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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mduncan on 11-01-2011

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.
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slumbrew Happy Sol has a thin, fizzy, quickly-dissipating head, no lacing, a murky (especially so, after the bottom caked contents are loosened and poured in), orange appearance. The aroma is odd, but it (and, the flavor) does improve as the beer settles out. I picked up honey, aged dankness, red soil, bread crust, and possibly some juice. Taste is of sweetness, that odd oldness, honey, bread crust, malt, and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Slumbrew Happy Sol finishes wet and juice like. Reminds me of a mimosa.

RJT

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus, honey and some spice. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.45/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Body is an orangish yellow hue. Live transparency and cloudiness. Pours with a 3+ finger foamy white head that has excellent retention. Plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Orange and a lot of it. Behind this is floral hops, a hint of coriander, and some tartness.

T- Big orange flavors upfront. In the background is spices and floral hop accents and a light to moderate breadiness. The finish adds a slight floral hop bitterness, some tartness, and a little bit more spice. Left to linger is a lot of orange, a hint of tartness, and a hint of spice.

F-Medium to high tingly carbonation, and a light to medium weight mostly bready/juicy body with a slight acidity to this.

O- Overall this is a decent, rather unique brew. Its an orange juice bomb. The orange overshadows everything hefeweizen about this beer. It is slightly tart and acidic as well. I bought a bunch of Slumbrew beers on vacation this year because I had never heard of them and I like their labels-none of their beers have been awesome-but interesting and worth a try I guess.

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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a few bubbles on the surface that rapidly vanished.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of bananas from the yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the banana-like flavors are stronger and dominate those from the wheat. Some acidic hints are also present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the banana and wheat flavors in this hefeweizen, but it could could of used a head that lasted more than ten seconds and some more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.