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 (5250) - 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 (6585) - 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 (2570) - 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!
probstblueribbon (2706) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473 ml can from LCBO (last one!), served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy dirty amber with a large light tan froth.
Aroma: Funky, earthy grassy, peppery hops, some light earthy malts, minerals,
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of apricot/peach, biscuity malts to a lesser extent, some of the the Saaz hops, though not much, a little wet hay and a bit of black tea; dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant lightly-roasted malt finish.
Beautiful. I wonder how much influence Molson-Coors has on the wee town of Creemore...
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can, seasonal beer that caught my eye as I was leaving the LCBO
Pours a hazy golden colour with a decent light tan head. The aroma is very rich, malty and hoppy at once, a really nice blend of smells. The taste is very rich and flavorful. Very nice malt start which quickly turns into a more notable hops kick. They really have a nice hop blend in this beer and it translates nicely into the palate as well. A very full mouthfeel with the lingering hop bitterness.
Good work Creemore, keep em coming!
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 473 ml can from the LCBO. pours a slightly hazed amber with a small white head. poor rentention but minimal carb. aroma of creemore house malt bill, slightly more hops then regular creemore (very fresh green hops), very fragrent but not totally exciting. the flavour is more polished then the aroma. natural progression from the malt to the hops and again the hops are very green and fresh. id filter it less (if possible) and hop it more. a nice beer though, great for the summer.
wilderthanyou (745) - Guelph, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin white creamy head. The aroma is a little musty, insense, caramel, citus, floral hop. The flavour is strange, and interesting, has a hint of that mustiness in it, some caramel sweetness, vegetable broth, hops, ends on a mustiness. The mouthfeel is creamy.
Tessic (813) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured a dark orange colour with a nice big white head. To the nose there are scents of hopps, citrus, vegetables and pepper. First taste was smooth and very flavourful. Flavours of bitterness/hopps, vegetables and a little spice. Finish is hoppy with flavours of grass and a little caramel. Palate is lingering creamy (???) with hopp / bitterness receding.