I can’t say that I regret drinking Slumbrew’s Happy Sol on a snowy January afternoon. I’ll just say it’s better suited for warmer times.
You see, the thing with Happy Sol is that it tastes like it belongs near a pool on a hot summer day.
A hazy, golden Hefeweizen with a foamy white head, this beer smells like a warm summer day: strong citrus notes from the blood oranges this brew is made with and enough of a wheat aroma to still smell refreshing.
The citrus is the star here in this light-to-low-medium bodied beer, tart and slightly bitter, but in no way does it taste like you’re downing a glass of orange juice. It remains as the lingering aftertaste, overwhelming any other notes from this lightly spice hef.
Very drinkable at 5.5%, this beer seems made for drinking during a lazy July afternoon. The mild carbonation and sweet citrus would make for a great poolside companion.
For more information on Happy Sol and the other beers offered by Somerville Brewing Company’s Slumbrew, head over to the company’s Web site.