Sleeman Clear 2.0 | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Clear 2.0Sleeman Clear 2.0

Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheHammer on 03-19-2014

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Reviews by TheHammer:
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2/5  rDev -12.3%

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Photo of biboergosum
1.87/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

355ml can, a single from my favourite dodgy likka sto' on the the south side of Edmonchuk.

This beer pours a clear, super-pale golden nothing, with two fingers of weakly puffy, lazily foamy, and not-so-bubbly off-white head, which leaves essentially nothing in terms of lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of plain, grainy corn grist, semi-sweet cheap malt, more than a bit of astringent gasohol notes, and prominent acetone unpleasantries. The taste is more of the same thin, hard water banality (the sort left over after you take out the boiling corn cobs), augmented by a not-so-subtle dose of nail polish remover skankiness, and a wan attempt at leafy, earthy, and generally skunky hop bitterness.

The carbonation is pretty much underwhelming by any metric you can conceive of, the body on the lee side of light weight, and smooth - yeah, in my own worst nightmares. It finishes neither sweet nor dry, but more skanky, if that is an proper term here - I believe that it now is.

What the fuck - was Sleeman Clear too underdeveloped and needing of a reboot, really? Gah. Whatever, this is shit, in terms of brewing quality, and nothing more - I can't really fathom the market for this tripe, unless Coors Light fans develop some sort of ill-informed ennui, or something.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.04/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Small white head quickly dies leaving just the slightest trace of a lacing above a clear bright pale straw washed out golden colored beer.

Very thin aroma of light sour grains.

Very light taste of lesser grain malts with maybe some light hops.

Light almost dryish aftertaste without much taste on this light bodied drink.

Not to much going on here, not really sure who the target audience would be for such a beer.

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Photo of Juiposa
2.42/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of al_al1357
2.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.18/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Sleeman Clear 2.0 has a medium, white head, a very clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of very faint and slightly musty beer smells. Taste is of paper, some sourness, slight green apple, and water, predominantly water. Mouthfeel is thin, and Sleeman Clear 2.0 finishes crisp.


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Photo of Benny_Efkola
1.02/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What the hell is this crap?

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Photo of BcCraft710
2.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kevofficiel
1.68/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sleeman Clear 2.0 from Sleeman Breweries/Sapporo

Look: Clear yellow golden color.

Smell: Sweet grainy corn, lots of bubble.

Taste: Like a bad newspaper that been sitting in a garbage for a while. Enough said

Feel: Terrible, light body, medium carbonation, the aftertaste is nasty, feels like the water in my dishwasher.

So overall would I recommend it? Absolutely not. I do understand the kind of people who is buying it, it is low calories about 80 in a 341 ml no fat. But for Christ sake please go buy a Coors light it have at least more flavor than this.

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Photo of PeterBurian
1.86/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is a light beer whose primary selling feature is Low Carbs and Calories. The 2.0 refers to "2g of carbohydrates"; it's also low in calories, "80 calories per 341ml serving" (one bottle.) Clearly, the target market is middle aged men who have a beer gut and would prefer not to add to that. It's also one of the few beers my wife will tolerate; she is NOT a beer drinker.

Sleeman seems not to promote that concept on its web site. However, in Ontario, TheBeerStore's web site provides those specifics. What is the level of carbs and calories of more typical lagers? 10g and 150 calories on average according to my research. Light beers (e.g. Coors Light) seem to be around 5g and 100. So, yes, Clear 2.0 is lower in both aspects. Granted, it's not a very good beer but it's preferable to Coors Light in my estimation.

Minimal white head
Minimal aroma
Does not taste hoppy; slightly sweet flavor
Minimal aftertaste
Clear bottle so it can get skunky if not stored in a dark location

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Photo of bigbid
1/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got it in a clear bottle. Was probably skunked. "The worst beer of my life."

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Photo of Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PorterPro125
2.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Serving type: 355 mL Can

L- Pours a Clear Golden Yellow with a 1/4 finger fizzy head with little to no retention. Similar appearance to that of Ginger Ale. Pretty standard fair for Light Lagers.

S- Lots of sweetness with no distinguishable bitterness. Grain and corn sweetness specifically.

T- Grain, Corn sweetness along with a slight metallic note. Quite sweet and again, no distinguishable bitterness. Quite terrible, even compared to similar brews.

F- In accordance with the "clear" in the brew name, the beer is thin/watery with moderate-high carbonation. Nothing out of the ordinary speaking of Light Lagers.

O- Overall, Sleeman clear is a sub-standard Light Lager, but perfectly normal among the "Low-Cal, Low-Carb" brews. Very Similar to Michelob Ultra, Molson 67, etc. Certainly not the best tasting Light Lager out there, but you likely aren't expecting a lot if you're drinking this. Speaking of drinking, this brew is very drinkable/sessionable, thanks to it's water-like consistency.

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Photo of Jaisell
2.18/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Electros
1.61/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cgurlitz
4.22/5  rDev +85.1%

Photo of TNT777
5/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really not sure why the low ratings. This is one of the best light beers that actually taste like beer. I've got all my friends drinking it now due to the 2g of carbohydrates and 80 calories per 341ml serving.

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Sleeman Clear 2.0 from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.28 out of 5 with 19 ratings