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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
68
poor

175 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Created by George Sleeman in the late 1800s, Sleeman Cream Ale was the first brand produced by the two Guelph breweries, and still remains our most recognized brand.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-18-2005)
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

crooksb2, Jan 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; packaged Oct. 15 2013. I've imbibed this one on a few occasions over the years, as I used to be an avid Sleeman drinker - but to be honest it has never really been one of my favourites. Served well-chilled.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow hue, generating nearly two fingers of puffy, soapy white head that fizzles away over the next minute or two. A thin cap and collar remain, with minimal lacing - this is a decent-looking macro ale. Unfortunately, it doesn't smell very good, with only some pale, grainy malts and corny notes to speak of. Not even a whiff of hops.

This isn't an interesting beer, but I'll be fair and admit that it's quite clean-tasting for what it is. Pale grain malts provide much of the flavour, although corn husk sweetness is also detectable. Mildly grassy toward the finish, with a pleasant dryness that is probably this one's saving grace. Light-bodied and pretty watery, with fizzy carbonation a few steps softer than most macro lagers. Quite quaffable in large quantities, and obviously brewed with that intent.

Final Grade: 3.25, a C+. Sleeman Cream Ale is a boring, utilitarian macro ale. I will drink this again at some point, but it's never going to be something I consume regularly. I'm starting to appreciate this one more in my old age - I used to be a Honey Brown guy, but this one is far less cloyingly sweet, with a cleaner flavour than the Original Draught. A passable macro at a decent price point; I like to stock up on cans of this when it goes on sale, as it's something mundane that I can leave in the fridge and offer to visitors that prefer 'the regular stuff'.

thehyperduck, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

Bf_89, Dec 29, 2013
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2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottled from a Sleeman mix pack. 5%. A passable patio-macro beer and the price is right. Pale, clear, w/ a white head. Aroma is kind of corny/ vegetable-like. Has a light sweetness, light body, creamy, average carbonation. Inoffensive, but nothing worthy of real praise.

bulldogops, Dec 29, 2013
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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.