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Sleeman Honey Brown Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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258 Ratings

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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 20.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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 Some might think the tradition is outdated; we just think we got it right the first time.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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Photo of LDuke
3/5  rDev +2%

LDuke, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of ZachT
2.5/5  rDev -15%

ZachT, Oct 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Exeter, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Erik-P, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev +2%

Pmicdee, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
4.01/5  rDev +36.4%
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.

Mountainmanbrewing, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of CWVegas
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

CWVegas, Aug 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

FadetoBock, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of PorterPro125
3.78/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

PorterPro125, Aug 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

kabritz, Aug 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

KStark, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

jcubz, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

GABrew, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Odri, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
3.21/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Of the "Big 3' Sleeman beers, this is probably my favourite. It's still just slightly above average as a beer, but it has a lot of nice characteristics to it for a very efficient price.

It pours with an inordinate amount of head, maybe 4 fingers' worth. It is a great orange-brown colour and despite being served in a clear bottle, it doesn't have a lick of skunkiness to it.

It smells is a little nutty and smells of some dark malts, interestingly enough. Tastes much of the same - although the mouthfeel is very light, a bit more body would be nice.

it's an average beer, but this is a tasty one.

Olek4374, May 31, 2013
Photo of AlexDuMond
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I can remember having this beer in Monteal New Years eve when I was 19. Overall I felt it was a pretty good beer but I think everyone here is missing a huge and hilarious characteristic of the beer...it smells exactly like weed. Like spot on, I really dont understand how no one else has commented about that.

S- Ganja

AlexDuMond, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Sleeman Honey Brown Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.