Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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4.71/5 rDev +42.7%
This one pours a beautiful cloudy tannish-blonde color with a thick and creamy head that lasts a very long time. The head settles slowly leaving the faintest tracing of lace down the glass that also shrinks with the head.
The nose is peppered fruit and sweet malt with notes of honey, bread, apples and spice.
The beer is a nicely bodied decent mouth feel beer that is not too thick but has a definite presence on the palate.
The flavors are excellent; the malt is there balanced between fruit and dry, and perfectly blended with the hops. Strong notes of peppery bread with apples that match the nose well along with caramel, sweet malts and nicely bittering hop finish that is not clinging to the tongue. I can swear I get faint hints of cardamom and flowery notes in there as well, extremely subtle, but definitely there.
Overall I really like this beer. The only down side is it is extremely drinkable and I find that my glass empty’s way to fast.
09-17-2013 03:00:34 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.5/5 rDev +36.4%
L: Pours a clean and clear golden yellow with a medium sized and fluffy white colored head that leaves nice lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of sweet wheat malts, hints of elderberries, and some nice spices mixed in.
T: Tastes of sweet smooth wheat malts, a mix of cloves and spices and the perfect amount of elderberry to finish it off. It was very refreshing.
M: Smooth, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation, light feeling, great sessionable beer.
D: Overall a great mix of feel and flavors, very drinkable beer.
08-07-2012 10:26:22 | More by erosier
4.48/5 rDev +35.8%
Love the new label. I myself am a huge beer geek and love all types of beers. Always have been a huge fan of Magic Hat and their artwork is as always great.
With that said I always disliked Wacko and was thrilled to see Wacko retired for this new brew.
A: Hazy as a beer like this should be.
Smell: This has summer beer written all over it with the smell.
Taste: As some know Elder Berries are very very tart and this beer has a tartness to it that is awesome. Nothing sweet or nasty, just a hint of tartness that does not get old with each sip.
Another winner by Magic Hat.
For a beer geek like myself that doesn't need a palette destroying hop beer, this one is fantastic.
04-12-2012 00:02:39 | More by OverToad
4.4/5 rDev +33.3%
Magic Hat is becoming my favorite brewery!!! It's different, nothing else like it. You can definitely taste the elderberry, and it works. Took me a while to find this, but actually found it at a Kroger and Only one particular Kroger here In Indianapolis. And that was after I checked about 15 places. We'll worth finding it!!
04-25-2014 23:40:08 | More by RCLOHR267
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.