Brewsday Tuesday: Elder Betty
Magic Hat’s beers have always had a soft spot in my heart as they were among the first craft brews I tried. I saw a sample pack sitting in the beer section of the Monticello Winn-Dixie and decided to try some of their newer beers. First up is a hefeweizen brewed with elderberries called Elder Betty. Should be interesting. Cheers!
Name: Elder Betty
Brewed by: Magic Hat Brewing Company
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Style/ABV: Hefeweizen / 5.5%
Appearance: Pours a hazy light orange with a thin one finger cream that quickly fades away
Smell: Bready sweet malts and some berry tartness. Slight citrus note is also detected.
Taste: Bread and berry sweetness in the beginning then some wheat and it closes with some berry tartness.
Mouthfeel: Medium with high carbonation. Crisp finish.
Overall: This beer is not overly complex, but the berry notes keep it interesting. It is not a bad summer wheat beer and is worth a try if you see it sitting on the shelf at your local store.
Final Grade: C+