Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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69
poor
200 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created by George Sleeman in the late 1800s, Sleeman Cream Ale was the first brand produced by the two Guelph breweries, and still remains our most recognized brand.

Added by John on 10-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
131
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
18.73%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rugene
2.11/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of derdtheterd
2.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dragginballs76
2.81/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MilkLeg
2.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.59/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grain and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and a thin malt character that are quickly followed by some malt sweetness. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, considering the style it’s a decent beer but overall it’s just mediocre.

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.93/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bright golden color with moderate activity. Weak 1 finger head that last around 5 minutes, and having faint legs. Flavors of corn syrup, sweet grains, faint lemon and herbal hops. Highly sugary and syrupy, at least not too corny. Light body with prickly carbonation. Light and short finish of thick sugars and roasted barley. Overly accessible and bland. Okay freshness, doesn't feel too adjunct. Still it's watery and not enjoyable. Overall bad quality craft.

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Photo of mark_mla
3.34/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Second favourite offering from Sleeman behind original draught

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Photo of fortyfield
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale yellow body with a tiny bit of head. Scent is minimal though some malt is present through it. Taste is not compelling, with a finish that's quite lacking. Not a favorite of mine.

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2.66/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ElGallo
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a single from the LCBO for $2.00 for a 341ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out within a minute. Medium gold color and filtered clear

S- Beautiful bouquet. Sweet and earthy

T- Nice but light. Not a great body but has a nice earthy taste to it.

M- Crisp

O- Nice little brew. Drank 23 of a 24pk back in the 90s then the next morning had the farts that nearly killed one guy at the cottage. Silent and deadly little burner that cleared the room and made one guy barf his guts out. What a weekend LOL

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with..... Chicken pot pie

Enjoy

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Photo of Electros
2.71/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of safaricook
3.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djsnowman06
2.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hfx902
1.63/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Just another big box beer with 0 diverse taste

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Photo of Eric_Standard
2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.94/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. purchased from LCBO for around $2.35 CDN. Finally got around to doing a review on a beer I tried a bit more of when I was younger, but no so much lately when there's so much better stuff available. Previous rated 3.25/5.

Appearance - Decently rich golden color, very clear with nearly two fingers of fluffy and frothy white head. Moderate retention and even a bit of lacing left behind. Lower than average carbonation level based on appearance.

Smell - lagery yeast mainly relatively bland. Hard to discern from the macros although adjunct use smells less intrusive. A touch vegetative like macro lagers.

Taste - Slightly grainy, but actually seems a bit devoid of flavor. It's not terrible but as far a s cream ales go its underwhelming.

Mouthfeel - Big carbonation, relatively fizzy, slightly dry finish and a creamier than average feel. However comparatively it lacks the creaminess of other small craft brewers.

Overall - A (small) step up from domestic lagers, but only marginally better than the likes of Canadian and Blue which is pretty much what this beer is being targeted towards. Pass.

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev +6%

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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
2.83 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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