whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seemed like it taste much better in Canada. Sort of a dirty flavor, with a nice dose of honey. Really nice color and appearance in general. It's tasty but nothing to write home about. As a sidenote, the guy in Canada told me this was a microbrew!! BS!!!!!!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice medium dark amber color,poured a light head that faded fast.aroma was lightly honey sweet,mildly hoped nice honey sweet flavor.nothing special but definately better then the michelob honey.i could get used to this one but i think the honey would get to me after 3 or 4 brews.Over all pretty decent brew.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a slightly darker golden/brown color with a sweet smell. Taste is also sweet from the honey, but not too sweet and finishes like your average lager. Overall not too bad and cane be refreshing on a hot day.
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.