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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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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 22.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
2.79/5  rDev +9.4%
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

More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
2.5/5  rDev -2%

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 Griffith
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of elricorico
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%
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
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
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 Merlin68
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Garin
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
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 irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of IronDjinn
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
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 Hoagie
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of CurtisD
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of DamageCase76
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Gump
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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 DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Shiloh
2.8/5  rDev +9.8%
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
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
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
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.