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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

959 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 959
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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Wortman1998

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-15-2014 13:01:24 | More by Wortman1998
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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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stella77artois

New York

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap, in pint glass.

A - Light yellow with some haze. Fair amount of carbonation visible. Small, frothy head which dissipated quickly.

S - Not a holw lot going on. The wheat of a hefeweizen. A bit of hops.

T - A decent hefeweizen. Not a whole lot stood out. A little more flavor than similar beers I've tried, which was good. Not sure what elder berry is supposed to taste like, but I didn't notice any type of berry or fruit taste.

F - Refreshing and clean, not dry. Nice and crisp.

O - A decent hefeweizen. This isn't my favorite type of beer, but I feel this is a decent representation of the style. Disappointed though, in the fact that there was no discernable elder berry taste.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 23:51:19 | More by stella77artois
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RWACKO

New York

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-05-2013 13:25:16 | More by RWACKO
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-26-2013 17:48:45 | More by TTripp725
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy light orange with a fluffy off white head. Head fades quickly to a ring but leaves little lace on the glass.

S- Sweet fruit, grapes and elderberries and the dominate notes.

T- Follows the nose, elderberries dominate the taste with a few notes form the wheat to round this out. Not very complex but a nice refreshment on a hot summer day. The finish is mostly sweet and lingering without any counterpoint to the berry taste.

M- Medium in body and with decent carbonation.

O- I would want a lot of these but it was a nice diversion on a hot day. No real character of a hefeweizen in this but it was still a pleasant beer to drink. The 5.5% ABV is low enough to make it a session beer but it is a little sweet for me to want do so.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 23:32:13 | More by ToddT
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-24-2013 02:09:59 | More by ColdWaffles
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6demonbag

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

06-20-2012 04:03:12 | More by 6demonbag
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +20.8%

02-24-2014 03:13:38 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-09-2013 23:25:10 | More by BrandonOakes
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-10-2014 23:02:14 | More by wvbrewcrew
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-24-2014 02:53:08 | More by Rod_J
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-16-2012 05:54:28 | More by MaineMike
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.8%

08-07-2013 22:10:47 | More by Waveoff
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BrewClint

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-08-2014 14:18:42 | More by BrewClint
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longisland1983

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-10-2013 01:41:14 | More by longisland1983
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-22-2012 18:59:50 | More by JSkone09
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

04-06-2014 16:24:15 | More by hmmmbeer10
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-25-2012 23:26:04 | More by aszatk01
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-21-2012 00:55:18 | More by MikalMick
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Medium yellow. Hazy. Thin white head that quickly dissipates. Looks like a weiss, but no hint of the elderberry influence.

Smell - Sweet pale malt with a hint of berriness. Not entirely sure what elderberries smell like, but the berry scent here is sweet and faux-blueberry-ish.

Taste - Sweet pale malt, a hint of clove and a hint of berry. Not offensive, but not impressive. Still don't know what an elderberry is supposed to taste like.

Mouthfeel - Light.

Overall - I don't dislike this, but I can't see going to it again. And I didn't get much elderberry. Maybe that's the fault of the fruit, but then why make a beer featuring it?

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 04:59:27 | More by scaliasux
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-12-2012 03:34:33 | More by dlin0sbb
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Wsherry1

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

10-02-2013 21:49:55 | More by Wsherry1
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mtnwesdew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-18-2013 21:06:06 | More by mtnwesdew
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.