Slumbrew Happy Sol | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
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Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by mduncan on 11-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a hazy golden orange body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies. Carbonation is still seen rising. The smell has the esters/"banana" yeastiness up front, light coriander all balanced pretty well, light citrus as it continues to warm. The taste is sweet yet light spiciness through all previously mentioned flavors. Light wheat bite at the end leading into the aftertaste, dry finish. The palate is light, sessionable, and has a moderate carbonation seems to be right now for the style. Overall, it maintains some of the qualities of a hefeweizen but seems like they're not presenting enough strength for the style such as a Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of tpauer
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmphillips88
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephenmheadley
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Favorite beer from Slumbrew! Very flavorful fruit beer and an amazing dark orange with a malty mix to it. Tart to the finish with a nice sour finish to combat the sweet orange.

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Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Severymusic
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this after a long day of tasting at other breweries in and around Boston, so my rating might not be entirely accurate.

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Photo of DoreenAndDave
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer poured from a can into a goblet. It's murky amber with a hint of orange. Nice thin ivory head. Nose is estery with perhaps a bit of crackery malt. Taste is tart and estery---a bit more sour than I was anticipating. Perhaps this is from the blood orange. There's a bit of a coriander kick in the finish, which seems a bit off to me. Mouthfeel is ok; it's well carbonated, but a bit heavy. Overall, I'm not in love with this beer. This might be because I'm not a huge fan of wits, and I also don't like beers with too much coriander. I was hoping for something more citrusey and less tart/coriander-ey. But maybe I went into this with unrealistic expectations.

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Photo of NickyB617
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've certainly sampled many Slumbrew beers and haven't found one that I dislike yet, but Happy Sol continues to be my all-time favorite! It's a great refreshing taste with the blood orange and is perfect for spring and summer although I pick it up all year round.

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Photo of Shellynix
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bissel328
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeverSettle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMahan
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you like hefe's and if you like fruit beers at all, this is a great find. Had it on draft in Bethel Maine this weekend. The beer had a super cloudy look with a decent head, but the flavor was really exceptional, and the mouthfeel was substantial to say the least.

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Photo of Brew_42
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a really nice hazy oragne with a very nice head that trails the glass as you drink. The smell was full of wild flavors along with some sweet fruits such as orange peel. The flavor was nice with sweet fruits like banana acompanied by sweet bread and wild yeast. I thought the feel was a bit too thick for a Hefe with an almost syrupy texture. Could be better but overall very nice.

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Photo of edzo22
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lzepplin01
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
3.71 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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