Creemore Springs Premium Lager | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

BA SCORE
86
very good
403 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:
403
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of Rukeli76
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 Czy
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ronnyb
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gallaghercm
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mark_mla
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice different tasting premium. Loved the classic bottles

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Photo of Jaisell
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 sherillc
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of al_al1357
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
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 Misfit2209
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattCampbell
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isaac420L
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 akdo
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
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 Tpop1005
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pimko
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexc11
4/5  rDev +5%
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 PorterPro125
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Creemore Springs Premium Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
3.81 out of 5 based on 403 ratings.
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