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


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RATINGS: 77   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.

lagerette's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagerette (30) - - SEP 27, 2013
473 ml can. Pours a dark reddish colour with a light tan head. Aromas of malt and caramel . Taste of malt, caramel, nut and grassy hops. A decent enjoyable beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4209) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Style et résumé: Altbier commerciale.
Comment: Bouteille de 341ml.
Portrait: Une bière rousse foncée avec une mousse légèrement beige. Un nez de caramel, très sucré avec des notes de malts commerciaux. Une bouche sucrée aux saveurs intenses de caramel sur un fond de bière commerciale.
Note: 6/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1089) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours deep red amber with a nice pillowy off white sudsy head. I’d give it a 5 for appearance... but it’s filtered. Nose of caramelized bread pans... yeast...even a little whiff of smoke and mild berry. Initially came across as a bit sweet, but it’s passable. Clean bready malts, with hints of smoke, cocoa, dried cherry, and some minerals. Hops are quite mild. Earth and tea tannins. Cut dried grass. It’s an altbier but it doesn’t taste like they would make it in the past. Too refined. It’s good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (603) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
341ml bottle stolen from my step-dad (thanks!) Pour is mahogany. Caramel, roasted grain and nuts, hay, mineral water. There's a faint spicy hop presence, a crisp, bitter finish, but I give this a passing grade mostly for being unremarkably drinkable. I'm with Tiki below: I don't mind these guys, but their product line could use some diversity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small white head. Mild syrup aroma. Medium body with a hops bitter flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (826) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Olfactif discret composé de noisettes, de grains, d’une touche de beurre et d’herbes fraiches. De couleur ambrée très foncée, presque brune, elle développe une mousse épaisse, dense et persistante. En entrée de bouche, les noisettes dominent, laissant par la suite l’effervescence s’activer et s’étaler jusqu’à la finale d’intenses notes herbacées aux tons de persil et d’herbes amères. Équilibrée et délicate, cette bière est tout à fait dans le style.. Une vrai bière de soif.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2295) - 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 (1049) - 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 (103) - 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 (140) - - 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 (12729) - 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.

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