Sleeman Light

I can’t believe I bought this. They snuck it in with a taster pack.

I really don’t like light beer, I just don’t like the idea of it.  That being said, light beer in Canada still has 4% alcohol, more than most normal American beers.  Still, I don’t think this beer makes the cut for any light beer.  Perhaps, however, since this is my first light beer review, it may reflect the fact that I have yet to develop an appreciation for beer with no flavour and less alcohol… and appreciation for the alternative to lemonade that also makes it illegal for you to drive.

We all know I am not an expert, just a normal guy who drinks his share of the golden brew, but my experience with this beer was a very real disappointment.

Take water, add a squeeze of lemon and some sugar in a bucket, then add a dirty sock.

Voila, Sleemans light!

[xrr rating=0.5/5]

Sleeman Cream Ale

Another mass produced beer to review, Sleemans Cream Ale is readily available everywhere.

This beer has a lively head and fruity aroma.

The taste is a little bitter with a slight chemical taste.

There is a lingering aftertaste that isn’t particularly pleasant, but not terrible either.

This beer is more boring than bad. Hey, it’s not exciting, but right now it does what it needs to do.

[xrr rating=3.25/5]

Sleeman Honey Brown Lager

The hockey season is beginning, and so begins the drinking season. Hung over from a lovely Canucks win, with Port Moody’s own Jeff Tambellini playing with the twins, I now return to reality watching the Canucks trail the Oilers.

This honey brown is a darkish copper colour with a lovely head.
The aroma is mild and bitter, slight citrus.

This has a moderately intense bitter flavour that is clean, and leaves a dry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy.

This is certainly more flavorful than other lagers, but not as good as other honey lagers, (like Granville Island).

Of course, they have created another category by calling it a honey brown.

The aftertaste is the least appealing part of the beer, with a windex like quality. Still, it isn’t terrible.

Overall this is an easy beer to drink, and is clean enough to pass as a session beer on a Sunday afternoon after a day of skiing.