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Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen - Lonerider Brewing Company

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320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 9
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 01-16-2009)
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Photo of kris10michele
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: I poured the beer from a bottle into a pint glass, and the color was orangey-yellow. It was slightly cloudy. There was no head to be found. It didn't look too appealing, but I don't go much off of appearances anyway. ;)

Smell: There is a strong banana smell, which was slightly unexpected, and a hint of a yeast bread scent. Pleasant, but not my favorite.

Taste: Apparently hefeweizens aren't my thing. The taste wasn't too bad, but I like my beer to be either heavy or light, and this one was somewhat in-between. The banana flavor is completely lost other than what can be smelled while drinking it, and what is left is a yeasty, slightly bitter, slightly sweet flavor. It's not terrible, but it's not my favorite, either. Overall, I'd say it's just "okay."

Mouthfeel: Almost like water, the mouthfeel left a little to be desired. The way it goes down is fairly smooth, but I wish there was a little bit more dryness in this beer.

Overall, the yeast smell and flavors took me off guard. On the bottle, this beer is noted as a beer with "a rich, banana-clove nose and a refreshing dry finish." The banana was definitely there, but the clove nose and refreshingly dry finish seem to have gotten a little lost along the way.

kris10michele, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

atlandy, Dec 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

JamieDuncan, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bmjivi221, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

closisinthehouse, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Keith_R, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

redliner8, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

CRS556, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BradShook, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

fishguyac, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ajdemma, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Damian74Shensky, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Burkbom23, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

IPAchris, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Zach136, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GraemeH, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of jploving
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have had this beer in the past...maybe a year ago...at the beach...while it was a muggy August evening....in South Carolina....and it was the perfect beer at the perfect moment....but....
It was not as good this time. It was not bad at all, just not the same experiance I remember at the beach.
It pours a little thin and the head does disappear rather quickly. I would expect a little more body to accomidate the abv. It was a little hazy from the yeast sediment, which was nice.
It is quite refreshing-sticking to the Bavarian clove, minty, slightly ripened banana and slight bubble gummy flavors-although not as pronounced as I feel it should be...the flavor is kinda of like the body and mouthfeel---needs a little more "umph!"
I like this beer but for the $8.47 price tag....it is hard to justify the "thinness" to price ratio.
I rate it a 3.3

jploving, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

yesoh, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

carolinared, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

bcoutu, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

brauseboof, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> World marker hefeweizen glass

A - pours up clear gold with a solid two finger head, excellent head retention, and bits of lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - about what you would expect, bananas, clove, and bready notes.

T - taste follows the nose. The finish is sort of dry and yeasty.

M - sort of thin and under carbonated

O - very average at best. Certainly not the best example of the style.

Mojo, Aug 16, 2013
Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen from Lonerider Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.