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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%


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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is a hazy, almost murky orange with a thin head. Very weissbier-like nose with hints of apple, clove, and orange. Not getting any berry notes on the nose.

The beer is light bodied with a (proper) soft mouthfeel. Nice sweet wheaty flavors hit you up front and are joined by traditional banana and clove notes. Right at mid-palate, I do get just a hint of berry and it adds a nice tart complement to the weissbier flavors. The finish is neither dry nor spectacular, but the beer is easy drinking and extremely refreshing.

This is a fantastic weissbier that all fans of the style should try. The use of elderberries is not overdone at all. Rather, there is just enough to complement the traditional flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 18:59:46 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.