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Creemore Springs KellerbierCreemore Springs Kellerbier

Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kellerbier is an unfiltered, medieval German beer known for its naturally cloudy appearance. Served straight from the brewmaster’s cellar, it was a true honour for special guests visiting a brewery to be offered a taste. These days we happily make it available to one and all. Our Kellerbier is wonderfully aromatic with a hint of citrus and spice imparted by German whole leaf hops. Not too many breweries make Kellerbier, but then, we've always done things a little differently.

30 IBU

Added by Sammy on 06-23-2009

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Photo of bobsy
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When you open an Ontario lager, expectations are usually low. The best that can be said of most of them is that they are a step up from the mediocre mass-market brands, though sometimes that is only the teensiest of steps. Now Creemore steps into the fray with a new offering that blows most of its rivals out of the water.

In 2005 brewing juggernaut Molson bought the Creemore Springs brewery to gain a foothold in the 'super-premium' market. Creemore's products have always been solid, but never exceptional, and 'super-premium' only in branding. Its pils is passable, urbock okay, and premium lager decent for what it is (currently the 2nd highest rated American Pale). Fortunately, the folks at Creemore do have some creative leeway, and how they managed to persuade the Molson accountants to allow them to make a keller bier I will never know, but we should be thankful they did.

The beer pours the colour of unfiltered peach juice, which reveals amber tones and a vague outline of my wife on the other side of the glass (while its unfiltered its by no means as hazy as a wheat beer). A good two fingers of white head set up camp, and gradually diminish, but never leave the party, casting off remnants on the glass. Fruity, floral and fragrant the aroma sure is enticing me with its mixture of ripe peaches and pears and its spicy notes. Extending to the flavour, these elements craft a delightfully drinkable beer. Upfront there's a great hop bite, which reasserts itself in the finish. What struck me about the hopping is that it seemed to arrive on the scene quickly, and then finish quickly and crisply without lingering in an IPA manner, and I think this is commendable in the type of beer a lager is trying to be. The malts provide an extensive fruitiness, with peaches (again), ripe apple and a touch of berry. Flower and herb garden flavours also abound, with floral elements, mixing with a touch of earth and some spiciness. The mouthfeel is an area that I feel this beer really excels. It has far greater texture than most lagers I've come across so far, revealing a depth only matched by cask conditioning. Like its carbonation, it is medium-light and restrained, but never watery and always satisfying. You could session this until you fell over.

So it takes Creemore, backed by the financial might of Molson, to show Ontario craft brewers how to make a lager with flavour. Now where do their beers fall? In the past they've been able to say they were superior in quality and flavour to their macro rivals, but now they've been surpassed, and have fallen into the no-man's land between two camps, having neither a big marketing machine, nor a lager worthy of note. Sammy may be right, this could be a paradigm shifter.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy orange with a nice pillowy white head. Minimal carbonation.

S - Mango and other juicy sorts of fruit show up. Small hints of banana, grapefruit and pine are there too. Really nice aroma on this.

T - The fruitiness is there but less so. You can tell this has a nice malt backbone to go along with its hops. Really crisp, clean finish. Not alot of bitterness but enough to make you take notice.

M - Medium bodied. Lot's of carbonation. Smooth and crisp finish.

D - Really high. Enough flavour to keep a night interesting and a low enough ABV to session it. Carbonation might get to ya.

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Photo of kjyost
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass - not sure if this is appropriate to style, but whatever...

A - Well, the beer is a murky orange brown with a white head that recedes too quickly and doesn't lace. By far the most disappointing part of this beer.

S - What a fantastic beer. For a lager is has one of the most complex nose I have ever experienced. It first smaccks you with homemade bread and yeast then migrates towards a cut lawn smell then to the spicy hop then a bit of sweet malt comes through and much later some floral notes play into the nose. Delectable.

T - An odd beer. Initially it is quite non-descript, but as it warms it becomes incredibly enjoyable. It feels viscous and creamy in the mouth with a lingering bitterness and a spicy hop that plays with the beer's thick, though not sweet, malt body. If this beer had begun this way we would be talking a 4.5 or 5.0. Man, am I ever digging this beer.

M - Thick with light carbonation. Lingers. Yum.

D - Gimme, gimme, gimme :)

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Well chilled it pours an opaque peach. A large, billowy white head forms, but settles quickly. Lacings are slippery, little retention.

Surprisingly light aroma. Yeast gives off a fruity, almost orange, aroma. Very little in the way of hops on the nose.

Combination of lively carbonation and hops brings forward a first hit of the subdued bitterness and characteristic earthiness of the noble hops. Hops coat the mouth, but nonetheless give way to biscuity malt with just the slightest sweetness. The beer finishes with a characteristic Creemore metallic twang from the yeast and a touch of apricot fruit. Leaves a grassy bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Goes down smooth with a nice amount of carbonation, though I would have preferred a touch less. I also could have done with some chewier malt.

A winner from Creemore. These people clearly love beer, despite their infamous owners.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful orange haze with gold edges. The frothy off white head recedes quite quickly but leaves plenty of lace patches on the glass. The aroma is citrusy with a yeasty background. Herbal hop aromas also please my nostrils. The taste is full of lemon and pink grapefruit flavors with all sorts of herbal flavors in the mix as well. Black pepper comes to mind first. Fruity elements show with warmth (yeast?). Doughy malts provide abundant balance to the hops. The finish is wonderfully long and hoppy, I can taste the euro hops for a long time. The mouthfeel is well carbonated, but exceedingly smooth, medium bodied.

This is a fantastic lager. Only my second example of the style but very enjoyable. The good balance of hops, malt and yeast make it extremely quaffable. One of the best Ontario beers Ive tried.

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Photo of pootz
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap:

Taps a roily dark amber with a 2 finger eocky cap rhat lasts moderately but laces well. Soft carbonation.

Aroma is pungent with bread dough, strian leafy hop ans some mustiness

Flavour is well balanced between brady toasty malts and styrian hop bite, wet finish, increased bittering.

Very fresh, flavorful, satisfying and clean. The kegged version is more like a keller with less carbonation than the canned version.

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Photo of korguy123
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into tumbler. Fresh mix six pack from the brewery.

A- Hazy sunset coloured pour. Finger width snow white head. Lacing is decent.

S- Floral hops, oranges, some sweet malts and a handful of grass.

T- Sweet candy like characters, oranges, floral hops and a nice biscuit flavour.

M- Light body, great carbonation.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Get this into BC in either cans of in six packs as I loved the slightly brewery funk that came from the nose and the way the beer seemed to open up with warmth ( not usual for most lagers). I found grassy notes and citrus notes depending on what sip I was taking. A very inventive beer from Creemore.

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Photo of grac1970
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I believe I will add this to my top 5 favs!

A - golden/amber, minimal carbonation bubbles. It almost appeared cloudy but not in a bad way. Too much head when pouring into pint glass. The head had a good caramel colour that eventually settled down nicely.

S - quite nice actually, subtle, not overpowering - a bit of a sweet pleasant smell with a hint of citrus

T - a nice blend of citrus and something like a caramel taste - very pleasant and smooth, complimented with with a tiny hint of tart mixed with bitter at the end. The sweet and tart was almost a perfect blend.

M - very smooth, not watery and not too heavy. Quite refreshing. The citrus tart taste lingered a bit longer than the other tastes I believe giving it a bit of a dryness.

D - easy and smooth going down, nice and refreshing. I would have quite enjoyed a bigger glass of this! Definitely one to stay on my list of wants!

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Photo of Derek
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden-bronze with a very slight haze and tiny yeast globules floating about (not nearly as hazy as some of the one's you'll find vom fass). Not much head retention, but it leaves a nice lace.

S: Much more lager character than their other brews (slightly sulfury), definitely some saaz hops here (steelie mineral, grassy & floral), some light peppery spicing & biscuity malt.

T: The Pilsner malt is akin to a Bohemian pilsner... great stuff! I'm not a big fan of the Saaz, so I appreciate the hint of peppery tettnanger on the finish (for my tastes, it's too bad they didn't go completely Germanic and use Hallertau, Spalt or Perle instead of the Saaz). Balanced slightly to the bitter side. There's still a little carapils-like sweetness that you wouldn't find in the father-land.

M: Exceptionally smooth, moderate body that's lightly carbonated as the style dictates. Off-dry finish.

D: A very good drinker.

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Photo of BBP
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A dark mango orange with a solid consistent head. Little carbonation is visible through the translucent body. A slim cloud moved around inside it as if had something that hadn't fully dissolved in it, but eventually settled.

S- Hops and citrus hit the nose first. Blended with malts very well. Potent but not overpowering.

T- Hops and bready malt hit you first. Subtle spiciness as it goes down as well as in the aftertaste. Slight orange/lemon taste. Not super hoppy, but quite significantly hoppy.

M- Smooth on the tongue and goes down easily. Fair enough carbonation to notice, but not abrasive on the tongue.

D- Very sessionable. Considerably hoppy for a beer around here. Plan to drink again.

Another good beer from Creemore springs.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber-brown, topped with one finger of creamy, whitish-tan-coloured head. Good retention; bumpy patches of lacing and a thick collar remain in place for much of the session. Looks good, and the smell doesn't disappoint either - citrusy hops and yeast dominate with some underlying malt sweetness. Leads me to believe the label is not lying about this beer being generously hopped - not that past experience gives me any reason to doubt them.

Biscuity/breaded malts are the first flavour I pick up, with some lemon/herbal hops as well. Slightly yeasty with some subtle fruitiness. The hops continue into the pleasantly bitter, dry finish, which lasts on the tongue long after swallowing, which is a good way to get me to keep drinking. Medium-bodied; a little creamy. Very smooth-drinking, with an average carbonation level.

This is the only kellerbier I've ever had, so I can't really comment on how true-to-style this is - but I knows what I likes, and I like this a lot. Creemore never disappoints, this is a very tasty beer. Nice balance between bitter hoppiness and biscuity sweet malt. Like their premium lager, I could drink this stuff every day and not get sick of it. Totally worth a try, you won't be disappointed.

[Updated Jun 12 2016]

Available in 625 mL bottles this season, which I feel was a bad move. This bottle was dated Apr 28 2016, and is drinking very nicely. Creemore Kellerbier is still a damn fine beer (and arguably Creemore's best product overall), but two tallboys for ~$6.00 was a better deal than a near-bomber for $6.00 - so if the tallboys are gone for good, I will probably be buying this less frequently. Format gripes aside, this remains a reliable summer quaffer - if for some reason you have never tried this, definitely give it a go soon.

Final Grade: 4.28, a solid A-.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Definitely what it should look like....that being cloudy and deep gold in color, with orange and red hues.....great amounts of suspended yeast contained in this one! The head is modest and dissipates quickly, which is what it should be. What remains is a large, singular and thin patch that hovers right in the middle of the liquid that centers some small lumbering columns of fizz rising up. Lacing is underwhelming too, with the little bit of patchwork on the side of my glass slipping back into the brew with fury! Decent looking enough overall.

S- Well balanced aromas of sweet malts and yeasty biscuit defining the general smell with the finish of fresh leafy hop bitterness that hits my nasal cavity with a ting. There is a buttercrust bread quality that keeps everything very smooth and mild overall, however, the aromas are clearly defined.

T- This is a very flavorful brew overall! The flavors follow the aromas closely in terms of balance......sweet caramel like malt is the foremost flavor, with hints of almond nuttiness, dry yeasty biscuit and Earthy and cleansing, albeit very mild, woodiness. The finish is clean yet distinct with subdued but noticeable leafy hop presence. There is a lingering dark, almost burnt toffee flavor that is quite enjoyable on the palate for several minutes.

M/O- This is a highly enjoyable beer that I have no problems with as a session brew, and/or this would make a very well rounded mealtime beverage. I find it to be medium, heading towards full bodied and with pleasant fine carbonation that lasts throughout the taste, helping to burst the overall flavors onto the palate. It certainly has a nice freshness to it that, as the definition of this style suggests, should be there. If this was available to me at the stores, I'd most certainly buy this on a regular basis. Great job Creemore!

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Photo of machinesquad
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orangey-gold haziness. An inch worth of head on initial pour, decent retention.

Aroma: Fresh bread with slight herb (rosemary/thyme).

Taste: Smooth and little carbonation. Strong maltiness - much less hops than first offering of the beer last fall. Dry finish. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Creamy.

Drinkability: No bloating from drinking. Could easily tip these back.

Final thoughts: Not as hoppy or as hazy as I remember the first batch being; however, still very enjoyable. I'm not sure if that's due to the fact that this can was drank within the first week of it being offered and the previous one was towards the tail end of the previous offering.

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Photo of DrJay
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange with a soapy cap of white foam. Head retention was average, but it left a lot of clumpy lace on the glass. Malty aroma, bready with some caramel, lemon citrus hops, a bit floral and toasty, slightly spicy. Dry, biscuity malt up front with solid but balanced bitterness. Nice malt flavours, bready and toasty, some caramel sweetness follows. Hop flavours were earthy, lemony and floral with lingering peppery spice. Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation, quite smooth. I was quite impressed with the amount of flavour and character jammed into this beer. Very tasty.

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Photo of biegaman
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost appearing as if it were conceived in sanguine, Creemore's Kellerbier sits a lucid honey tone flushed in flaming copper-amber highlights. It is transparent but by no means clear; leaving the beer unfiltered not only results in the added advantage of being more vitamin-rich but also a naturally cloudy complexion as well.

Kellerbiers have notoriously low carbonation because they are left "ungespundet", meaning much of the carbon dioxide created in fermentation is allowed to escape. Notwithstanding, this head initially ballooned up a full three fingers before ultimately disappearing; soapy, sparkly vestiges of its vertical prowess remain marked along the height of the glass.

Despite being dry-hopped with whole-leaf tetnang and saaz hops - in supposed "generous" amounts no less - this aroma isn't terribly aromatic and certainly nothing like boastful of its contents. Still, take thoughtful breaths and your nasal passage is bound to fill with the fragrant, earthy, floral, near-spicy bouquet of two of Europe's finest hops varieties.

The generous dry-hoping is wholly apparent in the taste as well. That crudely earthy, leafy and pungent characteristic of the Noble hops is finely articulated, accenting a particularly fruity and floral mark on the beer. The fruitiness is pleasantly abundant for a lager and is likely assisted by a select, fruit-endowed house yeast.

On the malty side of things, there is a boat-load worth of grainy, biscuity, lightly toasty, caramel-braised Munich malt. It is hefty, chewy almost, but not too filling. It offers hints of apple and plenty of biscuity flavour. There are constant reminders of caramel and a light nutty, toasty sensation. What is the German word for "quaffable"? I better learn that one!

I'd still like to go to Franconia but it's nice now that I don't have to cash in any air miles to find delicious, well-made Kellerbier. By sticking to traditional guidelines, using whole leaf hops and leaving the beer unfiltered and unpasteurized, Creemore's done everything right. From delivery boy to brewmaster, this beer makes a genius out of the whole brewery.

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Photo of seand
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into an official Creemore nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy translucent light amber, with a couple fingers of bubbly white head. A few millimeters of the head retains quite well, leaving pretty good lacing.

S: The hops dominate, with a light fruitiness, but there's a bit of malty sweetness and yeast in the background.

T: Balanced and flavorful, though not too strong. Starts out slightly sweet, and finishes with a mild bitterness. Hints of citrus.

M: Medium to light mouthfeel, slightly sticky, medium carbonation. Drinks very smooth.

D: Drinks very easily, a great session beer.

I like this a lot better than their pilsner, and it's a bit more flavorful than their lager - I hope this one becomes a regular!

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Photo of Kartoffeln
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy, orange amber with a bit of visible sediment and carbonation, forming a large, fluffy off-white head with fair retention. It diminishes to a thin but even cap of foam and leaves a fair bit of spotty lacing.

S: Floral, citric (namely orange), and very herbal hops are sharp and fresh, mingling with the strong, slightly spicy yeast aroma to give an earthy character to the nose, like damp wood and topsoil. Biscuit and Munich-like malts, toasty and slightly sweet, round things out.

T: The malts and hops are initially the familiar German lager formula of richly malty and slightly sweet Munich malts plus floral hops, but with a bit of toastiness to the malts and prominent yeast overtones that last through the entire flavour profile. Partway through the sip, the malts transition to biscuity tastes - assertively toasty with hints of toffee - and the citric hops come through to provide an astringent, slightly fruity yet sour counterpoint that works well with the mellow, slightly spicy yeast overtones.

M: Medium-bodied with typically crisp, pinprick lager carbonation that keeps the beer refreshing despite a heavy, complex taste. The yeast gives a lot of smoothness and keeps the astringent hops from feeling too sharply bitter without diminishing their prominence; the balance is altogether excellent and the finish fairly clean.

D: I don't have any other Kellerbiers to refer to, but this seems to be a good example of an exceptionally interesting and rare style of lager. It's easily drinkable but has a full, complex flavour profile; an oddity in the best possible way.

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Photo of ritzkiss
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

473ml can from a 8pack at the LCBO, seasonal release.

Pours a hazed coppery peach color with a finger or two of foam that dies to a thin layer and never takes off, no lacing.

A hint of sulfur jumps out on the nose which is otherwise a little light, a touch of saaz grassiness, a little mineral, just a hint of pepper.

This has got to be the best lager coming out of Ontario, hands above their other stuff. Hints of peach (more in some cans), a biscuity malt, minerals and sulfur, peppery finish, a touch of lemon, a touch of sweetness but a really nice bittering which is grassy and a touch minerally. Wow, for a lager this stuff really has a nice hop bite. Nice dry pinching finish, really quenching.

Smooth drinking, clean, not too carbonated but still sparkles a little. Could easily sit down and drink the 8pack, this is what summer needs. Never rated a non-bock lager this high.... Just do damn drinkable.

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in footed pilsner glass.

LOOK (4/5) Very nice. A dark gold with some orange colour, just cloudy enough to give it a really interesting gradient in the glass. Cloudy, but not truly opaque like a witbier. Poured with a voluminous, creamy head that stuck around for the first few sips, and left a generous lacing on the glass.

SMELL (4/5) This beer really puts the aromatic hops front and center along with the dry smell typical of lagers. The scent finishes with a rich creamy spiciness, with some hints of citrus.

FLAVOUR (4/5) Very light and delicate and quite dry. The spiciness and citrus flavors finish along with some nice dryness. The late introduction of aromatic hops is quite evident as this brew doesn't finish with a particularly bitter end.

FEEL (4.5/5) The mouthfeel was extremely pleasant and was, to me, the highlight of this beer. The unfiltered-ness had clearly contributed a nice full body (which also sustained the head). To be fair, I'm used to thinner lagers and prefer a fuller bodied beer. The light flavor and full body were nicely balanced indeed!

DRINK (4.5/5) I really quite enjoyed this one. At the first sip, I immediately regretted picking up only one immediately before the liquor store closed! Although it has a full body, I think the light flavors would also make this an ideal session beer.

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Photo of mintjellie
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with 2+ fingers of beige head. The head has so-so retention and decent lace.

Nice bread malt base to the aroma with some caramel to back it up. The hops give the scent of grapefruit and grass.

Toasty bread flavour. Lightly buttered. Caramel. Grassy and grapefruit hop flavour. A little bit spicy. Moderate bitterness that grows a little as it warms. Very balanced.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Feels smooth and goes down very easy. This a tasty and refreshing summer release, and I'll be picking up more before it's gone.

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Photo of notdan
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love how popular this beer seems to have become. I'm house sitting for some family friends in Manotick, Ontario this weekend (hell of a way to spend the long weekend...) and even the LCBO here in way rural Ottawa has it.

Pours a hazy, medium orange/amber with a fairly dense white head that receded to a thin film over the beer. I am not witnessing any lacing to speak of.

Sitting on the back porch, the wind grabs away some of the smell but I get lots of floral hops, some mild fruitiness, and a touch of biscuit. Great stuff.

The first thing that registers is a nice biscuity malt profile, but that quickly transitions into lots of floral/herbal hops. The taste finished smoothly and lingers with some sweet citrus, a hint of green apple maybe, and a persistent hop bitterness. Very nice balance.

The carbonation is a tad high, but you still get a nice thick creamy mouthfeel.

It makes me sad this isn't a year-round beer, but it is indeed great for summer. Extremely drinkable and definitely my favourite Creemore beer. Hoping Molson lets them make more, full-flavoured beers like this one.

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Photo of MattyV
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy amber-orange into a nonic pint glass, 1 finger off-white head left spotty lacing. A few small yeast particles were floating around in suspension, but was just softly hazy for the most part, quite nice looking.

Smells mostly of grassy, herbal hops, with maybe a slight hint of spice. Aroma becomes much more pronounced as it warms slightly.

Tastes of bready, biscuit-like malt followed by a solid sharp hit of the herbal hoppiness evident in the nose, that leaves a pleasant bitterness that lingers for just long enough. Much much more flavourful than most other Canadian lagers I've tried recently.

Medium-bodied, lively carbonation gives this a nice and refreshing feel, a perfect option for this warmer weather when looking for a thirst quenching pint that also packs a whole lot of flavour.

Given that I missed out on this one last year, I was looking forward to it this year that much more. It didn't disappoint, I have been steadily working through a few 8-packs, and will likely pick up a few more while still available at the local LC.

Hopefully other Ontario brewers will take notice of this beer and realize that lagers don't have to be apple juice-like in colour and water-like in flavour. This was a pleasant surprise that I have been enjoying immensely. Cheers!

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Photo of drinkininthewood
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

served from a 473ml can into a mug.

A- Murky orange color, nice frothy head of foam with good lace.

S- Nice maltiness classic of creemore. Caramel. Nice citrusy hops in the nose. Inviting.

T- Great malty backbone with tasty flavors. Caramel like sweetness. Hops are present (Saaz and tettnanger im told) with some nice citrus flavors and make for excellent balance with their spicy/herbal character. Drying finish.

M- Real smooth on the tongue with soft carbonation.

D- Another please : D

Overall Creemore Springs hits a grand slam with this brew. A good example , true to the style, tasty and awesomely drinkable. The only flaw in my opinion is that it may be just a tad too sweet and pricey. Other than that its a great brew.

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Photo of SebD
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy copper/orange colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderatly and has some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of bready/caramely malts, grassy and citrucy hops with some spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice bready feel to it with nice grassy hops. There are also some citrucy and caramely notes with a slight spiciness in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice balance of flavours.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas.

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