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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1805) - Kitchener, Ontario, - AUG 22, 2012
Can from brewery” pours a clear lush deep copper with red highlights. A decent sticky 2 finger cap and moderate carbonation. Pungent aroma of toasty-sweet malts over the earthy notes of noble hops clean malty nose to it. Flavour is intense but on target for the Altbier style – big chewy toasty bready malts in front in remarkable balance with the woody/herbal noble hop bite, clean toasty-nutty finish with increasing bittering to a beautiful well balanced finale and light hop aftertaste. A flavourful, robust, easy drinking German amber ale, hard to fault that. This is probably the best commercial Altbier in Canada as good or better than German commercial Alts. Another solid offering from Creemore who keep me coming back.


2.9
Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Can from LCBO. Clear bright amber color fluffy off white head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is bitter burnt caramel.

3.5
Johnsense (1755) - - OCT 3, 2017
Clear brownish orange pour, monstrous head, decent lacing. Caramel malts up front in the aroma and taste, bready, earthy, nuts, very light citrus, yeast, light sulfur (a signature creemore trait). Lighter body. Imagine my surprise when I reached for another one when the Bills game started, and another one when they won.

3.7
BrewWhatIWant (296) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2017
Pours a light reddish brown with a decent offwhite head. Aroma is herbal hops. Taste is a little bitter, a little sour, and a little sweet. Flavours are relatively mild with notes of earthy hops, nutty malt, and a little fruit. Body is medium and carbonation is low-moderate. It's a relatively well balanced ale similar to an English bitter.

4.2
ahansen_sf (21) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Enjoyed this a lot! It was only after the fact they are owned by MOLSON! So that was a bit disappointing, but still a nice beer.

3.3
ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
473ml can. Clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are toasted bread/cereals, grain husks, dark fruits, chocolate and brown sugar with nutty, herbal and mineral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture

3.5
ChadPoole (479) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Pours clear dark copper with a foamy tanned head. Aroma is nuts and carmel malts. Smooth mouthful and low carbination makes it very easy to drink. Good beer.

3
zimbo (972) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Light clear russet brown. Densish fluffy off white head. Malty. Sweet. A bit simple. Ok.

3.5
lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
C’est une bière rousse, un peu rougeoyante mais surtout cuivrée, limpide et demie mince, avec une courte tête de mousse érable. Le nez est de noisettes, de caramel. En bouche, les houblons dominent comme il se doit, stridence assez constante qui vient couper le sucre. Les saveurs se portent plutôt du côté du sucre brun avec un brin de pamplemousse. Une agréable offrande qui correspond bien au style.

1.7
Tranquillity (2508) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
Canned. Aroma of yeast, the body is weak and the flavor is light. Overall a weak beer.

3.1
rodenbach99 (4678) - 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


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