Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A dandelion beer is a fine choice for a dandy gentleman such as myself.
Pours hazy, like a pale wheat. Smells like a cross between a lightly hoped wheat and a Zwickle--very big floral nodes against a background of saltines and grain. A nice, refreshing, and quite spritely smell.
Tastes good, but not quite as good as it smells. The grassy floral zip is a bit muted, replaced by nodes of dried and pressed flowers that are more like potpourri than fresh dandelions. Starts out flowery, gets sweet and lightly wheaty, ends dry. Plenty of variegation with no off nodes.
Magic Hat's flagships are almost all very good. I'll never understand the animosity these guys generate.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 20:22:20 | More by mynie
3.43/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with some sort of code on the side. Acquired as part of the spring variety pack. I've had this beer before, but I don't remember what it was like, so I'm excited to revisit it.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a hazed bright golden colored body with some nice sediment floating about. One finger of fizzy bubbly white head with nice staying power. Some soapy lacing. Looks good.
S - Smell is pretty light, but pleasant enough. Bready pale malt presence. Grassy / herbal with some light florals, and I might even say actual dandelion at times. Crisp fruity yeast presence. Mild hop derived citrus / lemon. It's nice, but it's faint.
T - Taste follows the nose - pale / bready / honeyed malts, crisp earthy yeast, & some grain / wheat / husk flavor.
M - Feel is crisp and clean. Smooth, easy-drinking, and light-bodied with good solid carbonation. Lightly bitter / dry.
Overall, I thought it was pleasant and simple enough, and would definitely be a likely contender for repeat drinking on a hot summer day. I'm not sure why this beer has such a low rating, but it definitely deserves higher. I'm a fan of these spring seasonal beers that Magic Hat does like this one and the Magic Hat HiCu, and I look forward to more.
Magic Hat Pistil ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 01:41:12 | More by mfnmbvp
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.