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

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RATINGS: 472   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.

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mathieuc (3995) - 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...

1.3
JorgeLee (2117) - 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.

2.9
BiereLuc (1275) - 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.

2.2
TheRatKing (122) - 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.

2.6
Cantabrian (1131) - 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.

3.2
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.

1.7
ljthiessen (1348) - 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
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
kidmartinek (4999) - 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
PhillyCraft (7229) - 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.


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