Sleeman Cream Ale | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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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 cdkrenz on 10-28-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
43
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
18.84%
 
 
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1.96/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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2.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.74/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.82/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

341 ml clear bottle. A light gold color with a little white froth. I used to drink a lot of this in grad school and even back then found it rather bland but otherwise unoffensive.

Aroma is grainy, slightly grassy, metallic. Smells like an old bottle cap. A faint corn-like sweetness and cooked veggies (DMS). More of the same on the palate. Creamed corn flakes, slight grassy/floral/citrus hops and vanilla. Very heavy carbonation. Slightly thicker than your average macro-lager. Pleasantly smooth. Crisp and clean. Not as cloyingly sweet as this brewery's Original Draft lager. Finishes with more dry grain astringency.

Became marginally more pleasant as I made my way through the bottle. Maybe one of the better Sleeman brews, which is not exactly a ringing endorsement.

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Photo of Metalbrew
2.69/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light yellow with a light hop smell, and refreshing light malt taste. Sleeman cream ale for me is an average here in Canada it's one of those beers that sell a lot, and it's not not a beer that's discontinued. The taste is average at best, but for the price it isn't bad, but for a Canadian brewed beer, there are far superior beers out there.

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3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It says it's a retiring beer, but here in canada it's still selling.

So the look of it: nothing too particular. Light golden color, with lots of carbonation.

The smell of it. It smells similar than the silver creek. It is corny

The taste of it. Corny with a bit of hops. Taste very similar than the Silver Creek again. I did enjoy that beer while watching a hockey game.

So overall would I recommend it ? Yes, this is a good beer overall. But the my favorite Sleeman would be the Silver Creek. It is more smooth than this one. But I still did enjoy it during a good hockey game

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Sleeman Cream Ale from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
2.92 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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