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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
sleeman.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheHammer on 03-19-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
Avg:
2.12
pDev:
47.64%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by TheHammer:
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2/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of LXIXME
2.04/5  rDev -3.8%
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 biboergosum
1.87/5  rDev -11.8%
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 al_al1357
2.59/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.18/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

RJT

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Photo of Benny_Efkola
1.02/5  rDev -51.9%
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 -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PeterBurian
1.86/5  rDev -12.3%
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 Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jaisell
2.18/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Electros
1.61/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cgurlitz
4.22/5  rDev +99.1%

Photo of TNT777
5/5  rDev +135.8%
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.
2.12 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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