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Sleeman Original Draught - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Original DraughtSleeman Original Draught

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
Original Draught combines Sleeman's premium brewing heritage with the freshness and sociability of traditional draught beer. This unpasteurized lager goes down well in the company of friends.

(Beer added by: bmacaskill on 05-02-2005)
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Photo of Olek4374
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I bought a trifecta of sleeman beers - the main ones - so I'll try to do proper reviews of them. i've had them before and they are very drinkable beers, but reasonably well done.

First on the hit list is the O Draught. It pours a dark yellow and is almost orange, but not as orange as the Honey Brown. The head is approximately two fingers in height and dissipates very rapidly. It's a good clean smell - mostly just malty but there is not a large hit of adjuncts, which is nice. The taste is simple - a little bubbly on the tongue with some malty goodness and virtually no aftertaste of any sort. It would have been nice if the brewers had introduced some hoppy bitterness to give it a more exciting taste - but I think they were only going for a well made lawnmower beer, and I have to think they have created a good one. If you're looking for an introduction to Canadian pale lagers, look past Molson and Labatt and grab this instead.

It's just an ordinary pale lager. Standard stuff, but yknow.. well done.

Olek4374, May 31, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of timiskin
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

timiskin, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RedAleMan, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

schnarr84, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of TimeLincoln
3/5  rDev +7.9%

TimeLincoln, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3/5  rDev +7.9%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of CurtisD
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

CurtisD, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

LampertLand, Feb 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

sbarre, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of nicsman
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nicsman, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Molson2000, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep gold, ligt bubbles off the body very thin white head that barely rose to 1/10".

Smell: I would rate it lower but it doesn't stink and that's the only reason why. Smells like nothing.

Taste: Light malt and hops, little rice feel to it that makes it very easy to drink.

Mouth: medium carbonation, exceptionally smooth.

Overall: Not a bad brew, I know it's not meant to be great but it is just right especially right after meal. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bumchilly25, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

ElGallo, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

Chris_Mireault, Jul 09, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -55%

KK5150, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
2.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A bottle into a pint glass. Thank you mom, for the tick.

Sleeman pours out your standard yellowish gold color with some faint bubbles that don't get to a cap, or even nothing. By the time i was dome pouring, nothing to speak of. Smell is pale malt, adjuncts, spent grain and sweetness. Taste is pretty much the same, I get some caramel, with faint old earthy hops. No bitterness though. Malt presides. Grain comes forth with warming, drink it up. Feel is a bit above light bodied, For a pale beer, the body won't do. The crispness is not present as the carb is minimal and the taste aint all there. No aftertaste to speak of, that's a plus. The ABV is minimal, but so is the taste. On a rainy day in Canada if I ever get up there I will revisit this and blend in.

BARFLYB, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of A_Phrance
3/5  rDev +7.9%

A_Phrance, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of NovT
1.7/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

tall can, poured into a pint glass

a yellow... 1/2" head at first, disappeared almost immediately, no lacing to speak of.
s watery-apple
t slightly sweet, bready finish, mostly flavourless
m quite thin
o not really worth buying beer for. Might be nice cold on a hot summer's day, but, then again, so is water.

NovT, Jun 12, 2012
Sleeman Original Draught from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.