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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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649 Ratings

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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 riversider76:
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New York

2.84/5  rDev -12.1%

Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Not much retention, but decent lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops with some spice. Body is thin and fizzy. Taste is of bitter fruit up front with a rather sour finish. Some hints of spice. For me,this was barley drinkable.

02-17-2013 21:33:49 | More by riversider76
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-21-2014 23:49:33 | More by jonny1138
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-11-2014 00:34:02 | More by SunDevilBeer
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

04-28-2013 05:02:00 | More by TTripp725
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-14-2014 03:49:41 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-07-2012 00:32:45 | More by TimoP
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3.2/5  rDev -0.9%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed yellow color, good frothing on top.

SMELL: Bready, lemon grass, yeast, vegtal, spicy

TASTE: Crisp, gummy, grainy, grassy, taffy, peppery, lemon pith, nutty, semi-dry finish

Decent but not much to it, some vague flavors from the danelions perhaps ... too subtle IMO. A basic cloudy unidentified brew at best.

05-14-2012 02:04:15 | More by Jason
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New York

2.7/5  rDev -16.4%

Bottle poured a pint glass.

A: hazy golden color

S: slightly harsh smell of citrus and flowers

T: could not get to the flower taste over the taste of citrus. Absent these flavors this beer tastes like a slightly sour wheat beer with a rotten lemon in it.

M: smooth, highly carbonated, light to medium body.

O: MH missed the mark with this one and I will be struggling to finish the 6pack.

04-01-2013 01:44:55 | More by MikePags
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3.18/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a thin the head. Mild lacing on the grass.

Smell: Deceiving skunky smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth light bodied. Taste of mild hops, floral notes, and earthy/grassy notes.

Overall: The smell was off putting but this was actually a pretty good beer.

04-29-2014 19:56:59 | More by Cavanaghty
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-11-2012 23:25:11 | More by MisterWalk
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

05-09-2013 15:46:20 | More by Janeinma
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New York

3.39/5  rDev +5%

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy light golden - straw yellow color, a bit of fine sediment. A good looking tight white head with good retention, and decent lacing. A good amount of rising carbonation bubbles.

Familiar aromas of basic pale grain, almost macro lager like with maybe a hint of minerals. Just the slightest floral/ herbal thing going on, possibly from the hops and as it warms a fresh cut grass aroma is apparent.

The taste is slightly better than the aroma suggests. Sweet bready pale grain gives way to a kind of sweet tart hop, reminds me of some sort of old candy I can't quite name. A bit of lemongrass, fresh cut grass. A slight, but noticeable tartness. Finishes with a bit of hop bitterness as well.

Refreshing and light bodied. Maybe a touch on the bland but still somewhat enjoyable.

Really just another non offensive beer that any kind of beer drinker will be able to put down. Not something I'd ever buy, but I see how a few of these would work on a hot day.

03-14-2013 19:18:52 | More by dogfishandi
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-27-2013 00:31:43 | More by Mantooth
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

07-29-2012 18:52:53 | More by cb2113
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West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

03-16-2013 11:45:04 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -7.1%

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South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +14.6%

undated 12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pour is clear with fine-grained carbonation and a durable white head. A thin partial coat of sediment was left on the bottom of the bottle.

Surprised by the moderately intense and mainly hoppy aroma. Nice balance of hops and malt, leaving this surprisingly hoppy brew a touch sweet at the start and mildly bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Dandelion, unless specially treated, is very bitter too, so the absence of a solid smack of bitterness is surprising. The contribution of the dandelion is subtle, however. Mildly tart too, with a hint of citrus.

M: Crisp; medium-light body with medium+ carbonation; semi-dry finish.

Overall: A tasty and distinct ale worth seeking out, and worth selecting when a summertime refresher is desired that's bolder than usual.

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1/5  rDev -69%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.33/5  rDev +3.1%

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy gold with a towering white sea foam head.

S: Oat, malt, vague grassiness.

T: Malt with some flavor I cannot identify, grassiness (most likely the dandelions).

M: Medium

O: An easy drinking beer for summer. Decent body, some grassy flavor, a bit of oat, good malt backbone, and a slight bitterness in the finish. Overall, the flavor is not that interesting considering the ingredient.

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Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.