Creemore Springs UrBock | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Creemore Springs UrBockCreemore Springs UrBock

Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada

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

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

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the bottle a deep, amber brown. Thick head at first, that dissipates quickly, and slight lacing.

Smell is lightly malty, nothing exceptional.

Taste is malty, not strong. A nice amount of lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, not over carbonated, kind of just right.

Definitely a drinkable beer. The scent and taste are not strong, but the lingering aftertaste is quite pleasant. Overall a pretty good brew.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - toes the line between amber and brown with ruby highlights. Off-white head has decent retention.

Smell - Light aromas of roasted malt and dark fruit and a slight metallic smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Light bodied, but a bit slick, and very strongly carbonated. Flavours of plum, lightly roasted malt, bread, and subtle bitterness.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent amber/bronze color, with a slim layer of off-white foam that vanishes assuredly in time. Aroma, big malt, dark fruit, raisins, plum, prunes, very caramelly, pungent and just this side of cloying.
Taste: powerful impact on the palate, brash entry on the tastebuds, sloshing around in the mouth all manner of rich, dark flavors, complex sweetness, and more than can be easily assessed. Gets pretty dry at the end, crisp, snappy, but there's something disagreeable in the flavor, it's just too, too much. Nothing wrong with it, just too busy, and not smooth enough to please, a little too troublesome to rank high in drinkability, and rate favorably for flavor. Good texture, though, nice, slick, substantial mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium, tasty, sweet finish.
Good bock, and halfway through I'm warming up to it a bit more, but my statements above still stand. Not what I'd pick first out of a bock line-up, but good in it's own right.

Thanks to Northyorksammy!

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 edition. Poured a reddish copper colour, with a nice creamy head. A layer of foam lasted through the bottle.

Aroma of sweetish cherries and caramel. Taste was a complex mix of sweet fruit, alcohol...Hard to pinpoint. Has a bite to it. Bitterness comes out at the end and adds good balance. Finishes dry. Medium bodied, very smooth. Had a sort of cough medicine flavour to it towards the end.

Quite a tasty bock, but bocks are just not my favourite.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the WINKING JUDGE in Hamilton, Ontario. Pours an amber/rouge body with minimal head present. A little watery, but the taste was still great. Malty sweetness was what I was getting. Overall a well balanced beer which I imagine would be really nice after a hard days work.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another nice looking beer. A clear, dark red, fairly solid all the way through. Not much of a head, but I didn't let it warm up enough. Lots of lacing.

Tangy aroma, definitely some grains, a bit of dark, sour fruit. Sharp hoppiness as it warms, and a bit of alcohol presence.

Taste is actually quite malty, and much sweeter than the smell would indicate. Some riper fruits in there, but not as dark as the aroma, again. Some sugarcane or caramel presence, and very mild toasted malts.

Mouthfeel is nice and full. Very mild aftertaste with no off notes. Quite drinkable, and I'm not sure which of Creemore's two main offerings I like better (although I think I'd still lean toward the other one).

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, reddish-amber brown with some visible carbonation a sizeable, fluffy beige head. Decent retention, dissipating to a thin film and leaving some lacing.

S: Munich and biscuity malts, loads of sweet dark fruit aromas of fresh black cherries and candied figs, and hints of nuts, spices, and toffee. Faint herbal hops.

T: Follows the nose closely. Sweet Munich and biscuit malts mingle with fresh dark fruits, especially black cherries, and brown spices (cinnamon and a hint like nutmeg). Light roasted malt and nut notes towards the finish, with faint, woodsy hops.

M: Medium-bodied with smooth, mild carbonation and just enough hoppy and roasty bitterness to balance the flavour profile and give a clean, dry finish.

D: A good, to-style Bock that isn't very complex, but still plenty tasty and drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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