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Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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464 Ratings
Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen AleShotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
loneriderbeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shotgun Betty is a sexy, tough cowgirl who is always armed and dangerous. Don’t be fooled by her good looks, she will have you for an appetizer! That’s why we picked her to represent our Hefeweizen. Shotgun Betty is a wheat beer with rich, banana-clove nose and refreshing dry finish. Sound good? Try one. But beware, once Betty gets a hold of you there is no escape.

Added by wagenvolks on 01-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,066
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
464
pDev:
14.71%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
131
Trade:
0
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Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lonerider Brewing Co. "Shotgun Betty"
12 fl. oz. can, "24 BEST BY 09/15/17" and sampled on 08/23/17
$2.17 @ Beer Belly's, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label. Pours like an American hefeweizen with two-fingers of frothy then rocky off-white above a cloudy golden-amber body. The aroma is phenolic, but of course it's supposed to be, with plastic and clove and wheat and a bit of berry and banana. Green banana. Not bad. The flavor follows the aroma pretty closely, but there are some additions that I'm finding that round it out: there's a light edge of caramel to the malt (which might even just be from caramelization of the wort in the kettle), some pear and apple in the fruitiness, a hint of spiciness from the yeast, and the bitterness, which of course you can't smell, and which is minor here. There's also a very light hint of smokiness way in the background but it comes forward a bit more in the lingering finish. It's a little bit unusual, but I've had other hefeweizens like this, and in a way I find it quite charming. Had this come from a small brewery in Bavaria everyone would love it! So why not love it here? Because it's not like the best known hefeweizens? That's ridiculous. To quote Carol Stoudt, "Why make a beer that tastes like everyone else's?" This is just fine. It's fairly complex, it's easy to drink, and it's refreshing. Medium-light in body and gentle effervescent - I always forget about the mouthfeel until the end. There are better, more malty, or more yeasty versions out there but this is perfectly acceptable on its own. Probably worth trying. - Oh, one additional note post script, the lacing is limited which hurts it's appearance.

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Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a weizen glass.

Look: Pretty, golden, with an ample two fingers of head that stay around for quite a while.

Smell: Lots of banana, a bit of clove, caramel. Definitely smells sweet and tasty.

Taste: Just like the smell, we have bananas front and center, a bit of wheat bread and yeast coming in second, with a banana peel aftertaste. Despite the sweetness, there's no cloying notes that stick around on the tongue, which is quite nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Quite smooth, and not too thick, as befits the style.

Overall: An enjoyable hefeweizen. I love the sweetness and would look forward to getting another can or two. Or three.

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Photo of JeffH_SC
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I tried this after partaking a very hoppy IPA. Huge difference. Almost no hoppy taste at all in this one and tasted very sweet in comparison. Could definitely taste the banana/bubble gum right off. Wasn't my favorite but isn't a bad change up for me. Could be paired well with certain foods.

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Photo of bluehende
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ghowehattrick
1.27/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Tastes like bathroom caulk. Smells like sour fruit. Drain pour.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gopens44
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing unique in the appearance, as it's a crystal clear, golden beer with just about half a finger's worth of fizzy head that leaves no lacing once faded. Nose is strong on bubble gum and/or circus peanuts and maybe a hint of clove. Tastes a bit more tart than I expected for the style, and I mean tart as in that dirty tap line taste. Unfortunately, this is from a can, so it clearly isn't tap lines. Moving along, that off putting tart taste is quickly followed up with that bubble gum clove thing. Finish is water and thin, plus it leaves that weird tartness behind.

I fear that people will try this and forever swear off the Hefeweizen for the poor experience they'll surely have in this.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danielr26
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 13tido
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a rather small head.

Smell is typical to style, a lot of cloves and subtle notes of bananas.

Taste is similar to the smell, but just a little bit over the top for me. Besides being slightly unbalanced, this is quite good though. And it has the subtle mouthfeel to prove it.

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4.58/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _ascags
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 464 ratings
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