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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden haze for a summer’s daze. 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.


CharmCityCrab's rating

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CharmCityCrab (208) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
A very mild Weiss that would be marginally acceptable if not for an overwhelming taste I can only describe as very overripe oversweet blueberries crossed with polgranette. Just barely drinkable enough that I will drink the other two in the mix pack. But what makes it mildly acceptable is that it is a light enough taste that you barely notice that its bad- you know, like with Bud Light, but involving fruit. A few more fruit beers like this and I might have to adopt Triple H?s "Man Law" from the old Miller Lite commercials- no beer with fruit (I?ll admit to liking some beers with *a little bit* of orange, lemon, or lime, and, oddly, cranberry lambics). Between this stuff and shandies, ugh. Summer seasonals have mostly jumped the shark. Time for a reboot. Someone try something radically different for beer next summer please.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Put us to bed. This beer is going to bring it. It has a fruit taste and darker malty taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (666) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
drank straight from bottle this past summer..fruity,wheaty,grassy..tastes like it smells with decent crispness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Hazy golden color , medium-size white head. Wheat malt and berry in aroma. Light taste of malt with yeast and some berries ( grape?) . Easy-drinkable refreshing beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a small head that dissipated quickly. The aroma is grapes and berrys. In the flavor, I pick up grapes more so than the berry and some wheat. Not a huge fan of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffbigD (115) - - DEC 21, 2014
Initial taste is a nice blend of wheat and hops. Nice fruit under tones that complement well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
355ml bottle. Primarily tastes of wheat ale, but there is a fruity sweetness and sourness that comes through. Not cloying, but also not all that distinct. Didn’t know what an elderberry tasted like when I started and I still really don’t now. Would be a reasonably refreshing generic berry summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (580) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Very fruity. Good taste for the beer itself and the berries come out. Could easily take this to a party and pLease many people.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Wheaty and fruity, this is yet another Magic Hat beer that just doesn’t do anything for me.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (7078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 2, 2014
"Refreshing, but very very simple. Wasn’t impressed by the nose or flavor, as a fruit beer, or as a Weiss. Semi sweet without any depth to the wheat ale. Meh..."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Dark berry aroma with some bready notes. A hazy light orange amber pour with a thin white ring and no lacing. A blast of elderberry flavor to begin with followed by wheat and some hints of bread. Medium-light body and fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was better than I expected. I found it refreshing and would drink again.


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