Brewsday Tuesday: Pistil
The second beer from the Magic Hat mix pack is Pistil. It is billed as “beer brewed with dandelion.” I never thought about putting dandelions in beer, and as I popped the top I hoped it would be drinkable. Cheers!
Brewed by: Magic Hat Brewing Company
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Style/ABV: Herbed / Spiced Beer / 4.5%
Appearance: Pours a hazy straw colored yellow with a one finger white head that quickly fades. No lacing is present.
Smell: Spicy yeast, light malts and something that resembles fresh cut grass. Must be the dandelion.
Taste: Grassy and floral with some spiciness from the yeast. A bit bitter at the end with lingering grass/lemon notes. Interesting.
Mouthfeel: Medium with medium carbonation. Crisp.
Overall: I was skeptical about drinking a beer brewed with dandelions, but this won me over. The grass/lemon flavors of the dandelions give this beer something unique and it was very refreshing. I would not hesitate to grab a 6-pack of this on a hot and humid North Florida day.
Final Grade: B+