Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, LCBO 8 Pack. Pours a very nice hazy golden yellow with an attractive creamy white head with great lacing. A few streaming bubbles are present as well. Very inviting fresh aroma - bread, biscuit, wet trees in a forest (I’m stretching, but that is what it smells like - so fresh). Taste - terrific. Surprising hops right up front, giving way to fruity malt, and an interesting spicy hop finish. Mouthfeel is very reminiscent of fresh Creemore lager, soft and actively carbonated. That finish is something else - now I’m getting honey and citrus to go with the spiciness. Wow, there is a ton of flavour here, what a great job Creemore (and thanks for leaving them alone Molson)! They knocked this one out of the park, not sure a lager could get any more flavourful.
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite beers in recent memory. Why? Cause its was so pleasantly balanced. It had nice spicy hops but not too much to make it just a sipping beer. It was light enough to be able to enjoy more than one at a time.
If anyone has had the Tankhouse by Miss St. then I’d say its like a lighter less bitter version (and that’s not knocking the Tankhouse).
GregClow (3155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Victory Cafe and cans from the brewery. It has a rich copper hue with a hazy body, and a remarkably fresh and enticing aroma that holds notes of toasted grain, dried grass and juicy hops, along with a hint of yeast. The body is lightly carbonated, and while the flavour seems a bit muted at first, giving the beer a few minutes to warm allows it to open up considerably, revealing a perfect balance between sweet, caramelish malt and pleasantly bitter hops, with a delicate suggestion of lemon zest in the finish. The yeast is also noticeable, but not overpowering, it just adds a well integrated depth and richness to the flavour. An excellent beer all around, and one that I hope Creemore Springs brings back, as I couldn’t get enough it if for the few weeks it was available this past summer.
97hill (137) - - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the Creemore product, even if it is a part of th Molson pile.
Always like the original Lager and I am an ale guy by nature, it is always in our fridge it is my wife"s go to beer.
The Keller is by far my fave, tasty good looking, unfiltered. This how beer is supposed to be.Please make more beers like this
rodenbach99 (4174) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canette de 473ml. Bière dorée-orangée, pas filtrée. Houblonnée à souhait, très agréable en bouche, mordante avec beaucoup de caractère.
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Amber-gold pour with very satisfying head retention and some lace. Well-rounded, hoppy mouthfeel with an underlying bready taste makes this a very enjoyable beer for a hot summer night. Possibly my favorite from Creemore and I’m glad to see them bringing out interesting styles.
Re-rate one year later:
got a bunch of this on tap. It’s cloudy as hell. I love it. This is some fresh beer for sure. Lace and head are sticky and thick. Hop presence is alive and fruity with definite bubblegum and gummy bear auras. Hops are a key factor here. All-around this beer is fantastic. Dark honey/amber colour and bombastic taste make this a stellar release by Creemore. Hats off for sure.
Subliminal64 (98) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a mild hoppy smell and taste to it. Not overpowering
Good amount of carbonation. Could have used a bit more.
Well worth a try, as is EVERY Creemore product.
Slepkov (41) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprisingly flavourful and unique offering from Creemore. Great balance on the nose between honey and hops, with sweet honey predominating. A clean tasting beer, with the honey promised by the aroma being delivered in good balance with crisp hop bitterness. The hop profile is more prominent than many other beers of this type and is extremely welcome. Enigmatic hop notes, not easily attributed to one variety. Very drinkable.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
473ml can, consumed 6 days after packaging.
Poured a hazy orange-gold lager in the stein, Frothy 2 finger cap with good retention and glass- lacing properties.
Pungent aroma of fresh bread and herbal-woody noble cones with a musty-earthy undertone.
Sturdy malt spine, ample body, creamy mouth feel, round mellow character and tons of flavor.
The front side of this beer assaults the senses with a big malt blast titrated by succulent herbal leafy hop balance, mid palate it mellows and the rounded aged character is evident, bready hoppy finish.
A faithful interpretation of this German lager style. Extremely fresh, flavorful and mellow. I wish all premium craft lagers could satisfy this substantially with so much fresh flavor. I can see me going though my 4 cases rather fast.
Sad that your average lager quaffer is unaware of how much flavor is removed by filtering.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can- Deep hazy gold with orangey hues. A rocky and sticky cap sits atop the liquid, and leaves nice lace. Yeasty, citric nose that leads to fresh and pungent hops, bread crust, perfume. Flavours are fresh and bright. Lots of citrus, bready malts, fresh green hops, markedly spicy, with a floral/herbal quality. Medium bodied, with a subdued sweet fruity finish, and a pleasantly astringent bitterness that lingers. Complex, rewarding, and very drinkable. Excellent.