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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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75
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628 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 43 | 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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LoveStout

New York

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 23:57:50 | More by LoveStout
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +8%

05-25-2014 20:02:26 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 16:17:51 | More by acurtis
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Slightly cloudy pale dandelion, white head, little lacing. Decent presentation of carbonation. Bottle art is colorful and inviting.

S: Muddied herbs, dough.

T: Definitely herbacious, like dry grass, but without anything to really oppose or balance it. Light malt is in there too.

M: Light, perfect carbonation for drinkability.

O: Faint, indistinct, and not quite tasty flavors and nose take away from this otherwise light and sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 05:56:09 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2014 01:37:19 | More by Sspeer1
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company is only my second herbal brew. Oughtta be interesting. Oured form the bottle into a glass, this brew's head goes away FAST. Light,transparent yellow in color.

Sure smells different. Certainly an earth -and -grass about it. Can notice the oat, too.

The initial taste is a dessert-like sweetness that leaves quickly. This left me with a crisp, clean finish. Other tastes I detect include the dandelion mentioned on the label, and just general "herbiness". Nothing lingering, though. Nice&light for a spring brew. I dig it.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, as expected to compliment the taste.

a 3.5/5 overall. This wasn't as herbal tasting as I thought it would be. A great balance of strange ingredients with the familiar drinkability that comes with an ale. This is a great brew for spring AND summer on those clear-skied days where you just wanna laze about and enjoy the tiny things in life. I will buy this brew again for such occasions.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 03:44:10 | More by Caveworm
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Maltyduo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

05-24-2014 00:51:48 | More by Maltyduo
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-22-2014 22:18:51 | More by JohneHoodlum
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8%

05-17-2014 20:50:10 | More by podes
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Stermax

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

05-16-2014 16:58:02 | More by Stermax
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

05-15-2014 21:13:11 | More by braican
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bgillespie

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A hazy light straw color with a thin white head with some lacing.

Smell: Light, grass, floral.

Taste: Sweet up front with some grass. At the end, A faint hint of dandelion comes through.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A sweet, floral beer. It wold be good on a warm day. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 03:58:51 | More by bgillespie
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BrewStrong2156

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

05-14-2014 20:09:59 | More by BrewStrong2156
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-11-2014 01:39:00 | More by bigpoppa67
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ascags

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-10-2014 16:11:14 | More by ascags
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

05-05-2014 22:01:05 | More by braedon_peluso
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MorganH

Virginia

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-03-2014 20:17:30 | More by MorganH
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-03-2014 19:02:08 | More by Hellpop65
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-03-2014 00:20:54 | More by tpauer
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MyauFroto

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

05-02-2014 22:36:56 | More by MyauFroto
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njbusa

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8%

04-30-2014 23:58:58 | More by njbusa
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a thin the head. Mild lacing on the grass.

Smell: Deceiving skunky smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth light bodied. Taste of mild hops, floral notes, and earthy/grassy notes.

Overall: The smell was off putting but this was actually a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 19:56:59 | More by Cavanaghty
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

04-29-2014 18:01:22 | More by atrocity
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

04-29-2014 15:35:13 | More by Coreynezy4
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a healthy 2" frothy white head. Hazy golden color with significant carbonation bubbles. Mild lacing.
Aroma: smell is grassy, tart, and floral.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and frothy with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: unusual is the best word I can come up. A combination of floral hops with an acidic quality similar to a soft drink. There is also a grassy flavor and a lemony tartness.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 16:36:34 | More by Foyle
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.