Pistil | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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.

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pistil from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.27 out of 5 based on 700 ratings.
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