Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
3.65/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, nice label...never really been wowed by MH...let's see if this changes things...into a 16oz pint glass
Appearance: Somewhat hazy dark straw gold w/hints of orange...nice white cap with decent retention.
Smell: Really pleasantly fruity. This sounds stupid, but it reminds me strongly of a fruity pancake syrup I remember having years ago at somewhere like Ihop...boysenberry, perhaps? Sweet, maple, and berry-fruity, with a touch of wheat tartness w/swirling. Odd, but nice.
Taste: Nice grainy malt/wheat backbone, but with none of the traditional yeast-derived German hefeweizen flavors...mild wheat tartness, however. Nice fruity/berry flavors...I can't say it tastes like elderberries because I have no idea what they taste like, but this is nice. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, nice feel
Overall: One of the better beers I've had from MH by far...this would be a nice summer brew now and again. Not something I'd buy regularly, but definitely an interesting/worthwhile take on the 'fruity summer beer' theme.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2012 05:01:06 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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