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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

poured it out of a bottle into a pint glass

a: it looks nice enough. like honey. a little cloudy but without much large sediment. sea foam head. nice bubbles.

s: bring it in and you get a nice floral bouquet... like daises in an open field... I'm pretty excited to taste!

t: hmmm... not what i was expecting from the nose... kinda like drinking gatorade at the laundry mat... I think we can actually tie in mouthfeel here... it has the "gummy" feel of gatorade and the "fruit punch" start... then it leaves this weird floral aftertaste that lasts a really long time ... that when left with the gummy mouthfeel tastes like you're standing next to a running dryer with a nice fresh bounce sheet...

overall not poor but a bit unnerving... I frequently like fruit/floral beers. had a smuttynose with chamomile earlier this afternoon that was great and grew up on abita purple haze. but I probably won't go for this one again.

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look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass.

I've had the pleasure (or maybe I should say that I have made the unfortunate decision) to have multiple types of Magic Hat beers over the past few days. Does Magic Hat use the same base beer for everything they brew? It has certainly tasted like that. This beer is not the worst I have had though. It is refreshing, but it is no comparison to other wheat/hefe beers.

A - Pours a slight cloudy golden color. Cloudiness is not the same like a standard hefe. There was no sediment at the bottom of the bottle. A pale white rocky 1-finger head that quickly dissapates. Well carbonated. No lacing.

S - Some fruitness (I suppose it is elderbeery). No estery, banana or clove like aromas.

T - An adjunct flavor. A faint sweetness/fruitiness or maybe I am imaging it since I know the beer uses elderberries. Low hoppiness.

MF - Light bodied with a med-high carbonation.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Head - 2.5 fingers head reducing to no head

Appearance -Opaque and orange to cloudy amber

Smell - bready, lightly hopped, fruity elder berry

Taste- Same as smell
sweet, bready, lightly hopped, elder berry

Mouthfeel - light for a Weisen intermediate to a non wheaty ale

Overall - OK but not a beer I would seek out

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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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