Sleeman Cream Ale - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by TheHammer:
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
More User Reviews:
2.45/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
A bottle into a pint glass.
Cream ale by sleeman pours out a gold color that well, looks gold with dark yellow tones. A whole lot of foam pops out of the bottle and explodes in the glass, semi stick once it dies down. Smell is pretty one sided with sweeeet malt/corm ect. No hops at this point. Taste while being totally boring and predictable, is also a bit volmit inducing, I made a face on 1st sips. A few more than I got the hang of it. Feel is medium, moderate carb, no bitterness, or aftertaste for that matter. One and done for me, and I got three more of these, jeez. Happy birthday to me.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2012 02:36:17 | More by BARFLYB
Sleeman Cream Ale from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.