Creemore Springs Lot 9 Pilsner
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #357
Ranked #45,423
3.53 | pDev: 10.2%
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada
Creemore Springs Lot 9 PilsnerCreemore Springs Lot 9 Pilsner
Notes: Medium body and a sweet, rich malt flavour with a refreshing balanced hop finish.

IBU: 20
Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 84 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again another code b122009:43
A number 28 under the can .
Call the Brewery for a brew date
Wish they would stop with codes anyways the beer is very good and tastes fresh its enjoyable with the medium body i would buy this beer again.

Mar 30, 2020
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep, crystal clear gold with a crackly, quickly receding head. Bready, saltine cracker pilsner malts and some herbal, woody hops in the light aroma. The taste is malty with fresh bread up front. Herbal, floral hops are in there too. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with prickly, high carbonation. Light bitterness and plenty of malty sweetness for the style in the finish.

A moderately hopped pilsner with a nice malt profile. Great lawnmower beer.

Feb 02, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with hints of skunk.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts with notes of bready malts and slight hints of skunk. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lager has a nice mouthfeel and has honest aromas and flavors of malts.

Serving type: can

Sep 24, 2019
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Larryfunnell from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall, not a favourite of mine from Creemore, or elsewhere. Not sure if it is the style, but it seems a bit bland for my tastes, which are tending towards higher IBU values. Probably a good summer beer, where something lighter is required.

May 01, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the more popular creemore offerings, i saw handles of this one all over greater toronto this week. its a tasty pilsener, not particularly distinct to me from the throngs of other light lager types that every seems to love up here. this one perhaps has a bit more of a crafted feel to it, a little more attention to detail, somewhat less macro to me, more european, although its far less hoppy than i have come to expect even from the europeans now. its crystal clear sparkling pale golden in the glass, bubbles rising up happily, and a large white head collecting, this is what its supposed to look like! smells bready from the pilsener malt, european too, it has that dry crackery cereal complexion to it, dusty in a good way, familiar and fresh. light hops in nose and taste only, noble for sure, and with less finishing bitterness that i prefer in the style, but this is a pils that should appeal to just about everyone. not metallics or weird esters at all, and dry as a bone, which make it a great deal better than many of its local peers right there! awesome carbonation and crispness too, and while the yeast is a little macro sort of boring to me, i think the beer is well made and highly drinkable, even if its not the most thrilling pilsener ever put into a glass. i had a ton of these this week, each one with the same refreshing gulpable utility as the last...

Feb 10, 2018
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MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Creemore Springs Brewery’s Lot 9 Pilsner. 4.7% alc.

Thick white head that dies quickly. The beer is golden and there are lots of bubbles.

Not much aroma. Some grain and faint hops.

The taste is mild hops, subtle graininess, and that general beer taste. There is not the bready quality I find in other Pilsner beers.

The finish is kind of bland and dry.

Decent. Highly drinkable. But there are far better Pilsner beers on the market.

Dec 22, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I brought a can of this back from a work trip outside of Toronto. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that not leaving much lace. The scent had hints of bread. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid pilsner.

Jul 14, 2017
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Grogsky from Canada ()

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beer is much darker than a traditional pilsner (which the beer claims to be). Head is froathy, not so creamy, and does not last very long. Strong floral notes from the hops in the beer, which is evident in the taste. Probably too bitter for a traditional pilsner, but this is a nice change for a lighter beer. Fantastic refreshing feel and a nice bitter taste to clense the palate that lasts just long enough after sipping.

Jan 02, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 5/23/2016 at Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada served in a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are better choices within the style.

May 24, 2016
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Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a reasonable facsimile of a Pilsner. It pours gold with a hint of bittering hops, no lingering head (unfortunately). The taste is smooth, with the appropriate dry finish. I tracked this down in a mixer pack, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to pick up a sixer.

Jan 16, 2016
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Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden coloured, inoffensive beer with mild, light taste. Low bitter finishes smoothly. It's a good beer to have to conclude the day, with almost any meal or game of the week. You can't go wrong.

Oct 31, 2015
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Borbly from Canada ()

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer altogether, it pours to give a thin white head with lots of carbonation, with a light Saaz hop scent. The taste is very crisp, with a nicely balanced arrangement of floral hops and malt. Finishes nicely as well. A definite buy again for me, and probably among the better Czech-style Pilseners from Canada.

Sep 28, 2015
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shreddamang from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nothing outstanding, to me this is basically your run of the mill typical pilsner with a tad more bite than most commercially available big name pilsners.

However this beer warm, has almost zero flavour, and cold had more bite and zip.

By all means this still a decent beer, nothing over the top and if i was asked to recommend or not, i wouldn't say its bad but i have had more enjoyable beers but would still recommend it for sampling purposes.

Sep 20, 2015
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PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 473 mL

A- Atypical Pilsener Lager appearance: Bright, clear golden topped by a sudsy 2 finger white head.

S- Clean and crisp grainy scent. Faint, funky hoppiness. Not really much going on.

T- Bready with a crisp hop profile. Fairly low bitterness (probably too low).

M-Light Body and medium-high carbonation. Not a particularly refreshing Pilsener

Sep 13, 2015
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andrenaline from Canada (ON)

3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale golden colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no real lacing. Grassy hops on the nose, sour citrus rind and toasted grains. Nice grassy hop profile, wheat and toasted grains, nice citrus rind bitterness on the finish. Solid take on the style and easily sessioned.

Jul 27, 2015
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EricVonStein from Canada (ON)

3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a great golden hue and totally clear and clean looking. Pours to a two finger head of large bubbles that vanishes quickly.

Aroma is clean with a faint but definite full grainy scent, some hay in a barn stored in musty heat for a while. Hardly there but great when you catch it.

Taste is immediately some full wet grains with a bit of caramel too. Bready in the mouth and pretty rich taste of grassyness and barn. Bitterness is more subtle than expected in a pils. Its there but doesnt stand out as the defining characteristic as in most pils. A mix of hops bitter and malt sweet/caramel on the finish.

Mouth is clean with a bit of burnt sugar and smacking sticky grain in the end. Pretty crisp and smooth still.

Overall, good flavours and complexity in the beer, hitting a few different notes along they way. Still, more sweet and caramely with less bitter hops than my fave pils. good flavour but not a great pils.

Jul 07, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

473ml can, part of the 8-packs that they are sold in around here.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves some decent dripping paint swath lace around the glass as it steadily sinks away.

It smells of gritty, doughy pale malt, a further warm buttered biscuit essence, aged lemon juice, a soft earthy minerality, and plain weedy, leafy, and faintly grassy hops. The taste is bready, semi-sweet pale malt, a twinge of caramel sweetness, dry yeast, ethereal gasohol notes, neutered lemon, and very tame and innocuous weedy, leafy, and low-fi spicy hops.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-filling frothiness, the body a solid medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, as the slick malt has no trouble from anything hoppy in engendering a wee creaminess. It finishes trending sweet, the lingering malt, as noted, running the table against the feeble-ass hops.

While not a bad-tasting brew, per se, the balancing bitterness that might come from, say a few more dashes of Saaz or the like, would go a long way in rendering this as a valid example of the proclaimed traditional Bohemian Pilsener. As it is, I don't get any more excited drinking this, than I have with any of Creemore's non-Premium Lager offerings. Passable, but bland.

Jun 18, 2015
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured clear yellow color pilsner with a medium size white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of clear cereal notes with light dry finish. Taste is also dominated by clean cereal notes with dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink with well-balanced residual sugar and clean finish.

May 25, 2015
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lot 9 Pilsner looks very typical: sunny golden in colour, clear in complexion, moderately frothed up top. By most peoples' standards this isn't just a good-looking beer but in fact what a beer should look like. But I'm not one to judge a book by its cover, so let's delve a little deeper before jumping to any conclusions.

Probably to no one's surprise, Lot 9 is a malt-centric pilsner. There's little (if any) of that characteristically grassy, spicy Saaz hop flavour in the aroma, which is instead defined primarily by doughy and bready notes. Also as expected, it's a very light bouquet with a tad too much sweetness.

The lack of proper or sufficient flavour is a disservice to this naturally delicious style. The combination of balmy, floral hops and rich malt is what distinguished pilsners from other lagers in the first place and made them so universally popular. Where do you think buzzwords like "crisp" and "clean" originated?

Not only is this lacking that zesty, earthy hop flavour but I don't ever recall a less noticeable 25 IBU (which, it should be noted, is still 10-20 units short of what the brewing guidelines call for). Bitterness is what contributes that quenching quality to a beer and, well, hence why this is not that. This plain, carelessly drinking beer is figuratively (and literally, flavour-wise) like white bread.

Despite being promoted as a "traditional" pilsner, Lot 9 really isn't at all representative of the time-honored lagers of Germany and the Czech Republic; this subdued, simplified recipe much more resembles other modern, mass-market brands that appropriate the term for marketing purposes.

Lot 9 is a sliver better than Creemore Springs' Traditional Pilsner, but that's really not saying much. Both beers are insipid, innocuous lagers that don't even offer (nevermind deliver on) the goods that define the pilsner style. Why anyone would brew a pilsner without prominent Saaz and strong malt qualities I don't get. Why a brewery would market TWO of them - that I really don't understand!

May 21, 2015
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kevinlater from Canada (ON)

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can into nonic pint. "D0815" on the bottom of the can. consumed on april 27, 2015

a: clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head. what's new

s: very grainy, kinda musty like dried hay or something. underlying crackery malt and sweetness

t: super malt-forward. crackery, biscuity, bready pale lager malt and a slight grassy, musty hay-like hop presence. mild bitterness at the end. i dig

m: solid, fitting mouthfeel. a little more than light-bodied, with medium-plus fizzy carbonation

o: good stuff from creemore. steer clear if you like hop presence in a pilsner though

Apr 28, 2015
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kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Creemore Springs Lot 9 Pilsner

The look of it: Golden orange clear color with a light of carbonation with almost no head.

The smell of it: Not so much of the smell. A bit of grainy smell...

The taste of it: Lots of taste of it. Definitely change from the labbat blue. Some hops and very grainy

So overall would I recommend it: For sure, this is a well done beer, easy to drink and very refreshing. You are looking for a Canadian Pilsner don t take the blue but take this one. Definitely a good one

Apr 18, 2015
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thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; packaged Mar 17 2015 and served well-chilled.

Pours a bright, sunny golden-yellow colour, clear in complexion and capped off with a modest, half-finger head of soapy white foam. It fades almost immediately, leaving behind a wispy film on the surface, in addition to a narrow, foamy collar. Not much to look at, and the nose isn't terribly inspiring, either - grainy, pale barley malt sweetness is about 75% of what I'm sniffing, with the remainder being a combination of grassy, continental hops and Creemore's sulphury house character. Appropriate for the style.

This is a respectable pilsener. Clean, grainy, pale barley malt flavour carries the bulk of the load here - slightly bready, with the noble hops taking over toward the latter half. They're somewhat grassy, but more floral than anything else - they provide a necessary counterpoint to the malt-dominant first half. In the immediate aftertaste, a mild grassy bitterness and slight grainy sweetness accompany a slight yeastiness, with all three facets fading quickly. Light-bodied, with aggressive carbonation levels that prickle the palate relentlessly, resulting in an exceptionally crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Extremely easy to drink, as this style should be.

[Updated Mar 27 2016]

Another tallboy dated from mid-December. Creemore's Lot 9 is a quality pils that is on par with most of the stuff you'll find on the import shelves - I've had this a dozen or so times since my original review and it has been very consistent. A solid Euro-style lager, that (like most of this brewery's portfolio) can be enjoyed by a large plurality of beer geeks, except for perhaps the fussiest - and also those who just don't like pale lagers as much as I do, I guess.

Final Grade: 3.6, a decent B grade.

Apr 10, 2015
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for just under $3 CDN from the LCBO.

Appearance - pale golden straw coloured beer that has great clarity, minimal visible carbonation and a nice finger and a half of fluffy head and modest retention. A small trail of lace is left behind.

Smell - quite grainy, specifically malted barley is detectable on the nose. A small floral quality but the bready and grainy aspect dominates.

Taste - very bready flavor, almost too much so or artificially induced. Surprisingly bitter, more so with a good hop presence than I though but the bready and biscuity flavours still are a bit too much. Definitely can't say that this doesn't lack for flavor.

Mouthfeel - smooth, clean and crisp, with a full body and slightly sticky and syrupy despite being under 5% ABV and modest carbonation.

Overall - a good flavor filled pilsner, but a bit too hefty of a body and if anything the bread and biscuit flavours are nearly too much.

Apr 10, 2015
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Simple clear bright gold brew. Pours a moderate head that immediately disappears, leaving just patchy soap. Nose is undistinguished. Best thing about the taste is its graininess and some nicely grassy hops. Unfortunately is doesn't quite live up in its other aspects. Decent, but needs a push.

Apr 08, 2015
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DaveBar from Canada (ON)

3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that is gone in seconds. Medium gold color and filtered clear

S- Different malt and hop smell. Has a grassy smell.

T- Nice overall blend. Good grassy flavor and malt backbone

M- Dry and fresh

O- Nice blend. Overall I'd buy it again

Food Pairing

This nice blend went well with... Fresh oysters!


Apr 03, 2015
Creemore Springs Lot 9 Pilsner from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 84 ratings