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Sleeman Light - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 46
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: DoctorStrangiato on 02-14-2009

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.
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 46
Reviews by sbarre:
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Swedes21
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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! (522 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
2.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

20oz pint at Original Joe's in downtown Edmonton west.

This beer appears a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just soapy bone-white head, which dissipates quickly, leaving very little in the way of lace in its wake.

It smells of faint pale grainy malt, acetone, watery corn grits, and somewhat acrid weedy and skunky hops. The taste is more very light pale graininess, cold corn on the cob, a suggestion of wan acidic orchard fruit, a metallic stoniness, and somewhat stanky and weedy hops.

The carbonation is a bit on the high side, what with its probing frothiness, the body a veritable lightweight, but not really all that thin, with an adequate smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with some barely-there and unaware graininess.

Nothing special, but perfectly adequate and thirst quenching enough, I suppose, 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 here). Not great, yeah, but there's so much worse available elsewhere, in this unfortunately successful style. (1,124 characters)

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2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
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. (610 characters)

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
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. (327 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of papat444
1.93/5  rDev -38.3%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (735 characters)

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -60.1%

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4.17/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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. (550 characters)

Photo of nighthawk
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (657 characters)

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of kevofficiel
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sleeman light: 4 ABV.
The look of it really light, you have that golden yellow color.
The smell is the same as the Sleeman Original, nothing different .
The carbonation is really light on the glass but on the taste it is more powerful.
Now the taste is the same as the Sleeman Original. Since it have only 4 ABV, the taste was more on the watery side but on the after taste you find the same as the Sleeman Original. It's nice and refreshing but don t expect to be drunk on that beer. The alcohol is not really noticeable.
So overall would I recommend it ? Yes and No.
Yes because it is a little bit much better than the Coors Light or a Bud Light.
No because if you wanna drink a Sleeman, go get the Sleeman Original or even a Honey Brown. But I give the same mark as the Sleeman Original because the only difference is the light version is more on the watery side. (868 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (395 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of Grogsky
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Initial pull is fairly nice, after taste lacks appeal, however. Not a bad light beer, overall. (94 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (646 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
2.06/5  rDev -34.2%
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. (911 characters)

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2.34/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Sleeman Light from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
76 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.