Sleeman Silver Creek Lager
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
American Lager
Ranked #334
Ranked #30,063
2.6 | pDev: 20%
Mar 14, 2023
Nov 30, 2002
Sleeman Silver Creek LagerSleeman Silver Creek Lager
Notes: Sleeman Silver Creek Lager is brewed in our copper kettles for a traditional pilsner style. We gave it extra body to ensure you would enjoy extra smoothness.
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Rated: 2.69 by Roberto11232 from New York

Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 2.47 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

2.98/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
355 ml can. Part of Sleeman's mixed 6. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale golden straw colored beer. Good expressive carbonation and a finger plus of head that has some staying power.

Smell - Quite a bit of grainy notes and some cooked veggies. Not unpleasant and more aromatic than expected but doesn't inspire confidence either.

Taste - Strangely flavored, nothing off, but there's not really any grain. Very watery. Not unpleasant but not great either.

Mouthfeel - Clean and somewhat crisp, carbonation is pretty intense, yet there's a sensation of this going down so so easily.

Overall - Better than I thought it'd be, but not great, Gassy but goes down surprisingly easy.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Medium: Capped, Pils glass.
Opacity: Bright with a faint mist of minerals.
Color: Almost golden with low activity.
Head: Slightly foamy 1-2 finger.
Legs: Decent, okay swirl reaction.
Smell: Cabbage/Minerals.
Taste: Barley/Floral.
Feel: Cereal/Noble hops.
Body: Medium slick.
Carbonation: Prickly.
Overall: Feels like a German Pils, does the job well, not much adjuncts. Pretty good quality, probably the best one they brew.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 6/10 - Sensations 6/10 - Balance 7/10 -
Freshness 8/10 - Intensity 5/10 - Complexity 6/10 - Appreciation 6.5/10
Apr 17, 2019
Rated: 3 by toddsschneider from Canada (QC)

Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 2.75 by marker2525 from Florida

Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 2.87 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 2.39 by MilkLeg from Canada (AB)

Jun 06, 2016
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

2.48/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Regardless of the name on the label, virtually all of Sleeman's core brands look the same. Silver Creek Lager is no different: light yellow in colour, with an antiseptically clean complexion, and bubbles so plentiful yet entirely ineffective that they must be artificial (they can't sustain a proper head).

There's a certain characteristic that from day one I've noted in all Sleeman products; it's especially prominent in the aroma. It's been many years since I've last had an offering of theirs but I still feel confident I could pick them out in a lineup with other mass-produced domestic brand lagers.

Now I realize it must be the brand of corn syrup they use. This sweet, stenchy, skunky note has an industrial ring to it, a synthetic flavour that is markedly different from the wholesome, toasty graininess of actual malted barley. This taste is more like canned corn kernels and is unpleasant, even off-putting.

The one thing I hear in defense of large commercial breweries is that they're consistent; like McDonalds, their beer taste the same everywhere. You always know what you're getting. To replicate a fermented product like beer to the same standards time and time again on a massive scale isn't easy. This is true.

But who wants to make shitty beer? And who wants to drink shitty beer? I tasted my first Silver Creek Lager over a decade ago and it was just as insipid then as it is now. That's an impressive feat but not one I think worthy of commending. Consistency is a good attribute - quality is a better one.

The folks at Sleeman aren't dummies. They've left this recipe the same for good reason: it sells. This lager may be an injustice to the Czech and German ones that originally inspired it but, sorry to say, its bland, sweet, light-bodied and firmly carbonated qualities are exactly what most consumers look for.
Dec 29, 2015
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Reviewed by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

2.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
A: Golden, light, active carbonation. White head.
S: Apple, skunk, corn. Mild.
T: Apple, mild bread, corny. Mild sweetness, pleasant bitterness.
F: Crisp and bright, but just slightly over carbonated.
O: Inoffensive but unremarkable. I wouldn't avoid it, but I wouldn't seek it out either.
Nov 30, 2015
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Reviewed by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

2.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
A - Pale straw colour. Good deal of carbonation. Head fades quickly with no real lacing.

S - A slight skunky smell at the beginning, with an apple scent as well. Almost has a cider-like sweet smell, but not in an appealing sense when I'm about to drink a lager.

T - More of the apple like smell, but the taste is fortunately not as sweet. Slightly bitter aftertaste, though no real hop presence. A bit of a musty taste at the very end as well.

F - Carbonation is appropriate for the style. Fairly crisp and refreshing.

O - Overall slightly unimpressed with this one, not that I had overly high expectations. I think I can say this is my least favourite Sleeman product, and I'm not typically a big fan of the company either. I haven't had the Light or the Original Draught in a while, but from what I remember I enjoyed them both slightly more. However, it is still a serviceable lager that could be consumed in large amounts, and the unappealing factors would likely diminish after the first 2 or 3.
Sep 11, 2015
Rated: 2.88 by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

Aug 21, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Flashback #309
Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 2.94 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 2.55 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

Jul 24, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by Electros from Canada (ON)

May 22, 2015
Rated: 2.58 by djsnowman06 from Canada ()

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Apr 01, 2015
Rated: 2.6 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 2.26 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Mar 06, 2015
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

3.18/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Sleeman Silver Creek

The look of it: Golden Color, lots of carbonation

The smell: Remind me of the Cream Ale smell. Very corny smell.

The taste: Like the smell, remind me a lot of the Sleeman Cream Ale. Corny, very carbonated. Really enjoy it. Maybe one of my favorite sleeman

So overeall would I recommend ? For sure ! One of the best Sleeman
Jan 11, 2015
Rated: 2.31 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Dec 27, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by Merlin68 from Canada (AB)

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 3 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3 by kabritz from Canada (QC)

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by cam477 from Canada ()

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by ThinkAgain from Canada (ON)

Sep 19, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by jessekorzan from Canada (BC)

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 2 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Jul 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by KevinSP from Canada (ON)

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by GlendonTT from Canada (AB)

Jun 23, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jun 23, 2014
Rated: 3 by Mikus from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by DreamDeath from Canada (NB)

May 18, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 13, 2014
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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.58/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Classic gold colour with a minimal head. Smell is typical of a good lager, bready and maybe a bit hoppy. Taste is clean and crisp, with the usual “Sleeman taste” as I call it. Mouthfeel is a little bland but overall it’s a decent lager.
June 10 2020
May 04, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Apr 25, 2014
Rated: 3 by Griffith from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2014
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Reviewed by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

2.79/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
341ml bottle poured into pint glass 12/2/14

A bright yellow liquid with plenty of bubbles but just a short lived thick film that leaves zero lace, looks pretty basic, about what I expected with a little more color

S slightly skunky, a little grass, lemon, apple juice and cracker, nothing special

T has some grassy hops but there's some skunk in there and some bleached paper, not quite offensive but leaves a little something to be desired

M thin but not quite watery, sorta just foams up and flattens out in your mouth, has a bit of a cardboard aftertaste

O it could be much worse but at the end of the day shes just another macro

I was expecting something rank but this was drinkable but nothing worth looking for and I wouldn't buy it again
Feb 13, 2014
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