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Sleeman Honey Brown Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Honey Brown LagerSleeman Honey Brown Lager

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BA SCORE
69
poor

271 Ratings
THE BROS
39
awful

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 20.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canadianbarman on 08-22-2001

Smooth Sleeman Honey Brown Lager is brewed in the tradition of cottage breweries at the turn of the century. Some might think the tradition is outdated; we just think we got it right the first time.
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Photo of mwilbur
1.06/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pale tan-yellow with very thin white head that quickly disappears.
S: Malt, caramel...and skunk. Bad.
T: Very bad. Hint of malt. Mostly just tastes bad though.
M: Acidic, thin, and watery. Terrible.
D: Not drinkable. Unbelievably bad. Stay away...you have several thousand other beers that taste better to spend you money on. Don't be a fool like me.

Photo of sirsteve42
1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of Jason
1.47/5  rDev -50%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Presentation: 12oz clear glass bottle, not to worry the six-pack holder was a cardboard box as to not let the light in.

Appearance: Deep tawny copper, close enough to brown. Thin but sticky lace.

Smell: Big cloying sweetness … not appealing at all.

Taste: Bit of smooth crispness, cloying sweetness gets to be a bit unbearable. Hops are minimal and the sweetness tastes fake. Lame maltiness … sweetness all over the place.

Notes: Please beer god take be away from this beer … perhaps a good beer to cook with, a sweet dark beer to balance out a pot of chili or beef stew. As for drinking it … no thanks, never again.

Photo of Taratony
1.5/5  rDev -49%

Photo of valianes
1.5/5  rDev -49%

Photo of OneTuffPony
1.53/5  rDev -48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This one is not for me

Photo of cambabeer
1.61/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a joke. This beer is not worth buying, thankfully I was given it. I guess the color is alright, ruby and golden, but the head is nonexistent. Smells like bad cream soda left out in the sun that someone poured bud light into. Taste is watery, way to sweet, and then at the end there's a little taste of malt and hops that give you a slight clue that what you're drinking is supposed to be beer. Don't buy this, please.

Photo of slitherySOB
1.62/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The definition of swill is this beer. Their was neither taste nor smell that I could detect. Expecting a skunk smell due to the clear bottle, I practically snorted the bottle trying to detect any scent whatsoever. Nothing. Tasted like water. In shock, I kept looking at the bottle to see if I were drinking Aquafina by mistake. The appearance was alright. Attractive maple leaf gold. It's only winning attribute.

Photo of Dolanmcduk
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Sleeman has really increased the amount of advertising here in Canada, and many fellow Canucks seem to believe this is a fancy beer probably because of the clear bottles...right?

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Comes out of the gate with a big building head. Doesn't hang around long, leaves a ring with a couple nebulae. Dark amber, doesn't look as clear as it should. Lots of carbonation.

S- Mealy, gassy, a syrupy sweetness.

T- Watery brown sugar/corn, subsides quickly to a slightly off bitterness, not a positive bitterness, dry and metallic.

M- Fizz, fizz, fizz, as much fizz as good old Dr. Pib. As the beer sits it gains the slightest amount of weight, at that point your teeth are thankful for something that isn't giving them the Oxyclean once-over.

O- I recall in my younger days Sleeman being better, but all of their beers had this strangeness to them you can't quite put your finger on.
My only reason for reconnecting with this beer was someone gave it to me for raking the leaves our adjoining boulevard. I do not recommend this beer at all.

gooby pls

Photo of Krakpoff
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of JasonThaler
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Wordslinger
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Odri
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
1.96/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of lampkins
1.96/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beer pours a small foamy head. Smell of beer is skunky and does not smell the greatest.

Could not taste the honey in the ale and first impression was that I was drinking a watered down new castle brown ale. The taste did not change from first sip to the last. As hard as I tried I could not discern the honey taste in the ale.

Tried another bottle and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. However, this did not change the blah taste of the beer.

This beer might be more appealing to those drinkers who like Miller and Bud.

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of dcbeers
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of Brent
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thin and muddy in appearance and taste. There was sweetness, but none really seemed to come from the malt. Not well balanced.

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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Sleeman Honey Brown Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.