Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.23/5 rDev -2.1%
Appearance: Straw colored and slightly hazy. Pale white head quickly faded, leaving a thin layer of fine foam with just a bit of lacing.
Smell: Moderate bready aroma. Spicy, with a strong smell of berry candy, and a touch of fruity hops.
Taste: Light malt-wheat flavor, with not quite enough berry flavor. Hop flavor and bitterness barely detectable. Refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, and slightly sour.
Overall: A reasonably well-made wheat beer. Lack of berry color indicates beer had flavor added, as opposed to being brewed with elderberries, and the berry flavor suffered as a result.
06-10-2013 03:41:55 | More by HBBJ
3.45/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
06-09-2013 23:51:19 | More by stella77artois
3/5 rDev -9.1%
Pours a medium hazy gold, with about 4 finger width of foamy head that lingered for a few minutes. The overwhelming aroma to me is yeast, and that is reflected in the taste as well. I'm picking up mainly mild American beer bitterness, no elder or any other berry. A little banana aroma and finish with a slightly sour aftertaste.
Light carbonation, thinnish mouthfeel.
Overall kind of a disappointment. If I had to relate this to anything, it might be a brioche without the usual sweetness. Might use it for cooking, but probably not much else.
06-05-2013 02:20:37 | More by ManekiNeko13
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.