RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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.

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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CharmCityCrab (244) - 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
Dacrza (1024) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2017
DATE: July 22, 2017... OCCASION: having bowled with the Morgans, we set our sights on dinner...GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... pours a truly golden body with thick, clustering bubbles that form a frothy, clumpy white head that would make sea foam envious... wafting aroma of elder berry, tart raspberry, banana, clove, perfume esters, and light biscuit malts... not off-putting... first sip is effervescent, medium-bodied, fizzy and creamy enough to be a fulfilling sip in its own right...reasonable for a wheat ale, without much to detract from its path... berry is overpowered by caramel and biscuit--not what I expected, or should have... flowers and bubblegum are also present... the profile is refreshing but not a berry weisse in some respects...honestly, this works in some weird way, but I do not find it ultimately a beer I’d come back...though it reminds me of our time in Love Ladies with the Blancos, and that is worth something...

2.6
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Hazy to cloudy golden color with a smaller, but stable nearly white head. Light fruity aroma, akin to a blueberry pop tart. Sweet flavors, with light berries, including gooseberries and blackberries. A fruity style beer that does not keep my interest. 5/12

3
hershiser2 (3591) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2017
Kroger bottle. Clear gold. Aroma of grass, hint of honey, hint of bitter fruit. Flavor is grass, bitter berry, honey, bread. Boring.

3
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color. Aromas of malts, a touch of honey. Flavor is the same as the nose, nice malt taste with honey like sweetness. Smooth hop finish, medium body with a quick aftertaste.

4.2
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Elder Betty is my favorite fruit beer I’ve ever had. It’s not like other fruit beers, where you think you’re just drinking cider; there’s enough of an aftertaste that reminds you that it’s beer to know it isn’t cider, and it’s not overpowering with one fruit. I love it.

2.9
hman43 (1749) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2015
It is hazy light amber in color. The head is almost non existent after the initial pour. It has aromas of bread, cinnamon, and wheat. The flavors of bread, berry, and sweet brown sugar with a dash of cinnamon dominate the flavor palate. It’s listed as a wheat ale, but it doesn’t resemble any wheat ale that I’ve had. If your looking for a unique taste, this one has it. If you are looking for a true wheat ale, this isn’t it.

3.7
aumentm (452) - 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
mstrcrwly (1000) - 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
sinfull (1778) - 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
brandon1989 (667) - Lewisville, 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.


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