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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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949 Ratings
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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 15
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  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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Shaw

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle supplied by the brewery.

A medium golden in color with a very short head that quickly reduces to just wisps of foam in my glass.

Fruity aroma, that must be from the elderberries.

The taste is heavy on berry, but not overpowering. There's still some malt sweetness and a bit of hops. I don't really notice much of a wheat characteristic, but that's not a big deal.

Body is crisp, thanks to lots of carbonation.

Overall a pretty good brew. Think of it as a fruit beer rather than a wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 01:12:17 | More by Shaw
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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.