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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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948 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 15
Gots: 74 | 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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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2013 23:45:40 | More by Janeinma
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2013 02:15:28 | More by Haybeerman
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echophone

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-30-2013 02:00:29 | More by echophone
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cnwillis31

Vermont

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-29-2013 20:39:38 | More by cnwillis31
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Musineer

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-29-2013 12:58:19 | More by Musineer
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-29-2013 03:06:28 | More by Mattgruv
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32%

06-29-2013 01:42:16 | More by Dweedlebug
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da_beers

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-29-2013 00:45:12 | More by da_beers
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-27-2013 18:23:45 | More by RockinRob925
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-27-2013 01:17:32 | More by goblue3509
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass.

I've had the pleasure (or maybe I should say that I have made the unfortunate decision) to have multiple types of Magic Hat beers over the past few days. Does Magic Hat use the same base beer for everything they brew? It has certainly tasted like that. This beer is not the worst I have had though. It is refreshing, but it is no comparison to other wheat/hefe beers.

A - Pours a slight cloudy golden color. Cloudiness is not the same like a standard hefe. There was no sediment at the bottom of the bottle. A pale white rocky 1-finger head that quickly dissapates. Well carbonated. No lacing.

S - Some fruitness (I suppose it is elderbeery). No estery, banana or clove like aromas.

T - An adjunct flavor. A faint sweetness/fruitiness or maybe I am imaging it since I know the beer uses elderberries. Low hoppiness.

MF - Light bodied with a med-high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 00:42:26 | More by Sludgeman
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braedon_peluso

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-26-2013 18:14:55 | More by braedon_peluso
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-26-2013 03:08:55 | More by WreckingBrew
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rojapa

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

06-26-2013 00:43:50 | More by rojapa
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Natainos

New York

4.28/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bottle to a goblet, this beer is orangey tan in color. The white foam is average inch it does stick around long enough to give the beer an attractive cover with creay bubbles.

S: Very Berry aroma with notes of wheat and grains.

T: Is fruity and wheat- like, like enjoying a bowl of captian crunch. The taste is full of black & blue berries, with a good wheat backbone... bready and creamy texture. The hop presence is only slight.

M: A nice Cream Ale Weiss, some fizz.

O: Very nice summer brew; ballparks across America need to be serving this. Enjoyed very much.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 23:19:39 | More by Natainos
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-25-2013 13:48:08 | More by Bassman2019
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uscbrasco

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-25-2013 00:29:51 | More by uscbrasco
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

06-24-2013 20:55:55 | More by BostonPhilly
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Danimal1101

New York

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-24-2013 19:01:17 | More by Danimal1101
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FrankK

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-22-2013 04:39:10 | More by FrankK
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle, this beer has an orange/tan color and a berry- like aroma that has notes of wheat and grains. The white foam is average and it does stick around long enough to give the beer an attractive cover.

The taste of this beer is fruity and wheat- like, and it reminds me of a bowl of cereal with pieces of fresh berries. The taste is like a cross between blueberries and blackberries with a good wheat backbone and creamy texture. The hop presence is only slight, but about what one would expect for thsi style.

Fruit beers are not usually my style, but I do like them when they have real beer character and this fruit beer certainly passes on these and other counts. The fruit character is undeniable, but so is the wheat and bread character in the background, making the beer seem like a fruity dessert or piece of fruit pie. I like it better than many other fruity brews and I find it has enough good qualities to earn a recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 01:17:16 | More by BryanCarey
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JordanPP

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-20-2013 22:51:37 | More by JordanPP
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-18-2013 23:59:55 | More by LooseMoose1978
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JHendu

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-18-2013 22:26:54 | More by JHendu
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-18-2013 03:00:04 | More by GreesyFizeek
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.