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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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75
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625 Ratings
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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 43 | 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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amhatfield3

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

10-16-2013 22:33:45 | More by amhatfield3
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

10-16-2013 22:27:35 | More by Bouder32
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I bought this because I thought the bottle looked cool and the idea of a dandelion beer was intriguing. I did like the finish -- the aftertaste was balanced.

Unfortunately, I found the overall taste to be like licking dandelion milk off a stem, which wasn't thrilling. I don't think I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 20:12:24 | More by pourmeadrink
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.4%

10-12-2013 03:11:12 | More by jnardone235
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -7.4%

10-05-2013 14:07:35 | More by ROGUE16
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

3/4 pint of ale brewed with dandelion poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw, yellow with a decent white head that stays throughout. Sporadic lacing sticks on the pint glass.

Smell: Lemon, grass, bready malt, and a hint of mint on the nose, but very subtle overall. I also smell something floral...maybe dandelion, but not distinct.

Taste: Like the nose, grass, mint, bread and floral notes. No real alcohol present in the taste. This beer has a lite hop bite in the finish. It is also rather sour in the finish.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Smooth over the palate, but too watery.

Overall: Nothing outstanding here, except this beer's appearance. I would not reach for it again. I was very disappointed by what seemed like an interesting idea in this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 21:33:40 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-01-2013 15:17:23 | More by Varkias41
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

09-24-2013 03:20:09 | More by Kahlerbock
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MMoncrief

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

09-22-2013 03:30:27 | More by MMoncrief
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +8%

09-15-2013 16:32:06 | More by jim_carignan
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bonsaihippie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

09-15-2013 04:02:25 | More by bonsaihippie
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jamesewelch

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

09-14-2013 12:26:28 | More by jamesewelch
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Saison9s

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +23.5%

09-11-2013 01:37:28 | More by Saison9s
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stangski83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

09-09-2013 00:08:55 | More by stangski83
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CottomanEmpire

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

09-06-2013 01:26:19 | More by CottomanEmpire
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-29-2013 00:02:13 | More by tmhoye
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +8%

08-28-2013 12:55:05 | More by kushlash23
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rsmith120686

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

08-26-2013 19:27:56 | More by rsmith120686
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alemiester

New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

08-25-2013 20:26:52 | More by alemiester
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Cooker_stp

New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

08-20-2013 17:14:07 | More by Cooker_stp
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beergoot

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Partly cloudy, yellow bodied beer with good carbonation and a decent white head. Bready, grassy aroma; rather soft and subdued. Grainy, bitter flavor; yeasty. Medium-bodied; dry finish.

A weird little beer. It's not bad yet I can't quite figure this one out. I suppose the dandelions have something to do with this beer, but it's really difficult to figure out what they add to it. Drinkable but not memorable.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 00:04:14 | More by beergoot
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

08-12-2013 20:33:23 | More by mpalestino
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Slay40

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

08-11-2013 02:15:07 | More by Slay40
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ercxi

Alabama

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-09-2013 23:35:49 | More by ercxi
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

08-09-2013 18:54:28 | More by rorjets
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.