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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.7%

jsh420, Jan 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

jbertsch, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of asdfx0rz
2.2/5  rDev -40.2%
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.

asdfx0rz, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

acurtis, Feb 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

Sean9689, Feb 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

nickmantia, Sep 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Peter1977, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Timmy13T, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Boston_Steve, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

JKV96, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

nkelley77, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Celtics76, Apr 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

tlang803, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Rgalvin, Jan 14, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -17.4%

StrayteEDGE, Yesterday at 11:46 PM
Photo of MasterSki
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

MasterSki, Feb 04, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

jneiswender, Apr 27, 2012
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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.