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Sleeman Brewing And Malting

Sleeman Red Ale – Rousse

On tap, Taco Mac, Marietta, GA, USA. $4.75 a pint. Taco Mac is advertising this as "La Russe", which for now, I am assuming is this beer - seems reasonable, but maybe I'll have to change it later. As usual, TM has a tenous connection with beer knowledge. Served way too cold. Pint has a nice garnet color, but a small head and not much lace. Has a typical, British, kegged-bitter appearance, which to be brutally frank, is not necessary wonderful. In reality, I quite liked this beer - it seemed to...

Sleeman IPA (46* / Presents India Pale Ale)

12 oz single, $1.69, Jax, Sandy Springs, GA, USA. Pale pour with a little too much yellow color as opposed to orange hue for my liking. Some half-decent head and lacing make up for the lack of color a little bit. A little grainy in the nose. Looking through the reviews for this beer I get the feeling that there is a pattern. To me this is a decent enough, simple English IPA with mild hop bitterness and a tiny bit of lingering grapefruit in the finish. Good malt balance is present too....

Sleeman Clear

Fairly nasty, but frankly what do you expect? Largely devoid of any aroma, significant taste or body, I suppose the brewer has succeeded in their goals. Completely transparent, on the verge of colorless, certainly tasteless since the "beer" has been taken out of this brew. Lawnmower potential fairly high, but lacks lacohol as well as taste so perhaps not. Don't know what else to say, other than quite how this and, say for example, Celebrator Dopplebok are both called beer remains a mystery to...

Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)

UPDATE 4/19/07.Relatively new, brown bottle packaging - I still like it! Personally I like the packaging - the minimal neck label and the clear bottle. I know most will dislike the glassware, but I think it makes for a pleasant visual change. The beer looks good in the bottle. Cream Ale? Well I'm not sure about that. I suspect that this has had sufficient adjunts added to make it not much more or less than a macro adjunct lager. Slight skunkiness in the smell (alright - clear glass, I know) -...