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

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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)

Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

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

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2.33/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.58/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $2

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Skunk, bread, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, corn and a skunkiness. There is also some grains/bread.

Overall - I would take the sleeman silvercreek over this. At least that was refreshing, this one just has too much skunkiness.

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Head/Shoulders: Poured into my usual root bear mug, a beautiful off white, 3 finger froth emerges & hangs around for a few minutes. A 1/4" rim is left as well as a thick film floating on top. There is some sticky lace in places.

Knees/Toes: Yellow-gold with a decent number of bubbles from down below.

Eyes/Ears: This is a good looking beer and doesn't make a sound.

Mouth/Nose: Slightly bitter, a bit of butter, could be better but smells so sweet. The aroma is similar to that of my hope chest. It is well rounded and has little after taste. Nice to drink even as its temperature rises.

Blanket: I'd like this beer with a feed of grouper while watching a game with my tomboys.

AKA: "She Man Cream Ale"

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is obviously Sleeman's attempt at a craftier beer, but this is not their forte. They are a macro brewery that makes refeshing and easy drinking beers, so I doubt this will end well.

It pours a slightly lighter yellow than the O Draught with 3 fingers of cloudy head that dissipates rapidly. The smell of the beer is a little sweet and a little malty, but also a lot skunky courtesy of the clear bottle. Surprisingly enough, I never get the skunk with the O Draught and the Honey Brown, despite the fact that they are all served in clear bottles. Odd.

The taste is basically the O Draught if there were a more pronounced hoppy character to it. This is what the O Draught should have been in the first place. Apart from the extra hoppiness, it is virtually identical to O Draught in every regard.

Aftertaste is, not surprisingly, a little more bitter but still very refreshing like all the Sleeman beers are. This ranks a little higher than the Original Sleeman, but It's a bit of a downgrade because this is a pretty poor cream ale - but a good pale lager. They should just market it as that.

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

A - Clear golden colour, finger of head, little retention and no real lacing.

S - Grainy bready malts, leafy greens, sweet corn and buttery bread.

T - Sweet corn dominates, classic macro lager notes, bready malts, burnt butter, toasted grains and a sweet leafy note lingers.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Pass go, collect and move on... Nothing worthy here from a flavour profile, but it's an easy drinking macro brew that's disguised as a craft ale. Don't be fooled.

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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5/5  rDev +76.7%

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2.99/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a golden color with a white head that fades pretty quick
S-malty with no hop presence
T-creamy malt dominates with hops providing nice balance without contributing flavor
M-medium bodied and creamy
O-what I kind of expected. Not a great cream ale but hit the main aspects.

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful clear bottle, embossed glass with the Canadian maple leaf, the name of the brewery and the name of the beer. Red printed label with more info on the neck.

Wow. Opened the bottle and was blasted with lager funk. Maybe I got a bad bottle. Even my wife could smell it across the room. Not happy.

The taste was surprisingly decent, like an English Pale Ale. No sign of that nasty nose on the tongue. I've never had a beer that smelled as bad and tasted fine.

Good mouth feel.

Just don't burp, you'll get than nasty funk again.

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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Sleeman Cream Ale (64*) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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