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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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84
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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 11-01-2011)
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Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

08-26-2012 20:56:00 | More by PopGun
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-13-2014 03:40:47 | More by AP224
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-16-2014 02:15:35 | More by MattGrimley
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-07-2014 23:48:55 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-27-2014 18:49:25 | More by redfalconx
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-25-2014 23:21:37 | More by Dizzy242
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-25-2014 01:19:00 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-21-2014 01:02:11 | More by Roguer
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-16-2014 00:41:39 | More by sd123
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WDJersey

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-10-2014 03:49:26 | More by WDJersey
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-08-2014 16:44:49 | More by swierczt
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up this week in Totowa, having never had this or any beer from Slumbrew before. I thought that this would be a bit more crisp and bright but as other reviewers have mentioned, this seemed like orange juice with some spices thrown in for good measure. It went down easy, was relatively thin, and could have been a bit more full in taste, which was surprising given how cloudy the beer was and the level of carbonation that was apparent when I poured this out.

The pour to this was the best aspect of this beer, as it had a cloudy, swirly deep apricot hue and a head that filled up the remainder of my pint glass. Once that settled, this seemed like a lesser version of Hoegaarden, a Sam Adams Witbier, or the Bert Grant's Mandarin Hefeweizen that I had years ago. Lots of blood orange here, a lesser amount of coriander and a very wet citrus taste tot his. Not a lot of bitterness, hops, or the kind of orange taste that would make you want to pucker up. Just a bit of banana and pepper here, which made this feel more like a Witbier than a Hefeweizen.

This was easy to drink and had I had another bottle, I could have downed it in the same sitting. The alcohol wasn't noticeable and there was just a touch of carbonation in the aftertaste to scrub the range of muted flavors away. While nothing spectacular, there's enough here to enjoy and on a warmer (read: any other) day, I'd give this a go as a preferred "lawnmower" beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 00:39:16 | More by JerzDevl2000
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

- Ale brewed with honey, orange peel, corriander and blood orange juice.

A: Dense blood orange coloring with a heavy dose of carbonation. The head was soapy, bubbly, quick to dissipate leaving a clean vessel behind.

S: Blood orange aroma and orange juice, soft dry wheat, honey sweetness, with a hint of trailing grapefruit.

T: Flavor was tart, some wheat backing, blood orange is dominate. Peppery orange peel, citrusy-grapefruit with some honey flower. Finishes dry and yeasty.

M: Fairly crisp mouthful, decent viscosity, with a light honey consistency.

O: Overall, decent, passable, hardly worth seeking out or getting seconds.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 01:41:24 | More by beerthulhu
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Rhode Island

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harsley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-13-2014 14:45:28 | More by harsley
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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darcange

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-30-2013 05:02:48 | More by darcange
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BA timed out while submitting my review a few minutes back. Here is the summary.

A- Cloudy light orange body poured from the 12oz bottle into a snifter. Fizzy white head builds to about one finger high with decent retention. A few legs but no lace for me after the foam falls to just a ring.

S- Coriander up front and foremost in the aroma. Backing that is a pretty big dose of citrus juice and zest. Some yeast spice and light malts.

T- Coriander spiciness seems to level out with the citrus additions, especially after several sips. The orange juice and citrus rinds create the flavor of an orange juice somewhat diluted with a Saison, especially because of that coriander. Peppercorn, banana, fruit esters, apples, phenols and some clove feel.

MF- Light bodied with a medium-high level of carbonation. Foamy and fizzy overall texture with just a bit of creaminess. Somewhat bitter spiciness and sweetness throughout. Slightly tart OJ feel.

Feels like mixing a Saison with a shot of OJ.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:46:22 | More by cbutova
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-20-2013 20:54:49 | More by jayhunter357
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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
84 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.