Slumbrew Happy Sol | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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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
Ratings:
267
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
45
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0
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3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Body is an orangish yellow hue. Live transparency and cloudiness. Pours with a 3+ finger foamy white head that has excellent retention. Plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Orange and a lot of it. Behind this is floral hops, a hint of coriander, and some tartness.

T- Big orange flavors upfront. In the background is spices and floral hop accents and a light to moderate breadiness. The finish adds a slight floral hop bitterness, some tartness, and a little bit more spice. Left to linger is a lot of orange, a hint of tartness, and a hint of spice.

F-Medium to high tingly carbonation, and a light to medium weight mostly bready/juicy body with a slight acidity to this.

O- Overall this is a decent, rather unique brew. Its an orange juice bomb. The orange overshadows everything hefeweizen about this beer. It is slightly tart and acidic as well. I bought a bunch of Slumbrew beers on vacation this year because I had never heard of them and I like their labels-none of their beers have been awesome-but interesting and worth a try I guess.

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3.04/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a few bubbles on the surface that rapidly vanished.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of bananas from the yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the banana-like flavors are stronger and dominate those from the wheat. Some acidic hints are also present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the banana and wheat flavors in this hefeweizen, but it could could of used a head that lasted more than ten seconds and some more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a one-finger white head. Lacing is a little less than expected.

Aroma: This beer brings a big citrus aroma to the drinker, along with generous amounts of wheat and spices, and some lemon.

Taste: Reading the ad copy, I expected something a little more bombastic than this - I mean, the label references using 1,000 blood oranges or something. It's a nice wheat beer, but it doesn't explode on the palate or anything. Flavors do become a bit more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Pretty standard, summery depth.

Overall: Decent wheat beer from this Mass. brewer, which, in my experience, trades in decent beers, but maybe not astounding ones. A nice addition to a mixed summer six, but not a mind-blower.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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Slumbrew Happy Sol from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
3.71 out of 5 based on 267 ratings.
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