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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had to wait till I got to the bottom of my 22 oz. bottle to start reveiwing. Need that yeast sediment.

Murky bronze and wheat grain color with a super quick head and no retention.

Light tartness to the blood orange citrus, wheat, and some chalk mixed in.

Dry, chalky palate that seems to fit Summer so well. Citrus that there, but not overpowering. This is real citrus flavor, not hop bitterness. Earthy at times, but pretty dry, and a light tart finish. This beer is good and easy to drink, just a little too dry and tart for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:05:55 | More by scruffwhor
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tapat When Pigs Fly, served in a pilsner glass.

The beer was a hazy orange color with a thick white head. There was a moderate amount of lacing.

OK aroma of citrus and sweet malt.

More in the taste. Orange and lemon, maybe a little tropical fruit. Wheat.

Interesting mouthfeel, tart and on the acidic side. I liked it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 15:37:15 | More by lordofthewiens
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-10-2012 12:43:46 | More by CliffBrake
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ToasterChef

Maine

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at the Great Lost Bear.

Hazy golden orange beer with a nice white foam head. The head didn't stick around for long, but it did leave some patchy lacing.

It has a slightly sweet aroma with a good portion of lemon and orange citrus.

The flavor is more fruit than wheat, but I would never confuse this for a fruit beer. There is a little bit of the banana you expect from the style, but also some of the lemon and orange I found in the nose. There is some crystal and Belgian candi sugar providing sweetness.

The beer has a tingly quality that is interesting. A small coat is left behind that has a decent amount of flavor. There is a little bit of a sticky film left on my lips after a few sips.

This is an enjoyable wheat beer. It makes a good summer beer. This is also my first experience with Slumbrew. Based upon this beer and my friends' recommendations, I'll definitely seek out more of their offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2012 19:04:31 | More by ToasterChef
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ptricky


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-05-2012 16:13:08 | More by ptricky
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-02-2012 13:31:15 | More by HEADYdb
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lansdowne24

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-31-2012 00:40:14 | More by lansdowne24
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a modest head that leaves a few shards

Smell: Bready and citrusy; no banana detectable

Taste: Bready and citrusy, with pith and coriander elements; no real hefe character; much more like a citrusy wit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Clearly intended to be a hybrid, but this beer doesn't have much of a hefe character at all

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 11:36:54 | More by brentk56
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Screper

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-26-2012 11:57:06 | More by Screper
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Koltar

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-25-2012 01:52:07 | More by Koltar
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-13-2012 03:00:48 | More by GuidedByBill
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CP20

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-12-2012 12:23:51 | More by CP20
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-05-2012 23:01:27 | More by Fattsmagee
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-03-2012 03:38:27 | More by SHCC
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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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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2012 23:25:40 | More by milkbone_underwear
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-21-2012 23:08:12 | More by nh2032
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krystensteiner

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is not your average Hefeweizen! While the appearance and mouthfeel are appropriate for the style this unique take on a Hefeweizen comes from the blood oranges.

You pick up the citrus aroma at first wiff and then it really comes through in the finish providing a nice tartness at the end! This is not my favorite beer style but this Hefe may be the one (other than a few amazing German varieties) that brings me around to this style. Great beer to drink on a hot summer day!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 13:22:07 | More by krystensteiner
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Billakowski

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-07-2012 15:59:14 | More by Billakowski
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

pours murky copperish gold with a spritzy, quickly fizzling-out head. A placid surface with zero lacing for the duration.

Citrus and bannana lead off the palate. Some mild orange pulp follows through.

Medium bodied with a crispish mouthfeel.

Orange-spritzed bannanas with some plump malt to balance and a hint of tart wheat on the palate.

Finishes with some lingering orange, bannana and apples.

Tasty beer, a good one for summer. The presentation is poor though, a hef should have mountains of dense, whipped froth and plenty of tattered lacing.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 00:15:32 | More by brewandbbq
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-01-2012 00:07:53 | More by kjkinsey
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-30-2012 22:36:30 | More by morningthief
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-30-2012 04:10:59 | More by polishkaz
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server222

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-28-2012 03:04:55 | More by server222
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twinpeekaboo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-27-2012 01:24:29 | More by twinpeekaboo
Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.