Sleeman Silver Creek Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 77
Avg: 2.61
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 77
Photo of steeler
3.74/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well we have another sleeman offering here, this beer comes off as a blonde lager, with a euro pale lager after taste. Its a hard beer to categorize, but im going to say its a blonde lager. (Similar, but not the same as Brick's Red Baron)

I purchased a 12 pack, enclosed box to avoid skunking, 12 oz clear bottle. Had a nice looking green neck sticker.

Appearance - Nice. I liked the nice pale golden color. Very inviting, the clear bottle was a good choice, but then again all sleeman beer is in a white bottle.

Smell - Not very inviting, had alot of off smells, skunky. Just overall not very good.

Taste - Now this is a cut above your average macro lager. It had a nice smooth taste, crisp finish. Had a cool little European flavor too it, its hard to describe, its just smooth, flavorful, and crisp. No off tastes, and no skunk flavors, at which i was shocked at considering what it smelled like.

Mouthfeel - Very nice. Definitely a cut above your average macro. Full, and satisfying.

Drinkability - Awesome. It has a very refreshing taste, and goes down like velvet in the summer heat. After every sip, it leaves you wanting more. Just perfect for the summer heat, or for a nice bbq on the deck.

Overall id say, this is a great beer, although its a bit high in price, its definitely something i will buy again. I'm very pleased with this beer, try it and you maybe surprised!

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.56/5  rDev +36.4%
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!

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Photo of TheHammer
3.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Comes in a clear glass bottle, with the logo worked into the glass. Nice clear golden color with a nice thumb worth of head, with plenty of signs of carbonation that sustain it decently but not excessively. Barely any lacing whatsoever though.

Smell - Definite grassy hop smell with a breadlike scent and a touch of malt and something I just can't place. Somewhat subdued though.

Taste - Has a yeast and barely taste that is smooth and refreshing but it ends with some dry hoppy bitterness with a hint of grass. There isn't anything here pushing the envelope, but it is good for what it is, a beer for all seasons and drinkers, casual or otherwise.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is fairly good, and goes down very smooth. Only downside is a bit of a dry bitter aftertaste, but thankfully doesn't seem to strengthen very much as you continue to drink it and does not linger.

Drinkability - Refreshing and light bodied, and surprisingly not very gassy given the carbonation. Doesn't seem to cause any kinda of bloating whatsoever. If it wasn't for the aftertaste, it would rank higher.

Final Thoughts - Had I known this beer existed in my younger years, I probably would not have drank so much Molson Canadian. Pretty much it's a solid macro beer, but is much more drinkable and refreshing. That being said, this beer isn't going to knock your socks off by any means.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.18/5  rDev +21.8%
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

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Photo of Mit
3.16/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have to admit to having a certain fondness for Sleeman brews as they were one of the ones I started on when I was a young BA. I didn't realize at the time that I wasn't supposed to and came to like them. I realize at this point with a, IMO, more refined palate that this is mostly nostalgia.

A-Pours a golden straw colour with a very shortlived head.

S-Not much here. Grassy smell with some and I say some yeasty type smells coming through.

T-Bready not much hopiness to speak of, slight malt flavouring.

M-Typical of a 5% beer but did get a little watery as the glass wore on.

D-Honestly I could drink these baby's all day on a hot day, but would probably thirst for a better tasting beer. I will probably still buy it when I can't think of what to buy as I often do with this and the Original Dark(which is IMO actually kinda nice). Too pricy to be lawnmower beer.

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Photo of thelagerheads
3/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of GrimmReaper
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of BigBry
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of thehyperduck
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
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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Photo of TheDeuce
2.86/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Shadman
2.85/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.83/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of ahking
2.83/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
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

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Photo of spinrsx
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of garymuchow
2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Gump
2.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of Garin
2.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of IronDjinn
2.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of shadow1961
2.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

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Photo of ludachris
2.62/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

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Photo of andrenaline
2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
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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Photo of ADR
2.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pale straw colour. Good deal of carbonation. Head fades quickly with no real lacing.

S - A slight skunky smell at the beginning, with an apple scent as well. Almost has a cider-like sweet smell, but not in an appealing sense when I'm about to drink a lager.

T - More of the apple like smell, but the taste is fortunately not as sweet. Slightly bitter aftertaste, though no real hop presence. A bit of a musty taste at the very end as well.

F - Carbonation is appropriate for the style. Fairly crisp and refreshing.

O - Overall slightly unimpressed with this one, not that I had overly high expectations. I think I can say this is my least favourite Sleeman product, and I'm not typically a big fan of the company either. I haven't had the Light or the Original Draught in a while, but from what I remember I enjoyed them both slightly more. However, it is still a serviceable lager that could be consumed in large amounts, and the unappealing factors would likely diminish after the first 2 or 3.

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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.