Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Magic Hat Pistil (5/10)
Pistil is a beer brewed with Dandelion petals, Pale and Acidulated malts, flaked oats, Apollo hops, and Northern Brewer hops.
It pours a pale, cloudy yellow color. There is a small amount of white head that doesn't last long.
I didn't get any particular aroma from the beer.
The flavor starts malty and slightly bitter, and finishes bitter. It's not a hoppy kind of bitterness, either. It's more like kale or a similar vegetable. Overall, I found the effect mildly unpleasant. I'll be happy if I never drink this again. It's one of those occasions that I'm happy to have purchased only a 5-ounce sample glass.
RateBeer gives this a 42 overall and a 46 for the style. Beer Advocate gives it a 75 or "average" rating.
As I mentioned above, I sampled this at The Daily Growler. I've seen it at the Giant Eagle near Bethel and Sawmill, and Kenny Road Market.
MY Rating: 5/10