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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

msondel, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

yoyogopants, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

harsley, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

darcange, Dec 30, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -1.9%

BA timed out while submitting my review a few minutes back. Here is the summary.

A- Cloudy light orange body poured from the 12oz bottle into a snifter. Fizzy white head builds to about one finger high with decent retention. A few legs but no lace for me after the foam falls to just a ring.

S- Coriander up front and foremost in the aroma. Backing that is a pretty big dose of citrus juice and zest. Some yeast spice and light malts.

T- Coriander spiciness seems to level out with the citrus additions, especially after several sips. The orange juice and citrus rinds create the flavor of an orange juice somewhat diluted with a Saison, especially because of that coriander. Peppercorn, banana, fruit esters, apples, phenols and some clove feel.

MF- Light bodied with a medium-high level of carbonation. Foamy and fizzy overall texture with just a bit of creaminess. Somewhat bitter spiciness and sweetness throughout. Slightly tart OJ feel.

Feels like mixing a Saison with a shot of OJ.

cbutova, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jayhunter357, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Peter1977, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

doremite, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

k_clarkie, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Bjlps, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

666_MPH, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ThisMoonlife, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pens1967, Oct 13, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours clouded orange with a foamy white head. Patches of lacing stick.

The smell is of coriander, honey and orange.

The taste is sweet honey, wheat malt, coriander and orange juice. It is sweet, but a spicy finish balances it nicely.

It is smooth, not quite spritzy.

It does not fit the style, as it is much closer to a witbier than a hefeweizen. Still, it is enjoyable, unique and refreshing!

jwc215, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

paresis, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mjstacker, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

judkinst, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

scoot64, Sep 20, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -9.2%

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours an orangeish medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small wisp of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind on the glass.

S- Sweet wheat smell with some hints of clove and other spices. Some wet cardboard leads me to believe this beer is oxidized.

T- Yeasty flavor brings notes of banana and bubblegum but doesn't go much further than that. The spices are there but seem to have faded since, judging by the appearance and mouthfeel, this bottle's been sitting a while.

M- Nearly no carbonation leaves the beer thin and lifeless.

O- I find it strange that I've seen a bottled-on date on one Slumbrew beer I've bought before but all the ones I've bought since have not and have shown signs of age. If I knew exactly how old this bottle was, I would hesitate to give it a bad review.

Immortale25, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jwps214, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mlefebvre7, Sep 02, 2013
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camartin27, Aug 31, 2013
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imperialking, Aug 20, 2013
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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.