Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by frank4sail:
2.45/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Sweet clean malt nose. Very carbonated light gold tranparent look in the pint glass. Airy pale white head on the pour.. this head dissapates quickly. Plainish flat malt taste on the tongue. There is some sweetness there but no other complexity. Slight cardboard (oxidized) finish. Medium mouth. Not a future purchase again for Frank...
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2004 01:13:46 | More by frank4sail
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3.25/5 rDev +14.4%
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'.
Serving type: can
01-03-2014 04:12:20 | More by thehyperduck
2.53/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 06:35:15 | More by bulldogops
Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.