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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

917 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 65 | 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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chippo33

Vermont

1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

06-01-2014 09:06:39 | More by chippo33
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-01-2014 00:11:11 | More by Aisha
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cathomae

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-31-2014 14:44:02 | More by cathomae
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bigbutter

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-31-2014 00:53:18 | More by bigbutter
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-30-2014 18:03:46 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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Holdren84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-30-2014 16:54:48 | More by Holdren84
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pale orange, fair clarity with a strong uprising of carbonation. Chalky white, thin, frothy head that was moderately retaining. Some speckled lace but pretty much average in appearence.

S: Cold blueberries, sweet malt, fresh bread with a touch of yeastiness of banana.

T: Flavor was berries, muffin, and sweet malt with some fresh greenery. Light banana, a bit of soda bread on the finish.

M: Spritzy carbonation, syrupy texture with mid-range depth that seems a bit light at first but thickens up on longer holds.

O: Overall an okay, ordinary beer, that pretty much sums up most of magic hats offerings. Beyond that not much else to say, a don't bother, mundane, unexciting tick of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 22:50:43 | More by beerthulhu
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lauries444

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-29-2014 01:50:40 | More by lauries444
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Bartos

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-28-2014 23:35:58 | More by Bartos
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flybass

Iowa

2.09/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Disgusting taste - I think this beer would be acceptable if the price could be lowered by a couple of dollars. However, contextualizing this beer with others in the price range, this is the usual low quality product from magic hat. I expect this to not even be the best beer at your local gas station.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 21:44:23 | More by flybass
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mpayne5

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-28-2014 05:13:52 | More by mpayne5
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Rostie

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

05-27-2014 16:02:52 | More by Rostie
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-25-2014 20:01:32 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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Bustersuess

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-25-2014 19:50:10 | More by Bustersuess
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jpd026

New York

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-25-2014 17:25:20 | More by jpd026
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-23-2014 21:58:20 | More by Latarnik
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-23-2014 20:05:16 | More by RobertJBeer
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Antikythera

New York

3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: heavy and golden.

s: berries and wheat. I don't know what elderberries taste or smell like, so all these elderberry drinks just strike me as generic berry.

t: a nice flavourful wheat beer with a very slight bit of tartness from the berry. Nothing fancy but nothing objectionable either, very easy drinking.

m: surprisingly heavy for a wheat beer. Nice and chewy.

o: this could be a regular summer drink for me. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 02:26:24 | More by Antikythera
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chgobear

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-21-2014 01:20:58 | More by chgobear
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Mark_Mc


3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2014 15:24:00 | More by Mark_Mc
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BunnyMonster

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-19-2014 03:15:18 | More by BunnyMonster
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tviz33

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-19-2014 02:40:26 | More by tviz33
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -39.4%

05-18-2014 16:27:13 | More by EgadBananas
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-18-2014 02:22:00 | More by Stofko1992
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jbierling

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

05-18-2014 00:13:35 | More by jbierling
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.