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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

663 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 57 | 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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Ratings: 663 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stckhndlr
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A- so many reviews stating that this beer is clear, but I am failing to see it. White foam on top of a dandelion colored beer that is filled with a ton of sediment and and bottom of the bottom flotsam. No notes on the bottle advising to pour slowly.

S- it has a faint sweet floral aroma. Nothing overpowering, but pleasant.

T- It has a spicy floral flavor with a bit of bitters on the finish. Definitely has that pollen aromatic feel to it. It has a finish that hop heads will appreciate. it just lingers on and on.

M- A bit thin but balanced.

O- It wasn't a terrible beer, Nothing to run out of your way to get but if you have a chance, give it a shot for something just a bit different.

stckhndlr, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of squezey
1/5  rDev -69.1%

squezey, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of skelton00
3/5  rDev -7.4%

skelton00, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of RobTheKnob
3.5/5  rDev +8%

RobTheKnob, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Mark88
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Mark88, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of meehandennis
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

meehandennis, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Badger6
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a flimsy white head that receded pretty quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: Malty with a hint of mint, citrus and wet grass on the nose. There is a floral aroma blending into the nose, perhaps the dandelion, but not clear. The smell is overall subdued.

T: Malty flavors layered with mint, grasses, citrus and floral (dandelion?) notes. The hop bite in the finish is minimal. Finishes sour, with no detectable aftertaste.

M: Watery. Light mouthfeel with high carbonation. Smooth, but watery.

O: Not a standout. Seemed interesting but really was not. Was not bad, but for something so unique on the label, the beer just didn't really deliver.

Badger6, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

CaverDave, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Wukk, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

jharris0624, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

LoudRed, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Johnroby, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

RVigz, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of WunderLlama
2.29/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into pint glass

Nice white foam head with good lacings. Tiny carbonation in translucent golden yellow liquid.

Aroma is sour and almost skunky.

Light, watery, sour, some carbonation.

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do like them here, I do like them there. I do not like this beer.

WunderLlama, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

WVbeergeek, Jan 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

DeFaz, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

TR0219, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

crowsnest, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

bmjivi221, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Hefeweizie, Dec 11, 2013
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.