Pistil | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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700 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
700
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
91
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours golden with short-lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of piney hops and pale malt. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is of piney hops, biscuit malt and some weird staff. Finish is long and leafy. This brew is strange.

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3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

undated 12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pour is clear with fine-grained carbonation and a durable white head. A thin partial coat of sediment was left on the bottom of the bottle.

Surprised by the moderately intense and mainly hoppy aroma. Nice balance of hops and malt, leaving this surprisingly hoppy brew a touch sweet at the start and mildly bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Dandelion, unless specially treated, is very bitter too, so the absence of a solid smack of bitterness is surprising. The contribution of the dandelion is subtle, however. Mildly tart too, with a hint of citrus.

M: Crisp; medium-light body with medium+ carbonation; semi-dry finish.

Overall: A tasty and distinct ale worth seeking out, and worth selecting when a summertime refresher is desired that's bolder than usual.

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2.32/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: The load pffft when I opened the bottle was a giveaway that this beer was going to have a lot of carbonation and it pours out almost all foam though though the liquid buids with a slightly hazy honey color over time; of course, the flip side of overcarbonation is typically great head retention and plenty of lacing

Smell: Grassy and herbal with a cooked vegetable character

Taste: Rather neutral malt flavors, up front, but then the lemony herbal and rather medicinal dandelion flavors take over; tart finish with the cooked vegetables underneath

Mouthfeel: Watery and overcarbonated

Overall: I'm really quite disappointed with this beer and find it hard to take another sip

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy gold with a towering white sea foam head.

S: Oat, malt, vague grassiness.

T: Malt with some flavor I cannot identify, grassiness (most likely the dandelions).

M: Medium

O: An easy drinking beer for summer. Decent body, some grassy flavor, a bit of oat, good malt backbone, and a slight bitterness in the finish. Overall, the flavor is not that interesting considering the ingredient.

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