Sleeman Light | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When an increasing number of Canadians began asking for a light premium beer that didn't compromise on its premium taste, Sleeman answered. And that answer was Sleeman light.

Added by DoctorStrangiato on 02-14-2009

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1.08/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -54%

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1.25/5  rDev -54%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of papat444
1.93/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: An eggshell white head with a bright, clear, very pale yellow body.

Smell: Aroma of cereal and corn. Not too bad.

Taste: Like diluted beer mixed with stale cereals and a tinge of sweet fruit.

Mouthfeel: Flaccid, dull, lifeless.

Overall: Pretty awful taste-wise. Not even refreshing.

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.04/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

You do not drink this beer for flavour

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Photo of BARFLYB
2.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- I drank this because it was gifted to me and a tick is a tick. Light straw yellow with a fizzy minimal white cap that left before i got to know it. no lace.

S- Sleeman Premium light smells like Pepé Le Pew, very skunky just like the regular version. Maybe some malts in here and very faded hops. All I really get is the skunked smell.

T- Well, the taste is slightly skunked as well but not as much as the regular version, hence, this being the light version. Grains and just a notion of hop presence. Some bready malts as well.

M- Thin and light but alot of active carbonation is heard and felt. Goes down very easy and would be better without pepe.

D- Not really, I finished my bottle because I was parched and needed some liquid but I would not willingly buy this for myself, or bring it to a party. I want to try this in Canada to see if there is a difference.

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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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2.34/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Sleeman Light has a thick, creamy, white head, a clear, deep gold appearance, bubble streams, and fairly heavy lacing left behind. Aroma is of sweet malts, and the flavor is of a bit of notebook paper, some sweet white bread, and a dash of yeast. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Sleeman Light finishes crisp and refreshing.


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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.56/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light bronze, not the pale yellow color I expected. The head quickly recedes but leaves a respectable trail of lace webs behind. Wet straw and some distant grass clippings and vegetal notes make up the nose. The flavor on the sweet side, with a watery, flaccid malt profile and no hops to speak of. The mouthfeel is about as watery as you'd expect, very light and languidly carbonated. The finish ends before it really even starts.

This beer is very mediocre. Its not unpleasant to drink but it doesnt hold a candle to the better light beers like Sam Adams and Walkerville, where there is at least some hop and malt interplay.

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2.68/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

20oz pint at Original Joe's in downtown Edmonton west.

This beer appears a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just soapy bone-white head, which dissipates quickly, leaving very little in the way of lace in its wake.

It smells of faint pale grainy malt, acetone, watery corn grits, and somewhat acrid weedy and skunky hops. The taste is more very light pale graininess, cold corn on the cob, a suggestion of wan acidic orchard fruit, a metallic stoniness, and somewhat stanky and weedy hops.

The carbonation is a bit on the high side, what with its probing frothiness, the body a veritable lightweight, but not really all that thin, with an adequate smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with some barely-there and unaware graininess.

Nothing special, but perfectly adequate and thirst quenching enough, I suppose, for sitting on a patio in September, when it's sunny and 32 degrees outside (that's Celsius, not Fahrenheit, although I can understand any misconceptions here). Not great, yeah, but there's so much worse available elsewhere, in this unfortunately successful style.

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Sleeman Light from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 50 ratings