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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Elder BettyElder Betty

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915 Ratings

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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 64 | 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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4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

since I drank it from a bottle i can only judge the bottle design I really like magic hat bottle designs. especially their spiral cap design. makes you feel like youre drinking a true micro-brew

Smells fruity like elderberry.

Tastes fruity a little sour but good. kind of refreshing.

Its a lighter beer.

I dont drink it all the time but if im in the mood for something light, fruity and different, it hits the spot.

Ill keep buying it.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 00:54:54 | More by candytunes
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-29-2012 02:35:11 | More by rab53
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

08-29-2012 00:38:38 | More by blameo
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2012 16:43:38 | More by colbytallen
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2012 01:42:19 | More by shaef22
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-26-2012 20:52:48 | More by PopGun
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-25-2012 19:00:10 | More by adam42381
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-24-2012 20:06:35 | More by jaidenjb
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-23-2012 15:28:53 | More by sdaly3
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New York

2.35/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Very slightly cloudy with very little head which dissipates quickly. It's a pale orange color, and not terribly impressive looking.

Smells of wheat and something else, something slightly sweet. Maybe this is what elderberries smell like?

Tastes a bit like cough syrup in the aftertaste. It's bitter and isn't sitting well on my palate. I was expecting something slightly sweet, this tastes almost ashy and tart.

Very little body to this beer. It's a bit too watery and has a bit too much bite.

I am not impressed with this beer. I expected a lot more from this. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 01:18:49 | More by Kooz
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

08-23-2012 00:58:17 | More by Cjalbers
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-22-2012 23:01:39 | More by bradleypatter
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-22-2012 18:59:50 | More by JSkone09
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-21-2012 03:38:41 | More by tmars13
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-21-2012 02:35:08 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

08-19-2012 17:24:32 | More by KC9LDB
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4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

08-19-2012 01:00:13 | More by jmbraxton
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2.83/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a light amber color with an off white head. The head poured full but quickly dissipated.

Light aroma of elderberries fills the nose upon first inspection. There is a fainter aroma of grass and spice. The flavor is light and crisp. Fruitiness on the palate finishing with a little pepper. It coats the mouth nicely but doesn't overpower. This very well may be the best beer that Magic Hat has released in quite some time.

*After a couple ElderBetty it tends to coat your palete with an undesirable sweetness.*

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 16:17:06 | More by Tobe
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is cloudy with an orange hue and gold highlights. It has a couple inches of off white head.

S - There is a fruit aroma that I'm assuming to be elderberry. It's been a long time since I had elderberry pie which is the only experience that I've had with elderberries.

T - It has lots of beery flavor. That is all I taste.

M - Medium with a lot of carbonation.

O - It is a fruity wheat beer. It is good if that is what you like.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 15:23:11 | More by buschbeer
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

08-17-2012 01:28:00 | More by RichH55
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-16-2012 00:46:30 | More by Kellifer
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3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a hotel water glass. I know I know not the best thing. But I'm making do.

Appearance: It poured how most weiss do in my opinion. Cloudy with a small head and no visible alcohol legs. Looking at it it look just how a wheat bear is expected. Head dissipated quickly.

Smell: Definitely has the bready smell to it. But the fruity, berry smell comes in to over power that. It smells refreshing.

Taste: Front of the mouth has a sweet tart, fruity, berry taste to it. That comes from the fruit used in it I'm sure. has the mouth feel of most wheat beers. I do like the taste. I can see it being very refreshing during the summer months. The aftertaste is again berry and citrusy.

Overall: It is a good beer. And I think it fits into the weiss beer and especially what Magic Hat was trying to do. Most of their offerings are a little off-the-wall and I can appreciate that. I'm definitely going to enjoy this 6-pack in the August Daytona Beach sun.


Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 01:57:47 | More by Gus_13
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

08-12-2012 19:05:08 | More by papacrowe
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-12-2012 01:30:32 | More by Ferrous_Wheel
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3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured deep golden and clear with a few rising bubbles and a decent, short lived head with ok lace.

Smell is a little berry like with some indistinct fruitiness also, some wheat and maybe some light citrus.

Taste is earthy and lightly malty, with a notable elderberry taste. It's not super complex but it's fairly tasty and quite drinkable.

Body is moderately fizzy and light bodied, would make a good lawnmower beer. Reminds me of #9 but with a different fruitiness.

It's not terrific but it's not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 18:26:09 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.