Creemore Springs Premium Lager | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada
creemoresprings.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by kbub6f on 10-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,569
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
409
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
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Ratings: 409 |  Reviews: 188
Reviews by MichaelGennings:
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4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can purchased in Niagara Falls at The Beer Store.

Thick creamy white head, some lacing action going on here. Light bready biscuity malt aroma with some herbal hop in the back. Very crisp and very smooth with a fluffy light body. Very clean with a thick layer of herbal hop that throws down a flavorful bitterness. Dried grass and doughy biscuits from the malt. Finishes semi-dry with a lot of lingering hop and malt flavor.

Very well balanced with both the malt and hops reaching high compares to most North American lagers. This would be my mainstay or fallback beer if it was readily available to me, seek this one out.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
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 Lagerlivesmatter
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
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 cam477
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of N1120A
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
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 talbotjf99
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a creemore lager glass. Light amber, about a half inch of head that receded quickly into a ring.

Lovely nose: biscuit, pale malts and a bit of hop character

A smooth, flavorful brew. The bready malts hit up front before giving way to a tart hoppy bitterness. A touch of caramel as well.

Well carbonated, medium body. Finish is astringent, a good thirst quencher.

Just a stand up brew; my default draught choice. If you're looking for a solid Canadian red, look no further!

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw-off (I've been called that before) bottle. Purchased on a whim at one of the liquor stores in Toronto.

Poured an interesting (and unexpected) clear copper in color. Head was thick and long-lasting. Nice patchwork of lace on the glass. Nose is also interesting. Mix of juicy fruit, floral hops, and a touch of malty sweetness. Flavor is up-front sweet and is mixed nicely by hoppy influence. Finish is dry. Good mouthfeel and drinkability. I was quite pleasantly surprised at this, given my recent run-ins with the Molson offerings that I'd tried whilst in Canada. Great summer beer. I'd gladly drink more of this.

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Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Swedes21
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 ml served in a chilled glass

Apperance - beer pours a dark clear amber colour with a good amount of carbonation. There was a nice white head that was full of air pockets. There wasnt much lacing occuring.

Smell - I can smell honey/caramel, hops and a hint of citrus.

Taste - This is where the caramel over took the honey, good caramel and hop based beer. I found this be be very smooth and little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - the added levels of carbonation brings forward a roasted caramel/nut taste. Very enjoyable and smooth. There is some added bitterness to this beer as well.

Drinkability - In my opinion, another solid tasting and strong beer, very good to have in the fridge at home for friends and family!

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

Amber brown lager with a full 3/4 inch head. Smells malty and sour.

The malt profile is less than expected. In some ways this is like a Labatt blue, but has a bit more taste and hops to it. Hallertau may have offer the sour dull bitterness to this beer. The mouthfeel is fine: its light enough to be drinkable.

This is a drinkable "malty" lager. There are maltier lagers or ales, but this is alright.

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Photo of gallaghercm
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JIMTRK16
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Donimal
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Pretty darn good- creamy-toasted malt and hops are well balanced.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big off white-light tan head slowly settles down above a clear bright copper golden colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel malt aroma with some wood or spice hints making an appearance.

Nice lightly roasted caramel malt taste with a slight hops coming through as well.

Light dryish aftertaste with some of the caramel grain tastes sticking around with this light-medium bodied beer.

A pretty good beer, makes me think it's what amber bock would taste like if AB tried to make good beers.

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Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. I'm seeing this on tap more and more around town in unexpected places - quelle surprise, eh?

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and lightly caked off-white head, which leaves a bit of ocean spray lace around the glass as it hastily abates.

It smells of nicely biscuity and crackery pale grainy malt, a touch of semi-sweet toasted caramel, a subtle apple and pear fruitiness, and earthy, leafy, and faintly floral hops. The taste is more toasted pale and caramel malt, a lessened buttered biscuit character, ethereal applesauce fruit notes, and tame leafy, earthy, and kind of weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a small frothiness throughout, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the persisting toasted old-school, fruity malts and understated noble hops clinging to each other as that last torch song plays itself out.

A generally agreeable, somewhat robust, and overall tasty old-school lager. I get a weird sense of wholeness with this one, something even beyond the obvious eschewing of adjuncts - there's still pride here, the kind that stubbornly persists after a family member does something unpleasant or just plain-ass silly.

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Photo of mintjellie
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear pale copper a finger of off-white head. Some nice lace is left behind as the head recedes. Decent retention.

Biscuit/bread malt aroma with grassy/herbal hops in the background. Really mild caramel.

Biscuit and caramel flavour hits you immediately followed by a herbal hops in the finish. Bitterness between mild and moderate, just enough to give the malt some balance. Very clean, simple taste.

Fuller bodied than your typical macro lager. Carbonation just shy of moderate lightens it up a little. Clean, simple, and very easy to drink. A solid lager.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can into a pint glass. Thanks korguy123 for this one!

A: Pours an extremely clear orange. Upon pouring there was a sizeable head, but it dissipated quickly and left no hint of lacing or foam.

S: The aroma is light with some subtle hops and a nice malt presence. Also get a caramel component.

T: A really nice bready malt flavor, accentuated by caramel and toffee. A little bit of hoppiness mixed in as well.

M/D: Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. A pretty good lager, extremely easy to drink. Something I would definitely grab for my fridge if it were available.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Superior than in the bottle, had served right (not-too-cold ) at safari Club. More balanced, malty without being as sweet and as creamy and as carbonated. Good by itself, or before food or with the meal. Cane sugar stays with the Belgiums and mint with other Onatrio challengers.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't know why I've never gotten around to Creemore before now.

Not much of a head after a fairly aggresive pour, no lacings whatsoever. Appearance is redeemed by a very nice colour, amber, pretty.

Light, floral hops on the nose, a little more character than a macro. Some bready malt.

A decent enough malt backbone, caramel, for the style. Hops are also relatively falvourful, floral like the aroma. A slight bitterness in the finish with some unfortunate chalkiness.

Too much carbonation, bit of a tonic water character. Easy-drinking.

Not great, not horrible. This is a mediocre NA lager.

Re-review: After trying this again I think I was unfair the first time around. This is a very nice lager with some flavourful caramel malt and a nice crisp hop finish.

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Photo of Topthis
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

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