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

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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)

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BA SCORE
67
poor

170 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is obviously Sleeman's attempt at a craftier beer, but this is not their forte. They are a macro brewery that makes refeshing and easy drinking beers, so I doubt this will end well.

It pours a slightly lighter yellow than the O Draught with 3 fingers of cloudy head that dissipates rapidly. The smell of the beer is a little sweet and a little malty, but also a lot skunky courtesy of the clear bottle. Surprisingly enough, I never get the skunk with the O Draught and the Honey Brown, despite the fact that they are all served in clear bottles. Odd.

The taste is basically the O Draught if there were a more pronounced hoppy character to it. This is what the O Draught should have been in the first place. Apart from the extra hoppiness, it is virtually identical to O Draught in every regard.

Aftertaste is, not surprisingly, a little more bitter but still very refreshing like all the Sleeman beers are. This ranks a little higher than the Original Sleeman, but It's a bit of a downgrade because this is a pretty poor cream ale - but a good pale lager. They should just market it as that.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 05:59:37 | More by Olek4374
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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.

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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'.

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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.