Creemore Springs Premium Lager
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager
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Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #2
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,700
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 12.73%
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
429
From:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  58
Gots
  87
SCORE
86
Very Good
Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager
Notes: Lager is made the world over, but Creemore Springs Premium Lager is one of a kind. In all our travels, we've never found another like it. From the start, we've fire-brewed our flagship beer to be unique. It’s always made with the best ingredients and a strict adherence to traditional brewing methods. It’s just different up here, and so is our lager.

Our unique lager has a brilliant copper colour, overtones of sweet caramel malt and an appealing, well-balanced floral hop character. It's fire-brewed using the best ingredients and our own spring water.

24 IBU
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Photo of NoIPA
1.55/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

In store cans taste like nothing - very watery. This use to be one of my favourite beers in Canada. I had it in a restaurant recently on tap and it was pretty good. They told me about it being bought by Molson and grown. They assured me that Molson has not touched it and let them keep making it the same in Creemore, Ontario. The pint was great. Bought four tall boys at the LCBO over the holidays - drinking it now and it just tastes like all the macro brews that give beer a bad name. Since Molson bought them, the kegs might be from Creemore but the cans are mass produced like all the Molson products.

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Photo of The_Befus
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful copper colored lager with a rich flavour and a crisp finish. An easy drinking beer that manages to have a bit more complexity than your average lager while still going down smooth.

It has a fruity nose, with a bit of malt.
Its taste is a nice balance of malt and hops, a bit of caramel in the front with a hoppy, fruity finish. Very little yeast flavour. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and quite refreshing.

It's a lovely amber so drink it out of a clear pint glass or beer mug to fully enjoy the experience.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Creemore Springs Premium Lager has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, amber appearance, fine bubbles, and heavy sheet lacing. The aroma is of tea, white wheat bread, and yeast. Taste is of tea, bitterness, brown bread crust, and a touch of fruit. There is also a steam beer aspect, here. Mouthfeel is medium, and Creemore Springs Premium Lager finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of Vyacheslav
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I drank it a while ago but as far as I remember it reminded me very much of well balanced coffee, it's not grassy though at it's core is bitter - a nice fresh coffee beans kind of bitter. A pretty solid beer with no clear shortcomings I noticed, which is why overall I rated it higher than the individual components.

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Photo of Mysticmage
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have always enjoyed this one. Pours copper with good collar. Nose is fruity hops and grassy finish. Rich caramel grounds the taste in drinkable finish. This one is a great Ontario classic.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Super clear, copper colored brew with a fluffy off white head that left big bands of lacing. It was a very good looking beer. The smell was sweet and malty with a bit of hoppines to it. Not a strong smell and not entirely pleasant but okay. Taste was sweet and malty with a bit of hoppy bitterness at the end which cleaned it up. A decent flavor but not complex at all. For a macro lager it was pretty decent.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a little heavier than a lot of these lagers, sturdy, like canada itself. this was a bit more beer than i needed with a heavy italian pasta dinner, didnt expect to be sort of hefty and amber, i felt full pretty quickly, but in a beer by itself context, this is great being a little more substantial. bright brass colored brew, a short but lasting white head, and a very fresh aroma that features the lager yeast quite prominently. the malt base is nice, some light crystal in here with the pale barley, cracker and baked notes, and a touch of sweetness not often found in these types of beers. the yeast is great, old worldy and flavorful, and its fermented this very cleanly, and despite the little bit of sweet still in here, the finish is brisk and the beer has excellent carbonation to keep it moving. short of refreshing i think, but i like a good hearty lager still at a session abv. this is my first beer from these guys, and it stands out to me as distinct from a lot of other pale lagers, especially in this part of the world. enjoyable glass of beer, four season drink for sure!

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Photo of mdfb79
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not bad but not much flavor or nose to it. An easy drinking lager but nothing to write home about or seek out; does the job at random bars without craft offerings while in Montreal.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Creemore Springs Premium Lager, brewed at Creemore Springs Brewery in the village of Creemore, Ontario. 5% alc. 473 ml can, poured into a stemmed glass. Nice white head. The beer is medium bodied. The finish is dry. I've had this off and on for years. There isn't much smell, but the taste is dark bread, malted barley, hops - all well-balanced. Creemore Springs was one of the earlier craft brewers in Ontario, launching in 1987. It was purchased by Molson-Coors in 2004. All said, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of TheBigBeerGuy19
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favourite beers. A dark looking beer but and easy drinking taste. More flavour than most lagers but I enjoy this beer every time I drink it.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma lager yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of fruit and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better alternatives within the style.

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Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding beer.

Lived in Toronto for five years and this just may be the one thing I miss the most after moving back to the states.

Incredibly smooth, the mouthfeel on this is fantastic. Creamy and perfectly dry. Makes you want more. Tastes I can best describe as if Yuengling was brewed without corn and with better hops.. times ten. Was a bit on the pricey side, but I would have to say that it was worth it. If you are somewhere where this is available you should try it.

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Super nice colour beer, the nice orange give this one a special look. On the can it says the that it have a brilliant copper colour. The bitterness is not that bad, they rank the bitterness to be 24 on the IBU scale , but it is not that much pronounced. I'll say more 15 to 20.

The smell is nice and the taste has a nice feeling in mouth. This is a nice beer to have with a meal or just for fun.

There is not that much foam out of this one. I'll recommend this one to anyone that like to taste a nice beer.

The can of 473 ml retailed for 3.50 $ (CAD), ABV 5.0%, the SRM is about 12

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Photo of VincentGR
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer strarts with a nice clear medium amber color with medium to low creamy looking head retention that fades into patches. When it gets close to your nose, it as a very subtle sweet caramel malt and floral hoppy note. The smell could have been more prominent for a single beer, but reasonable enough so that you can have many without getting annoyed. There is a nice light yeasty smell when cold that fades and leaves place for a light caramel touch when warmer. Have a sip and you will feel a very refreshing and crisp carbonation. The first sweet caramel taste will leave a half-drie hoppy taste that turns into a slight resin and spice taste.

Overall, this beer distinguished itself by the very crisp amber look and the balance of subtle flavors and bright mouthfeel that leaves your mouth just drie enough to get you to open a second one.

Cheers

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Photo of beersareonme
2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This used to be an excellent, well crafted brew from a wonderful little microbrewery. Since Molson-Coors bought them out, this has changed. Now they will deny it, but this beer is different since the changeover. It doesn't taste fresh and has that macro-brew feel and taste to it. I won't buy it again.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Veiled dark gold color with stormy activity. Light creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, and creating a good amount of lacing. Flavors of sweet roasted malts, floral, caramel, noble spices, faint lemony citrus and corn. It's bready and syrupy sugary but still very sharp and fresh. Silky smooth full body with extra prickly carbonation. Light finish with a faint lingering burnt malty and sugary feel, fresh floral and a little grassy. Overall very good quality craft, a little light and soft but highly zesty and refreshing. Goes quickly flat. Good flavors, well balanced mix. Easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost amber coloured body with an inch of thick, frothy head. The scent brings up a bit of barley malt along with smooth hop freshness. The taste is very clean and well-hopped, almost like a pilsner but with a weaker body, and heavier carbonation. The finish is again clean, and not too long lasting, but enough so to remind you of the flavour. Awesome lager, probably among the best I've had, seek out this one!

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Photo of akdo
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had it on draught at a bar in Toronto called The Abbot in a pint glass of 16 ounces.

Look: The beer has a transparent and pale copper body. It has a medium carbonation, which can only be seen from very close, and it produces a white head of one finger high. The latter quickly dissipates to the point of leaving nothing on the surface. Moreover, unlike many lagers, this beer leaves a few foamy marks on the glass as you drink.

Smell: Expect nothing in particular from the nose. There was weak notes of citrus. The rest of the nose was dominated by odours of raw grains and even wheat, even though it is not in the ingredients. As for the malt's presence, I didn't feel any sweetness on the taste, but this ingredient was hardly present. Moreover, over the course of the tasting, this lager does not develop a skunky smell unlike its industrial counterparts like Heineken.

Taste: It is very clean. The palate matches the nose. It slightly tasted like grains, natural cereals and whole wheat breads. Afterwards, these notes' bitterness soars up just a little bit. It may remind you of black pepper at most given how the bitterness is low, which is what one should expect from a lager. Before the beer entered my throat, the hops' bitterness receded, which gives the beer a dry finish.

Feel: For a a lager in general, Creemore Springs Premium Lager had the most interesting mouthfeel I have felt. Throughout the tasting, the beer doesn't taste like carbonated spring water that were made bitter with hops. The subtle hints of carbonation in the mouthfeel during the first act in our mouth makes this beer refreshing. In the second act, we feel a rise in bitterness. Then, in the final act, the beer sings its swan's song. Moreover, while it is our throat, we feel some after taste that diminishes in intensity as seconds go by.

Overall: Whilst I am not a lover of lagers due to my bad experience with Moosehead, Molson or Heineken to name a few industrial brands, I loved Creemore Springs Premium Lager. Even when it is served at the temperature of a room, the beer feels fresh and goes down easily. Moreover, the watery feel that is often associated with lagers is downplayed. If lagers float your boat, I would warmly recommend this beer.

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Photo of Alexc11
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An enjoyable beer. There's a slight bitter finish for those of you who may not like that and not overly smooth if that's what you look for. But overall a great experience.

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Photo of N1120A
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Based on the reviews, it seems there is a big difference between those who have had it on draught and those who have had it in a bottle.

On draught, Creemore has a fantastic look, feel and flavor - quite reminiscent of Fat Tire.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Orange body, clear, with a short white head, wispy but persistent, and definite but mild lacing. A beautiful pour.

S - Harsh grain note out front, with honey and floral notes, a bit of spice and black tea.

T - The flavor is clean, with a bright open of malty sweet tea, honey, a hint of lemon, and a close slightly bitter, with a definite acidic tang.

M - Very solid carbonation, bright, with a smart brisk close.

O - This is a lager that is easy to love. The nose is a bit harsh, but everything else is pure smooth cleanliness.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have enjoyed Creemore since I first encountered it in the early 90s. It looks great in a glass - a lovely copper with an inch a white foamy head. To me, it comes up short in the aroma department - there simply isn't much going on. The taste is lovely - bready, caramel malt with a bit of black pepper and hop at the end. A sixer of of these beauties can disappear in a hurry. To me, this is Canada's Anchor Steam - a delicious, original beer.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

473ml can into nonic pint. "B1115 12:47" printed on the bottom of the can -- this probably means that the beer was canned/packaged on february 11, 2015. enjoyed on february 24, 2015

a: transparent light copper topped by two and a half fingers of white head

s: a weak aroma consisting of grainy, grassy biscuits & caramel, floral qualities, and slight metallic and skunky notes

t: biscuit, grains, caramel, bread, toasted malt and grass topped by a nice floral hop bitterness. none of the off-notes from the aroma are present in the taste

m: medium carbonation, light-to-medium body

o: a tasty amber lager with an aroma that could use some work. i would happily have a few of these in one sitting

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Photo of CTHomer
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: grainy, a little herbal, a little DMS;

T: follows the nose, but the DMS is stronger; a little malt sweetness at mid-palate; light to moderate bitterness that build from mid-palate to the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; not as crisp as I would expect; moderately dry finish;

O: good, bot nothing to seek out;

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Photo of Pskihq92
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Discovered creemore on tap at Dooly's in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada ( my hometown) and loved it. Began trying all their products I could get my hands on. I'm by no means an expert, I'm still experimenting with different beers, but creemore products - especially the lager and bock- are definitely my favorite as of yet

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Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 429 ratings