Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

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83
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456 Ratings
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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:
456
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
126
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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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

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

Photo of BrotherDave
4.71/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

With the rash of IPA's and other end-boil-hopped varieties dominating store beer shelves, I found myself scouring the selection for any hint of a decent German Hefeweizen. My favorite in this category is Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier [url]http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/176/613/[/url] ...no chance of finding that in the local Total Wine though. I happened on Lonerider Brewing Company's "Shotgun Betty" - the only hefe weizen in the store I was looking in. I'd never seen a hefe-weizen in a can before - not exactly sure why, but it was different. I usually like to judge a good wheat based on the amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so I had to trust that it was adequate. As of 9/1/2015, where I am a six-pack of 12 oz. cans of Shotgun Betty is $7.99 - not bad at all.

Popped the top on two cans (I like to use my large hefe-weizen glass and 12 ounces won't cut it) and poured, leaving a half ounce in the can and swirling it around to pick up the sediment, then finishing the pour. I was a little disappointed in the lack of sediment; the beer is almost clear although there is a little bit of suspended sediment. The nose is rich with banana and clove - very nice indeed. The head is rich and thick - exactly like you'd expect with a good hefe. The body is nearly perfect as is the flavor, which finishes with a distinct clove and just slight bitter hop (Hallertauer Mittelfrüh perhaps) flavor.

With a respectable 5.8% abv, by the end of my first two 12 oz. cans I'm starting to feel it ever so slightly, and I have no complaints!

Besides, who doesn't love a good hefeweizen on a hot day?

If you see Shotgun Betty in your beer store (or better yet on tap) - grab it - you'll be glad you did!

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Photo of rawfish
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtydee5
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sudsy, Yeast, Bread, Banana

Rich, spicy, banana taffy. Smooth and easy to knock back. Clove and banana combo are at a perfect level. Yeast is a bit pushy though the bready maltiness is pleasing on the palate. A good sip but just a half step behind the originals / German counterparts. Well worth a go.

STYLE: Hefeweizen | ABV: 5.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #94 (NOV 2014)

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Photo of Nyskizy
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of runr
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rplehmann11
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of avisong
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of packbacker99
4.82/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kgrichards
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Crisp and refreshing with a semi sweet back end.

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Photo of Pete9094
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent representation of the style. Not Weihenstephaner or Paulaner but pretty good nonetheless.

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Photo of lastmango
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I prefer Paulaner's Hefe to others. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the nice banana and citrus flavor. It is as good as Hoffbrau. Head was more carbonated than creamy, which dissipated quickly. Taste made up for it. I would buy this again to support the local brewery.

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Photo of vwbus7
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timmy2b
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seasmom
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good Hefeweizen. A little zip to begin and finishes with great flavor. Even drank this without the lemon.

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Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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