Mybeerbuzz .com Highlights Magic Hat Elder Betty

Mybeerbuzz .com Highlights Magic Hat Elder BettyJust a few weeks ago Magic Hat announced the seasonal return of their berry Hefeweizen for the summer season.  By popular demand from fans (hundreds of e-mail messages and social media comments), and a near cult-like following, Magic Hat will launch the #ShesBack campaign and Elder Betty will now return to their 2018 seasonal lineup.

First brewed as a summer seasonal in 2012, this returning favorite will be released in canned 6-packs as well as being part of the 2018 Jam Pak bottle variety pack.Mybeerbuzz .com Highlights Magic Hat Elder Betty

Elder Betty is a wheat ale brewed with American Hefeweizen yeast and it pours a bit less traditional but still appealing clear golden color.  The aromas lead with some berry fruit (that would be elderberry) and a bit of biscuit and malt.  The flavors have a lot of the same slightly sweet malty notes with a lot more tart berry flavor to round it all out.  This beer does have some of the flavor characteristics of an German Hefeweizen but the elderberry flavors slide in nicely where the traditional banana and clove would be in a more traditional recipe.

All in all Elder Betty is a nice well balanced summer-take on a fruited wheat ale, and there is some interesting combination of flavors going on here that while I can’t necessarily describe, it does work really well.  The beer is drinkable and refreshing and I think it will do well in cans, especially for camping and beach going.

Magic Hat Elder Betty will be available from March through August, so be sure to get out there and try some for yourself, and when you do, be sure to let us know what YOU think.

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