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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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659 Ratings

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of Scott1970
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Scott1970, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

EatonHops, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

wrightst, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -7.4%

sgttibbs, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of spedprof
4/5  rDev +23.5%

spedprof, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

zeff80, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of DonDonLongJohn
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

DonDonLongJohn, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
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
Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -7.4%

dmorgan310, Apr 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Focusf111, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

GFD400, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

tmm313, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

randylangford, Apr 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

henryhampton, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

jdibbs, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

dmawer, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Buck6196, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

gshackles, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

BigRob329, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.


AlexFields, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

BigTrubble, Apr 05, 2013
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.