Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by tavernjef:
4.3/5 rDev +51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Among the cream ales out there that I've had, this is one of the best and most pleasing.Comes in a clear bottle with no label on the body of the bottle just a tag like strip on the neck, kinda cool to see such a unique bottle. Has a raised little etching of a maple leaf with a beaver in front of it. Do those Canadians have to have a maple leaf on every beer or what? I'm surprised at this point they haven't tried brewing something with maple leaves in it, not just maple syrup.
Color is golden yellow, sort of hazy. Smells sweet and light of maltyness and a hint of hops and vanilla. Taste generally the same as the smell. Fairly light, good body though, with a nice sweet malt and notes of slight hop and vanilla. Very smooth, crisp, and clean, coats the tongue and mouth with creamy sweetness. Not bitter in the least. I couldn't stop drinking this stuff. Highly drinkable with a burger and fries or for picnics and outdoor backyard BBQ's. Very good Cream Ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2003 11:12:39 | More by tavernjef
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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
2.58/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
341ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $2
Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Skunk, bread, corn
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, corn and a skunkiness. There is also some grains/bread.
Overall - I would take the sleeman silvercreek over this. At least that was refreshing, this one just has too much skunkiness.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 01:33:39 | More by spinrsx
Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
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