Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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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
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
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
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
Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
81 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.