Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
454 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
125
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of paminski
4.85/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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 Bjm94
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AcetheBathound
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very heavy in the banana flavored but overall it tasted okay. Not something I would go out of my way to find but it was a decent hefe.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irish57
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdf561
2.01/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a can into a English pub style glass, a hazy gold color with lacing that lasts and a quickly disappearing head.

Smells of citrus right of the bat and actually very strong kind of masking other smells.

Taste was kid of flat and skunky, smooth but just an unappealing flavor...had real high hopes for this beer but just didn't deliver...won't buy again

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Photo of tgf17
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aamasten
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy murky orange color decent white head that is gone in a flash, no lacing head goes away completely
Smell the cloves for sure come through little malt slight banana notes
Taste cloves malt some banana taste a little watered down
Feel light bodied pretty dry I wanted to keep drinking or have a water to go with it.
Overall it is a decent beer probably would not have another.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This drinks so easy and light it is downright sessionable. The flavors are typical Hefeweizen with wheat malt, starches, bubblegum, sweetness and a very light clove or yeast. Never been my favorite style but this is very easy to drink.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knaum926
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer

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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

Photo of nuebs
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManE
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Flavour a little less robust than what I prefer and the body a bit more watered down from the greats

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Photo of Rocksonnoxon
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is about a standard of a Hefe as I can think of. Nice banana and clove balance and both are big on the nose. It's a bit more "gold" or yellow than normal but head retention is spot on. Relatively light but not overly so for the style. Refreshing and well made.

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Photo of paulw24
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jgreen100
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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