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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a golden with an enormous amount of suspended floaties and a big, fluffy white head. Aroma stings the nostrils. Definitely floral, but earthy in a weird way. Flavor is very earthy, a bit sour. Kinda like a light Berliner Weisse. Also finishes slightly metallic, which isn’t very nice. Still wouldn’t be bad on a hot day while grilling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Yellow color, thin white ring. Aroma of sweet malt with, ODDLY enough, dandelion flowers. The scent of flowers is very faint in the nose, you really have to look for it! Very easy to drink, earthy character. Pale malts flavor in the finish, along with some flavors of hops, and an unfamiliar grassy taste. Definitely some sort of bitter flower/plant flavors are lingering in there. Some bread flavors in a dry finish. If the was not marketed as a Dandelion Ale, I probably would have thought it was an off flavored Magic Hat. (3669)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy white head that sticks around for awhile. The smell is sweet, malty, with some yeast and floral notes. It has a nice sweet background that is harder to describe but like the smell of a nice summer night. Taste is not nearly as sweet as the smell would have indicated, the flavor starts malty but moves into a unique bitterness, that does not taste like hops. I can only assume this is from the dandelion as this is my first dandelion beer. The bitter sticks around through the aftertaste, and gets stronger, almost to the point of a lip smacking bitter. The mouthfeel is nice a crisp light beer, smooth and easy to drink. If the bottle didn’t display the dandelion I would have had a hard time guessing that one. No overpowering flavors, a nice enjoyable beer, overall it is well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with minimal white head. Overall some garden notes of dirt and flowers with a moderate level of diacetyl. Some flower sweetness and some faint presence of lactic acid. Light body. Diacetyl really gets in the way here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (797) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
Tastes ok, not very impressive, short sweet taste. Not much too it. Interesting attempt though. Some floral sweetness that is a little bit unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a somewhat hazy, golden appearance with a cream colored head. Very floral, big herbal, grainy straw, a bit earthy aroma. Flavor is just a bit tart with just a touch of fruit and plenty of grainy malts and oats. Floral, a bit spicy, and pretty tasty. I’m tempted to pick up a sixer of this, which is a great complement from a fucken ticker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of slight grain, grass, hints of flowery notes, an earthy tone, some biscuit and bread as well. Taste is a watery mix of wet grain, bread, biscuit, some slight flower notes, earth, spice, finishing dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at restaurant in Chevy Chase. Nice amber body with big head. Nose of roasty malts and citrus. Taste is malty with citrus bursts and nice hops in the finish. Pretty good. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours yellow in color with monster head. Wheaty aroma. Wheat dandelion green flavor, mild hops. Different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden color with medium white head. Light aroma of fruit and malt. Light body with malt sweetness and a light dry fruit finish.

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