Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by ajanesz:
2.75/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass...
Appearance - golden yellow with nice carbonation. A finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Would like to have seen more lacing. Looks light and airy, refreshing.
Smell - Scent of clover and grass with some subtle hoppiness. Does not have an overly strong aroma. Smells how it looks. Very light and summery.
Taste - Not really too much here. Very light grassy flavor. finishes dry with some bitterness. Tastes like there is some rice adjunct and possibly corn. Not sure I taste the dandelion, but there is definitely something unique about the flavor.
Mouthfeel - Dry with a very light body. Tastes similar to an Asian lager (think Kirin or Tsingtao) due to the dry finish and rice adjuncts.
Overall - Not a bad beer, but not as refreshing as many other beers this light. I dig what they tried to do with the dandelion, but I think the execution is a bit off.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 01:39:51 | More by ajanesz
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3.23/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 22:59:07 | More by ZoomanCru
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.