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Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 08-05-2012

With a goal of celebrating Creemore’s 25th anniversary in a big way, Creemore Brewmaster Gordon Fuller and head brewer Bryan Egan travelled to Düsseldorf in early 2012, to immerse themselves in German brewing culture. Learning trade secrets from the brewers at Zum Schlüssel allowed them to create a unique and special variety of their own Altbier at home in Canada. Follow their journey on our blog.

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 28
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a lovely beer. One of my favourite memories of Dusseldorf was visiting a pub in the city's core. We had spent the afternoon watching street performers and headed into a hole in the wall. I clearly remember the barman toting a wooden cask of beer up the stairs from the cellar - our Dutch host explained that we were trying Alt, and I was completely awestruck. I digress... Creemore has come up with a winner here. It is dark, rich, sweet and incredibly smooth. If you can find this beer, I highly recommend you try it!

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3.12/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

To celebrate Creemore’s 25th anniversary, Brewmaster Gordon Fuller and head brewer Bryan Egan travelled to Düsseldorf in early 2012, to learn how to create their own Altbier in Canada. Bucky sampled the fruits of their labour in a 473 ml can with a production date of September 2013 stamped onto the bottom. Altbier was 5.0% alcohol by volume. Altbier (German for 'old beer') is a style of beer first brewed in the region of Westphalia and is a specialty of the city of Düsseldorf. Its name comes from its production using the technique of top fermentation, an older method than bottom fermentation which is characteristic of lagers.

Altbier poured a clear mahogany colour, with a large off-white head that faded to a thin cap of foam, leaving some minor lacing and spotting in its wake. Its aroma was pleasant enough and consisted of sweet toasted malts. The flavour began with a sweet, rich roasted maltiness which gave way in the finish to a mild, slightly earthy bitterness. These flavours were nicely balanced and all lingered on as a pleasant aftertaste. Relatively light bodied for a beer this dark and with a fine carbonation, I found the mouthfeel to be a bit thin for my personal taste. Overall though, this fairly uncommon style of beer is probably the best of Creemore’s offerings, and certainly worth a try at $2.85 per can.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear and coppery with a short cap of fine bubbles. Solid sheets of lace covered the glass. Floral hop aroma, toffee and biscuit malt, slight lemon, a hint of smoke. Same character in the flavour, but with moderate bitterness. Nicely balanced with lingering lemon. Light bodied, average carbonation, decent texture. Pretty good, pleasant to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber with a small amount of light white head. A small amount retains, leaving reasonable lacing.

S: Lightly sweet with a fruity note and a touch of grain.

T: A touch sweeter than regular Creemore, with the same lightly sweet and lightly grainy flavors.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, good. A nice minor variation on standard Creemore, though not as nice as their Kellerbier.

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Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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