Sleeman’s Cream Ale Review

Alright, last week’s talk of inflation was pretty depressing so this week I’ll just talk about beer!

While I was in University, beer was just that… beer. When I went to a bar with my classmates, we would just order a pitcher or two of whatever they had available. Molson, Canadian, Budweiser, 50… it was all the same to us.

I thought beer had a fairly universal basic taste with little notable variation to it. There was nothing really exciting to it but it was good to down with some fish&chips every now and then.

It wasn’t until my 2nd year that I was introduced to craft beer. My teacher ordered a Sleeman Cream Ale and I felt like trying something I hadn’t had before so I got one as well.

“Hey Wow! Beer can be something other than sour or bitter! It doesn’t need a chemical flavor to it!”, I thought. That’s it, I was hooked. Sleeman’s was the beer for me!

My favorite of the Sleeman lineup is the first one I tried, the Cream Ale. It pours a generous white head and the beer itself is golden-coloured and lightly carbonated.

It has a bit of a lemony smell to it and is very drinkable. The mouthfeel is creamy, as it should be. Not watery.

I especially like it for its crispness and lack of aftertaste although it certainly doesn’t offer a very varied taste. To me, it’s far better than the other big boys but not nearly on par with Gahan House’s brew. Still, it’s a reliable brand that goes quite nicely with a good piece of cod and unlike some other tasty beers, it’s readily available in Eastern-Canada

Sleeman’s has also had an interesting history. They started up in 1834, called it quits come prohibition a hundred years later and then the founder’s great grandson tried again in 1988. The re-start used family recipes and through acquisitions grew to be Canada’s 3rd biggest brewer. In 2006 it was acquired by Sapporo Brewery, so the Legendary Beer vid I put up a while back may have in fact been showing the creation of Sleeman’s Cream Ale!


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About Beer Vestor

I like beer. I like free beer better. With this blog, I want to show you the process I use to get free beer. Follow along if you like but remember that this is for ENTERTAINMENT ONLY! Nothing here is is to be taken seriously and if you lose money in your quest for free beer, it's 100% your own fault for following along with someone who is NOT AN INVESTMENT REGISTERED ANYTHING and who BUYS first and talks about it LATER!

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