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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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676 Ratings

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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 66 | 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 Ecxeeder616
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear pale golden yellow, with a small amount of suspended particles, and I didn't notice those until looking closely. There is a very light, but persistent bubble stream and hardly any head.

It smells like balloons, straw, and either pine or rosemary.

Fairly decent taste. There is a very light citrus profile, and it is very clean and refreshing. Malt is very light and provides minimal sweetness. The sweetness is equal to a bowl of rice Chex, i guess in a way there is a rice cake quality to the taste, but not in a bad way.

Feels a bit tannic, similar to iced tea. It's very light, with medium tingle.

Doppelbockulus, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Pinnerjo
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Pinnerjo, Jan 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Lob, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Lukass, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
3/5  rDev -7.1%

BeerLover99, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

DMB, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Scott_at_Beer_Frog, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

mrmitsui29, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Orange, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

cliff1066, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

laurastradford, Dec 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

CraftBeerGuild, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

MisterWalk, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Mack, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of bturton
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer, it really surprised me. I was expecting it to be a somewhat bitter flavor, but it did not have that at all, to my taste and I'm very against bitter/hoppy beers (not a fan of anything IPA). It was my favorite out of it's variety pack, aside from the classic #9.

bturton, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden pear color with a fading one inch ivory head that dissipates into a bubbly layer of foam.

Aroma is dominated by grainy malt and corn adjuncts, followed by light notes of citrus and floral hops.

Flavor is decidedly tart, with peach undertones commandeering the profile. Wheat and bready malt form a weak backbone, carrying into a lightly bitter, fairly dry finish. Pear, lemon, and floral hops surface as it warms.

Body is moderate to light, with high carbonation.

Saw this on a whim and hadn't tried it before. Didn't expect the tart flavor. It's drinkable. Not spectacular, too many adjuncts and fairly simple, but decent for magic hat.

barczar, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Felgenlager, Oct 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

bhawk1, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

mitch3114, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

kjkinsey, Sep 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

STUPIDcody, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

AntLeatherface, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a mini pilsner glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy light yellowish white with a 1 finger fizzy white head. Dissipates after a minute. No real lacing. Ample visible carbonation.

S: A grassy light floral smell with a bitter characteristic. Does remind me of a dandelion stem. Some light pale malts in the background. Maybe some wheat.

T: Real light malts, wheat and a bitterness from hop and the flowers. A very interesting beer that is unique in taste. Lingering wheat maltiness.

M: A real light body that comes off a little watery. Crisp and clean finish though.

Overall something worth a try but glad I only got one bottle. Might be better for someone fearful of flavor.

CloudStrife, Sep 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.