Brewed in collaboration with Züm Schlussel in Düsseldorf, Germany, this altbier from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited in Creemore, Ontario pours a deep, clear amber colour with a large white head that gets retained as a thick collar and cap, leaving a thick coat of lace behind. Creemore Springs Altbier Collaboration Ale carries smells of honey-sweetened, toasted malts, yeast, a berry-like fruit tone, tree nuts and a hint of chocolate, along with the brewery’s signature mineral water aroma.
The taste of Creemore Springs Altbier Collaboration Ale is led by a deep toasted malt flavour, with nutty, floral and earthy accents. There is a slight sourness in the finish before a wallop of bitterness. The ale is full-bodied with light, but fine carbonation with a thick yeast tone on the tongue that lingers throughout the otherwise dry aftertaste.