Slumbrew Happy Sol | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
50.9%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 267 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
slumbrew.com

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
Ranking:
#27,501
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
267
Liked:
136
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
12.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.31/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 ounce bottle purchased from Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA.

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange, what is to be expected from a hefeweizen. Almost no head, and what little head there was, instantly disappeared.

Smell: Yeasty and tart smelling. This beer is heavy on the phenols produced by the yeast used. After my nose got past the yeast, sweet orange and citrus lingers.

Taste: I didn't get as much orange as others here have noted. It very much tasted like a watered-down hefeweizen that was a little too heavy on the orange. The bottle states honey and blood orange, however I tasted none of that. I expected a complex flavor profile, but got a more crisp, lighter on the wheat Blue Moon. Severely disappointed.

Mouthfeel: I love wheat beers, but for a hefeweizen, this was too thin and light. Even with the disappointing flavor, had it been a little more accomodating in the mouthfeel, I might have enjoyed it more.

Overall: I would not recommend this, unless I was trying to lure a Blue Moon fan into the craft beer market. I felt like this beer should have had a sticker on it that said "for fans of Blue Moon," because it was about as disappointing as a BMC product.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, Alex. Poured into tasting glass.

A - Pours a mirky yellow, white head, thin ring.

S - Orange peel, citrus, spices, wheat. Pretty straight forward, but not a Hefe, by any means.

T - Pretty straight forward and right along with the nose. Creamy orange, citrus, some spices. There's not much sweetness to this one, and it's pretty un-hefe-esque.

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Not a hefe and more of a wheat beer then anything. An average beer that I'd have again, if offered, but wouldn't actively seek out.

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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 50.9% out of 100 with 267 ratings
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