Shotgun Betty - Lonerider Brewing
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
4.45/5 rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
On-tap - Imperial pint at The Pit, Raleigh, NC
Served up a very good hazy orange with a very nice, thick head that was well retained. The head pretty well dissolved.
The aroma was a little lighter than expected, but still a very good Hefe aroma, sweet with noticeable banana and clove, but only in the background. There was also another hint of something sweet, almost candy like, but could not really put my finger on it.
The taste is really good, follows the nose but also has the yeast that one expects from a good Hefe. This is probably the best domestic Hefe that I have tried to date.
Lighter medium body with very good carbonation and very refreshing. The beer is extremely smooth with exceptional drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2009 19:00:52 | More by PhillyStyle
More User Reviews:
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 265 ratings.