Slumbrew Happy Sol | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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3.7/5
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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:
#28,920
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
267
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
48
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of lzepplin01
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultimate
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at their weird little outdoor beergarden restaurant thing.

Pours cloudy, more orange than yellow, with a respectable white head. Smells like a pleasant, albeit very sweet, combination of wheat malt, clementines, and orgeat syrup.

Tastes like it smells: very sweet, big citrus fruit, and a yeasty, wheaty finish. Thick and rich throughout.

I can't claim to be able to recognize the aromatic differences between different types of orange (and despite what BIG CITRUS might tell you, clementines are a type of orange). So I guess I'll trust Slumbrew when they say this is made out of blood oranges. It just smells, and tastes, sweeter than that.

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Photo of Child_Pugh
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eulogos10
4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fruity light hefeweizen. More hops than German hefeweizen.

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Photo of WyethBednar
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy orange, with a decent white head. Very heavy carbonation, to the point that it initially looks a little but like pop in the glass. Very inviting and juicy look to it.

Smell: Delicious. One of my favorite parts of this beer. The wit yeast really comes through, with a bit of the citrusy tang of oranges. Really gets you excited to drink it.

Taste: Delicious and juicy. Lots of orange accompanied by the funky spice of the wheat and fermentation flavors give this an approachable yet complex flavor.

Feel: A little heavy carbonated for my taste. At times it felt a bit pulpy due to the high levels of bubbles.

Overall, this is a super tasty beer that works well either as an occasion session beer, or as a more complex thinker, depending on your taste. One of my favorite wheat beers.

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Photo of LutherBrau
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thegerm87
3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigluv
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PERDIDOUSA
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slumbrew Happy Sol has a thin, fizzy, quickly-dissipating head, no lacing, a murky (especially so, after the bottom caked contents are loosened and poured in), orange appearance. The aroma is odd, but it (and, the flavor) does improve as the beer settles out. I picked up honey, aged dankness, red soil, bread crust, and possibly some juice. Taste is of sweetness, that odd oldness, honey, bread crust, malt, and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Slumbrew Happy Sol finishes wet and juice like. Reminds me of a mimosa.

RJT

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus, honey and some spice. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beanoboy7
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of stomioka
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of amalburg
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Reds76
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 267 ratings
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