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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled April 8th and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint on May 20th.

Appearance: Interesting label that sort of looks like a tree with eyes and a nose, but then on another glance, it looks like a woman at the trunk. Pretty cool label. Slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a finger of head that dissipates to a simple white ring on top of the beer. No lacing. Looks alright.

Smell: I don't know what elderberry tastes or smells like, but I will say that the aroma has a lot of berry aromas with a slight funk from the yeast.

Taste: Pretty one-dimensional, but enjoyable in spite of that. There's a nice berry flavor, with a slight malt finish -- I don't get much hop flavor to specifically speak of, and little if any bitterness at all. Pretty light and refreshing with a solid carbonation.

A very drinkable and refreshing late spring or summer beer -- it reminds me quite a lot of Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier, just with a different look and slightly different mouth feel. Pretty average ... not awful.

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12 oz

Pours a hazy golden color with a bit of white lacing.

Smells of mild fruity barley malts.

Tastes of mild barley and hints of berry fruitiness with a whisper of dry hop.

Medium body with tingles of carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty enjoyable lighter beer, pairs okay with food and quenches thirst. There is no detectable wheat though, so it's strange that it is a hefe. Tastes nothing like that.

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Elder Betty from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.35 out of 5 based on 1,158 ratings.
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