Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen - Lonerider Brewing Company
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Ratings: 298 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
4.78/5 rDev +31.7%
This beer is amazing. I'm guessing the only reason it has a B+ is that there aren't many girls on this site (who often love the stuff), and it isn't what I consider a typical Hefeweizen. It is a little sweet in a different way. You think Blue moon is ok? Blue Moon sucks balls compared to Shotgun Betty. It is great, great, great to have around in a kegerator, and if you get the keg from Lone Rider, it is pretty much cheaper than anything in the area. Even if you are from out of town and have to pay a premium- get a keg of this beer if you like Hefeweizens, or your girl does.
09-29-2011 01:25:08 | More by halfbeer
4.65/5 rDev +28.1%
Pours cloudy gold with large head which dissipates quickly. Smell is spicy wheat and cloves. Taste has tons of wheat character. Spicy. Bananas. Underlying sweetness. Really really good. Medium bodied. Very easy to drink. This is a great hefe. I've never been particularly impressed by American wheat beers but this one is an exception. The best American wheat beer I've had.
03-12-2010 02:16:54 | More by burnstar
4.6/5 rDev +26.7%
Had on tap at the brewery. Pours so cloudy it's opaque, and has a light orange yellow color with a small white head and looks like guava juice...looks really inviting and smells of yeast, wheat, lemon, orange peel, cinnamon and light spices.
Really tasty as it tastes just like it smells... yeast, wheat, lemon, orange peel, cinnamon, clove, some banana, light spices, grass, and a little skunky whiff which I couldn't figure out end it. Decent lacing with a lot of sediment that lasts throughout the pour and always seems like a fresh fruit shake in the glass. This was a heavy beer for this style, but it captured al the flavor well and still went down very smooth and easy.
A great hefeweizen that's packed with flavor and very enjoyable...it breaks the mold and is one of the best hefeweizen's that I've ever had! A definite recommendation.
If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area, seek this brewery out. It's right by the airport and the guys that own and run the place were great to everyone at the brewery bar. A wonderful experience.
02-01-2010 04:30:28 | More by CHickman
4.58/5 rDev +26.2%
Poured from a keg in the brewery by one of the owners. This German-style hefeweizen appeared cloudy yellow, slightly more yellow than I expected, but very pleasing to the eye.
The aroma was of bananas up front with clove and bubblegum coming through after I was able to get past the initial banana.
The mouth feel was medium light; right on for what I look for in a hefeweizen, with the proper amount of carbonation.
The taste was similar to the aroma: banana phenol balanced with a nice wheat malt character.
Overall, a very enjoyable beer.
05-30-2009 03:24:15 | More by FloppyDog
4.5/5 rDev +24%
On tap at Fork and Barrel in Raleigh
Pours a hazy gold with 1/4" head. Nose offers clove with a little yeast. Initially this beer tastes predominantly of clove and wheat, but as the beer warm clove, wheat, yeast, and a mild banana begin to blend nicely. The beer is light bodied and mildly carbonated. A great offering!
07-20-2011 02:07:00 | More by tdm168
4.47/5 rDev +23.1%
Poured a deep yellow with good carbonation and a big white head. Nose is banana, clove, wheat, good but standard. Taste is a burst of banana, clove and then some wheat. Very nice and pleasant. Mouthfeel is a great combo of good strong banana, clove and a light booze. Very crisp and very drinkable.
04-15-2010 01:27:55 | More by barleywinefiend
4.45/5 rDev +22.6%
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.
08-26-2009 19:00:52 | More by PhillyStyle
4.38/5 rDev +20.7%
Picked up a growler at the local beer stop. Poured into a standard pint glass. Appearance is a cloudy dark gold with a sticky white head. Good retention. Aroma is of inviting banana and clove. Slightly thick, smooth mouthfeel with nice balance of banana and clove flavors. Very enjoyable and easily drinkable. All around very good American Hefeweizen, similar in quality to Kellerweis or New Glarus Dancing Man, but not as complex as the latter.
11-14-2009 23:31:50 | More by madjustin
4.35/5 rDev +19.8%
Tried Shotgun Betty at the debut tour of LoneRider and, to my knowledge, the first public tapping of this beer--it doesn't get any fresher than this!
Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of head and not a lot of lacing. Great smell of ripe bananas with some clove--classic Hefe. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. What I really like about the flavor is the very up-front banana/clove taste imparted by the yeast, but then the finish is a good caramely malt flavor. This could really hit the spot on a hot summer day in NC.
A hefe's a bit of a curious choice for a brewery's 'flagship' beer, but this is a really good first effort by the guys at LoneRider and I'm looking forward to trying more of their stuff in the future...
01-24-2009 14:56:23 | More by KarrHeel03
4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
Like some of the others I questioned a hefeweizen as a year round beer, but this looks like a winner. Nice cloudy yellow color, with a pleasant nose of bubblegum, cloves, and bananas. The predominant taste for me was bubblegum with banana and some cloves on the back end. This was an extremely refreshing beer without being too light. Just a great example of the style. Enjoyed the beer and the people at Lone Rider were very friendly and helpful as well. Excellent
02-03-2009 02:50:58 | More by hopmonkeyhop
Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen from Lonerider Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.