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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%


Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stop and smell the petals Pistil is a summer beer unlike any other, brewed with a combination of dandelion petals, Pale and Acidulated malts, flaked oats, and Apollo and Northern Brewer hops that results in a one-of-a-kind beer with a slightly sour acidity and a smooth malt body. Perfect for taking down deep thirst.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: shand on 04-16-2012)
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Reviews by Neorebel:
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly orange tinged yellow. It's not exactly clear, and has a fizzy white head. There is next to no lacing following the rapid depletion of the foam. The aroma is quite good, mostly consisting of citrus esters, as well as herbs, honey, and yeast. For the flavor, bready grains dominate, with buttery hazelnut, tea leaves, and some subtle hops. There's a very bitter backbone and sour, dry finish. Definitely a bit of a grassy, vegetal aftertaste. This is very easy to drink however and none of the flavors are very loud. Average beer - more of a novelty but not a very bold one at that.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 01:11:49 | More by Neorebel
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Pistil – Dandelion Ale (4.5%) - Magic Hat (Vermont)
☆☆☆

App: Pours a very pale straw color and throws an airy, one finger chalk white head that settles slowly. Some particulate matter floating around, with a thick cake of sediment at the bottom. Not sure if this is part of what you get with a dandelion ale, or if this one's been sitting in the cooler for a while. Not unlike the hop sediment seen in a lot of unfiltered pale ales.

Smell: Bouquet is very mild with some grain like sweetness and a slight hint of new growth and apricot. Some hints of weed like bitterness.

Taste: Pretty light on flavor. Some cereal graininess and a slightly fruity, apricot like tartness. Bitterness is very mild. Similar in flavor to New Belgium's Paardebloem, but not as pronounced in flavor. Mild, grainy, and slightly sweet, with a very slight herbal bitterness on the aftertaste. Flavors linger for a long time after the swallow. Very drinkable, but not super engaging. Good hot weather beer.

Mouth: Mild-medium body with assertive carbonation that is a little stinging. Suits this beer as a good hot weather session.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 3/31/14.

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Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.