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Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 80
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 24.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single can from the Conestoga LCBO. I remember not one week ago saying that I haven't seen anything new from Creemore. Then I see this. Frankly, I'm a little scared right now...

Poured into a Creemore glass. Caramel-light chestnut in colour with ruby highlights. Clear, with a half inch of head that fizzles out into a thin ring.

Nose is sweet syrupy caramel, dark bread, a touch of roasted malt.

Nice altbier, and that's saying something for me, because it's not one of my favorite styles. Good caramel sweetness, nice toasty bread, a bit of roasted grain, and a slightly astringent hop bitterness.

Thinner bodied, mild carbonation.

Another good brew from Creemore, certainly a great project for their anniversary year. As a KW resident, I really hope this brew makes it to some of the Oktoberfest events as I can see myself drinking this again and again.

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Photo of mick303
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5% ABV. 473 mL can. Pours a nice off-white head of foam, leaves a good lacing. Fair bit of carbonation and colour is a rich mahogany brown, slightly ruddy.

Smell has plenty of malt, with some stewed fruit and hazelnut notes. Pleasant, inviting though a bit restrained.

On the palate, beer shows a pretty solid profile. It has a full syrupy maltiness, more of the pleasantly spiced 'stewed' character, with slight caramel, pineapple, and a light citrus touch. Complexitty becomes more apparent as it warms. Hops presence is quite mild, but contributes nicely on the end. Finish is dry, slightly grassy, mild hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, refreshing malty feel. Very sessionable. Carbonation is quite understated, mostly just an initial bite.

Easy-drinking, well-made traditional altbier. Good flavour and complexity. Malts tend to dominate the palate a bit I find, but it works together. Not a common style to come across in Ontario, so a solid effort that is worth trying.

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Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from The Beer Academy, 473ml into a tulip.

Brown in colour with a white head. Good lacing and retention. Nose has earthy and woody malt notes, bready and some grain character. Perhaps a hint of sulphur with warmth. Taste is again earthy and woody, but in moderation. More graininess, light sweetness. Moderately drying finish, with some grassy hops. A bit of mineral character. Medium feel , decent carbonation. A nice, drinkable but not outstanding altbier.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Beer Academy. Hop forward altbier. Not exactly what I expected from the style, yet a very drinkable and reasonably tasty beer.Some ace, slightly amber colour. Average mouthfeel. Me thinks this will be a hit. Collaboration with Zum Schlussel, reputed the greatest alt brewers.Good drinkability in the can as well.

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Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.