Shotgun Betty - Lonerider Brewing
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
3/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Appearance 3.0: Certainly nothing special as far as appearance goes. Attractive golden color, but pitiful head. I mean NOTHING formed. No lacing whatsoever. Like water.
Smell 3.5: Now we're talking. Cloves, bananas and...a deep, cloying malt. I'm hoping for an Oberon-type taste.
Taste 3.0: Oh, mama. What a letdown. Front is somewhat yeasty like all good hefes, but the middle...bleargh. Pure water. Finish is also a disappointment: just a watered-down semi-sweet maltiness. A missed opportunity.
Mouthfeel 2.0: Awful. Watery (hate to use that word again) and flat. WAY off the style.
Overall 3.0: Ok...I guess. There are some taste elements that are on the mark for the style, but there is SO much way off the mark here that it is just a hot mess in a pint glass. Weak, flat, no bubbles, whatever you want to call it, "Shotgun Betty" is one firearm that should have stayed in the gun safe. Not recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 04:55:13 | More by BeerDocT
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2.96/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours a cloudy amber color. The head stands at a finger high, with a white shade. Typical of the style, it has a creamy texture and unimpressive retention. Tiny amounts of lacing are left on the glass.
S: The nose has elements of a solid hefeweizen...those elements are just watered down. There are some subtle notes of clove, noble hopping, and wheat. I'm not getting much banana - to be fair, I'm not getting much else either.
T: This works a little better. It leans closer to clove than banana, but I can pick up both...barely. There is an okay touch of hoppiness to finish its clove-y profile, at least. The problem isn't that it's bad - it's that its both muddled and weak-tasting. There aren't any defined flavors here, dragging it down to Averageville.
M: Like the flavor profile, it ticks a lot of hefeweizen boxes: well carbonated, somewhat soft from the wheat malt, and dry on the back end. It goes down fairly easily, but a stronger taste would make the feel even better.
O: This is one of my favorite styles, but even taking that into consideration, this beer is merely average at best. It hits all the right notes, just without any discernible standout qualities. A mere shadow next to the German stalwarts, and even a step or two below the best American examples.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 22:50:18 | More by ThisWangsChung
Shotgun Betty from Lonerider Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.