Elder Betty | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Elder Betty is a weiss-style ale with a bready malt flavor balanced by a touch of hops and complimented by the tart berry flavors of elderberry.

13 IBU

Added by Jason on 03-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
1,163
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
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Reviews by Gkruszewski:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of D1noB
4.42/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Malty, Light, with a fruity almost slightly tart finish. Easy to drink.

Taste Rating in Words: It's picking a plum and eating it, so fresh and inviting.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.02/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
06/20/2014
Aroma, sour fruit: raspberry, BlackBerry. I’m not familiar with elderberry bourbon guessing that’s what I’m smelling. App: cloudy yellow, Small white head. Taste: airy, sweet and sour, plum,wheat. Not pasty at all for a wheat beer. Feel: above average carbonation, Very nice. Yea, magic hat.
**

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Photo of aszatk01
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of braugon
2.14/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: cloudy orange, gold, one inch, thin head

S: sharp tart fruit, yeast, phenol, berry, gum

T: tastes like some drops of berry flavor syrup, mixed in with any standard domestic beer. Beyond the obvious huckle/elder berry taste, nothing really going on in this beer. I think it's trying to be the berry style of their Number 9, and it is similar.

M: light carbonation, sweet berry, more sweet, finish is like you ate a purple jolly rancher, then drank some beer.

O: this is probably the perfect beer for some who don't normally like beer but enjoy sweet candy-like drinks and alcohol, I think it is too obvious, I like something with more going on. Aftertaste is not balanced at all to me

If you've always wished Schwepps Dry Grape came in beer version, this is your moment.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.44/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Outchillen
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle w/ no freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed orange golden color, minimal lacing stays for a while.

SMELL: Berries, taffy, cracker-like graininess, nutty, chalky yeast

TASTE: Smooth, grainy, soft berry tones, faint tartness, very grassy, walnut skins, semi-dry finish

Not much to this brew at all. It is a wheat beer with a smattering amount of berry character. Not crisp and perhaps too much body for a "summer beer", either way it lands pretty lackluster on my palate.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at BBC-Cedarville--served into a pint glass

Appearance: minimal head, medium carbonation, dark gold in color, hazy

Smell: faint blue and black berries, wheat

Taste: wheat, blueberry, blackberry, twigs, spice

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body, medium carbonation

Overall: I like this as a hefe/sahti mix with a bit of fruit. As beer overall, I think it is creative and would have a couple on a hot night. I think there are way better hefes that are truer to style however.

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Photo of JayEvans813
3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12 pack on markdown to $7, pretty good find.

A- A nice golden amber with a thick head that runs down to nothing.

S- Smells pretty standard. I have next to no sense of smell though.

T- Tastes crisp like a hefeweizen with a light flavor of an unidentifiable berry, but refreshing.

M- Bites a bit at the end, finishes with a hint of that fruit.

Overall, for the price, not bad at all, a decent find.

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Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings