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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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pootzboy (1713) - 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.

ametras (1574) - 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

ChadPoole (478) - 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.

zimbo (960) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Light clear russet brown. Densish fluffy off white head. Malty. Sweet. A bit simple. Ok.

lesifflebiere (1852) - 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.

Tranquillity (2251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
Canned. Aroma of yeast, the body is weak and the flavor is light. Overall a weak beer.

rodenbach99 (4572) - 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

Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours deep red amber with a nice pillowy off white sudsy head. I’d give it a 5 for appearance... but it’s filtered. Nose of caramelized bread pans... yeast...even a little whiff of smoke and mild berry. Initially came across as a bit sweet, but it’s passable. Clean bready malts, with hints of smoke, cocoa, dried cherry, and some minerals. Hops are quite mild. Earth and tea tannins. Cut dried grass. It’s an altbier but it doesn’t taste like they would make it in the past. Too refined. It’s good though.

HippyHop (654) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
341ml bottle stolen from my step-dad (thanks!) Pour is mahogany. Caramel, roasted grain and nuts, hay, mineral water. There's a faint spicy hop presence, a crisp, bitter finish, but I give this a passing grade mostly for being unremarkably drinkable. I'm with Tiki below: I don't mind these guys, but their product line could use some diversity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mike5326 (1744) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small white head. Mild syrup aroma. Medium body with a hops bitter flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dandeman (972) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Olfactif discret composé de noisettes, de grains, d’une touche de beurre et d’herbes fraiches. De couleur ambrée très foncée, presque brune, elle développe une mousse épaisse, dense et persistante. En entrée de bouche, les noisettes dominent, laissant par la suite l’effervescence s’activer et s’étaler jusqu’à la finale d’intenses notes herbacées aux tons de persil et d’herbes amères. Équilibrée et délicate, cette bière est tout à fait dans le style.. Une vrai bière de soif.

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