and floral malt smells. Fruity and clean malt tastes. Slightly sour. A very mild hop twist at the end.

Fairly light body and carbonation. A refreshing balance. Smooth texture. Very fresh and fruity tasting for a fairly dry beer. A bit simple but very nice. One of my favourite finds of 2011. I hope to see it again but it is sadly becoming harder to find.

01-31-2012 02:43:49 | More by scott451
Photo of galluch

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-30-2012 02:40:41 | More by galluch
Photo of jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-16-2012 22:42:45 | More by jsnoek
Creemore Springs Kellerbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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