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Brewed by Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co. (Sapporo)
Style: Cream Ale
Guelph, Canada

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Remarkably smooth for a full-flavoured beer. Our founder’s intention was to combine the refreshing taste of a German lager with the distinctive taste of an English Ale without blending the two.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
I wanted to like this beer, but alas. The aroma isn’t much to speak of, but the flavour hits you - sweet with a sour edge, noticeable corn and cereal notes, perhaps a little malty. Nothing inherently bad, but it simply isn’t good. The sourness really throws it off - and it’s not necessarily a skunky sour.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
341 ml. bottle from Sleeman selections pack, thanks Kent! Pours a pale yellow- light gold colour- instant carbonation, very bubbly. Head disappears quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma: straw, corn, malt, grass- weak aroma altogether. Taste: malt, corn, butter, bread, caramel, minimal hops, cherry. Palate: grains, butter, oily body- and an oily mouthfeel as well. Besides the creamy texture and oily palate, this lager is nothing but creamy club soda disguised as beer. Bland, weak, and watery; but what else can you expect from a macrobrewery trying to take a shot at cream ales?

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Crack the cap and smell the snunk 2 feet away. Ships in a clear bottle to Hong Kong so its no wonder. Smells like hot corn oil. Yellow in color with a white head. Taste is like honeycomb cereal. Finish is sweet and velvety. Good for breakfast, I guess. Actually better for a drainpour.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyCraft (5329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle as a gift, believe me, I wouldn’t be buying this shit with a gun to my head. Death would surely be better. Poured hazy orange puke with bright white head, no lacing. Nose of stale lager, stale corn, german gross malt, and bread. Taste is bitterness and some more gross malt. Gross.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
schedia (14) - - MAY 28, 2013
341 ml. bottle. Pours clear and golden with small white head that does not keep long. Bready aroma with a hint of hops, apples,citrus, grass. The sweetness of corn and or rice is certainly apparent in the taste. With medium carbonation, leaves a relative clean palate. A thin beer, very light for a cream Ale. Nothing special

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1474) - HONG KONG - MAY 20, 2013


341 ml clear bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.

Clear golden yellow colour; Very thin head and residual white foam which last for about 20 seconds; Near zero lacing with lively carbonation; Smell of light skunk, thin malt, sweet corn, syrup, and grass. Thankfully the skunk died out pretty fast after 1 minutes; Mid to light sweet taste of light malt, with sweet corn, strong rice, light bread, club soda, lemon, sugar syrup, citrus and light grass; Med to light body, watery palate; Taste is flat and thin American blond ale taste, not creamy at all, with strong corn and rice plus a dash of syrup in the middle. Oh dear… Hoppiness is fairly light grassy nose, light citrus and straw taste, plus barely detectable bitterness. Light sweet finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: During my time in Canada, Guelph was a really small town, and macro-wise Sleeman was a nobody when compared to Molson and Labatt, so I wonder why Sapporo bought it up… back to the brew: its cheapo clear bottle and skunk nose gave me the poor impression, and the grainy sweet corn syrupy taste certainly enhance the brand’s lowly reputation. Other than that, it’s pretty much true to the style, nothing outstanding and quite a easy drinking. It comes to this shore at imported price, and sure enough it doesn’t worth the money.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Pale yellow pour. Blah. Creamed corn. Too sweet. To be expected, I guess.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (1345) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Smells like corn, budweiser. White head dissipates immediately. Light golden aroma. Sweet, light bodied, apples, tart and acid finish

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours a clear pale straw with medium carbonation and a small white head. Aroma of faint malts and sweet corn(DMS). Taste is a low hp bitterness with some malty sweetness, DMS and some fruity esthers. Light and crisp o style but very lifeless.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3858) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Dziwne piwo. spotkałem się pierwszy raz z tym gatunkiem. dziwna mieszanka piwa ale z lagerem, a więc dolna fermentacja miesza się z górną. Niezbyt mi pasuje aż tak drastyczne połączenie.


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