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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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1,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 156 | 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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Photo of sparx1100
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of candytunes
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.

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of adam42381
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Kooz
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.

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of Tobe
2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
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.*

Photo of buschbeer
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.

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Gus_13
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Cheers.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.