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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Silver Creek LagerSleeman Silver Creek Lager

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64
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 22.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sleeman Silver Creek Lager is brewed in our copper kettles for a traditional pilsner style. We gave it extra body to ensure you would enjoy extra smoothness.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-30-2002)
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -22.2%

09-19-2013 01:40:18 | More by Krakpoff
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev +0.4%

Very pale yellow and crystal clear. Frothy head of medium duration. Laces in incomplete rings, some drips. Vaguely malty aroma, slightly tea-like. Mouthfeel is light but carbonation is about right. The flavor is definitely wanting, Karo syrup sweetness with litttle hop. Slightly grassy late in the profile. Drinkable in that its close to tasteless, there are American macros that make more of a statement -- good or bad.

01-28-2004 17:17:27 | More by ADR
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.66/5  rDev +3.5%

341ml bottle. Haven't seen this one in a long time around here, now I find a single at a crappy little northern Alberta booze merchant. S'ok, except for this brewery's continuing insistence on using clear bottles.

This beer pours a super-clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of thinly foamy, wan dirty white head, which leaves damned little beyond a few temporary instances of specked lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of sour corn and rice mash, a hint of semi-coherent, presentable breadiness, and weak grassy, weedy hop simulacrums. The taste is thin, acrid corn grist, stale green apples, a hint of saltine cracker, and damned-near non-existent earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is kind of fizzy and somewhat metallic, the body on the light side, and not really worthy of any smoothness consideration. It finishes barely off-dry, the sour graininess and dead grassy 'hoppiness' making this nothing less than a straight-up gulper, for all the wrong reasons.

I don't know how this got promoted to the APL category - it has adjunct unpleasantness written all over it. Little to recommend it, and not worthy of a repeat.

06-04-2013 01:40:59 | More by biboergosum
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +16.7%

02-23-2014 19:24:59 | More by Griffith
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Pale yellow, pale even for a lager. Half a centimetre of white head. Lots of active carbonation visible in the glass, and the carbonation seems to be creating pretty good head retention. Lacing sticks as well.

The smell starts out awful and improves to bad. Strong skunk mixed with a strange sweetness at first. Skunk fades some, and mixes in with sweet corn and a grassiness. Nothing good in here.

Taste is possibly worse. Starts out with that sweet corn flavour and goes into the skunk and dry grass. Slight solvent alcohol flavour in there as well.

Mouthfeel is alright. Fizzy, but for the style it really isn't bad.

This isn't a good beer. I doubt I will finish.

05-26-2006 01:06:52 | More by elricorico
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +12.8%

Got to try all kinds of Sleeman beers thx to the variety pk of 4 different kinds.Kinda liked this one at first but after a few,,,umm not really that great,drinkable,but nothing special at all.
Pours a clear pale yellow with a bubbly white head of decent duration and mild lacing.
Aroma is that of a wet damp day with trace of corn,wet grass.
Taste is thin, lite corn with some mild bitterness and lite skunk aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is thin and watery,goes down rather easy and can be consumed in mass quantities if you like this type of beer's flavor.

09-23-2007 02:55:38 | More by GrimmReaper
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Bottle: Poured a clear golden colored beer with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is quite skunky, which surprised me since I pick what I thought, was a fresh batch. Aroma is quite weak as expected. Taste is also quite weak with limited malt and again that skunky feel coming out. Still a mystery why they bother using a clear bottle.

08-04-2004 18:14:49 | More by Phyl21ca
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Garin

Alberta (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev +3.1%

Puffy white foamy head with a little lace, over top of a perfectly clear straw-yellow beer.

the aroma is a very light sour grain, with maybe some hops.

The flavour is slightly hoppy, with a very light grain character. There is a metallic tang in there that is distracting.

The mouthfeel is weak and disappointing -- rather like the whole beer.

01-04-2004 01:14:41 | More by Garin
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -22.2%

01-16-2012 18:49:56 | More by irishkyle21
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev +3.1%

From the start I have to say I wasn't very impressed with this, if nothing else, it seemed quite lacking. Pours out of it's trademark clear bottle a light, clear pale straw colour. There was pretty much no discernable aroma at all that I could pick out, it was laying pretty low under the radar. The flavour was of dandelion stems and medicinal herbs, with an astringent backlash of an aftertaste, surprising from the lack of aroma. I found it to have a slightly caustic mouthfeel, not very user friendly for a light lager. Can't say I'd order another one.

10-06-2003 01:42:03 | More by IronDjinn
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-30-2013 18:18:19 | More by Hoagie
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

04-25-2014 17:02:05 | More by CurtisD
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

10-02-2013 09:47:31 | More by Noelito76
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -22.2%

01-11-2014 15:20:44 | More by DamageCase76
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Gump

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev +4.3%

Here's a review for all of the Sleeman beers that I have tasted.
Very grainy and proud on the tongue. Perfect light golden color and strong "beer" taste. Smells like beer, tastes like beer. Nothing really stands out to make this a special drink, and unfortunately all styles are very similar. I include the cream ale, honey brown lager, silver creek lager and original dark into this review.

08-04-2004 05:02:42 | More by Gump
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +7%

12oz Bottle from the Marche Omni QC for $2

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - Corn, apples, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn, apples, and grains. There is also a slight amount of bread. It ends with a corn/grain aftertaste.

Overall – Definitely lots of adjunct flavour going on. Not something I'd buy again, but drinkable.

08-15-2013 01:17:20 | More by spinrsx
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +7%

05-18-2014 09:27:40 | More by DreamDeath
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Unusual beer in that the more I drank of it the less I liked it. It is a pretty brew with a nice full head which seems to stick around, gradually turning into a large center bound island. The smell is just average, the taste is a little dissapointing as it leaves you wanting, it is not complete.

11-30-2002 17:25:49 | More by Shiloh
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +2.3%

Courtesy of TheHammer, thanks Marky. Pours a light golden straw colour with a one finger white head after a fairly agressive pour. Little retention and no lacing. Skunky smell with some grassy hops and a hint of malt. Skunky, vegetal like taste that finishes of dry with a touch of hops. Carbonation wasnt really to my liking, but it's typical for this style of beer. Drinkability is decent for this lager, but nothing better than any of the other american adjuncts im use to drinking.

I would say I am a fan of Sleeman products, but not this one. It would be great on a hot summer's day but that's about it. There's nothing that sticks out about this beer besides the price.

03-30-2009 00:29:02 | More by ludachris
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TheDeuce

New York

2.88/5  rDev +12.1%

Sleeman Lager….on tap at the hotel bar at the Mont-Royal Omni in Montreal.

Appearance-poured into a tall 20 oz, vibrant yellow color with a large white head, the head is massive but does settle down quickly into the glass.

Smell-grainy and light, whiffs of rice and light alcohol buzz. Not bad, but I’ve smelled it all before.

Taste/Mouthfeel-adjunct flavor all the way through, but the taste is balanced and I enjoyed the smoothness that came with the flavors. Light mouthfeel, grain picks up first and then it’s largely clean. Ends with a touch of alcohol, and then one last hit of grain.

Overall-I can understand the dislike of the beer, but for an adjunct lager it wasn’t bad for me, in fact on a hot day in Montreal it tasted great. Still, won’t set the world on fire.

06-19-2011 21:12:21 | More by TheDeuce
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +12.8%

One of four selections in the Sleeman Selections 12 pack.
Comes in the Sleeman signature clear bottle, green and silver neck label. Color is pale yellow, vigoroous pour gave an inch of white foam. Lots of carbonation keeps the head around and leaves some thin lace. Smell of wet grass with some sweet corn thrown in. Just a touch of "Sleeman clear bottle skunk" hiding in the background. Macro lager taste, corn, grainy, and alcohol come through. Overall very plain and average.

07-23-2006 14:01:30 | More by BigBry
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +12.1%

341 mL bottle taken from a Sleeman Selections pack picked up at the LCBO; served well-chilled.

Pours a familiar golden-yellow colour, highly effervescent and topped with one finger of fizzy, sparkling white head. It disappears over the next minute or two, soon settling into a dense cap and collar. I don't have much to say about the aroma - it's a little grainy, with some sweet corn and wet hay. Pretty basic pale lager stuff; not really off-putting, but not all that inspiring, either.

And honestly, 'basic pale lager' pretty much says it all, as this is probably the least creative brew under the Sleeman banner that I have ever tasted (yes that includes the Original Draught). Pale, grainy malt sweetness forms the bulk of the flavour, with green apple skin and corn also contributing. Dry finish with a wisp of grass - like most of Sleeman's flagship beers the hops are basically an afterthought. Light-bodied and watery, with strong, fizzy carbonation appropriate for the style. Highly drinkable, and that is the only category where this beer excels.

Final Grade: 2.88, a C. Sleeman Silver Creek Lager is very forgettable, but I will grant it some faint praise by saying that I like it more than the Original Draught - this one has more of a Euro lager feel to it, unlike the OD which is too corny and sweet for my liking. While this is a passable lager that I could theoretically drink again, I doubt I'd spend money on it - there are just way too many quality imported lagers available at great prices these days for quasi-premium stuff like this to be worth repeated purchases. Most BAs should be able to pass on this one without missing anything.

12-29-2013 05:29:22 | More by thehyperduck
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +39.3%

Poured a 341-ml bottle into tulip beer glass.

Appearance - nice pale gold colour, thin sustaining head, plenty of carbonation.

Smell - very grassy, veggie bordering on skunky - definitely a Sleeman product.

Taste - nicely balanced, hoppy bitterness but overall pretty dry.

Mouthfeel - smooth, not as prickly as the Cream Ale product.

Drinkability - I can put away quite a few of these but my wife always comments on the bouquet of this beer and it ain't one she likes!

01-23-2009 01:45:45 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +7%

05-11-2012 00:14:47 | More by bumchilly25
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shadow1961

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev +2.3%

Sleeman's Silver Creek Lager pours a stiff loose head over tea colored
brew. Carbonation is slow but steady, leaving a ring of foam. The nose
is light barley malt and lager yeast. The flavor is nothing special- thin,
slightly tart malt finished with a suggestion of grassy hops. Also thin was
the mouthfeel. It's a good lawnmower beer for sure, but at a premium price.
Another factor is the clear glass- I was lucky, but you might be skunked!

08-17-2007 21:08:04 | More by shadow1961
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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.