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Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 08-05-2012)
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2014 00:14:08 | More by DarrenBrule
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ToddMopps

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-15-2014 20:00:29 | More by ToddMopps
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-25-2014 21:21:22 | More by Subliminal64
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2014 19:10:29 | More by duimie
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-25-2014 19:39:05 | More by CRObighit2
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

04-13-2014 20:59:22 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2014 02:38:09 | More by GoHabsGo
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2014 22:39:30 | More by hunterjames
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-09-2014 21:29:08 | More by Bf_89
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-13-2014 13:56:05 | More by KStark
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mrandypandy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-04-2014 00:49:51 | More by mrandypandy
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-25-2014 01:02:17 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2014 20:32:28 | More by baylz
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

01-03-2014 00:27:53 | More by DrJay
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2014 14:46:26 | More by mattsander
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-30-2013 13:43:59 | More by Hoagie
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seand

California

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

12-29-2013 23:50:11 | More by seand
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-09-2013 14:27:47 | More by Vyronian
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-03-2013 20:57:03 | More by AugustusRex
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-16-2013 21:28:57 | More by Pmicdee
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-04-2013 17:10:06 | More by CurtisD
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

11-03-2013 03:18:43 | More by Derek
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-29-2013 00:45:14 | More by ThinkAgain
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours clear deep copper with a patchy shortlived head. The aroma is of light bread and some fruitiness. In the taste lightly roasted malts mix with a bit of stayed leafy, herbal hops and some cooked vegetable flavors in the back. A nearly cloying sweetness builds in the finish. Hop bitterness is very low throughout, with a bit of lemon showing with warmth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium to light carbonation.

An okay beer, but pretty lacking in complexity and a bit too sweet.

10-28-2013 03:30:37 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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deonreds

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

10-24-2013 11:00:28 | More by deonreds
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Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
81 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.