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


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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.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, - DEC 27, 2008
Plain plain plain plain plain plain plain plain plain plain plain plain... did I said it was plain?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DandyLion (473) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle at airport lounge in Toronto. It's a pale golden colour with an ever so slightly malty aroma. It's got ok body compared to what I was expecting. It's not great though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Scent of hops and yeast. Clear gold colour. Abrupt bitterness without much discernible flavour. Medium body with mild carbonation. Not my sort of beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
defothebunt (15) - - JAN 7, 2014
Poured with minimal head and an orange hue. Basic taste with fair amount of fizz. Ok macro brew to consume while watching sports.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AgentAle (412) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Aroma: Vrry subtle aroma but some faint bitterness can be picked up Taste: Very light maltiness with bitter/basic creamy after taste. Pretty bland overall Appearance: Very pale clear gold body with poorly retained head

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mathieuc (987) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
[[Style tick]] Pours a light golden with a small head with low retention but that still offers good lacing. Aroma is hard to describe as it is almost nonexistent but I’ll venture and say that it smells of creamed corn and light floral hops. Taste isn’t too much better with some really light cereals and a lightly (almost to homeopathic level) bitter finish. Mouthfeel is watery, carbonation level medium. As people said, this is as close to a cream ale than a 18% imperial stout would be. Boring to death...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Airport lounges are great for ticking off crappy macro brews, and Toronto airport delivers in style! Quite yellow this beer, and quite flat looking despite being fizzy. Smells of vaguely skunky hops. Tastes of very little, which may be a blessing in disguise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (765) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Bière blonde, translucide, avec un col de mousse éphémère et une effervescence soutenue. Le nez est tout en céréales avec une touche citronnée. En bouche, le grain et l’acidité, que je qualifiait de «citronnée» au nez, rappliquent. La bière est mince, aqueuse et pétillante. La finale laisse poindre une amertume modérée. Bien balancée, rafraîchissante, bonne, mais loin d’un classique.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRatKing (84) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Just opting for something tonight, so I brought home a case of this. It’s not because I am particularly fond of Sleeman’s, but more for the name of the style. I have a very fond memory of drinking some absolutely delicious cream ale once at a restaurant my brother snuck me into while I was 16. Maybe it was because I wasn’t such a beer snob back in the paleolithic period, but even so, the memory of that golden nectar lives on. It wasn;t Sleeman’s, I know that for sure; some small local brewery made it, though damned if I can recall it. Anyway. Sleeman’s. Clear bottle, clear beer, looks like it had already been drank once. Pours with a very short-lived head. Aroma is basic sweet, bready, megabrew beer smell. Taste is also quite light, a bit of balance there with some hops, finishes with a lightly bready flavour that isn’t as bad as a lot of megabrew. Not exactly a stellar beer, but I’d not be against having some on a hot day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
I used to like this beer, in a different life. I wasn’t so impressed now, after so many years. Maybe it hasn’t changed, but compared to the usual crap, this was much better than anything mainstream. It does smell like a lager - actually an average Pilsener, and it has the mouthful of an ale, with a bit of maltiness and biscuit behind a lager bitterness. Strange, but not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiradon (2) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
Delicious Canadian beer. Slightly bitter but we’ll rounded. Hay, nuts, toast, caramel.

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