Thursday, April 5, 2012

Magic Hat Pistil Dandelion Ale Chilled Soup

Summer is in the air! I cannot wait to fire up the grill and have my first cook out...fill up the propane tank stat! So tonight is day two and I am trying to contain myself from drinking all of the flavors from the variety pack...its almost painful.  Today I decided on trying Pistil, here goes.

Appearance: Bright yellow slightly hazy with a little sediment (its an unfiltered brew)
Smell: grassy, from the dandelion, and notes of lemon citrus!
Taste: Very very refreshing, citrus lemony, grassy
Feel:  Smooth, low to medium carbonation!
Overall:  Loved this, probably my new favorite summer beer!  Unbelievably refreshing, I could drink this over and over again.
Rating:  A


• 4 cucumbers
• 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1 (12-ounce bottle) Magic Hat Pistil
• 1 large bunch fresh mint
• 1 small bunch fresh chives
• salt
• sugar
• ground black pepper

• 4 cucumbers, peeled and seeded and cut into chunks
• 1 cup plain yogurt, preferably Greek-style
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1 cup Magic Hat Pistil
• 1/2 packed cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish if desired
• 2 tablespoons chopped chives, plus more for garnish if desired
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

• Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree.
• Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.
• Taste and add more salt, sugar or pepper if needed.
• Serve, garnished with chopped mint and/or chives, if desired.

 About 6 (6-ounce) servings