Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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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.
04-05-2013 22:58:28 | More by AlexFields
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
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
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
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
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
74 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.