reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
341ml clear bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is cereal grains and mild grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with a moderate hop bitterness. Nothing special about this one considering it is an anniversary ale. Left me feeling disappointed. Metalchopz (3518) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
Originally rated June 2008. First new brew from Sleeman since Sapporo bought them. 20 years of brewing... oh yeah !! Let’s see... pours a golden-orange colour with a big off-white head, that actually stays up a while. The lacing is pretty sticky too. The nose starts off fresh and malty, and turns into hop. Mouthfeel is a mix between watery and syrupy. The taste seems really on the corn side. A little hoppy finish, but nothing exciting... especially for an anniversary brew. Spab (4069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. Mild aroma of light grains and corn in the nose. Taste is corn and wet grains with a slight fruity sweetness. Lightish body. Not terrible, just bad. paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle from November 9 2008. Pours clear yellow, maybe some orange too. Minor bit of film in center and some hugging the glass as well. Sweet somewhat sickly floral aroma. Also noted some corn and wheat aromas. Sweet taste, Corny and wheaty as well. Not much going on. Some bite to the finish but again, not much happening. guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
pour is clear golden with small white head. Aroma is mostly barley, grass. Taste of malt,a bit sweetness and corn. Mostly a pretty standard tasting beer but not that bad
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle: So usually I try to turn my notes into a pleasing list. Today, I shall simply transcribe from my notes directly: "Smells skunky, biscuity, a little sour. Flavour is bitter, lame.. F it, I’m going downstairs." bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Bottle. 5%. My least favourite Sleeman, especially due to the hype surrounding it at bars and pubs. Nice amber colour, clear, tan foam, but an unpleasant aroma and a taste to suit. No additives can save this beast. VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 10, 2009
***review from Aug 23, 08***Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
20th Anniversary Ale? This could have been brewed to celebrate the purchase of a box of no-name Kraft Dinner. A marketing ploy that will only lower my thoughts on the over rated beers produced by Sleeman.
Stunk right from the get go. Poured out a clear amber brew with a small white cap that retains only clinging to the rim. Smells like some cheap crap out of a can that would cost less than a buck. Wet grass, sweet, apples, some decent barley. The taste was also a let down: Sour, unpleasant bitterness, outright drying effect. Pretty much totally unpleasant without being a total loss. Good thing this bottle was given to me.
"Clear bottle just like all the sleeman’s brews, don’t know why but I like there bottle design. Mild skunk aroma coming from the beer smoke. Crystal clear copper body with a thin white film floating on top. Grassy, malty aroma with more hops then the normal Sleeman beers. Some apple is also in the aroma, it reminds me of a weaker version of a Euro lager. Taste is also Euro like but milder. Melon tasting hops, corn, hony, and old bready malts make up the flavor brew has a metallic finish. Beer has enough flavor to be interesting and light enough to be easy drinking but it just a plain old everyday beer what I think is a strange choice for an anniversary beer."
JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
Pale amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is very lightly caramelly with a touch of light crackery character. Faint herbal hoppiness. Light bodied and easy to put back, but Sleeman’s has certain shot for the low end with this one... no surprise there.