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Sleeman Light - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman LightSleeman Light

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BA SCORE
68
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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 TheHammer:
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this one at the liquor store. Being one of my more preferred macro breweries, I thought I'd give their light a shot.

Appearance: Poured with a nice thumb and a half of frothy head that retained surprisingly decently and even gave me a little bit of lacing. The beer itself is a gold, and not leaning towards yellow like most light beers. Excellent clarity and signs of solid carbonation and slow bubbles consistently rise from the body.

Smell: A lot more then most light beers put out, as grassy malts can be picked up without the need for warming. I'm catching the barest notes of mixed grains in the background as well. Still, it is clearly subdued, which given the style, should be no surprise.

Taste: Well, it is a light beer, so the entire experience is a bit watered down but that is to be expected. It starts with sweeter grassy malt, that permeates the beer until the end where a slight touch of bitterness that I'm not sure if hops or something else is causing. I do like how the grassy taste, doesn't linger and is subdued enough to actually be enjoyable. A bit boring and average, yes but you could do worse.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is really what gives this beer a chance. It seems to kick in the mouth to allow the beer's taste to make more then a token appearance. Very smooth, as should be expected and no aftertaste to speak of.

Drinkability: It's a light beer, so needless to say this is where the beer shines. No stomach issues, a lack of aftertaste and a superbly refreshing experience lets this beer score high here. I would have no trouble pounding back a case of this stuff. The only thing I have to take away is that this beer may leave you belching a bit with the carbonation.

Final Thoughts: Pretty much the best light beer I've had thusfar. The thing I also like about this beer, is that it doesn't taste like it is just a watered down version of their Lager, Sleeman Draught. It seems to be a brew unto itself, and it pretty much does everything that a light beer can. Do yourself a favor, if you enjoy the occasional Coors or Bud Light during a hot day, pickup a six pack of this stuff instead.

Serving type: can

07-17-2009 02:19:15 | More by TheHammer
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev 0%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

10-16-2013 20:19:32 | More by valianes
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

07-12-2013 21:12:53 | More by DenisKolkin
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

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

2.75/5  rDev 0%

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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

12-29-2012 17:58:25 | More by sbarre
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Tone

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2012 13:33:53 | More by Tone
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 11:30:03 | More by papat444
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jaslesp


3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 21:06:38 | More by jaslesp
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JamesHenjum

Florida

2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

08-15-2012 23:45:47 | More by JamesHenjum
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

2/5  rDev -27.3%

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

2/5  rDev -27.3%

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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

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CoreyJKelly

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +45.5%

01-17-2012 04:00:07 | More by CoreyJKelly
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

01-16-2012 18:48:08 | More by irishkyle21
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Sleeman Light from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.