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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CharmCityCrab (149) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (2990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle multiple times. Most recently from Market Basket. Copper/ amber color with thin head that dies fast. Elderberries always have had a medicinal and tea -like quality to it. This beer displays the same thing. The flavor has a good malt backbone of toffee and pale honey like flavor with the tea and berry lingering slightly after the finish. A very light bitterness comes from the herbal medicinal note that come from the berry. Body is very light with a soft carbonation. Overall drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (600) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a bit hazy, yellow-gold in color, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. The nose is very fruity; some breadiness. Fairly sweet. Light bodied. Soft carbonation. Didn’t suck.

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Astrozombie (8) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Hazy golden straw color. Zero head. Nice aroma sorta herb like slightly musty In a good way. Taste is pretty flat slightly bitter low notes of berry and citrus. Not a fan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12oz bottle 7/18/14 (Jewel Mix A Six)-42° in Shaker-Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma of wheat, berry and funk. Taste of I suppose elderberry. This light bodied brew is not bad but not the best.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (1527) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle: Burnt-ish amber, moderately hazy & topped with a slightly dingy white, chunky foam. Aroma has some lightly tart wheat & berry notes. Slightly medicinal but not nearly as bad as Magic Hat’s #9. Not sure what elderberries smell like, but this just has a generic "berry" vibe on the nose. Mild graininess. Taste is the same, but light. More wheat with underlying tart berry. A touch metallic & medicinal, but not completely enough to kill the beer. Sharp yeast finish, a touch of astringency, berry, more clumpy wheat. Not awful, but I will be avoiding this one in the future.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (359) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Aroma is of sweet fruit with a malt funk. Appearance is a hazy gold. Taste is weird at first then steels into a nice berry flavor. Kinda weak. Palate is normal. Overall, a refreshingly decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (229) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle by the pool. Poured a little and its cloudy yellow. Sweet aroma malty. Sweet blueberry, raspberry, and i suppose elderberry. Tangy and refreshing. Malt heavy with a funky bitter aftertaste. Well balanced fruit beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Nice light berry aroma with a wheaty slight barnyard funk base. Taste is a hint of berry, and then maybe grassy and wheaty. Has good flavor for a lighter beer and is quite refreshing. Pretty well balanced. This is a solid one from magic hat and I didn't have high expectations. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerKurve (493) - - JUL 5, 2014
Very fruity and sweet tasting thanks to the elderberries with some malted wheat and mild citra-hoppiness. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gerbewa (210) - - JUL 5, 2014
Had elder Betty in variety pack from food lion for 2014 July 4th. Light beer, sweet aroma and taste of wheat beer. Not bad for a hot day.


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