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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A refreshingly tart and crisp hefeweizen brewed with local MA wildflower honey, orange peel and coriander, and fermented with the juice from over 1,000 blood oranges. It’s a cloudy, yet effervescent beer, with lingering banana and citrus notes balanced against a healthy wheat backbone and hoppy finish from Mt. Hood and Crystal hops.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 11-01-2011)
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jsh420

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.8%

01-01-2012 22:10:43 | More by jsh420
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.8%

07-22-2012 01:34:40 | More by jbertsch
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asdfx0rz

Massachusetts

2.2/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 ounce bottle purchased from Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA.

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange, what is to be expected from a hefeweizen. Almost no head, and what little head there was, instantly disappeared.

Smell: Yeasty and tart smelling. This beer is heavy on the phenols produced by the yeast used. After my nose got past the yeast, sweet orange and citrus lingers.

Taste: I didn't get as much orange as others here have noted. It very much tasted like a watered-down hefeweizen that was a little too heavy on the orange. The bottle states honey and blood orange, however I tasted none of that. I expected a complex flavor profile, but got a more crisp, lighter on the wheat Blue Moon. Severely disappointed.

Mouthfeel: I love wheat beers, but for a hefeweizen, this was too thin and light. Even with the disappointing flavor, had it been a little more accomodating in the mouthfeel, I might have enjoyed it more.

Overall: I would not recommend this, unless I was trying to lure a Blue Moon fan into the craft beer market. I felt like this beer should have had a sticker on it that said "for fans of Blue Moon," because it was about as disappointing as a BMC product.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:41:16 | More by asdfx0rz
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

02-26-2012 12:59:58 | More by acurtis
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PopGun

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

08-26-2012 20:56:00 | More by PopGun
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nookiebrown

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

07-11-2014 00:26:44 | More by nookiebrown
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

06-22-2014 01:17:12 | More by EvanWilliams
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

09-04-2012 22:46:07 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

03-16-2014 14:10:20 | More by Fettpopps
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Sean9689

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, Alex. Poured into tasting glass.

A - Pours a mirky yellow, white head, thin ring.

S - Orange peel, citrus, spices, wheat. Pretty straight forward, but not a Hefe, by any means.

T - Pretty straight forward and right along with the nose. Creamy orange, citrus, some spices. There's not much sweetness to this one, and it's pretty un-hefe-esque.

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Not a hefe and more of a wheat beer then anything. An average beer that I'd have again, if offered, but wouldn't actively seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 16:24:35 | More by Sean9689
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

09-19-2012 18:29:24 | More by nickmantia
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-20-2013 02:53:18 | More by Peter1977
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Timmy13T

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-19-2013 23:59:20 | More by Timmy13T
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-31-2014 22:47:50 | More by Boston_Steve
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-24-2013 18:19:42 | More by BostonPhilly
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-21-2014 23:35:42 | More by JKV96
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-28-2014 21:12:40 | More by nkelley77
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-04-2013 13:06:38 | More by Celtics76
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-29-2014 01:30:37 | More by JAHMUR
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-28-2013 15:30:53 | More by Aisha
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-25-2013 01:29:53 | More by tlang803
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-14-2013 01:12:11 | More by Rgalvin
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Grabbed this from Binny's - figured I'd complete the Slumbrew trifecta. Served in a plastic cup at West Lakeview Liquors. Bottled November 2011.

A - Finger-plus of white foam settles to a thin cap and splotchy lace. Murky apricot body.

S - Wheat, coriander, a touch of sweet malt, and perhaps a hint of the advertised blood orange juice. There's a mild vomit note that dissipates quickly after pouring.

T - Taste is pretty similar, with wheat, grainy malts, and a touch of coriander spice. I don't really get much of the other listed adjuncts - orange peel & honey.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, chewy and mildly grainy texture.

D - Out of all the possible wheat styles, hefeweizen is probably the last I'd use to describe this. It's more of a witbier, but without the phenolic Belgian yeast character. I didn't get much of the banana & clove Weiß yeast character. Not a bad beer but pretty forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 19:21:51 | More by MasterSki
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into a belgian tulip. Served cool.

Pours a moderate off white head and a brownish orange body that is quite murky.

Strong belgian yeast smell. clove, medicine,

Taste is more complex. Certainly the yeasty front, faint juice flavor, wheat front as well. Some herb middle but the middle flavors are kind of weak. Honey aftertaste hits you about 5 seconds after you swallow. Neat.

Light to medium and steady but not heavy carbonation.

Funny almost belgian for a hefe. Elements of a hefe are there but the middle flavor profile is weak. Nice front and finish but alot to be desired in the middle.

I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 22:37:25 | More by jneiswender
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Great Lost Bear. Significant orange aroma. Cloudy orange appearance, with a little head. Cider taste, orange juice added to a wheat beer.Yes o tangerine and these things but I'm not into beer cocktails. Very wheaty character, not a hefe. OK drinkability.Average mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 01:24:56 | More by Sammy
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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.