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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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671 Ratings

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 63 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

DrinkSlurm, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

benevolent6elk, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

baklo, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

BlueMoon10, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

indy14jonesy, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of RickS95
2.7/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12-ounce bottle

It's a nice looking beer, looking more like a wit than anything. Golden straw color with a haziness to it. The head is brilliant white, a finger and a half thick, and has great retention. As it finally falls, it leaves a nice, sticky lace behind.

The smell is nothing more than a bit player as it's anything but overwhelming. What's there is slightly acidic and faintly herbal...Earthy.

A swing and a miss in taste. Very spicy, though I can't pinpoint which spices. Pale malts dominate with the spices, and it tastes very pils-like. I don't know what dandelions taste like, but I can see it in this beer. A little bit of mint in the finish.

It's bitter from beginning to end. The herbal spiciness lasts the whole sip as well. It's light bodied and has almost no alcohol presence at all. Moderate carbonation produces a fairly dry, crisp finish.

I've had this beer in the fridge for a couple months now, a bit scared to drink it. Unfortunately, it's about what I expected. It's bitter like an IPA, just not in a good way. Not sure how I'm going to get through five more to finish the sixer.

RickS95, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

suspect, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

In_Control_Mike, Apr 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

JakeDebus, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

cbcrunch, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

buckyp, Apr 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Bieniek30, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Scott1970, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

EatonHops, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

wrightst, Apr 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

sgttibbs, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

spedprof, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

zeff80, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

DonDonLongJohn, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow/orange color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is very floral and citrusy, it feels like I should be drinking this outside in a meadow under a tree in the spring time.

T- The taste starts out with some malts with some citrusy acidity and peppery spiciness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, Pistil was a unique beer that I'm glad I tried but it is not something that I would purchase again.

cjgator3, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

dmorgan310, Apr 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Focusf111, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

GFD400, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly orange tinged yellow. It's not exactly clear, and has a fizzy white head. There is next to no lacing following the rapid depletion of the foam. The aroma is quite good, mostly consisting of citrus esters, as well as herbs, honey, and yeast. For the flavor, bready grains dominate, with buttery hazelnut, tea leaves, and some subtle hops. There's a very bitter backbone and sour, dry finish. Definitely a bit of a grassy, vegetal aftertaste. This is very easy to drink however and none of the flavors are very loud. Average beer - more of a novelty but not a very bold one at that.

Neorebel, Apr 12, 2013
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.