Pistil | Magic Hat Brewing Company

PistilPistil
BA SCORE
3.23/5
700 Ratings
PistilPistil
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by shand on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
700
pDev:
17.03%
Bros Score:
3.21
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
91
Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dandelion beer is a fine choice for a dandy gentleman such as myself.

Pours hazy, like a pale wheat. Smells like a cross between a lightly hoped wheat and a Zwickle--very big floral nodes against a background of saltines and grain. A nice, refreshing, and quite spritely smell.

Tastes good, but not quite as good as it smells. The grassy floral zip is a bit muted, replaced by nodes of dried and pressed flowers that are more like potpourri than fresh dandelions. Starts out flowery, gets sweet and lightly wheaty, ends dry. Plenty of variegation with no off nodes.

Magic Hat's flagships are almost all very good. I'll never understand the animosity these guys generate.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of code on the side. Acquired as part of the spring variety pack. I've had this beer before, but I don't remember what it was like, so I'm excited to revisit it.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a hazed bright golden colored body with some nice sediment floating about. One finger of fizzy bubbly white head with nice staying power. Some soapy lacing. Looks good.

S - Smell is pretty light, but pleasant enough. Bready pale malt presence. Grassy / herbal with some light florals, and I might even say actual dandelion at times. Crisp fruity yeast presence. Mild hop derived citrus / lemon. It's nice, but it's faint.

T - Taste follows the nose - pale / bready / honeyed malts, crisp earthy yeast, & some grain / wheat / husk flavor.

M - Feel is crisp and clean. Smooth, easy-drinking, and light-bodied with good solid carbonation. Lightly bitter / dry.

Overall, I thought it was pleasant and simple enough, and would definitely be a likely contender for repeat drinking on a hot summer day. I'm not sure why this beer has such a low rating, but it definitely deserves higher. I'm a fan of these spring seasonal beers that Magic Hat does like this one and the Magic Hat HiCu, and I look forward to more.

Magic Hat Pistil ---3.5/5

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Smallish white head just sort of sits above a clear very well carbonated pale golden colored beer.

Lemony aroma with a bit of light malts blended in.

Light tart lemony citrus taste that seems to bring just a hint of some spices along, giving this an almost lemony pepper taste, but on the very light side of that equation.

A light dry aftertaste that seems to have a bit of the lemony aspects remaining with this lighter bodied drink.

Considering this is listed as a Herbed/Spiced Beer I would have to say this one is on the lighter side of that equation and it is a very easy to drink beer without the negative tastes that come with beers like Bud Light. If you want to ween a light American lager drinker on to better beers, something like this or Shiner Bock would be good gateway beers.

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Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 700 ratings
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