Creemore Springs Premium Lager | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager

Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada

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.

24 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 10-05-2001

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Reviews: 184 | Ratings: 394
Photo of btorsdog
4.73/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding beer. Always try to ger my hands on some when i'm up north. A must try!In my opionion its just a great, simple straight forward,good tasting brew! Wish it was more available to us here in the states.But it definetly makes a trip to the falls well worth the time.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer breaks all of the rules. It pours a beautiful deep golden/red with a slightly off white thick head (which did not lace). The aroma is slightly malty with a mild slightly grassy aroma mixed with malt. This is a big beer with body and mouthfeel but with no aftertaste. It's flavorful but very clean and drinkable. I have yet to find a been in this category which is so well balanced. Nothing stands out, it just all melds perfectly together.

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Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It might be nostalgia, but I considered Creemore Springs Premium Lager to be a classic when I drank it back in the early N0 N00s.

Creemore Springs pours out as a fantastic amber color with a lovely aroma of malt and hops jumping out the glass. The taste was the crown. Fantastic. It's what made me want to explore the craft brewing world. It's smooth, creamy with enough hoppyness to make you drink more.
It was always my top classed beer, without doubt.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark amber color with have inch frothy head and moderate carbonation. Smell is very malty and nutty. This thing is packed with nutty flavor and slightly bitter. Goes down extremely smooth. This beer is frickin' awesome and wish I could get my hands on some more, but unfortunately won't be heading to Canada in the near future.

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Photo of putnam
4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taken from a 500ml brown topedo with an old-style malt liquor twist top. I heard no seal crack as I bent the lid off, but there was a poof of escaping gas.
In color it is a reduced honey yellow. Very deep and multifaceted in hue, this beer launches a short, thin sheet of mousse. The aromas it contains are all fruit: melon rind, muscat, peach, nectarine together with their stones. A seductive nose. On the palate it is chewy for a lager, with fortissimo, intersecting layers of caramel, cane and toast. Clear, clean bursts of fruit accompany a thick carpet of tannic pepper and mint flavors. The finish is cleansing, bitter.
I've been encourged by recent efforts from Canada. Brilliant, stylish entries such as this one and Mill St. Organic Lager, not to mention fresh Walkerville, contrasts with the cookie-cutter aspects of the scene in the USA.

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Photo of N1120A
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
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 sublimesipping
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

and so this is a beer of many things for me: Lives, lifestyles, memories, highs .lows, friendships, homes. I've been drinking this beer for 10+ years and it is this beer that I owe to givng me the key to unlocking and appreciating quality brewing. but I don't want to give the impression that this is a purely emotional review. Lager is not my favorite style, but this is an exception. and even though I live in the land of lager(as in yuengling) this is a wonderufl drinkable beer, quality made. this is the one and only regular beer from this brewery and is mostly drunk in the province. Luckily, I still have friends that are wonderful enough to smuggle some of this to me south of the border.
so the review- the color of this beer is exceptional, wonderful amber bronze color a clarity and wispy full white head that speaks of good clear canadian water. Even in a bottle a bit aged, the head stands up well. Aroma strongly of fresh-baked bread with a hint of alchohol. this fresh-baked bread taste permeates the drinkability. Straightforward, strong flavor of malt, flavor starts clear and strong and finshes with a full mouthfeel with a hint of sweetness. the fresh falvor asserts itself but fades gradually through the sip(or gulp), leaving a a clean sensation at the finish. Pure, unadulturated Canadian quality in a glass. highly recommended for all levels of beer drinking appreciation. worth hunting for if you can find some, best recommendation is to visit T.O. Ontario. either way its win-win for me, as your loss is my gain and my pleasure again and again. This is truly a sublime beer.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

473 ml can. No freshness date. Nice touch of malt sweetness, mild bitterness. No unpleasant or off-flavors whatsoever. Really an extremely drinkable lager, quite delicious, not as amber in color as I would have expected but Canada craft brewing seems to be continuing to step up their game. Way to go America's hat.

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Photo of funkengruven
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delightfuly wonderful, Looks nice, smells nice, tastes great, nice and smooth and extremely drinkable. I can't believe i've overlooked this beer so many times in the past. By far my favorite example of this style. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of nokes
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer I've enjoyed before, but never really took the time to review. Here goes...

Poured a clear light-copper-gold into a tall pilsner glass. Head was moderate, and died down fairly quickly, but retained a small amount throughout and left lacing on the glass. I really like the light coppery colour...looks nice.

Smells nice, too. Full is the word that comes to mind. This is the first beer I've smelled that I actually somehow understood the way that people use the word "biscuit" on this site. Malty, too. Smells good.

Taste is where this beer really takes off. My goodness. It's a truly exceptional lager. Rich. Full, again, like with the smell, but moreso, and balanced as well. There's light sweetness, some citrusy acid, and mild bitterness all in nice proportions and the interplay is really pleasant. It's a dangerous beer. Mouthfeel is really good; drinking another right away is a serious temptation, and all that stands in the way is willpower. Certainly, the beer holds that door wide open.

Definitely recommended. I'd enjoy this most in spring and fall, and on summer evenings after the heat of the day, or quite easily in winter after hockey, too.

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice 14-ounce draught of Creemore Springs Premium Lager at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Appearance - light amber colour with minimal head, thick foamy surface bubbles with foamy lace around the top 1/4 of the glass.

Smell - clean, fresh scent of barley malt, lemongrass and soft buttery bread. Slight citric nose as well.

Taste - outstanding flavours of deep malt yet balanced with a fresh, buoyant crispness of light vegetables. Nice round flavour profile and excellent balance of hops in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - this would be the most carbonated version of the product to date, definitely active in the mouth. The activity does amplify the flavours nicely but it would be just a little smoother if toned down a bit.

Drinkability - very easy to drink many of these. Cold and refreshing, natural flavours, goes down easy.

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Photo of marburg
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Was this given to me as a joke?"

OK, give me a little break -- the bottle looks like a midget forty with a damn screw top, and Putnam's been pushing lagers on me. So it seemed possible that, since it came out of a box with mostly unappealling mass-produced wannabes, he was playing a joke.

Well, in some senses, the joke's still on me. Because I was a dumbass. This is GOOD.

This is a lager? Estery, honey-filled fruity aromatics dominate the nose with hints of flowers, citrus, and fresh sweetbread. Malt liquor meets the backroad farmer's market.

With the entrancing bouquet and the thick, natural brown color, all doubt turned to expectation. Maple syrup. Breakfast meats. Honey. This is great lager beer. Very sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Subtle and nuanced, this one can be allowed to warm, the changes being something to be appreciated. Excellent stuff.

For all the "cool" beer being brewed in the states, no one I know of has made a simple lager this perfect.

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Photo of Beervis
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured a light amber color with a small amount of head that quickly faded, leaving a very nice lace on the glass.

Well balanced hop notes and a medium bodied mouthfeel. A faint fruity nose is present. Very refreshing!!!

This is a highly drinkable beer!

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Photo of uno99
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled from a can

A: a picture of this beer should be in the dictionary. its a very classic looking lager. golden. fairly opaque. nice lacing and frothy head. the way a quality lager should appear.

S: Malty and balanced. very light on the nose until you breath in while taking a sip. very inviting.

T: A perfectly balanced lager. This is an easy drinker that tastes like you'd immagine your grandfathers beer would taste like. very fuity malts but not too sweet. a bitter end to your swallow.

M: Again perfect for the style

D: This could be my favorite summer session beer. its so inexpensive and readily available too. extra points there for that.

This is "Nectar of the Gods" status for this style. truly world class, and brewed in my neck of the woods which is bonus for me!

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Photo of NightINgale
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Lovely orange, slightly cloudy body with a rich off-white head. Impressive lacing and good head retention for a lager. Loads of bubbles at first, but very little moments later.

S: Quite floral, with some distinct hoppiness. Also fruity (maybe apple or pear, notes) and very malty. Very appetising.

T: Very tasty and well-balanced, this beer pleases the drinker in many ways. Some hoppy bitterness, so scarce in adjunct lagers, some pleasant sweetness, some fruity notes (apple, orange), and, finally a very solid malt base.

M: Light-to-medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Very pleasant on the palate and tongue.

D: Outstandingly drinkable. Even more so on tap.

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Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
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 bmacaskill
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Based on Pilsner Urquell? Man, that's hard to believe.

This amber lager really is one of Canada's best, and is renowned for its freshness ("Delivered fresh weekly" -- I wonder if they do home delivery? ;-).

Pure-brewed (water, malt, hops, yeast), though I'd prefer a little more hoppiness, but that's a personal preference thing.


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Photo of flannelandbrews
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was one complex brew. When it got brought to the table I was a little worried about it doesn't have a clear appearance that I was expecting out of a traditional Canadian Lager. Pleasantly surprised I was Creemore had a great spice note without overwhelming the sweetness of the beer. It had a crisp clean finish that didn't hang in my mouth. Great drink.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The color is orange reddish, there are medium and large carbonation bubbles and lots of them. An intricate lacework clings to the glass. Aromas of floral hops, bready malts, hop bitterness and fruity yeast are quite evident. The taste is crisp and very pleasant. The mouthfeel is definitely smooth and crisp like a lager but there are definite ale characteristics to this beer. perhaps the hops used, or more likely the yeast stain. This is possibly the best lager Ive tried yet.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
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 Tee76
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Never even heard of this beer until on a trip to Canada a friend brought it to my attention and i'm glad he did.

Damn tasty and evenly balanced, hard to even began to describe the taste excepts that it's smooth and creamy, it's one of a kind.It's medium bodied and lightly carbonated.An exceptional beer all around that's a pleasure to drink.Would love to try this on Tap.

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Photo of NV9
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creemore Springs is a great looking beer. Very good, nice looking colour, with a solid foam head that sticks around with some lacing.

Minimal smell, what's there is sweet, maybe a bit of wheat but not a dominant scent at all.

Clean, easy drinking taste, a lot of flavour hits you, as well as the taste of some hops but still very drinkable.

Feels good in the mouth, the taste sticks, not too much carbonation at all.

For the most part, this is my go to beer, my friends mostly hate it, but theyre drinking Bud Light and Coors Light, so it's no surprise they don't like the "stronger" taste.

Readilyu available on tap in Ontaro. Free of preservatives, pasteurization, etc.. small town brewery, now owned by Molson but they seem to be unchanged.

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Photo of prosper
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours a too-clear dark yellow. This has obviously had the crap filtered out of it. Not much head, and what's there is white. Leaves some lacing on the glass on the way down. Nothing special here.

Smells of sticky honey'd malts, with a hint of spicy herbal hops. Whatever smells there are are faint.

Taste is fantabulous. Malts and hop bitterness is in perfect balance, leaving a clean, crisp dry finish. It's tilted towards the hoppy bitterness, but there's little hop *flavour*. I'd say this is quite similar to Pilsner Urquell in terms of sweet malt to bitter hop balance.

Mouthfeel is much bigger than typical for an american lager, and possibly a bit bigger than a bohemian pilsner even. It's smooth and refreshing, but definitely a 'present' beer with noticeable body. Very nice - both refreshing and satiating at the same time.

Overall - I like it. A lot. If I could only ever have one beer to drink forever, I'd have to consider this one. It's good from a flavour and a refreshing perspective. I do think I'd probably end up with some form of a bitter ale as a single beer if push came to shove, but I'd have to at least think about this one, too.

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Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
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 Jeffo
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at the LCBO

From a bottle into a Mug

APPEARANCE: A two finger thinner looking white head quickly recedes to a decent foam cap. Carrot orange in color with medium carbonation and is perfectly clear. Some film stays to the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Not bad at all.

SMELL: A mild nose of pale malts, floral hops, and some bread and biscuit elements. A touch of citrus fruit rounds out the background as well.

TASTE: Pale malts and some sweet honey up front. Biscuit and bread in there with a slight green fruit sweetness as well as apples and grapes perhaps. Some floral hops with a slight bitterness to finish it off. Strong and long lasting aftertaste is nice and enjoyable. An exceptional lager taste profile, and quite refreshing.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation, a little light weight as well. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes with a nice touch of dryness on the palate.

OVERALL: A great pale lager beer; one of the best in Canadian beer stores. Light and refreshing, perfect for a warm summer day, coupled with an exceptional taste profile for the style. Very enjoyable and drinkable, this is one I'll keep around during the warmer months of the year. Recommended.

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