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Elder Betty | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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.

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4.71/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a beautiful cloudy tannish-blonde color with a thick and creamy head that lasts a very long time. The head settles slowly leaving the faintest tracing of lace down the glass that also shrinks with the head.

The nose is peppered fruit and sweet malt with notes of honey, bread, apples and spice.
The beer is a nicely bodied decent mouth feel beer that is not too thick but has a definite presence on the palate.

The flavors are excellent; the malt is there balanced between fruit and dry, and perfectly blended with the hops. Strong notes of peppery bread with apples that match the nose well along with caramel, sweet malts and nicely bittering hop finish that is not clinging to the tongue. I can swear I get faint hints of cardamom and flowery notes in there as well, extremely subtle, but definitely there.

Overall I really like this beer. The only down side is it is extremely drinkable and I find that my glass empty’s way to fast.

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4.64/5  rDev +40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a clean and clear golden yellow with a medium sized and fluffy white colored head that leaves nice lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of sweet wheat malts, hints of elderberries, and some nice spices mixed in.
T: Tastes of sweet smooth wheat malts, a mix of cloves and spices and the perfect amount of elderberry to finish it off. It was very refreshing.
M: Smooth, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation, light feeling, great sessionable beer.
D: Overall a great mix of feel and flavors, very drinkable beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another retired Magic Hat beer I won't be able to review. Had so many of these before I started reviewing. Had a blueberry wheat taste. Fit my tastes very well at that time.

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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 1,160 ratings
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