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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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688 Ratings

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 80 | 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:
Beer added by: shand on 04-16-2012

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
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.66/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured this Herbed beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy golden/yellow color, produced an average white head, average retention and left very nice lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread, lemon citrus, cooked veggies and coriander. Medium in body, a foundation of malted grain, white pepper, lemon, and grassy bittering hops. Can't say that I can detect the danelions, but then again- I usually pull them out of my yard, can't say I've ever consumed one. Maybe this spring. Overall, decent session beer- but it sounds more interesting then it really is- This danelion ale had me swinging my hips, prancing around the kitchen, dipped in gold (A La Joe Pesci) - If you want to have this much fun, try this Ale- You won't be disappointed. WWSTCWBD?

Photo of silverking
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had to try this beer. It pours a hazy light gold with a white head. Head retention is moderate, but the lacing is lacking. The aroma is grassy and floral, and it smells a little nectar like. The taste is surprisingly light. Grassy with a bit of malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering taste of salad greens. Definately not what I was expecting. It has a relitivley light mouthfeel and it is vigorously carbonated. Unique, but not great.

Photo of hosehead83
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, pale gold in color, with a short head of foam.
Aroma-Faintly floral, pale malt
Taste-Pale malt, lemongrass. Light-bodied and refreshing but lacking any real substance,. like a dandelion puff in the wind.

Photo of SakellariosVouvalis
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tastymug
3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a one finger head that lingers. Lacing and lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Sweet, grassy smell. Almost like the aroma of a mild summer day.

Taste: Tastes grassy, grainy, but has a slight sour taste to it. There’s a mild vegetable aftertaste. A unique flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: Actually pretty medium-bodied which surprised me. It finishes very smooth.

Overall: On first try I wasn’t sure I would like this beer, but after a couple more sips it grew on me and I found myself wanting to finish the beer. I think it’s the hint of the grassy/vegetable flavor that threw me off, with that little bit of additional sour taste, but it would probably be a really nice beer to enjoy with friends on the patio on a nice day.

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is slightly sweet, some malts and grains. Taste is crisp and light, malts, some floral notes, very easy drinking and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall isa decent beer, I would probably enjoy it more in the summertime.

Photo of brewtus
2.52/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours straw yellow with a small head. Smells like a bag of frozen mixes vegetables, slightly floral, very earth. Tastes like it smells, vegetables, grassy, pretty gross. Overall I'd say try this 12o bottle with a few friends, it's absolutely a novelty beer and I'll be shocked if I ever see anyone buy a sixpack. I like the idea, dont like the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.82/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.