Sleeman Original Draught | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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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:
Original Draught combines Sleeman's premium brewing heritage with the freshness and sociability of traditional draught beer. This unpasteurized lager goes down well in the company of friends.

Added by bmacaskill on 05-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
76
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
18.51%
 
 
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0
Gots:
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.17/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a 22oz draft pour in Ontario that was almost clear golden like a watered down American Lager, except higher alcohol. Not very well balanced and the finish left something to be desired. It went well with 5 alarm spicy food but that might be the watered down carbonation.

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Photo of LiamLP
3.41/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Overall, a very mediocre beer. The taste is a tad sweeter than most other draught lagers, and the carbonation is about ideal for a beer by my tastes. A decent purchase for the lower price tag.

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Photo of heerboth
2.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kevinlater
3.36/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from the bottle

a: a dark yellow, somewhat towards a light caramel colour

s: has a kind of nice sweet bready corny malt smell, not much else though

t: the aforementioned sweet malt flavours with a lack of hops

m: fizzy and light but not watery

o: surprisingly above average? far from well-rounded (lacking hops), but i found it pleasant to drink as the malt flavours were nice

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Photo of constantine_272
3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YamagamiTravis
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Crisleroen
3.83/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer for that price...

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Photo of Tyler_V2
2.46/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Katzj78
4.23/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good beer. It's Canadian eh!

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Photo of Ahld
3.27/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cycle69
2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Foley67
2.77/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of NickThePyro
2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BCborn
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Devon_
2.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
2.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Skullkeg
2.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: A medium golden colour with no head whatsoever. At first pour it had soda pop type carbonation.

S: Apple, stale corn an a very typical adjunct lager smell. It smells bad. Jolly rancher and sweet piercing on the nose.

T: Balanced only in the sense that everything is equally bad. Adjunct taste, very dry and thin but also bit of cream corn sweetness in the finish. It is what it is. I can think of at least a dozen beers that this beer tastes like. I can also recommend at least 5 adjunct lagers I would choose to pound back over this. Keep it cold and you may be able to stomach this. It is just a typical adjunct lager. The draught moniker is pure marketing. This is not a good tasting beer.

M: Thin, and weak. Highly carbonated which may work in its favour.

OVERALL: You get what you pay for. It is sad how badly Sleeman has fallen. Even their flagship cream ale has tarnished itself over the years. It is a poor beer with huge of flavours of apple and a funky sweetness that prevents this from even being a serviceable lawnmower beer.

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Photo of Merlin68
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of OneTuffPony
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Xithyl
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Sleeman Original Draught from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
2.81 out of 5 based on 190 ratings.
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