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Creemore Springs UrBock | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada

Style: 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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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 89
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.85 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Pretty good. Pours with a nice 1" head that tapers to a film within a minute. Very dark

S- A bit lacking. Definitely caramel scents

T- Ok. A bit bitter from the roasted malt. Ok hops.

M- Light yet heavy LOL. Weird but good. Not creamy but not dry.

O- Pretty good. Not special but pretty good. Will buy if I see it on tap

Food Pairing

This interesting little beer pairs well with... Pumpkin pie! The cinnamon really comes out with this beer.


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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Poured from a 473 mL can into a pint glass.

I don't know if this particular can had undergone some unsettling beforehand (it was in my fridge for a couple days at least), but when I poured it out, it had an insane amount of head, and I couldn't even finish pouring the entire contents of the can before some of it spilled out. Needless to say, more than 4 fingers of head at first, and it took a minute or two to settle to a 2-finger head. Body was a dim, amber brown.

Smell was quite inviting. Sweet, but still tangy and grainy. Fruity, perhaps like prunes or raisins. A bit of a soapy scent in there (unfortunately).

Taste was great, right from the first sips. Just the right balance (according to my tastes) between bitter and sweet. No metallic taste, either up front or in the aftertaste. Midway between light and rich.

Moderate to strong carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a medium dark ruby brown, a solid dense tan head, shows good retention, good clarity and lacing. 4
S- kilned roasty malts, some apple/caramel, nuttiness, earthy bitterness. Lemon, piney aromas. 3.75
T- toasty caramel, pear, candy apple, brown sugar through the finish, malt with some lemony yeast, full bodied malt, earthy (lightly peppery) bitterness. Mostly bready caramel malts, good balance, standard. Then some chocolate emerges as it warms, along with some light woody/tobacco 3.5
M- moderate bodied, light carbonation, a bit sweet and malty, clean bready malt finish then dry.
A good balanced malty bock beer, bit on the sweet side and not a lot of complexity, but works as a fairly tasty session beer, would have again, but not something I found all that interesting. Warms nicely.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can picked up from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Nice dark ruby / garnet color sits below 2.5 fingers of creamy white head that sticks around for a bit. Nice lacing on the glass as well.

Smell - Not tons here, mostly bready and biscuity malts. Maybe a few mixed nuts thrown in as well. Some vague sweetness in the nose as well.

Taste - Like it smells, except that the sweetness in those doesn't translate in the taste, and the taste is slightly bitter afterwards.

Mouthfeel - Fairly rich and smooth, medium carbonation. There is a thirst quenching nature about this beer, but at no point does it feel overly watery.

Overall - A tasty bock, I'm glad I tried, however it was a slight letdown after viewing the beer before trying it. Still another good entry from one of Ontario's best and most prolific craft brewers.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Mostly translucent dark mahogany with a pillowy light tan head (basically off-white). Looks real nice.

Aroma: Nutty toffee and that slight tinge of lager yeast. Not super aromatic but a sweet aroma overall.

Taste: Not quite what I was expecting at first sip but still a good flavor. It's not as sweet as the aroma suggests which works in its favor here. Starts with light earthy/grassy hop presence that mixes well with a pilsen/amber malt flavor. Midway through you get that blast of lager yeast which balances out the sweetness from the malt. The finish is bright and smooth. Aftertaste of echoing lager yeast with a lingering bitterness (very low probably 20-30 IBUs). At 6% ABV it never tastes watery but still doesn't excel very far in the flavor department.

Mouthfeel: A tad below medium in body with somewhat aggressive carbonation. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I've only had one other offering from Creemore Springs (their Kellerbier) which I enjoyed as well. They brew proof that lagers aren't just for BMC drinkers. Would I drink it again? Sure, but I'd be more interested in trying their other offerings.

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Creemore Springs UrBock from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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