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Sleeman Clear - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
50
awful

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 1.78
pDev: 35.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sleeman brought you the first low-carb beer in Canada with Sleeman Clear. With only 2.5 g of carbohydrates and 90 calories, this one goes down nicely.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-14-2003)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev +12.4%

03-15-2012 20:19:07 | More by ThinkAgain
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Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -29.8%

07-25-2014 20:45:43 | More by mjacquard
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New Brunswick (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +68.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +96.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -43.8%

10-16-2013 19:56:44 | More by valianes
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +54.5%

10-15-2013 04:43:41 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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beerguy1001420

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +118%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

u idiots bitch n moan what u expect fora lite beer dumb retards .. its a lite beer u get what u get gosh some people bitch about stupid hsit makes u look like a dumbass.. if u dont like lite beers then why buy lite beers. fucking morons bitch n moan like an old lady

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 20:37:24 | More by beerguy1001420
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -29.8%

10-10-2013 03:49:03 | More by ZachT
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.04/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Small white head quickly dies leaving just the slightest trace of a lacing above a clear bright pale straw washed out golden colored beer.

Very thin aroma of light sour grains.

Very light taste of lesser grain malts with maybe some light hops.

Light almost dryish aftertaste without much taste on this light bodied drink.

Not to much going on here, not really sure who the target audience would be for such a beer.

Serving type: can

10-03-2013 20:09:26 | More by LXIXME
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +68.5%

09-21-2013 20:40:42 | More by Pmicdee
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -1.7%

09-21-2013 01:46:09 | More by andrenaline
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.29/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

473 mL can from TBS; packaged June 14 2013. Now labelled as 'Sleeman Clear 2.0', although as far as I can tell nothing about the recipe seems to have changed from the earlier iteration. When considering all of the (formerly) Canadian macros, I generally place Sleeman a notch above the other two - but Sleeman Clear is a turd that has been floating in the punchbowl for at least 10 years now, and I can only assume that there is a very good reason for its score being so low. Served ice cold.

An aggressive pour reveals a pale straw yellow-coloured liquid, topped with one finger of fizzy white head that wastes no time while fizzling itself out of existence. Nothing remains on the surface; it basically looks like apple juice. The aroma is bland, but it manages to avoid outright unpleasantness by being so weak and limp that it's barely even noticeable in the first place. A faint wisp of corn husks, damp grains and apples are the only real descriptors I can manage. For a light lager, it's not that bad, I guess, but it leaves much to be desired.

Not much to report in the taste department either - not very grainy, but corn grist is a strong contributor, and that cardboard flavour I often find in cheap/light/ice beers is fairly noticeable. Dry finish that really reminds me of club soda, in that it has no discernible features whatsoever beyond being carbonated. Thin and very watery, with firm carbonation that provides this beer with a solid bite. It's easy enough to drink quickly, and I can't think of any compelling reasons to take your time with it.

Final Grade: 2.29, a to-be-avoided D grade. Sleeman may find that it will take more than a '2.0' slapped onto the label to convince those that were less-than-impressed with the 'alpha' version of Sleeman Clear that this apparent upgrade is worth a try. Let's be frank - this is a brew that I have seen (exclusive) light beer drinkers turn their nose up at on several occasions. This is not a very good light beer, being even more watery and flavourless than old staples like Bud/Coors Light. If you hate the taste of beer but still want to drink it for some reason, Sleeman Clear is your brew; otherwise, stick with one of the more well known light macros. Hell, Sleeman Light is orders of magnitude better than this.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 20:04:28 | More by thehyperduck
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Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -1.7%

08-26-2013 01:20:38 | More by cam477
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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

1.79/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yes, it is a pretty awful and flavourless "beer"... but what really can you expect for under 100 calories. It tastes like water but honestly I still think it tastes better than coors, canadian or bud light because at least it doesn't taste like skunk water

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:46:40 | More by WeizenMike
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-10-2013 03:04:56 | More by EBeckett3
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Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -43.8%

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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev +26.4%

07-17-2013 01:19:54 | More by jcubz
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Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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sirsteve42

New York

1/5  rDev -43.8%

06-28-2013 00:00:08 | More by sirsteve42
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -29.8%

04-23-2013 20:08:06 | More by timiskin
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -43.8%

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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

1.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/3/13

A very pale straw yellow with some large bubbles but not whole lot in the way of head or lace

S quite skunky with some soggy rice cake, kinda smells like moldy dope and rotten green apple, quite gross really

T much like the smell but with some cardboard

M thin and watery and almost foamy, cardboard and skunk on the finish

O I don't dish out scores below 2 all that often but this one earned a few of them

it lived up to the hype I suppose, well deserving of its place in the bottom 25

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:59:02 | More by wordemupg
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Sleeman Clear from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
50 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.