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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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Ratings: 700 |  Reviews: 124
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ColdWaffles
2.97/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Magic Hat Pistil

Poured into a standard pint from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Light golden ale with a light white head with good lacing. 3.5/5

Smell: Kind of grassy, not particularly strong. 3.25/5

Taste: Light flavor, slightly floral, underwhelming. 2.75/5

Mouthfeel: Light, fizzy almost watery ale. 2.75

This is not particularly good. Maybe I need to wait for Summer to like this, but I wish I didn't buy it. 3/5

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1/5  rDev -69%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jjchristiano
1.98/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Maybe one of the worst craft beers I have had.
I keep trying different offerings from Magic Hat because I am a fan of #9 and I most often find some real duds. This is one of those. Another was their beet colored beer. Just terrible. I guess they are "one beer wonder" brewery.

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Photo of bdaggett
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank quite a long time ago. I remember liking the beer but wish I had more, so I can actually review it now. Would most likely rate lower. Hopefully I can still find some.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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