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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

pootzboy's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, - AUG 22, 2012
Can from brewery” pours a clear lush deep copper with red highlights. A decent sticky 2 finger cap and moderate carbonation. Pungent aroma of toasty-sweet malts over the earthy notes of noble hops clean malty nose to it. Flavour is intense but on target for the Altbier style – big chewy toasty bready malts in front in remarkable balance with the woody/herbal noble hop bite, clean toasty-nutty finish with increasing bittering to a beautiful well balanced finale and light hop aftertaste. A flavourful, robust, easy drinking German amber ale, hard to fault that. This is probably the best commercial Altbier in Canada as good or better than German commercial Alts. Another solid offering from Creemore who keep me coming back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2087) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can, Mulmur, ON, Canada via LCBO iced tea appearance. Thin head. Metallic caramel aroma. Sweet, some sharpness. Not really for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Another sad visit to my local LCBO & the only thing I haven’t tried is this CreeMolsonCoors offering. It’s decent & nice -- like a visit to granny’s house! -- & i like it fine enough: sparkling mouthfeel & crisp finish make this enjoyable. Still, im not a big fan of their heavy spring water & honestly don’t find a lot of nuance & diversity in their stable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (62) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Another quality brew form one of the premier Craft Brewers in Canada (IMHO). Different can then what is pictured, but I believe it is the same brew. Drank directly from the tall can. Smells a little too hoppy. A little off putting Pours a caramel colour. Taste is similar to Creemore Kellerbier, but with more of a hop taste. It is present, and just at the point that it is offensive. Small aftertaste Good amount of carbonation Overall I was very impressed with this brew. I will be puchasing again, but not before the Kellerbier or the Urbock. MB

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
97hill (101) - - OCT 2, 2015
Just another solid beer from this great brewery that has to get tagged as a major due to ownership. Creemore’s beers share nothing with their "parents" Altbier is a great fall beer tasty full and rich. Not a beer for a hot day although that would still be OK. A darker ale with some residual hoppiness. Love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft - Sweet caramel with some burnt notes. Clear dark gold with a decent beige head. Light toast, caramel and twig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (328) - - AUG 31, 2015
473ml tallboy. Poured a generous amount of creamy off-white head. Good lacing and retention. Has a dark coppery appearance. Aromas of wheats and grains are there, not too offensive. Flavours are all over, good balance of hops and malts, nutty, a bit yeasty. Some bitterness on the palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - 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 (819) - 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 (13925) - 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.

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