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Sleeman Light - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman LightSleeman Light

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 27.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
When an increasing number of Canadians began asking for a light premium beer that didn't compromise on its premium taste, Sleeman answered. And that answer was Sleeman light.

(Beer added by: DoctorStrangiato on 02-14-2009)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
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Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +52%

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - decent yellow colour with thin, disappearing head that leaves just a few surface bubbles.

Smell - fresh-scented grassy malts.

Taste - very good flavour, malty barley with some refreshing thin hop flavour at the end.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and enjoyable.

Drinkability - my #1 session beer. This stuff has enough taste to satisfy, refreshing character, and low alcohol content so you don't feel bad after several. A great go-to beer selection that I would recommend over and over.

02-14-2009 12:25:22 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

08-26-2013 01:22:50 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

04-28-2012 13:23:44 | More by beerhunter13
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Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +17.5%

Appearance - 100% crystal clear ale coloured beer, lots of carbonation. the head is a nice white fluffy in appearance. some nice lacing occurring as well.

Smell - crisp, light, some wheat, very refreshing.

Taste - easy drinking, actually pick up some sweetness to this beer. clean and refreshing, goes down light.

Mouthfeel - some carbonation added, not much. there isnt a lot of added value here.

Overall - this is a good session beer, very light, very good for day to day drinking. Thanks for the trade with spinrsx!

04-21-2011 00:37:33 | More by Swedes21
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

This pint appears a clear pale golden colour, with one finger of soapy white head, which dissipates quickly, leaving no lace in its wake. It smells of faint white grain and somewhat acrid grassy hops. The taste is more very light white grain, an essence of acidic fruit, and metallic, weedy hops. The carbonation is a bit on the high side, the body is lightweight, but not thin, and it finishes dry, with some barely-there graininess.

Nothing special, but perfectly adequate and thirst quenching for sitting on a patio in September, when it's sunny and 32 degrees outside (that's Celsius, not Fahrenheit, although I can understand any misconceptions).

09-23-2009 23:21:56 | More by biboergosum
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2.88/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Kept it in the can. Was outside at a get together.

S: Smelt like your typical light lager. Wet grain with slight hop on the end.

T: This beer surprised me a lot. It tasted pretty good for a light lager. It was still watery, but in a good way. Some malt and hops with a drop of spice on the end. Bit of sweetness too. The flavor is so light and yet complex compared to must other light beers.

M: Very refreshing. Good carbonation. Light crisp finish with no aftertaste.

O: I had this on vacation in Canada. I doubt they have this back home in Florida, but if they did I might pick it up. Nice light beer.

08-15-2012 23:45:47 | More by JamesHenjum
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

01-16-2012 18:48:08 | More by irishkyle21
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

Well this beer is definetly the best light american lager. It's more golden than most of them and smells great but it's still below average. The taste is for sur above average. It has even more taste than other macro lagers. The mouthfeel is ok but there's nothing amazing about it. Overall it's tastier than most light lagers.

08-23-2012 21:06:38 | More by jaslesp
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

01-11-2014 15:20:00 | More by DamageCase76
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Quebec (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -32.7%

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: An eggshell white head with a bright, clear, very pale yellow body.

Smell: Aroma of cereal and corn. Not too bad.

Taste: Like diluted beer mixed with stale cereals and a tinge of sweet fruit.

Mouthfeel: Flaccid, dull, lifeless.

Overall: Pretty awful taste-wise. Not even refreshing.

09-10-2012 11:30:03 | More by papat444
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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +12%

355ml Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, malts, corn, hint of caramel

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, grains, and and corn. There is also a bit of a caramel sweetness that gives this beer cream ale flavour. It ends with a grainy/corn aftertaste with a hint of sweetness.

Overall – Probably the best light beer on the market. It's not exactly packed with taste, but it's got more than coors/bud/etc. I can also get a case for around 20$ in Quebec which is pretty reasonable.

11-07-2011 16:43:56 | More by spinrsx
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2013 01:10:33 | More by RedAleMan
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2014 16:13:42 | More by DreamDeath
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Quebec (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

04-17-2013 15:01:05 | More by Whatup14
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +25.5%

341mL bottle with no freshness date poured into pint glass.

Pours a clear yellow with lots of carbonation feeding a fizzy, two finger initial head. Head fades quickly, leaving a scant haze and no lacing.

Aroma is cooked corn, a touch of honey and a bit of grassy hops. Subdued, but not surprising given the style.

Taste is more cooked corn, a hint of steely biscuit, honey, touch of apple, and some mild grassy hops to finish it off.

Light body (duh) with ample carbonation. Feels pretty good in the mouth, crisp and refreshing.

Drinkable in the sense of easy to consume. Crisp, refreshing, just enough flavour to make it worth trying again if offered.

12-13-2009 21:42:34 | More by nighthawk
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-15-2013 16:30:32 | More by TheBeeraholic
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3.43/5  rDev +24.7%

Pours a clear, gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of corn/rice. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of corn/rice, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, and decent body.

10-11-2012 13:33:53 | More by Tone
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

07-12-2013 21:12:53 | More by DenisKolkin
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Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

03-15-2012 14:23:07 | More by oldp0rt
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Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +13.8%

500 ml can, don't ask why I'm drinking this.

Pours a crystal clear light orange, some golden highlights, big and fizzy white head forms, quickly bubbles away down to a thin ring and layer around the glass, a few lace spots stick. Smell is alright, sweet and corny, light floral, touch of citrus, honey, a bit bready and crackery, not a lot of character but smells alright for the style. Taste is similar, just a touch of malt character, honey, corn syrup, bread, mildly floral, just about zero aftertaste, pretty drinkable. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. No real off flavours, for a light lager this could certainly be worse.

07-26-2009 21:12:25 | More by Viggo
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2.05/5  rDev -25.5%

Drank from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- I drank this because it was gifted to me and a tick is a tick. Light straw yellow with a fizzy minimal white cap that left before i got to know it. no lace.

S- Sleeman Premium light smells like Pepé Le Pew, very skunky just like the regular version. Maybe some malts in here and very faded hops. All I really get is the skunked smell.

T- Well, the taste is slightly skunked as well but not as much as the regular version, hence, this being the light version. Grains and just a notion of hop presence. Some bready malts as well.

M- Thin and light but alot of active carbonation is heard and felt. Goes down very easy and would be better without pepe.

D- Not really, I finished my bottle because I was parched and needed some liquid but I would not willingly buy this for myself, or bring it to a party. I want to try this in Canada to see if there is a difference.

07-01-2012 01:34:05 | More by BARFLYB
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev 0%

10-15-2013 04:44:43 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +45.5%

11-30-2011 00:47:18 | More by graybayou
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Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +12.7%

500ml can poured into pint glass july8 2010

A clear pale golden with decent carbonation and a fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace

S mild grassy hops and some corn

T not far from the smell, nothing special but nothing offensive

M thin and lots of bubbles about what I expect from a light macro

D pretty easy to drink at the end of the day, no problems just a basic light lager

I picked up some single Sleeman cans just for a try and they were better than I thought they would be. I did think they would be awful so when they turned out average I was pretty pleased.

07-09-2010 17:04:41 | More by wordemupg
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +45.5%

01-17-2012 04:00:07 | More by CoreyJKelly
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Sleeman Light from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.