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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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961 Ratings
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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 15
Gots: 78 | 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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Adesakil

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +51.1%

01-16-2014 16:06:07 | More by Adesakil
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ALM90

Florida

5/5  rDev +51.1%

08-18-2013 19:41:44 | More by ALM90
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +51.1%

06-04-2012 00:50:16 | More by jonathaniler
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blazinworm

Michigan

5/5  rDev +51.1%

07-01-2012 08:17:45 | More by blazinworm
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ts7750


5/5  rDev +51.1%

07-25-2014 08:01:13 | More by ts7750
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Tryarc


5/5  rDev +51.1%

08-04-2012 04:36:05 | More by Tryarc
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scinnh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +51.1%

07-22-2014 00:07:21 | More by scinnh
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

08-19-2012 01:00:13 | More by jmbraxton
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dmawer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

04-06-2013 21:38:06 | More by dmawer
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 03:00:34 | More by AtrumAnimus
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +36%

04-26-2013 03:07:29 | More by loose5682
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BrianCuoz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +36%

03-08-2013 17:14:51 | More by BrianCuoz
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +36%

01-09-2014 00:46:58 | More by ryanmcd
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kaltkaelir

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +36%

07-30-2014 20:56:52 | More by kaltkaelir
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erosier

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 10:26:22 | More by erosier
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MaltLover001


4.5/5  rDev +36%

06-15-2012 05:36:30 | More by MaltLover001
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Lewdie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +36%

04-20-2013 16:23:13 | More by Lewdie
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MadWolf

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +36%

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Jesperswede

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +36%

03-17-2013 03:25:17 | More by Jesperswede
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +36%

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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +36%

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Abbynvm

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +36%

07-18-2012 20:22:32 | More by Abbynvm
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OverToad

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 00:02:39 | More by OverToad
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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!!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 23:40:08 | More by RCLOHR267
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: this beer pours a dark orange with a hint of haze. Start as a 2 finger foamy white head that dissipates into a thin layer of foamy white bubbles.

S: The smell is of mainly floral hops and grassy notes. Also has hints of coriander and honey to sweeten the finish.

T: Taste consists of coriander, grassy notes, and a little bit of citrus spice, kind of like an orange tang. Sweetness of the honey follows on the back end. Taste is like a light Saison!

M: Moderate carbonation is present at first, but then is hidden by the cloudy citric presence. A little lacing is there depending on what type of glass you choose.

O: All in all a very good beer for a nice breezy, summer day. Very drinkable with a lot of earthy flavor. One of Magic Hats better brews and if you love Saisons, you'll enjoy this beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 03:45:19 | More by SouljaSaia17
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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.