Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fizzy dark golden bordering on light orange. A small slice of white foam stays atop it all and does not last much despite the active bubbling. Grassy, softly earthy and lemony nose shows more hop character than anticipated. Leafy and fruity on the palate, it’s almost juicy in terms of flavours, yet bright and crisp in terms of carbonation. Not so yeasty, farmy, floral, pils malt focused like top German examples, but fresh and bright nonetheless, leaning more towards the tea-like/lemonade/peach nectar/apricot juice side of things, but refreshing and hugely drinkable. I’d kinda stopped following Creemore Springs since a few years, but this is a most honourable new product. Lingering fruity, citrusy and herbal bitterness
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Nice beer. Pours a hazy dark orange colour with thin head. Aroma is grassy hops some citrus notes. Nice yeasty sediment. Taste has mild hops, finish has lingering hops.
Strangebrewer (736) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Poured hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Sweet citric hop aroma. Full creamy mouthfeel, more citrus hoppy bitterness. Dry & spicy finish.
italarican (1145) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the Queens RB crew! Pours a transparent orange with no head. Yeasty aroma with some mandarin oranges and grains. A bit pungent. Flavors of peach, lemon, wheat, and hops. The hoppy finish is a bit stale and flat. The peach was a nice surprise.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-07-31. Golden body with a foamy white head. Lightly yeasty aroma, bit floral, light zesty citrus. Flavour has a light bitternes, zippy floral hops, muted pale malt base. (6+) Average palate. Solid example of the style, quaffable, but not really my cup of tea. Can from LCBO
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at BCTC 2009: Golden pour with a white film of head. Biscuity malt nose with some peppery noble hop character. Light body with a crisp dry flavor- biscuity and softly sweet malt character with a balancing noble hop presence. A very nice and German feeling lager.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ BCTC courtesy of Jerc & Mabel. Light to medium amber pour. Floral, citrus, light bready aroma. Taste had caramel sweetness, floral grassy hops, light breadiness. Real tasty looking forward to having again
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at BCTC. Pours a light hazy apricot with a thin white head. Citrus and caramel on the nose with some light malt. Light malt on the body. Finishes with a nice balancing bitterness. Pretty solid.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2010 473mL can shared by matt7215 at our casual Saturday afternoon mini-tasting. Thanks Matt. Sampled side-by-side with Trois Mousquetaires Kellerbier. This one pours an only slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Where’s all my sediment? The aroma is definitely akin to everything I expect from Creemore. Corn, grain husks, sweet malts, but with a lot of citrus, tangerine, and a touch of dry hoppy yeastyness. Flavour is very smooth, mild carbonation which is good. Very sweet upfront, all the usual Creemore flavours but with some dry yeast and minor hop elements chiming in. Very simple actually, qutie drinkable though even as a fan of good lagers I don’t completely comprehend the hype around this one. That said, I’d still buy it semi-regularly if possible, and I’m happy to see a more obscure style being produced in Ontario. Filter it even less and I’d like it a lot more. EDIT: 2010 version is actually much better. Same elements but richer and better done. More noticable hop activity in the aroma and flavour, this tweaked version is one of the best things being done in this province IMHO.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from the LCBO. Appearance: Pinkish orange with a small off white head and good visible carbonation. Aroma: Slight perfume, some grassy hops, malt, some light lemon peel and grain. Flavour: Initially malt, nice grassy hops (as opposed to the grassy hops that I personally dislike) a good creaminess to the body with a sweet hop finish, the more I’m drinking it - the better it’s getting. Good work Creemore, a solid brew. Oh - refreshing too!