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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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645 Ratings
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Ratings: 645
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 49 | 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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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2013 19:17:52 | More by imperialking
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2013 01:20:13 | More by milkbone_underwear
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

04-09-2013 00:19:32 | More by randylangford
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henryhampton

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

04-08-2013 11:40:23 | More by henryhampton
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jdibbs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-08-2013 04:26:35 | More by jdibbs
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dmawer

New York

4/5  rDev +23.8%

04-06-2013 21:49:32 | More by dmawer
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-06-2013 17:27:26 | More by Buck6196
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gshackles

New York

3/5  rDev -7.1%

04-06-2013 02:49:33 | More by gshackles
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BigRob329

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-06-2013 02:05:10 | More by BigRob329
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev -9.3%

Pours a bright, thick orange, looks like orange marmalade or something, has almost a pinkish tint as it pours, small to moderate sized head.

First thing in the nose is a bready malt character with a hint of bitterness, followed by very light hops and some odd plant like scent that I assume is the dandelions.

Taste is a fairly sweet, crisp, simple malt character that fades into that odd slightly bitter plant taste again, not much of a hop character at all.

Mouthfeel is odd, a bit watery, moderate carbonation but not particularly refreshing. Not terrible but weak.

I like this, more or less, or at least I don't really mind drinking it, but it's not very impressive.

5.9/10

04-05-2013 22:58:28 | More by AlexFields
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-05-2013 22:18:06 | More by BigTrubble
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -13.9%

Appearance: Cloudy gold.
Smell: Flowery and wheatish. Maybe a touch of citrus.
Taste: Tart and tart aftertaste. Some spice.
Mouthfeel: Light carbonation.

There is a somewhat clear smell of flower. My grandmother used to cook dandelions and I tried to link the taste, but it was a stretch. In fact it doesn't seem to have much flavor at all other than a slightly sour carbonation with a hint of citrus. I do appreciate the use of dandelions though. I think that's pretty neat. It's certainly drinkable, especially on a summer day. However, I wouldn't get this again.

04-05-2013 00:23:35 | More by TeamMathis
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

04-04-2013 03:01:28 | More by ejimhof
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.8%

04-03-2013 00:23:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +3.7%

This pours a semi-clear, golden yellow color with a thin, white head. The aroma has a lot of lemon citrus to it. The taste is thin, light, and very floral/fruity. Overall it’s not the greatest beer Magic Hat makes, but at least this will be an easy drinking beer for those hot summer days.

04-02-2013 04:47:43 | More by Lemke10
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MikePags

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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DreamsOfMarshallWharf

Wyoming

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

03-30-2013 18:43:18 | More by DreamsOfMarshallWharf
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Pinioned

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

03-29-2013 05:11:20 | More by Pinioned
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-28-2013 21:14:14 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -6.2%

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with strands of tiny bubbles gliding to a snow white film that last a few sips.

S- The faint dry papery note has a herbaceous hint to it but is pretty clean.

T- The floral nectar hint has a slight sweetness of pale malt and a soft dandelion flower taste in the aftertaste. There is a soft dry green note of hops that starts to come through as it opens.

M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz in the finish.

O- This beer is light, delicate and clean. I really could get a character of fresh dandelion flowers however there wasn’t much else in there which just left it a bit drab after the first few sips. I’m glad to dry it but also glad I don’t have a whole 6 pack of it.

03-28-2013 14:15:25 | More by rhoadsrage
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

03-27-2013 03:18:04 | More by Texasfan549
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-27-2013 00:31:43 | More by Mantooth
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twillingthenoz

New York

3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-26-2013 01:06:17 | More by twillingthenoz
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.8%

03-25-2013 23:54:44 | More by enelson
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MichaelJosephB

Kentucky

2.96/5  rDev -8.4%

S: Poured from a bottle into a bell shaped coke glass.

A: Bright, golden yellow that mimics a dandelion, with two fingers of white, soapy head.

S: Subtle sent of a fresh cut spring lawn, with no hint of hops.

T: Clean, slightly sour pilsner flavor with subtle overtones of grass. Simple and balanced. Spices? Hops? I didn't find any.

M: Lots of carbonation and kind of watery.

O: Likely very refreshing on a hot summer day, I would not drink this on any other occasion. The artwork is cool, although I wish Magic Hat would spend as much time making their brews as interesting as their bottles.

03-25-2013 18:33:05 | More by MichaelJosephB
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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