Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Magic Hat Elder Betty ....

Tonight I will have an Elder Betty (Elderberry Weiss) from Magic Hat Brewing Company.  The twelve ounce bottle lists 5.5% ABV.  The web site shows 13 IBUs.  This is a seasonal available April through July.

This beer poured with a small, off white head that dissipated quickly.  Beer color is a medium golden shade.  The aroma has wheat, caramel and sweet fruit.  The taste has a definite fruit note; berries or almost a sweet grape, although not overpowering.  The wheat, clove and higher carbonation you expect from a "Weiss" are there as well.  Fairly crisp and clean finish with very little aftertaste.  I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this one, but I did end up enjoying it.

Magic Hat Brewing Company
South Burlington, Vermont

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