Sleeman Silver Creek Lager - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Silver Creek LagerSleeman Silver Creek Lager

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63
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 22.44%
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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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%
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 biboergosum
2.66/5  rDev +4.7%
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 wordemupg
2.79/5  rDev +9.8%
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

Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of spinrsx
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%
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 tbeckett
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of andrenaline
2.6/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of garymuchow
2.68/5  rDev +5.5%
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 IronDjinn
2.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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 ADR
2.58/5  rDev +1.6%
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 bumchilly25
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of DaPan
1.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of BigBry
2.9/5  rDev +14.2%
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 pootz
2.23/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
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 TerryW
1.7/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Didn't enjoy this one at all - to the point that i didn't finish it. Too much corn, a hint of the skunk, unpleasantly fizzy. Golden yellow in colour, headless like the horseman. Grainy nose, thin bodied, bitter metallic finish.

Just not worth the bother across the board.

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ZachT
1.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of thehyperduck
2.88/5  rDev +13.4%
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 Whatup14
1.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of elricorico
1.75/5  rDev -31.1%
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 Shiloh
2.8/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Shadman
2.88/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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Sleeman Silver Creek Lager from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.