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Sleeman Cream Ale - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Cream AleSleeman Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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: cdkrenz on 10-28-2007)
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Comes in a clear bottle, which is a welcome change. Nice golden color, has a very slight almost unnoticeable haze. Head looks creamy but sadly quickly disappears, a little bit of minor lacing as well.

Smell - Definite grainy and hay like smell with a slight vegetable and hop undertone. Not overly strong though, and takes a while to notice.

Taste - Starts with a somewhat creamy malt flavor that then switches to a bitter mixed grain flavor (barely seems dominant) with a touch of hops. Ends with a brief watery grain that goes down smooth and then quickly becomes dry.

Mouthfeel - Leaves a bit of a dry sensation. The shift in flavor comes a bit too suddenly for my liking. Carbonation is ideal and the grain like aftertaste is quite subdued and smooth.

Drinkability - As you keep drinking it, the sudden shift in flavor becomes more and more pronounced, which hamstrings it somewhat. Thankfully the carbonation, and the fact it goes down smoothly helps it's case.

Final Thoughts - A solid beer, and I'd happily drink it as part of a variety pack or to have a couple with the boys at a bar. However, I wouldn't go out of my way to by a full 12 pack. Better then many of the big name beers, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 04:56:15 | More by TheHammer
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A bottle into a pint glass.

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Sleeman Cream Ale from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.