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Sleeman Honey Brown Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
69
poor

239 Ratings
THE BROS
38
awful

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 18.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
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 Some might think the tradition is outdated; we just think we got it right the first time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 08-22-2001)
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.4%

10-30-2013 06:06:11 | More by Ianleesrivette
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sirsteve42

New York

1.25/5  rDev -57.8%

10-29-2013 03:31:17 | More by sirsteve42
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

10-26-2013 01:05:17 | More by MJ63
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Dolanmcduk

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -40.9%
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

Serving type: can

10-18-2013 02:05:59 | More by Dolanmcduk
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -49.3%

10-16-2013 20:18:56 | More by valianes
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-15-2013 04:42:38 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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LDuke

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.4%

10-11-2013 03:09:23 | More by LDuke
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

10-10-2013 03:49:31 | More by ZachT
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

09-26-2013 19:39:43 | More by Exeter
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

09-24-2013 23:53:22 | More by Erik-P
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.4%

09-21-2013 20:41:20 | More by Pmicdee
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -40.9%

09-19-2013 01:39:47 | More by Krakpoff
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Mountainmanbrewing

Ireland

4.01/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured a clear, dark amber colour finishing with a nice foamy two-finger head which lasted throughout with fairly good lacing. The aroma is mostly that of honey and grainy malts. This is a sweet beer with a faint hint of hop bitterness and a medium level of body.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 21:28:48 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

08-26-2013 05:20:55 | More by CWVegas
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

08-26-2013 01:22:24 | More by cam477
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev +1.4%

08-22-2013 15:50:04 | More by seavercm
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The-Jolly-Imbiber

Antarctica

3/5  rDev +1.4%

08-20-2013 03:29:07 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

08-19-2013 00:21:01 | More by FadetoBock
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PorterPro125

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Although I really enjoy all of the beers that Sleeman produces, this one really stands out from the pack.

A- A very nice, honey like reddish-brown hue. Quite enticing to say the least. It poured with a 1/2 finger head that dissipated fairly quick. Minimal lacing on the glass.

S- The smell of this lager is very dark in nature. A little bit of roastiness with some bread notes mixed in.

T- Despite the fact that the bottle is completely clear, there is no skunky notes to be found here. The taste is bar none the best, most sessionable beer that Sleeman makes. It displays some beautiful brown sugar notes with a slight hop characteristic that makes it that much better. If you aren't into sweeter beers, I would shy away.

M- Very smooth beer with excellent carbonation. You know its good stuff when it doesn't feel like a soft drink in your mouth : P

O- If you seek a very well rounded session beer that pleases the palate, don't hesitate; pick this one up and chances are you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:43:23 | More by PorterPro125
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2013 14:17:27 | More by kabritz
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

07-17-2013 19:31:49 | More by KStark
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

07-17-2013 01:20:18 | More by jcubz
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2013 21:13:32 | More by DenisKolkin
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GABrew

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

07-07-2013 23:45:55 | More by GABrew
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hockeypuck

Maine

3/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2013 14:40:44 | More by hockeypuck
Sleeman Honey Brown Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.