Creemore Springs UrBock | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bock beers gained notoriety in Munich back in 1612. All the Bavarian nobles were drinking fashionable northern ales known as Einbeck Bier. So Duke Maximillian I of Munich hired his own northern brewmaster, who created a lager similar in character but superior in taste. It won back the local aristocrats. Inspired by his entrepreneurial spirit we started brewing our own urBock – rich, ruby-hued beer with subtle, dark roasted flavours. It’s an aristocratic beer but rest assured, you needn’t be a Duke to enjoy it.

28 IBU

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,398
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
160
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of ewpass
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear deep red with a smallish head with a cap. Sweet malt nose. Mild sweet body, no strong flavours. Smooth, not crisp.

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Photo of EmilyC103
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this might be professionally and traditionally made, but it didnt move me much. its really sweet, even for the style, and lacks the sturdy malt depth that i like in the style. instead, it has sort of a monotone malt theme, kilned or toasted and longer boiled and nutty and brown sugary, which i guess is a lot of descriptors for something i just described as uniform and minimal, but it just doesnt quite have the complexity i like, despite the relative richness. the yeast for me could be a lot more robust too, this is precisely the type of beer i want to taste an old assertive german lager yeast in, and it never comes to be, has the same generic lager flavor as the rest of the beers these guys make, and it ends up a missing element for me. notes of chestnut and brown bread, a little noble hops, and some minerals at the end among the residual sugar. a fine tip of the cap to the lagers of old, but it comes across a bit conservative to me, and this was not my favorite beer we had in the quaint creemore springs brewery tasting room, which is a wonderful place to visit!

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Photo of JPNesker
2.91/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A bit too malty. Never thought I’d say that.

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Photo of Squeezyq
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halivera
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FadetoBock
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris_r2112
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

*From notes taken on Feb 8, 2016.

Look: About a finger and a half of head. Ruby brownish colour. Little bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Not too much going on. Slightly malty, cherries, light notes of chocolate.

Taste: You instantly get a nice hint of cherries and other dark fruits, but it has no staying power, except for very subtle bitterness. Very short finish, which detracts from the overall taste. Slightly disappointed, considering I'm a fan of the brewery.

Feel: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: Average-slightly below average offering from an otherwise solid brewery.

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Photo of VincentGR
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer strarts with a clear ruby-brown color with medium creamy looking head retention that fades into a ring and patches. When it gets close to your nose, it as a nice roasty malt and slightly fruity smell. The alcool is subtle but present. Have a sip and you will feel a very refreshing and smooth carbonation. The first sweet roasted dark/caramel malt and nut taste will leave a slight bitterness.

Overall, this beer comes with a sweet roasty caramel smell and taste that is very welcome with the tickness of the carbonation. Very balance and sublte for the style, but definetly enjoyable as a group rather then a single beer.

Cheers

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Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cycle69
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fortyfield
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunman3
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Umm - OK. I think the best beers in this style have a depth that this particular offering lacks. It looks fine, but the head disappears in a hurry. The smell is very thin - faint hints of caramel. Taste-wise, the flavor is rich enough but lacking complexity. I would not rush out to find this, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of cam477
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

473ml can into nonic pint. "A3015" on the bottom of the can, which probably means a canning/brewing/packaging date of january 30, 2015

a: a transparent, deep copper-ruby topped with three fingers of light brown head

s: apple, grainy lager smell, caramel, toast. good aroma, a bit subdued

t: follows the nose. maybe even some dark cherries too

m: mild carbonation, light-to-medium body. good stuff

o: a nice dark lager packed with tasty dark malt flavours

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Photo of atsir
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Little head, and, what there was disappeared quickly. Other than that, no complaints.
A good entry in the bock category.

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Photo of timgman
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Spanking delish.
Nice crisp urbock baby!
No utterance of can tinge, (pored from a can)...
I do dare say, It's been some time since I've had one and need to get more in stock for winter !!!!!

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Creemore Springs UrBock from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 160 ratings