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Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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466 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:
#32,423
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
466
pDev:
14.71%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
131
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 94
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of nmann08
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that slowly faded away and left lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of banana, clove and lemon in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some initial sweetness followed by a slight amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also quite refreshing.

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color and while the head is decent, it is somewhat lacking for the style; not a whole lot of lacing, either

Smell: Rather subtle elements of banana and bubblegum to go along with the more spice forward elements

Taste: Bready, up front, with a lemon and clove spice character jutting forward; a hint of banana appears by mid-palate and lingers, after the swallow, but the overall effect is more lemony and clovey

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation; lacks a bit of the creamy character but it does have a bit of puckery crispness

Overall: Not anywhere near the great German hefes, this is a decent beer and would make for a good American wheat but it lacks the banana and mouthfeel that it needs to get into the upper echelon

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of chinchill
2.92/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap.
Not good looking, with a hazy brown body and a minimal head.
The aroma is even less appealing.
Redeemed by the flavor which is weird for style but modestly enjoyable.

O: Weak offering from an otherwise recommended brewery.

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazed mix of honey and peach colors, fluffy white head atop.Aromas were mainly of toasty wheat malt,a light tinge of clove came thru as well.Lighter flavors with more wheat flavors than many of the style,there is subtle clove and banana notes but not real big.Not a bad stab at the style,went down well yesterday in the heat down here.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that diminishes pretty quickly. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings some bread and then the typical hefeweizen triumvirate of banana, clove, and bubble gum. Light astringency, actually. The flavor is a bit off in a manner that's difficult to describe, though the right components are all there. Light body with average carbonation. Not bad, though not something I would seek out again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Average wheat beer with modest German flavors.

Nice head with small bubbles and leaves a decent patch of lacing. Mouthfeel is nice with just enough carbonation. Wet cardboard nose. Faint esters and fruity flavors. Some hops give it a touch of bitterness. A little bubble gum. More bitterness than those in the the nice rich, malty German style.

Not much here if you're looking for a Hefeweizen style, but quite drinkable. Could be refreshing on a hot day. But flavor doesn't stay long, like the perfect guest.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On one of my recent trips down to visit my aunt & uncle in DC, I came across a few of Lonerider's CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). I am now over 1,300 CANned beer reviews!

From the CAN: "Handcrafted"; "Ales For Outlaws"; "Part vixen, part vigilante, Shotgun Betty uses her sharpshooting skills to target those that show a weakness for wheat beer with a body that won't quit. This German-style hefeweizen features a rich banana-clove nose and refreshing dry finish."

I Crack!ed Shotgun Betty open and turned her upside down for a Glug that she was not soon to forget! This raised two-plus fingers of dense, eggshell-white head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like fresh banana bread straight from the oven! I know that it is stylistically appropriate, but I prefer my hefeweizens to be more clove-forward. It is a personal preference, but since it CAN be done, that is what I prefer. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was closer to banana ice cream than banana bread, but at least I was starting to perceive some of the clove esters. Finish was sweet, but not cloying. It was a decent rendition of one of my least-favorite styles. I CANnot recommend it, but YMMV. More of me damning with faint praise. Sorry.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

decided to go the full round with lonerider and try a couple of new ones as well while i was at it. a nice hazy yellow pour with a good bit of carbonation coming up towards the surface. a smooth and even lacing that permeated throughout the glass.

aroma is very faint, lots of wheat, hints of light fruit and touches of earthy notes, but again nothing really standing out to me as being different then any other in the style. light flavor but as it warms it starts to come around. nice touches of banana and light bready malts make up the back bone here with a clean and crisp flavor that seems to bounce off the palate. smooth and lean finish leaves you thirsty for more.

not a bad offering at all, just needs a little bit more of a punch.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

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Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 466 ratings
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