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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:
1,160
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
192
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark blonde and cloudy. Soppy foam too is small.

Tangy berry scent crossed with spicy wheat and light citrus. Not picking up any clove. Kind of fruity with elderberry and not a whole lot else.

Drinks with a lighter elderberry presence. Some tangy wheat and yeast esters that seem mostly nutty. Faint banana tries to come through. Citrus is a little bit of orange peel that reveals itself alongside finishing dryness and some herbal hops and bitterness. Not exactly to style.

Too thin and too peppy. Not very rich.

They should change this back to a pale wheat. It would score a little higher.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

This beer pours a nice light orange color with a head that is extremely minimal. It looks very carbonated and is very bubbly. There is a slight haze to the beer. The berries are very evident in the aroma. It is fruit sweet with a hint of alcohol in the nose as well. The aroma is mainly dominated by the fruit smell which I don't usually find all that appealing in beer, but this smells pretty good. The flavor is, as the smell is, very fruit driven. It starts out sweet and finishes with just a hint of bitterness for a balance somewhat, but it is still quite sweet. This actually tastes fairly good for a fruit beer. It is very smooth in the mouth and the flavor is a pretty good thirst quencher for summer. The MF is a lighter, thin bodied brew.

I usually don't care for fruit beers, or Magic Hat for that matter, but I totally thought that this was pretty good stuff. I would most certainly drink this again but I doubt that I would ever want a whole case of it. My brother bought this mix pack and left it at my house, so I will certainly drink it for free.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is an interesting beer with a very tasty summery flavor that you could drink in the hot sun for hours. Has a berry, wheat, light taste and mouthfeel that is refreshing. Don't let the rating deceive you, if you are looking for a good summer beer to drink all day you won't be disappointed.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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