Creemore Springs Collaboration Altbier | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Collaboration Altbier
BA SCORE
3.61/5
83 Ratings
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Collaboration Altbier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a goal of celebrating Creemore’s 25th anniversary in a big way, Creemore Brewmaster Gordon Fuller and head brewer Bryan Egan travelled to Düsseldorf in early 2012, to immerse themselves in German brewing culture. Learning trade secrets from the brewers at Zum Schlüssel allowed them to create a unique and special variety of their own Altbier at home in Canada. Follow their journey on our blog.

28 IBU

Added by Sammy on 08-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,446
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
83
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml can into nonic pint glass. "J1515" on the bottom edge of the can, which is most likely a canning/production date of sept 15 2015. consumed oct 23 2015

a: carelessly aggressive pour yields four fingers of tan-hued head over a transparent caramel body

s: nuts, toffee, and bread in the nose. malty and appetizing. a hint of floral hops

t: sweet raisins up front that lead to the aforementioned malt flavours. nutty in the mid-palate, floral on the back end. medium-minus bitterness

m: light with medium-minus carbonation

o: a very unspectacular but still pleasant brew

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3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very, very plain. Looks awesome, though. Nice copper colour and an impressive looking head. After that, no real excitement.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a lovely beer. One of my favourite memories of Dusseldorf was visiting a pub in the city's core. We had spent the afternoon watching street performers and headed into a hole in the wall. I clearly remember the barman toting a wooden cask of beer up the stairs from the cellar - our Dutch host explained that we were trying Alt, and I was completely awestruck. I digress... Creemore has come up with a winner here. It is dark, rich, sweet and incredibly smooth. If you can find this beer, I highly recommend you try it!

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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

To celebrate Creemore’s 25th anniversary, Brewmaster Gordon Fuller and head brewer Bryan Egan travelled to Düsseldorf in early 2012, to learn how to create their own Altbier in Canada. Bucky sampled the fruits of their labour in a 473 ml can with a production date of September 2013 stamped onto the bottom. Altbier was 5.0% alcohol by volume. Altbier (German for 'old beer') is a style of beer first brewed in the region of Westphalia and is a specialty of the city of Düsseldorf. Its name comes from its production using the technique of top fermentation, an older method than bottom fermentation which is characteristic of lagers.

Altbier poured a clear mahogany colour, with a large off-white head that faded to a thin cap of foam, leaving some minor lacing and spotting in its wake. Its aroma was pleasant enough and consisted of sweet toasted malts. The flavour began with a sweet, rich roasted maltiness which gave way in the finish to a mild, slightly earthy bitterness. These flavours were nicely balanced and all lingered on as a pleasant aftertaste. Relatively light bodied for a beer this dark and with a fine carbonation, I found the mouthfeel to be a bit thin for my personal taste. Overall though, this fairly uncommon style of beer is probably the best of Creemore’s offerings, and certainly worth a try at $2.85 per can.

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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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