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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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1,014 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,014
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 103 | 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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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2013 20:05:02 | More by djre4orm
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-13-2013 15:57:44 | More by xdtfx
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generallee

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-13-2013 15:56:14 | More by generallee
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pjkelley82

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-13-2013 03:10:15 | More by pjkelley82
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lefty

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-12-2013 01:28:16 | More by lefty
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mketchen

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -39.4%

06-10-2013 21:24:36 | More by mketchen
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-10-2013 20:19:56 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-10-2013 19:21:31 | More by Cyrano41
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

06-10-2013 17:49:20 | More by TheRuss9585
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HBBJ

Massachusetts

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
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stella77artois

New York

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
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-09-2013 22:37:10 | More by williamjbauer
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-09-2013 21:04:31 | More by Resuin
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Satsuma

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-09-2013 04:18:42 | More by Satsuma
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Jersh67

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-09-2013 02:24:05 | More by Jersh67
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BeerOps

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

06-08-2013 23:24:39 | More by BeerOps
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swtchuck

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-08-2013 20:46:55 | More by swtchuck
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.2%

06-08-2013 19:32:46 | More by billbeers
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-08-2013 04:11:42 | More by AlexFields
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

06-07-2013 04:34:42 | More by jngrizzaffi
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DuffmanSaysALotOfThings

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-05-2013 19:24:24 | More by DuffmanSaysALotOfThings
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-05-2013 16:59:42 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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RWACKO

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-05-2013 13:25:16 | More by RWACKO
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ManekiNeko13

New York

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
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ZacWoz4

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-04-2013 22:20:07 | More by ZacWoz4
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.