MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 I've tried this in a few restaurants from the bottle that was old and boy was it skunky. When fresh it is an average Lager with sweeter note. Mass marketed for the folks who don't know a lot about good micros but like to be on the band wagon.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was a lot better than I had anticpated based on other Sleeman Samplings. A little too much honey taste though.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden/orange colour. Thin head. Nose of honey (of course)and hops. Falvour is of honey which makes the beer quite sweet and toasted grain. Finish is slightly bitter but overly fizzy still. I have had many of these in my days and enjoyed the different flavour, that is until I started trying porters, stouts and bocks.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer poured orange, not brown, with a fluffy white head. Slightly pleasant honey smell. Taste of honey, but much more sour.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I knew from the beginning it would be a sweet beer but I thought it was actually a little too sweet.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to say I have a soft spot in my heart for Sleeman. When I was in university we used to drive to the brewery and throw the still-warm kegs in the back of my buddy's pickup, then wave goodbye to John Sleeman. Good times! Back to the beer - probably Sleeman's best of an otherwise average group. Pours a nice copper, head stays suprisingly long. Honey undertones and a bit of a bitter bite. Refreshing.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 Lightly bitter and sweet flavour combination. Tends to be fizzy and prickly.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some decent toasted tones and a light hop kick on close save this thing from tasting like corn syrup mush, but I'm not a fan.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, the brewer reminds me of one of my favorite Wisconsin brewers. Stevens Point Brewery. Same attempt not to go macro but definately not micro. They should make a classification for these type of brewerys. Any ways this one has a nice dark copper tone. A little sharp aftertaste awaits you. Patience makes this beer better.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Nice copper color. Sharp taste. Slightly bitter finish. Reminds me of whisky for some reason.