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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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954 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 15
Gots: 76 | 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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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2012 12:40:30 | More by hockenbeer
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-22-2012 01:31:03 | More by jburchett
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mulletman13


4/5  rDev +20.8%

07-22-2012 01:09:36 | More by mulletman13
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2012 00:18:15 | More by lccrunchy
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-21-2012 21:56:50 | More by zbooks
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tectactoe

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-21-2012 21:56:01 | More by tectactoe
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NeverSettle

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-21-2012 21:29:52 | More by NeverSettle
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decaff

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

07-21-2012 16:52:29 | More by decaff
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MikalMick

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-21-2012 00:55:18 | More by MikalMick
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-21-2012 00:43:46 | More by bonez05404
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Abbynvm

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +36%

07-18-2012 20:22:32 | More by Abbynvm
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CommanderCob

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-18-2012 03:28:36 | More by CommanderCob
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a hazy light honey color with a faint glimpse of a white head that rings almost immediately

S - I can smell the fruit from a foot away. An extremely pleasant fruity, very berry-y aroma. One that is supported with a nice wheat backbone. Not too much of a "tastes like added fruit juice to beer" quality.

T - The taste backs that up, a very strong berry flavor with a a nice wheat/yeast foundation. Not much else to it.

M&D - not impressed, a bit fizzy, and the fruit isn't blended as well as some other fruit beers. A decent beer that I might try on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 01:58:45 | More by sinstaineddemon
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-18-2012 00:17:13 | More by RoryOMoore
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Mora2000

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma has a nice blueberry and elderberry character, as well as some wheat. The beer smells fairly juicy overall. The flavor has some tart berry notes, as well as some wheat. The fruit seems a bit artificial and is very sweet. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Better than I expected, but nothing to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 04:40:25 | More by Mora2000
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy yellow orange, nice carbonation and a two finger head.

S-Grapes, what I assume are elderberries and spice. The overpower the floral notes and it is not a good overpowering like with some IPAs.

T-Strange mesh of grapes and what I again assume are elder berries. Overly fruity. Some wheat. Not well balanced. Some tartness as well.

M-Light with a nice deal of carbonation.

O-The tartness is nice however the elderberry/grape notes overpower everything else and make this beer way to fruity. Possibly it can be used as a soft intro to sours for some people? Also the beer does not warm well.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 03:19:22 | More by rlee1390
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DrinkNattyLight

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.8%

07-16-2012 01:24:11 | More by DrinkNattyLight
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-16-2012 01:19:21 | More by AltimusPrime
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Pjev11

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-15-2012 18:54:38 | More by Pjev11
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-14-2012 23:06:18 | More by Tnkemist
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2012 03:28:12 | More by jtw21
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smitbo7

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-13-2012 23:41:37 | More by smitbo7
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-13-2012 02:06:41 | More by Didier
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speracado

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.8%

07-12-2012 17:59:13 | More by speracado
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-11-2012 02:47:24 | More by wmc0005
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.