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Pistil - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

686 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 70 | 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 GiantMidget
4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Josiah2729
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Golden yellow with small head

Smell: Dandelion, some light malts, light hops

Taste: Herbs, light spiciness, dandelion, and some light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, thin texture

Overall: Interesting beer brewed with dandelions. Was a unique experience, not something I could do often, but was worth trying.

Photo of SlaughteredWolf
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - bright, golden yellow with a short-lived, fizzy, white head

S - herbal, spicy hop aromas

T - faintly herbal, spicy hops, lightly malty, a hint of dandelions, a bit bitter

M - light bodied, a bit crisp

This is a unique beer to me. I was surprised that the dandelion notes came through. The herbal, spicy hop characters dominate however. This is light and a bit bitter. Ultimately, this is easily drinkable, but I'll pass in the end.

Photo of Beer21
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarrellK
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of matjack85
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up this single brown 12oz bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for 1 bottle. I believe this to be my first dandelion beer, not surprisingly coming from a company known for brewing beer with unusual ingredients.

The beer poured a cloudy yellow color that looked sort of like lemonade. The 1-finger white head lasted a few minutes and lacing was decent.

Very interesting smell - floral and lemony with faint bready maltiness and spice.

I never ate a dandelion before, but I picked up what I perceived to be an herbal dandelion flavor with a peppery kick. It's slightly bitter with a touch of malty sweetness for balance. The lemon that I picked up in the nose was also there, but not as strong as the nose would lead you to expect.

Very light bodied with spritzy carbonation.

It's not a flavor I would crave, but I'm glad I tried it.

Photo of GR_Rick
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light and fruity pale/wheat malt scent along with hints of dandelion and other floral notes. It's dry with a touch of earthiness. The taste is average. Again, it's light and refreshing with a solid fruity/floral character. It goes down really smooth with a bone dry finish. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a rather quaffable beer with a refreshingly interesting flavor and outstanding aroma.

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JohnnyMc
2.85/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A very interesting brew from Magic Hat.

Pours out a nice bright and hazy yellow with a ton of carbonation and a nice 2 finger fluffy white head.

The aroma has a lot of bready and yeasty notes along with floral notes and what I assume is dandelion.

The taste has a lot of the same bready/yeasty notes from the aroma, there is a slight hint of floral characteristics, there is the dandelion I assume (haven't tasted it before) and it finishes with some lemon/citrus zesty notes.

I like the carbonation level, but the body is a little too thin and the hops are buried under everything else. Not a bad summer beer, but nothing more.

Photo of Didier
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of tobelerone
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery, another oddball offering from Magic Hat that doesn’t quite make it for me. Brewed with dandelion flowers; has a distinctly floral character as well but not necessarily an appetizing one. Looks nice enough; hazy golden color with a cap of slowly settling white foam and decent lacing. Aroma is all floral; slight citrus and bready malt notes underneath, but distinctly one-dimensional.

The flavor is also assertively flowery; with lesser citrus hop and bready, sweet malt notes. The flowery taste isn’t a hoppy one but comes from the addition of the flowers to the boil and is a little strange to me. On top of that the beer is a little fizzy and the body is watery.

I can’t say I enjoyed this beer or would buy a bottle of it. I didn’t hate it but there’s so much more to enjoy I can’t see going back.

Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is apart of Magic Hats Summer Sampler pack. I was intrigued by this beer because of the label, so I felt necessary to review it.

A: The appearance of this beer is a light straw color, simuilar to the color of lemonade. Has a 2 finger foamy head with a moderate amount of lacing.

S: The smell consists of Lemon zest at the top, followed by a hint of honey, spice and floral hops.

T: The taste is a rush of tangy orange/lemon zest with some coriander present, followed by a honey aftertaste. No bready finish in this one. This is a pure summer citrus flavor.

M: This beer is light bodied and has moderate carbonation if you can see past the haze.

O: Overall this beer is a sweet comfort without tang and is enjoyable throughout any sunny day. Not available unless you get the mixed pack, but worth the buy whether you are a MH fan or not. This mixed pack has something for everyone. The label alone should catch your intrigue!

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.