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Elder Betty - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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945 Ratings
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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 15
Gots: 74 | 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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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
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yesyouam

New York

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Magic Hat Elder Betty is a hazy golden ale with a thin white head that quickly turns into a thin splotch. It has a faint aroma of malt extract. It's a little fruity. In the mouth, it's medium-light bodied and smooth with a pretty clean finish. It's lightly flavored with some wheat, sweet malt and elderberries. There's a very slight bitterness that seems leafy. It's very light all around-- a little sweet and quite feminine.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 14:23:50 | More by yesyouam
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-25-2012 07:55:29 | More by beernads
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-25-2012 04:08:04 | More by Agold
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BigRob329

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-25-2012 03:37:02 | More by BigRob329
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-24-2012 22:51:54 | More by CalbeDacks
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-24-2012 20:48:41 | More by Hopmodium
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Bigben0328

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-23-2012 18:34:13 | More by Bigben0328
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-23-2012 02:21:44 | More by Mullinger1980
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-22-2012 02:48:19 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-20-2012 18:17:14 | More by prisdefer
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Robert63


3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-20-2012 14:48:57 | More by Robert63
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-20-2012 05:24:29 | More by ShemRahBoo
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gcotts

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-20-2012 04:27:40 | More by gcotts
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-20-2012 02:14:44 | More by mfigueroa713
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Suds

Pennsylvania

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

Murky, cloudy, dark-golden in color...small head, with a ring of lace. The smell is a nice mix of soft, twangy wheat, a little yeast, some banana and grass, and, finally, a generous fresh-berry scent. The taste has a bit of wheat, a tart dryness, and enough hops for balance. The body is sooth and creamy. It's a decent beer, but it didn't grab me.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 21:58:38 | More by Suds
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zeff80

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, fizzy white head that receded quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of berries and light wheat notes. Nothing overpowering. Good balance.

T - Nice sweetness from the elderberries. Light wheat taste. Very little bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is an okay fruit/wheat beer. Not overdone or overly sweet. Nice summer ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 13:21:51 | More by zeff80
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SMason

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

05-19-2012 13:00:17 | More by SMason
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wagenvolks

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-19-2012 00:47:36 | More by wagenvolks
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-18-2012 23:07:11 | More by pheelingIt
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

I'm typically not impressed with much that MH has to offer, and this was really no exception. Poured a hazy orange-yellow with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer of bubbles. Aroma of grains and sweet berries, sugary malts, sweet candy. More of the same in the taste, elderberries (there's a Monty Python joke in there somewhere), sweet bready malts, grains, mildly wheaty and acidic. Definitely more sweet than tart as far as any fruitiness goes. On the lighter end of medium-bodied and a bit stale in the aftertaste. Not too bad overall, but just not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 00:40:29 | More by Rifugium
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MeowTom

Washington

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

A- Foggy golden yellow with a huge head that goes away relatively quickly.

S- Wheaty with fruity and slight hop overtones.

T- Fruity(orange, raspberry, elderberry) with that strong wheat flavor.

M- Lightly carbonated and refreashing on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.

O- Not the most out there with flavor beer, but a nice refreashing summer beer after you have been working outside all day.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 22:56:16 | More by MeowTom
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ScottK22

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2012 20:55:22 | More by ScottK22
Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.