Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,106 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 141 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Immortale25
3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a somewhat hazy orange-ish amber color with a 1/4 inch head that retains OK before becoming an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Fluffy, resilient lacing.

S- Light, fruity aroma with a hint of sulfur. A bit sweet.

T- Sweet fruit in the onset gives way to a soft wheat flavor. Light malts and equally light hops. Has that "give" in taste that I always speak of but is hard to describe. Notes of apricot (surprise, surprise), orange and peach.

M- Slightly watery with medium-high carbonation and a light body.

O- Not as bad as expected. Magic Hat is just one of those breweries who can't be taken seriously anymore.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JMad
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pours a murky copper color with a fluffy off white head. The smell is mostly berries with some wheat and a little bit of tang. It tastes slightly tangy with berry flavor that's kind of medicine like, wheat bread in the aftertaste. The beer is really light with loads of soft carbonation. Wouldn't really want to drink this again.

Photo of alpinebryant
2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head lacing around the edges.

S: Dry , almost non existent aroma, slightly cracker like with some berry aromas.

T: Similar to the aroma, this is a light weiss beer that is slightly thicker than Blue Moon but clearly much darker in color. A Bit of nutty flavor and a tannic twang bite.

M: High carbonation for a weiss, medium body for the style

O: Underwhelming. I haven't bought a Magic Hat mixed 12 in a long while and I probably will not be buying whatever 12 this came in either. Still a middle of the road weiss, thanks to my neighbor for putting in my hand.

Photo of smcolw
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appropriately cloudy. Decent starting head but fades far too quickly, leaving no lace.

Strong soured blackberry and blueberry aromas. Light wheat, almost approaching a lambic in smell.

Think artificial berry Sweettart flavor. It's actually appealing to me. Too sweet for it fit into soured lambic category. Too little wheat for a truly fruit flavored wheat beer. Richer than some wheats. Overall, an innocuous hybrid.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of yesyouam
3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Magic Hat Elder Betty is a hazy golden ale with a thin white head that quickly turns into a thin splotch. It has a faint aroma of malt extract. It's a little fruity. In the mouth, it's medium-light bodied and smooth with a pretty clean finish. It's lightly flavored with some wheat, sweet malt and elderberries. There's a very slight bitterness that seems leafy. It's very light all around-- a little sweet and quite feminine.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.