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Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner

Formerly brewed at Creemore Springs (MolsonCoors)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Creemore, Canada


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The first pilsner was brewed in 1842, over a hundred years ago, in the Bohemian town of Plzen. Revolutionary at the time, it was a fired-brewed beer characterized by a rich golden colour, sweet malty flavour and an abundance of hops. Our brewmaster visited the Czech Republic to study their methods and in honour of our 20th anniversary we are proud to share his interpretation of this classic beer style. Similar to original pilsners, our direct fire brewing process and combination of specialty malts yield a beer with a deep golden colour and delicious malt flavours. Natural spring water creates a soft pure background on which Czech hops impart a fresh fragrant aroma and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5511) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
473ml can from an LCBO in Toronto. Amber with a loose white head; aroma of farmyard straw; crisp, sweet, malty taste; and hardly any finish. As bland and indifferent as many European pilsners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Can. Probably the best of the Creemore Springs I have tried so far. Taste like a classy lager from Molson. Light wheat and malt taste with some actual body going on. Has a crisp clean aftertaste with a little bitterness. Pretty nice pilsner, might buy it more if it wasn’t always in a variety pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Poured clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of soft, grainy malt and light fruit. Light body, fairly average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
473ml can. Pours a clear, golden with a two finger, white head that thins quickly. Aroma has notes of bread, traditional hops, and subtle fruityness. Taste is balanced. Hints of bread, malt, traditional hops and a short aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean texture in the mouth but not watery. Overall pretty tasty. Clean taste and mouth feel. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Market, Vancouver
Blond color. Not just vulgar corn, but also some crisp malt aroma. Dry but soft mouthfeel; a light crispy malt touch; fairly bitter. The final gets papery too. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wolffish (440) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
J’ai l’impression de boire une Sleeman un peu trop vieille... C’est insipide et vraiment pas mon type de bière (sauf quand on est vraiment mal pris).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (488) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
A very clear, pale straw hue in the glass with a hint of amber but light coloured. I found the head a bit soapy at first with large bubbles that lingered, eventually left with a ring of froth around the glass and a few clear spots here and there. The carbonation was good with a bit of staying power. An aroma of freshly cut grass and a touch of balsa wood. Smooth and a touch foamy in the mouth with pronounced hops, dry. A touch of spice in the finish surprised me. Balanced bitterness; overall I’m impressed for this style of brew, but then again, I started out as a Pilsner drinker years ago so I may be embellishing a little.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiereLuc (1215) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Quand j’entends les bonzes de Molson, leurs responsables des communications et tous les personnages isolés et bien payés qui se battent pour nous faire comprendre que Creemore Springs est une microbrasserie à part entière qui est totalement libre de son propriétaire, je n’arrive pas à saisir l’enjeu. Tout le monde s’entend pour dire que Creemore ne brasse pas de la Molson Ex! Nous vous croyons et nous sommes totalement d’accord sur ce point. Mais de là à nous larguer des gros communiqués pour nous dire «ça ne goûte pas comme Molson», non seulement ils commettent un désaveu envers leurs propres gammes de produits, mais ils envoient aussi le message que si c’est fait par une microbrasserie, c’est forcément bon. Tout ça pour dire que cette Pils m’a franchement déçu, qu’il s’agisse d’un produit de micro ou non. Tout semble effacé dans le profil gustatif. Je ne sens pas le houblon qui fait une bonne Pilsner traditionnelle. Entre les mains, j’ai une bière rafraîchissante, mais je n’ai rien de goûteux.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (967) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Mild aromas of light malt, grains and fruit. Grainy flavour, very light bitterness, soft citrus. Decent mouthfeel for a pilsener, but really mediocre otherwise. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lesifflebiere (1520) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Blonde dorée mince dans laquelle les céréales blondes dominent à l’odeur, mais qui laisse poindre aussi du sucre à glacer et du toffee. En bouche, sucre, caramel écossais (diacétyls peut-être), mais peu de traces de l’amertume promise par le style. Une pils typiquement canadienne, à peine au-dessus de la moyenne, et sans aucun doute l’une des offrandes les plus ennuyantes de Creemore. Agréable et désaltérante, mais là s’arrêtent ses qualités.

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