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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of jeanphony
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jeanphony, Aug 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

PopGun, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dubdrop, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Sammy, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium cloudy orange with a decent white foam head. Nice ring of retention.

Perfume of tropical fruit is very very light. Some malt.

Some sweet wheat and orange rind up front. More bitter than malty, and then very dry. Coriander comes thru, as does the blood orange, but again, dry and bitter. Finish carry some of the fruit from the malt, but balances with bitterness.

Lighter bodied and carbonated.

Just ok overall. A bit harsher than I like, and this takes away from the refreshing aspects of the beer. Worth a try.

OtherShoe2, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
2/5  rDev -45.7%

jbertsch, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of codon2004
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

codon2004, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev +8.7%

AdamP, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

trevorpost, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

PatGreer, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of LCannon4
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

LCannon4, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev +8.7%

ale207, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of jb413
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Straight from bottle.

S - Sweet fruity nose with lots of orange, some honey, hint of grapefruit, very slight spice and some sweet maltiness.

T - Wheat backbone, decent maltiness, some fruity and accenting flavors from the nose. A little bitterness. Finish kicks in late with honey and a witbier type drift.

MF - Thin wheat with super light feel and body. Good carbonation. OK yeasty edge.

O - A little disappointed. Not bad for a Hefe in general though.

jb413, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

scruffwhor, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CliffBrake, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of ToasterChef
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

ToasterChef, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ptricky, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of lansdowne24
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

lansdowne24, May 31, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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

brentk56, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Screper, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Koltar, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GuidedByBill, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

CP20, May 12, 2012
Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.