Sleeman Original Dark (50*) - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Original Dark (50*)Sleeman Original Dark (50*)

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BA SCORE
69
poor

98 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 20.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 10-26-2001

An all malt ale, Sleeman Original Dark is brewed from a combination of roasted barley malts, English Aroma hops, and deep well water. Its unique flavour has become a trademark in the Sleeman lineup.
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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 78
Photo of Jason
1.59/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

12 oz. clear glass bottle with no freshness date, noticed some particles in the bottle.

Appearance: Hazed sunset amber with a solid froth, there is some clinging action as the lace drops a ring here and there.

Smell: Ghastly skunked cabbage and some toasted husk make me cringe at the first sniff.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp with a slick medium body. Cooked veggies and astringent metallic notes amongst the malt and hops. The malt flavour seems flat with a monotone toasted character. Hops are processed to the point of only leaving a bitterness. More astringent flavours hit the palate when the drying finish rounds the corner.

Notes: A problematic dark lager, off flavours and aromas as well as the haze appearance made me toss the rest being that I did not want to torture myself any longer.

Photo of ADR
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clearish light amber appearance with a weak head of small bubbles that lasts about 10 seconds in the glass. Sweet aroma, vague sense of a Twix bar in chocolate and caramel notes. Dead body, watery and sweet with caramel flavors early but little hop sense or moxie in the mouth. Finishes clean (i.e. vacant) with little aftertaste, but nothing upfront is very inviting to sip again. Like the Honey Brown Lager, there's not much to make me want to buy this again, though it would be drinkable to me if offered.

Photo of John
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this very sweet. Not a bad brew though.

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Sleeman Original Dark (50*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.