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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,120 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 17
Gots: 159 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-28-2012

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
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy golden color with one finger head. No lacing.

S - Grassy with sweet berry notes.

T - Grassy hops, faint lemon, dry bready finish. Berry flavor is noticeable but not overpowering.

M - Dry, light body.

O - Easy drinking and refreshing. I like that the berry flavor is somewhat subtle and doesn't bash you over the head.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a beer you'd give your wife at some outdoor barbecue.
And this particular beer tastes more like a grape taffy then a beer.
How many sips does it take to get to the bottom of an Elder Betty beer.... the world may never know.
Like every other fruit beer. Its clear golden with a tiny white soda head.
Aroma grape toosie pops.
Taste grape soda malt beverage.
And so on, and so on...

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A - A 12oz. can...drunk from the can. (3/5)

S - Smells like a cheap watery beer with a hint of wheat & fruit. (3.25/5)

T - Hits your palette with that cheap beer aroma but then finishes with a hint of elderberry. Fresh aftertaste. (3/5)

M - A thin drinkable feel with minor carbonation. (3.5/5)

O - I'd recommend this to anyone looking to drink a portable festival ready/beach beer. It's a little on the pricey side for what it's worth, but it's a cheap beer for classy brew drinkers. (3.25/5)

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Bottled April 8th and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint on May 20th.

Appearance: Interesting label that sort of looks like a tree with eyes and a nose, but then on another glance, it looks like a woman at the trunk. Pretty cool label. Slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a finger of head that dissipates to a simple white ring on top of the beer. No lacing. Looks alright.

Smell: I don't know what elderberry tastes or smells like, but I will say that the aroma has a lot of berry aromas with a slight funk from the yeast.

Taste: Pretty one-dimensional, but enjoyable in spite of that. There's a nice berry flavor, with a slight malt finish -- I don't get much hop flavor to specifically speak of, and little if any bitterness at all. Pretty light and refreshing with a solid carbonation.

A very drinkable and refreshing late spring or summer beer -- it reminds me quite a lot of Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier, just with a different look and slightly different mouth feel. Pretty average ... not awful.

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12 oz

Pours a hazy golden color with a bit of white lacing.

Smells of mild fruity barley malts.

Tastes of mild barley and hints of berry fruitiness with a whisper of dry hop.

Medium body with tingles of carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty enjoyable lighter beer, pairs okay with food and quenches thirst. There is no detectable wheat though, so it's strange that it is a hefe. Tastes nothing like that.

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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.