Creemore Springs Premium Lager | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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very good
401 Ratings
Creemore Springs Premium LagerCreemore Springs Premium Lager
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.

24 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 10-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
401
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FiguredMaple
2.06/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For years, this was one of my favourites.
Over the past year or so, I have had it sporadically either in the pint bottle, regular bottle, or on tap.

Something has changed and I am truly disappointed.
Creemore used to be a dedicated beer company that was determined to deliver fresh beer to all of its suppliers. If the product were not consumed within 6 weeks, they would go out and collect all the unsold beer, and replace it with fresh stock. They even introduced a distinct and unique shaped bottle with sloping shoulders that was designed to produce a no-glug pour. Now they use a regular generic brown bottle with a twist off cap.

The flavour has changed as well. Over the past year or so, the carbonation has increased, and the mouth feel has thinned.

Now it seems to be a blend of the original Creemore and Molson Canadian, actually more like a Molson Canadian with a hint of Creemore in it. This is typical of how a large mass-producing giant takes on a smaller craft beer and streamlines the recipe and process to maximize profits. Just my 2 cents.

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Photo of alysmith4
2.26/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a huge Amber/Red Lager fan, so it's hard for me to give this beer an unbiased review. That being said, I'd say it was just below average for it's style. It was average in appearance and mouthfeel, but totally "musty" in taste. That's the most notable quality about this beer that I can mention. I had a couple, but it's not one that I'd buy again.

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Photo of cyrenaica
2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

20oz on tap
5% abv
I tried this beer on August 24, 2007 at Kelsey's in Milton. The beer was a beautiful coppery colour with a one finger head. The aroma was very faint to non-existant. Disappointing to say the least. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour was mild, a little malty and a little bitter. I may try this beer again.

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Photo of DbbC
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of bluesplit63
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of paxkey
2.56/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a perfect amber. 2 finger white head.
great aroma. belgian yeast. bread biscuit cake honey.
more on the nose gives off some honeysuckle, old sock. hoppy release in the carbonation.
head is gone. corn notes in the aroma.
once the head is gone most of the nose goes with it.
great midpalate, bitter refreshing carbonation with a nice mouthfeel.
but the aftertaste is dissapointing. tastes like a macro. cardboard stale corn.

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Photo of traumaqueen
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shivtim
2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap in Windsor. It's clear brown/red with a small foam head that fades quickly. Decent amount of bubbles. Nose is grains and corn, not the best but it smells like a lager. Taste is similar to the nose, a musty grain/corn blend with slight hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is average or just below. Same for drinkability. Not a bad beer, it's just bland.

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Photo of beersareonme
2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
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 EspressoGuy
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: red tinted gold.
S: lots of citrus (grapefruit), pine, but also kind of stale
T: simple, plain, clean, some bitterness, light, little hop aroma
M: full, medium carbonation, fine.
O: nothing really memorable. A nice beer but certainly forgettable.

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Photo of ne0m00re
2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

08/10/10- Had a 473 mL can of this.
A: Pale golden with a pale thin film.
S: Pale malt, almost corn-like. Not much else besides pleasant bread.
T: Thinner bread that lingers. Slight rye/crusty character. Not bad, just not exceptional.
M: Thin, frothy carbonation.
D: OK.

Did anyone else realize that this is in the same style category as Brooklyn and Old Scratch? This comes off more like a macro lager, or maybe in the same ballpark as Yuengling. I feel like I'm in crazy town reading other reviews. I would definitely not recommend this, even for the style.

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Photo of Tone
2.94/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, slight hop, hint of grass, and corn/rice. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. The beer would also seem to fit nicely into the Light Lager category. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of corn/rice, slight pale malt, and slight hops. Overall, weak appearance, body, and blend.

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Photo of BeerBateo
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Head: Whirlpool scumbubbles w/slight yellow tinge. 3 fingers high.
Shoulders: 5/8" rim, no lace, eventually sported a dime sized film on top~right in the middle.
Knees: Clear as clear can be.
Toes: Yes, nice bubbles from the bottom of the mug.
Eyes: Very rich in color... much like transparent burnt cheese.
Ears: I hear a rainy day on the ocean.
Mouth/Tongue: Feels stingy & thick with medium carb/bitter, ick. I taste a birch bark canoe.
Nose: I can smell the bitterness like in a rubber tire tube.

Overall: The best thing about this beer is the cheese. I love melted cheddar cheese (even
slightly burnt)! I rename this beer "Morecheese Please".

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Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of david18
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was another in a long list of unremarkable beers that I had on a recent trip to Toronto. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing that stands out.

Appearance was a light red/copper. Somewhat low carbonation.

Aroma was almost non existent. Not bad. Just nothing outstanding.

Flavor as well, not outstanding. Nothing bad. More malt than hops.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of AugustusRex
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has gone downhill in the last few years. Even when fresh it tastes no better than a red/amber macro. There's no way this is in the same league as Brooklyn Lager.

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