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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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BA SCORE
63
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-30-2002

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.
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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 34
Reviews by Shadman:
Photo of Shadman
2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ADR
2.58/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of biboergosum
2.66/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of elricorico
1.79/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of Garin
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of IronDjinn
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Gump
2.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of spinrsx
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of Shiloh
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of ludachris
2.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of TheDeuce
2.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of BigBry
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of thehyperduck
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.56/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of shadow1961
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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!

Photo of kevofficiel
3.18/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sleeman Silver Creek

The look of it: Golden Color, lots of carbonation

The smell: Remind me of the Cream Ale smell. Very corny smell.

The taste: Like the smell, remind me a lot of the Sleeman Cream Ale. Corny, very carbonated. Really enjoy it. Maybe one of my favorite sleeman

So overeall would I recommend ? For sure ! One of the best Sleeman

Photo of thelagerheads
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The next time you're going to haul gravel, cut the lawn, pull up carpet, shingle the roof, run a marathon, do yoga, go swimming, go fishing, drag race, cook steaks on the grill, plant trees, do gardening, go bowling, catch a doubleheader, sky dive, backpack up Freemont Peak, prospect in the desert, visit the Valley of Fire, hitchhike to Florida, camp at the Grand Canyon, jackhammer, play volleyball, fan the queen under the greenwood tree make sure you buy a 6 pack of Sleeman's Silver Creek Lager for $4.99 and refresh afterwards.

Photo of Noxious26
1.91/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

341ml clear bottle poured in a dimpled mug. I like the relief on the bottle of a beaver and maple leaf as well as just the neck label, but I still don't understand the clear bottle. I guess it's just their gimmick on the Canadian market.

Nice clear gold colour with a few carbonation streams. Bright white head is thin at the pour, then is just a thin ring by the time I walk from the kitchen to the living room.

Aroma is mostly corn, but with a background of light grains and a bit of a floral tinge.

Taste is mostly grains with a bit of a metallic twang in the finish. Aftertaste is harsh and caustic. Would be a fairly average macro lager but the metallic accent and chemical aftertaste it's really rather unpleasant.

Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. That caustic aftertaste combines with an unpleasant harsh feeling.

There are lots of other macro lagers out on the market and most of them are better than this one. Don't waste your time and money, unless someone buys you one, or you try it in a mix pack like I did.

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I didn't really care for this offering from Sleeman. Poured out to a medium golden color with a 1/2 inch head of foam that quickly disappeared. Little bit of lacing. Aromas of adjunct and stale corn, and maybe some malt. Taste was the same; watery malt and grain, a touch of corn, no hops noted though. This was not a well made lager. Mouthfeel was very watery, not alot going on. Drinkability isn't up to par. I'd have another if it were free, but other than that, count me out.

Photo of ahking
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Remarkably average. Pours with a very slight haze. Nice bit of head on the pour, but that dissapates to nothing quickly. Very little aroma, maybe a bit yeasty and grassy. Flavor is okay, slightly sour, yeasty, and bready. Little hop bitterness. I would probably have a hard time blindly telling between this and Bud...well maybe it is not that bad. I really like Sleeman's heavy grade bottles. Clear bottles are okay since they ship six packs in fully covering cardboard cases. At least they care about the taste. For the price, this beer is only okay. However, you can pick up a sixer of a local Michigan pale ale for the same price.

Photo of garymuchow
2.73/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I've had a couple of bottle of this and the aroma has varied some between the bottles. At its best some have had a nice European hoppy character (like Saaz). Others are kinda' flat and non-descript.
Water clear, bright white ehad. Active carbonation for your viewing pleasure, I guess. Gold yellow.
Malty clean with a fairly intense bitterness, esp. at finish.
This can be off-putting at times (but it varies) but at it's worse it's too intense and not enjoyable in taste.
Feel is clean, crisp with a biting carbonation of fine bubbles. Not too thin. This part is okay.
Standard N. Am. lager with a few better than average features, but too much variability between bottles.

Photo of JOaikido
2.46/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341 ml clear bottle.

A- pale golden yellow. A few particles floating in it. Decent white head. A few streams of bubbles rising in the beer. Head doesn,t last but it does stick to the glass a bit.

S- Skunked. Grassy-straw hops just noticeable. Grape finish.

T- Slightly sour middle. Hint of skunk. Weak. OK flash of bitterness. Bitter hops level well balanced with the rest. Grainy aftertaste. I didn't like the flavour.

MF- Drying. Crisp. Leaves just a little pastiness in the mouth.

D- Not exactly hard to drink. Even decent as a thirst quencher. But I couldn't enjoy it due to off smell and taste. A fresher bottle may have gotten a better rating.

Photo of andrenaline
2.6/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.