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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Elder Betty is a weiss-style ale with a bready malt flavor balanced by a touch of hops and complimented by the tart berry flavors of elderberry.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-28-2012)
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Goatdavemac

North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -1.8%

08-30-2014 11:38:11 | More by Goatdavemac
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-29-2014 19:16:40 | More by FreshHawk
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metalbassist1993

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-29-2014 06:14:13 | More by metalbassist1993
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

The CANQuest ™ leads to unscrupulousness at times and last night was one of them. Several of us had just been to a really rockin' show and we decided to hit up the newly renovated Horse Inn a few blocks away. Their new claim to fame under new ownership is having an unbeatable CAN selection. When you say that to me, I become deeply dubious, so I was anxious to see just what they had to offer, not expecting to find anything new. Lo and behold! I did not know that Magic Hat was CANning this beer, but I am not a huge fan of field reviews, either. Here in PA, beer may be purchased for takeaway at a bar, but not as a single. I asked anyway and Score-O! I know, I am going straight to Hell for all of this.

From the CAN: "A Golden Haze for Summer's Daze".

The Crack! showed that even Magic Hat is not holding back when it comes to brimful CANs. Knowing now why many of them do it, I am curious as to why they all do not fill their CANs this way. I got in an inverted Glug and then sat back to watch as the pseudo-cascade took place. The three fingers of dense, rocky, yellowish-white head was like meringue atop a pie! I kid you not, that was some of the thickest, densest head that I have enCANtered in a long time. It took forever to settle, also. Color was a cloudy (not hazy, sorry) Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like berries, but I would have guessed blueberries or the like because I just do not have much experience with elderberries. Lacing began to appear as the head fell. Mouthfeel was soft and medium. I liked the way the tartness of the wheat and the sweetness of the berries interacted to create a nice balance. I really felt like I was drinking liquid blueberry pie. Finish was semi-dry since the berries were not bringing that much sweetness to it. Once again, a good Summer beer.

08-28-2014 20:53:23 | More by woodychandler
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basaywhat

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-28-2014 03:09:11 | More by basaywhat
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Cmmunyan

New Jersey

2.44/5  rDev -26.1%

08-27-2014 21:30:53 | More by Cmmunyan
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ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2014 19:02:42 | More by ZDSmith87
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malfunxion

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

08-27-2014 05:41:11 | More by malfunxion
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Dmmflys

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-25-2014 23:47:34 | More by Dmmflys
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AGB

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-25-2014 16:26:10 | More by AGB
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Phigg1102

New York

3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

08-24-2014 15:43:13 | More by Phigg1102
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xacidx

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-23-2014 03:38:13 | More by xacidx
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JLopatosky


3.52/5  rDev +6.7%

08-23-2014 01:32:18 | More by JLopatosky
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours yellow Orange not much head. Smells of Berries and Lemon. Only a Little lacing. Not much exciting about this beer it is refreshing but does not go enough on any point. I was very disappointed.

08-22-2014 22:46:10 | More by Schmidts
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

08-22-2014 22:03:35 | More by fishguyac
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Lucky_13


3.36/5  rDev +1.8%

08-22-2014 20:02:07 | More by Lucky_13
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Acronin3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +21.2%

08-21-2014 23:37:40 | More by Acronin3
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Lukass

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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Stermax

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -3%

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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden color with a thin white head and a lot of carbonation. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus/hops with berry notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of hops with fruity citrus and berries and a tart aftertaste.

Overall: Ok brew. Glad I tried it.

08-20-2014 19:49:23 | More by Cavanaghty
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Although they're certainly not the first to do so, you've got to give Magic Hat at least a little bit of credit for originality in producing "Elder Betty", an elderberry weiss. The berry flavor comes through quite clearly, and adds an interesting secondary flavor that comes out in the lingering finish. The base beer is well-made, although basic, but that's clearly so as not to interfere with the berry flavor; and along those lines the bitterness is kept in check, and there are no hop flavors to speak of. It's interesting and refreshing, although I'm not sure you'd really want to have two of these in a row.

08-20-2014 15:41:09 | More by NeroFiddled
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-19-2014 02:21:04 | More by costanzo_mike
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev +4.2%

08-18-2014 17:33:37 | More by GameOfBeers
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Northtexan

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-17-2014 23:07:04 | More by Northtexan
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-17-2014 22:12:22 | More by Yoda22
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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.