Sleeman Silver Creek Lager | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

Sleeman Silver Creek LagerSleeman Silver Creek Lager
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Sleeman Silver Creek LagerSleeman Silver Creek Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,442
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
81
Liked:
0
Avg:
2.55/5
pDev:
20%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Photo of boszormeny
1/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of rodenbach99
1.2/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

bouteille transparente de 341ml.

bière lager blonde commerciale. couleur blé pâle très pâle avec mousse chimique épaisse, mais qui ne dure pas. nez vert de houblon mort, la bouche est du même acabit, verte, râche et désagréable. sans intérêt. la recette de cette bière a changé elle était bien meilleure avant.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden colored beer with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is quite skunky, which surprised me since I pick what I thought, was a fresh batch. Aroma is quite weak as expected. Taste is also quite weak with limited malt and again that skunky feel coming out. Still a mystery why they bother using a clear bottle.

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Photo of jessekorzan
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of TerryW
1.73/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Didn't enjoy this one at all - to the point that i didn't finish it. Too much corn, a hint of the skunk, unpleasantly fizzy. Golden yellow in colour, headless like the horseman. Grainy nose, thin bodied, bitter metallic finish.

Just not worth the bother across the board.

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Photo of Whatup14
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of DaPan
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of elricorico
1.79/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pale yellow, pale even for a lager. Half a centimetre of white head. Lots of active carbonation visible in the glass, and the carbonation seems to be creating pretty good head retention. Lacing sticks as well.

The smell starts out awful and improves to bad. Strong skunk mixed with a strange sweetness at first. Skunk fades some, and mixes in with sweet corn and a grassiness. Nothing good in here.

Taste is possibly worse. Starts out with that sweet corn flavour and goes into the skunk and dry grass. Slight solvent alcohol flavour in there as well.

Mouthfeel is alright. Fizzy, but for the style it really isn't bad.

This isn't a good beer. I doubt I will finish.

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Photo of ZachT
1.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Plain, boring, lifeless, dull, etc...

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Photo of Noxious26
1.91/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

341ml clear bottle poured in a dimpled mug. I like the relief on the bottle of a beaver and maple leaf as well as just the neck label, but I still don't understand the clear bottle. I guess it's just their gimmick on the Canadian market.

Nice clear gold colour with a few carbonation streams. Bright white head is thin at the pour, then is just a thin ring by the time I walk from the kitchen to the living room.

Aroma is mostly corn, but with a background of light grains and a bit of a floral tinge.

Taste is mostly grains with a bit of a metallic twang in the finish. Aftertaste is harsh and caustic. Would be a fairly average macro lager but the metallic accent and chemical aftertaste it's really rather unpleasant.

Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. That caustic aftertaste combines with an unpleasant harsh feeling.

There are lots of other macro lagers out on the market and most of them are better than this one. Don't waste your time and money, unless someone buys you one, or you try it in a mix pack like I did.

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of DamageCase76
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Jotora
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Krakpoff
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Barraclou
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 355ml can. 5.0% Nice design can.

Appearance: Urine yellow. Way too much foam in the head. Maybe a little too much carbonation.

Smell: The first smell was inviting, but if you smell it again, there's like a soap smell.

Taste: More you drink, the less you find taste and the more you dislike it.

Mouthfeel: Not really good. High carbonation and too much after-taste bad bitterness.

Drinkability: Hey, what's going on John Sleeman? Why have you did that one? It seemed to me that your products were better than this can.

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Photo of pootz
2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle:

Been trying to avoid this one but buddy brings some over for the CFL game.

Pours a clear pale gold, small fast vanishing cap, heavy carbonation poor lacing.

Very faint odor of stale cereals and wet cardboard.

Taste is bland, more of a watery stale mealy taste rather than fresh sweet malt, hops are non existant, fast clean uneventful finish.

I may have gotten a stale dated bottle but frankly I can't find the interest to get another for a re-taste.

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Photo of Merlin68
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Socialiste
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Joefisherman
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of CRObighit2
2.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BcCraft710
2.31/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MilkLeg
2.39/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JOaikido
2.46/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341 ml clear bottle.

A- pale golden yellow. A few particles floating in it. Decent white head. A few streams of bubbles rising in the beer. Head doesn,t last but it does stick to the glass a bit.

S- Skunked. Grassy-straw hops just noticeable. Grape finish.

T- Slightly sour middle. Hint of skunk. Weak. OK flash of bitterness. Bitter hops level well balanced with the rest. Grainy aftertaste. I didn't like the flavour.

MF- Drying. Crisp. Leaves just a little pastiness in the mouth.

D- Not exactly hard to drink. Even decent as a thirst quencher. But I couldn't enjoy it due to off smell and taste. A fresher bottle may have gotten a better rating.

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Photo of biegaman
2.48/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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