Elder Betty | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Elder BettyElder Betty

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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Photo of OverToad
4.48/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the new label. I myself am a huge beer geek and love all types of beers. Always have been a huge fan of Magic Hat and their artwork is as always great.

With that said I always disliked Wacko and was thrilled to see Wacko retired for this new brew.

A: Hazy as a beer like this should be.

Smell: This has summer beer written all over it with the smell.

Taste: As some know Elder Berries are very very tart and this beer has a tartness to it that is awesome. Nothing sweet or nasty, just a hint of tartness that does not get old with each sip.

Another winner by Magic Hat.

For a beer geek like myself that doesn't need a palette destroying hop beer, this one is fantastic.

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Photo of RCLOHR267
4.38/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Magic Hat is becoming my favorite brewery!!! It's different, nothing else like it. You can definitely taste the elderberry, and it works. Took me a while to find this, but actually found it at a Kroger and Only one particular Kroger here In Indianapolis. And that was after I checked about 15 places. We'll worth finding it!!

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4.35/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.29/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: this beer pours a dark orange with a hint of haze. Start as a 2 finger foamy white head that dissipates into a thin layer of foamy white bubbles.

S: The smell is of mainly floral hops and grassy notes. Also has hints of coriander and honey to sweeten the finish.

T: Taste consists of coriander, grassy notes, and a little bit of citrus spice, kind of like an orange tang. Sweetness of the honey follows on the back end. Taste is like a light Saison!

M: Moderate carbonation is present at first, but then is hidden by the cloudy citric presence. A little lacing is there depending on what type of glass you choose.

O: All in all a very good beer for a nice breezy, summer day. Very drinkable with a lot of earthy flavor. One of Magic Hats better brews and if you love Saisons, you'll enjoy this beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Elder Betty is my favorite fruit beer I've ever had. It's not like other fruit beers, where you think you're just drinking cider; there's enough of an aftertaste that reminds you that it's beer to know it isn't cider, and it's not overpowering with one fruit. I love it.

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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.35 out of 5 based on 1,148 ratings.
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