Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by brentk56:
2.3/5 rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Appearance: The load pffft when I opened the bottle was a giveaway that this beer was going to have a lot of carbonation and it pours out almost all foam though though the liquid buids with a slightly hazy honey color over time; of course, the flip side of overcarbonation is typically great head retention and plenty of lacing
Smell: Grassy and herbal with a cooked vegetable character
Taste: Rather neutral malt flavors, up front, but then the lemony herbal and rather medicinal dandelion flavors take over; tart finish with the cooked vegetables underneath
Mouthfeel: Watery and overcarbonated
Overall: I'm really quite disappointed with this beer and find it hard to take another sip
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2013 01:56:25 | More by brentk56
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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.