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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

Sleeman Silver Creek LagerSleeman Silver Creek Lager

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BA SCORE
65
poor

49 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 24.42%


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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Reviews by Shadman:
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12 oz glass. A fairly vigorous pour yielded a 1", bone-white head that hung around for about 30 seconds, then faded quicker than the Maple Leafs Stanley Cup hopes. Typical lager yellow in color. Had a semi-sweet grassy aroma, with a disturbing hint of cooked cabbage. Taste wise I must say was average at best. Some sharp and fairly bitter hop tends to dominate whatever malt may be in the brew. Some difinite cooked veggie aftertaste as well. Mouthfeel tends toward a watery start and a medium bodied finish. A very average lager, but then so is Stella Artois and I gave it a very similar score because IMO it tasted almost the same.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 02:17:14 | More by Shadman
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 12/2/14

A bright yellow liquid with plenty of bubbles but just a short lived thick film that leaves zero lace, looks pretty basic, about what I expected with a little more color

S slightly skunky, a little grass, lemon, apple juice and cracker, nothing special

T has some grassy hops but there's some skunk in there and some bleached paper, not quite offensive but leaves a little something to be desired

M thin but not quite watery, sorta just foams up and flattens out in your mouth, has a bit of a cardboard aftertaste

O it could be much worse but at the end of the day shes just another macro

I was expecting something rank but this was drinkable but nothing worth looking for and I wouldn't buy it again

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 02:42:40 | More by wordemupg
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

02-09-2014 00:37:37 | More by wizo
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -61.2%

12-05-2013 00:42:04 | More by boszormeny
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +55%

10-15-2013 04:44:12 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -32.2%

10-10-2013 03:50:17 | More by ZachT
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

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

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

08-18-2013 21:24:59 | More by Kloug
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

06-11-2013 20:32:05 | More by yabud
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -32.2%

02-13-2013 22:07:48 | More by DaPan
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

01-18-2013 12:50:45 | More by tbeckett
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a golden colour, thin layer of head with no retention or lacing.

S - Sweet corn and bready malts, hints of grassy notes and a metallic finish.

T - Flavour is mild, sweet corn and grassy notes with a heavy bready flavour that lingers alongside a skunky finish.

M - Medium bodied, prickly and wet.

O - Mild flavoured, easy drinking, but reminiscent of any widely available macro. Needs a flavour boost, but still tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 05:14:04 | More by andrenaline
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Joefisherman

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

07-04-2012 13:50:46 | More by Joefisherman
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TJMcScmeebs


3/5  rDev +16.3%

05-21-2012 14:19:04 | More by TJMcScmeebs
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2012 00:14:47 | More by bumchilly25
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -22.5%

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

New York

2.88/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle:

Been trying to avoid this one but buddy brings some over for the CFL game.

Pours a clear pale gold, small fast vanishing cap, heavy carbonation poor lacing.

Very faint odor of stale cereals and wet cardboard.

Taste is bland, more of a watery stale mealy taste rather than fresh sweet malt, hops are non existant, fast clean uneventful finish.

I may have gotten a stale dated bottle but frankly I can't find the interest to get another for a re-taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 23:18:48 | More by pootz
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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.