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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,089 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 134 | 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:
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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Photo of rlee1390
3.3/5  rDev 0%
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.

rlee1390, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

DrinkNattyLight, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of AltimusPrime
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

AltimusPrime, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Pjev11
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Pjev11, Jul 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Tnkemist, Jul 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

jtw21, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

smitbo7, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Didier, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

speracado, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of wmc0005
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

wmc0005, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

amishbooze, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Maegodfrey14
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Maegodfrey14, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.3/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: this beer pours a dark orange with a hint of haze. Start as a 2 finger foamy white head that dissipates into a thin layer of foamy white bubbles.

S: The smell is of mainly floral hops and grassy notes. Also has hints of coriander and honey to sweeten the finish.

T: Taste consists of coriander, grassy notes, and a little bit of citrus spice, kind of like an orange tang. Sweetness of the honey follows on the back end. Taste is like a light Saison!

M: Moderate carbonation is present at first, but then is hidden by the cloudy citric presence. A little lacing is there depending on what type of glass you choose.

O: All in all a very good beer for a nice breezy, summer day. Very drinkable with a lot of earthy flavor. One of Magic Hats better brews and if you love Saisons, you'll enjoy this beer!

SouljaSaia17, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Jaco-B
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Jaco-B, Jul 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Jason_Quad, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of dspencer714
3/5  rDev -9.1%

dspencer714, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of ToddT
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy light orange with a fluffy off white head. Head fades quickly to a ring but leaves little lace on the glass.

S- Sweet fruit, grapes and elderberries and the dominate notes.

T- Follows the nose, elderberries dominate the taste with a few notes form the wheat to round this out. Not very complex but a nice refreshment on a hot summer day. The finish is mostly sweet and lingering without any counterpoint to the berry taste.

M- Medium in body and with decent carbonation.

O- I would want a lot of these but it was a nice diversion on a hot day. No real character of a hefeweizen in this but it was still a pleasant beer to drink. The 5.5% ABV is low enough to make it a session beer but it is a little sweet for me to want do so.

ToddT, Jul 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Zbrown2307, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Whistlepig89, Jul 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

MikeW51, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

brez8791, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jlordi12, Jul 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

maryd837, Jul 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Metz, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

flyingmick, Jul 06, 2012
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.