Brewed by Creemore Springs (MolsonCoors)
Style: Altbier
Creemore, Canada


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When our brewers decided to craft our first ever ale, they wanted it to be extraordinary. They chose one of the oldest and rarest ale styles in the world, a Dusseldorf-style altbier or "old beer". To honour the authenticity of this rare beer style, we collaborated with Zum Schlussel, a brewing institution in Dusseldorf for over 160 years and one of four original breweries known for this style. Not only did they share their vast knowledge of making an altbier but they also shared their special strain of yeast with us. True to style, the result is a dark mahogany hued beer with roasted nutty malt flavour and an intensifying hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez LCBO (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,75$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #5948)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Lots of head when poured into an Altbier. Very hoppy scent. Nice rusty brownish colour. Lots of bubbly carbonation.Bitter at first with a very sweet finish. Bit of nuts in there. Very easy to drink. Very. I could see drinking these all night. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lacyhead (23) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Golden copper coloured pour with copper white head. Nose is caramel, toast, and alcohol. Caramel taste that gradually turns bitter from the hops. Palate is oily, then a bit dry. OK, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13136) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Darkish amber. Intensely toasty, slightly caramelly, taste reverses those characters, with delicate fruitiness, and a hearty body for a 5%er.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (286) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Faint scent of malt and caramel. Clear copper colour. Flavour of malt, caramel, nuts, and bread. Medium body with mild carbonation. A fine beer to sip on without giving it much thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (356) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a dark gold/light amber with a large pillowy white head. Aromas are acidic woody malts, a little bit of dank basement. Tastes are dry tinny malt, a touch of alcohol, maybe some bitter nuttiness. Dry and crisp on the palate, strong carbonation and a medium dry/bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Namlig (7) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
One of the reviews below uses the adjective muted and I fully agree. This beer could be excellent if the existing flavours were amped up - don’t change them, just give us more, more of the same malt, more of the same hops. Considering that it is marketed as an alt and a collaboration, I am surprised at the relative restraint of the palate even as compared to Creemore Lager itself. A missed opportunity, in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Dark amber pour. Nice beige foam nose is faint but malty sweet. Flavour has a touch if bitterness but not much. Ok beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Brown with a white, lacy, thin disappearing head. Smells of caramel, sulfar, dirty socks and earth. Medium oily body with medium carbonation. Tastes like club soda, corn, caramel, malt, and a bad chemical finish. Blah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Rating #895 - January 9, 2014 - 1oz. Sample from GranvilleMolsonCoors Rep.Pours golden amber color with a frothy white head . Nose is barnyard grasses, earth. Earthy spicy hop character dominated by an old-style malt forward beer. Medium carbonation. Taste is a hint of toffee, caramel with dominant maltiness, mild grassiness. Not as good as DDC’s altbier but not far off. Would love to experience a German original in the style, not just well-made (to my young mind) Canadian copycats.

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