This is Creemore Bock, and very similar to what it always was, i.e., before Molson-Coors scooped up the brewery just over ten years ago.
It is milk chocolate-malty, lightly bitter, withal an accurate rendition of the bottom-fermented style that gained favour centuries ago in Bavaria.
This particular canning impressed more than some as the yeast background, generally prominent in the Creemore line, hangs back a bit. Long aging in the old days (1800s-1950s) would have removed most of the grassy, loamy volatiles associated with a fresh, young lager. Perhaps this batch was longer-aged – we are later in the winter now – than others I’ve tried.
Anyway, it’s all good.