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Slumbrew Happy Sol - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-10-2014 03:49:26 | More by WDJersey
Photo of BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-07-2014 23:48:55 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of donkeyrunner


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent dark orange color. Fingers width head that's quick to skim and melt apart. No lace and poor retention for a wheat beer.

Aroma is predominantly yeast spice. Maybe some coriander/orange spice in there to but mainly yeast spice.

Taste like an orange banana smoothie with a crisp, malty backbone. Good stuff.

Come summertime I could find myself at Atwood's patio with a pint or two of this. I've yet to be disappointed by Slumbrew, which is surprising because I'm often disappointed by Somerville - like the fact that as of last year all parking is either metered or resident parking.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 20:25:44 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of OtherShoe2


3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 00:15:27 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 04:24:29 | More by Immortale25
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

01-01-2012 22:10:43 | More by jsh420
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

03-16-2014 14:10:20 | More by Fettpopps
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-29-2011 04:11:16 | More by waiting4lunch
Photo of Phelps


3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Happy Sol is an unfiltered wheat ale brewed with orange peel, coriander, honey and blood orange juice. 22-ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

Cloudy tangerine, capped with an inch of dense, merengue-like foam. The bubbles are the color of the center of a Cadbury egg and disappear after a few minutes, not leaving much lace behind.

Smells like an orange julius. Wheat, orange juice, apple, a bit of flowers, touches of vanilla. A bit of grainy, crackery malt makes up the rest.

The orange peel acts like hops in the flavor, imparting citrus notes as well as pithy bitterness. Lots of fruity wheat in here, with a bit of grainy tang on the back sides of the tongue. A little vanilla rises before a dry finish.

Frothy medium-light body with moderate, massaging carbonation. Light and refreshing.

Happy Sol starts decently enough, but kind of dies off at the finish. I finished half the bottle and was tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 04:45:27 | More by Phelps
Photo of WanderingFool


4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy Sol pours a cloudy straw yellow with a big, fluffy white head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving a thick coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is loaded with orange, clove and bubblegum. A hint of wheat is also detected.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is watery on the palate with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is mainly orange with some clove, bubblegum and pale malt blended in. Finishes sweet with a lingering orange flavor.

This is an easy drinking, not overly spiced hefeweizen. Very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2012 23:51:27 | More by WanderingFool
Photo of 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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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2011 19:00:06 | More by Satchboogie
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-16-2013 03:53:59 | More by doremite
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-21-2012 23:08:12 | More by nh2032
Photo of morebeergood


3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap last night at Area Four in Cambridge. Thought I would give the new guys a try. Served in a standard pint glass. Murky orange colored body, with a thin whispy white head. Smell was like a bit like orange rind. Taste was good but average. Some clove, banana, citrus, but nothing hugely grabbing my palate. Mouthfeel was appropriate for a hefe - light and refreshing. Went well with a spicy pizza. While this beer didn't impress me too much, I'd try some of Slumbrew's other beers at some point, because this was a decent first introduction.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2011 22:32:52 | More by morebeergood
Photo of deltatauhobbit


4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden color with an orange tint to it, thin white head that sticks around for a little while then promptly disappears, not much lacing.

Large aroma of coriander and orange, bit of a yeasty spice to it as well.

Taste starts out with an orange zing and follows with a bit of coriander, slightly yeasty, picking up a peppery kind of spice, carbonation is moderate to high but not overwhelming in the least.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 21:35:40 | More by deltatauhobbit
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2012 01:27:58 | More by trevorpost
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-11-2012 05:15:03 | More by PatGreer
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-16-2014 00:41:39 | More by sd123
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-28-2011 20:41:56 | More by Auror
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-30-2012 04:10:59 | More by polishkaz
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-06-2014 23:23:46 | More by AnitaBrewski
Photo of Vonerichs


3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden orage body with an inch of white head.

Smells heavily of wheat and coriander, with a touch of grain. I pick up a little of the orange, but only because I know it's there. I'm not sure I would have pinpointed that one unless I already knew it was in there.

Decent taste for a hefe. It's a bit grainy, but the wheat is good and there's a light citrus sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The carbonation is just right. Body is light.

Overall, a fairly good hefe. I can appreciate that this would be a great summer outdoor bbq beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 02:54:00 | More by Vonerichs
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2014 00:35:31 | More by kvgomps
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2013 02:37:27 | More by shehateme
Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
83 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.