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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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180 Ratings

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 10-26-2001

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.
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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 130
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1.63/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Just another big box beer with 0 diverse taste

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2.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.94/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. purchased from LCBO for around $2.35 CDN. Finally got around to doing a review on a beer I tried a bit more of when I was younger, but no so much lately when there's so much better stuff available. Previous rated 3.25/5.

Appearance - Decently rich golden color, very clear with nearly two fingers of fluffy and frothy white head. Moderate retention and even a bit of lacing left behind. Lower than average carbonation level based on appearance.

Smell - lagery yeast mainly relatively bland. Hard to discern from the macros although adjunct use smells less intrusive. A touch vegetative like macro lagers.

Taste - Slightly grainy, but actually seems a bit devoid of flavor. It's not terrible but as far a s cream ales go its underwhelming.

Mouthfeel - Big carbonation, relatively fizzy, slightly dry finish and a creamier than average feel. However comparatively it lacks the creaminess of other small craft brewers.

Overall - A (small) step up from domestic lagers, but only marginally better than the likes of Canadian and Blue which is pretty much what this beer is being targeted towards. Pass.

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +32%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.24/5  rDev +14.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.24/5  rDev +14.1%
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: 3.24, 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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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of bulldogops
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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