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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:
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 94
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

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

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