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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,043 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 15
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  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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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

tbryan5, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden color with a thin white head and a lot of carbonation. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus/hops with berry notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of hops with fruity citrus and berries and a tart aftertaste.

Overall: Ok brew. Glad I tried it.

Cavanaghty, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

sgn4779, Jun 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jburchett, Jul 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

williamjbauer, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

dsauter, Jun 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

wander4, May 30, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a cloudy, milky golden color. Very opaque and hazy. The head is a soft white pillow of mostly tiny bubbles. Looks like foam. Good retention.

Smells of tangy wheat with a slight berriness. I couldn't pick up any malt nor could I find any hop presence.

There are good flavors there, they just aren't pronounced. Again, tangy wheat and a berry flavor are present, just not enough of either to stand out.

Can't stress enough, there's potential, it just lacks execution. Feels too watered down, simply no backbone. There is a certain creaminess to it, but no hop bitterness, just a slight twang from the wheat, with a touch of sweetness in the finish.

It's easy to drink, but lacks panache. There's nothing offensive and the alcohol is moderate at best so you can pound them if you want. I prefer to sip and overall, this is a bit weak all-round.

RickS95, Jun 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cliff1066, Dec 22, 2012
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chim52chim, Jul 24, 2013
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kristenrae8, May 01, 2013
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Bdel34, Jul 02, 2014
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DavidGross, Jul 05, 2012
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ImperatorScab, Jul 15, 2013
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leinie13, Jun 23, 2012
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Trent, Jun 23, 2012
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Bouder32, Oct 16, 2013
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Keene, Jul 24, 2014
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dexterk1, Jul 27, 2013
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erialbill, Apr 06, 2014
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Eaglefan344, May 19, 2013
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pjkelley82, Jun 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Sanchezrox23, Thursday at 12:58 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Dcunicelli, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

robebo44, Jun 17, 2014
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.