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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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967 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 15
Gots: 80 | 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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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +51.1%

06-04-2012 00:50:16 | More by jonathaniler
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-03-2012 14:21:18 | More by rcjennings
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Spitfirejay

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.8%

06-03-2012 03:43:43 | More by Spitfirejay
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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -69.8%

06-03-2012 01:58:00 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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Gmann

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a toasted wheat color with a short dense white head that settled into a light cap.

The aroma is of a bready wheat malt coupled with some berry sweetness. The elderberry has a blueberry scent to it. There is some light lemon as well.

Berry sweetness hits right away. Not a blueberry, like in the nose, but more of a grape soda fruitiness. There is a muffin like bready sweetness from the wheat malt. Some lemon tartness.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. A bit creamy despite the carbonation. Mostly sweet but has a light fruity tartness.

Decent wheat ale. Not overly fruity.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 00:41:12 | More by Gmann
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +20.8%

06-02-2012 22:11:13 | More by briandaube
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Weischej


4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

06-02-2012 20:08:54 | More by Weischej
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Cheet577


2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

06-02-2012 15:57:43 | More by Cheet577
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

06-02-2012 04:35:43 | More by HEADYdb
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden orange color. The head is white with a decent retention. The smell of the beer was sweet, slightly fruity. The taste of the beer has an artificial fruity flavor up front, it's sweet and moderately refreshing. The mouthfeel of the beer is light and well carbonated. Overall the beer is ok, it's another pretty standard fruit beer from Magic Hat.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 02:12:34 | More by Knapp85
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-02-2012 02:03:41 | More by PeteRiz
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jstein89

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-01-2012 19:56:03 | More by jstein89
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GreersBeer21


2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

06-01-2012 17:28:28 | More by GreersBeer21
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CoreyW

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

05-31-2012 15:26:59 | More by CoreyW
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a somewhat hazy orange-ish amber color with a 1/4 inch head that retains OK before becoming an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Fluffy, resilient lacing.

S- Light, fruity aroma with a hint of sulfur. A bit sweet.

T- Sweet fruit in the onset gives way to a soft wheat flavor. Light malts and equally light hops. Has that "give" in taste that I always speak of but is hard to describe. Notes of apricot (surprise, surprise), orange and peach.

M- Slightly watery with medium-high carbonation and a light body.

O- Not as bad as expected. Magic Hat is just one of those breweries who can't be taken seriously anymore.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 00:47:56 | More by Immortale25
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wander4

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-30-2012 21:57:13 | More by wander4
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-30-2012 15:03:58 | More by cdwil
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-29-2012 23:33:25 | More by lilnicky068
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-29-2012 05:53:59 | More by OldTime
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JMad

Texas

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

The pours a murky copper color with a fluffy off white head. The smell is mostly berries with some wheat and a little bit of tang. It tastes slightly tangy with berry flavor that's kind of medicine like, wheat bread in the aftertaste. The beer is really light with loads of soft carbonation. Wouldn't really want to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 22:57:15 | More by JMad
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head lacing around the edges.

S: Dry , almost non existent aroma, slightly cracker like with some berry aromas.

T: Similar to the aroma, this is a light weiss beer that is slightly thicker than Blue Moon but clearly much darker in color. A Bit of nutty flavor and a tannic twang bite.

M: High carbonation for a weiss, medium body for the style

O: Underwhelming. I haven't bought a Magic Hat mixed 12 in a long while and I probably will not be buying whatever 12 this came in either. Still a middle of the road weiss, thanks to my neighbor for putting in my hand.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 22:13:12 | More by alpinebryant
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appropriately cloudy. Decent starting head but fades far too quickly, leaving no lace.

Strong soured blackberry and blueberry aromas. Light wheat, almost approaching a lambic in smell.

Think artificial berry Sweettart flavor. It's actually appealing to me. Too sweet for it fit into soured lambic category. Too little wheat for a truly fruit flavored wheat beer. Richer than some wheats. Overall, an innocuous hybrid.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 18:16:26 | More by smcolw
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JohnBender

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32%

05-26-2012 18:15:53 | More by JohnBender
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IheartTomorrow

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-26-2012 03:28:56 | More by IheartTomorrow
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acp21178

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-25-2012 20:01:03 | More by acp21178
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.