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

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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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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

09-19-2013 01:39:36 | More by Krakpoff
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12%

09-08-2013 18:47:36 | More by irishkyle21
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12%

08-26-2013 01:21:06 | More by cam477
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

08-17-2013 14:09:38 | More by GoHabsGo
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12%

08-01-2013 14:17:16 | More by kabritz
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BeerBateo

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Head/Shoulders: Poured into my usual root bear mug, a beautiful off white, 3 finger froth emerges & hangs around for a few minutes. A 1/4" rim is left as well as a thick film floating on top. There is some sticky lace in places.

Knees/Toes: Yellow-gold with a decent number of bubbles from down below.

Eyes/Ears: This is a good looking beer and doesn't make a sound.

Mouth/Nose: Slightly bitter, a bit of butter, could be better but smells so sweet. The aroma is similar to that of my hope chest. It is well rounded and has little after taste. Nice to drink even as its temperature rises.

Blanket: I'd like this beer with a feed of grouper while watching a game with my tomboys.

AKA: "She Man Cream Ale"

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 03:22:55 | More by BeerBateo
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +40.8%

07-17-2013 01:19:35 | More by jcubz
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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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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden colour, finger of head, little retention and no real lacing.

S - Grainy bready malts, leafy greens, sweet corn and buttery bread.

T - Sweet corn dominates, classic macro lager notes, bready malts, burnt butter, toasted grains and a sweet leafy note lingers.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Pass go, collect and move on... Nothing worthy here from a flavour profile, but it's an easy drinking macro brew that's disguised as a craft ale. Don't be fooled.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 02:28:14 | More by andrenaline
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12%

04-23-2013 20:08:23 | More by timiskin
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bmosh99

Michigan

5/5  rDev +76.1%

04-21-2013 01:35:12 | More by bmosh99
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atr2605

New York

2.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a golden color with a white head that fades pretty quick
S-malty with no hop presence
T-creamy malt dominates with hops providing nice balance without contributing flavor
M-medium bodied and creamy
O-what I kind of expected. Not a great cream ale but hit the main aspects.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 01:26:02 | More by atr2605
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2013 00:25:36 | More by RedAleMan
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tonton

Hong Kong

3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful clear bottle, embossed glass with the Canadian maple leaf, the name of the brewery and the name of the beer. Red printed label with more info on the neck.

Wow. Opened the bottle and was blasted with lager funk. Maybe I got a bad bottle. Even my wife could smell it across the room. Not happy.

The taste was surprisingly decent, like an English Pale Ale. No sign of that nasty nose on the tongue. I've never had a beer that smelled as bad and tasted fine.

Good mouth feel.

Just don't burp, you'll get than nasty funk again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 12:50:04 | More by tonton
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

03-31-2013 20:39:38 | More by schnarr84
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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -29.6%

03-20-2013 03:02:16 | More by juliendesrochers
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

03-02-2013 02:21:53 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

02-02-2013 14:55:11 | More by Noelito76
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bzach

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

10-16-2012 03:30:06 | More by bzach
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szmnnl99

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

03-21-2012 02:49:13 | More by szmnnl99
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.6%

02-02-2012 00:05:40 | More by Rlombardi75
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80b

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12%

01-03-2012 23:56:01 | More by 80b
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.6%

12-10-2011 02:35:10 | More by djcreepshow
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev +5.6%

12-07-2011 00:40:09 | More by scootercrabb
Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.