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Torch Pilsner - Foothills Brewing Company

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82
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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Torch Pilsner
A well structured, Czech-style pilsner. Torch is strong in alcohol with a rich, full finish. Good mouth feel and well-balanced Czech Saaz hops ensure that Torch is not your typical pilsner.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.3%
Color (SRM): 3.7
Bitterness (IBUs): 35
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AVAILABILITY
Year-round

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-2005)
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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden hued with great clarity. Just a faint wisp of foam partially covers the top. Aroma of Saaz hops and Czech lager yeast is prevalent. Mouth is crisp and refreshing. The taste is a nice gentle Saaz hop bitterness that beckons for additional sips.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a little deeper golden color than alot of pilsners with a fluffy white head that took awhile to come down,aromas of lightly toasted grain and corn husk and very fresh.Nice and well rounded pils here a firm dry malt base holds up very nice to a lip smacking dry herbal hoppy finish very clean in the finish.A nice sturdy pilsner that is very food freindly to boot,I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Guden
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of startreker
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice foamy head, that left generous lacing throughout the beer.

S. Very nice pleasing smell, reminds me of fresh made bread.

T. Lives up to what it claims. Very nicely balanced with sazz hops, and malts, that make this a pleasure to drink. Very creamy taste I might add.

M. Nice full mouth feel going on here. Not watery or overly filling, very satisfying!

O. I like this beer very much, although a bit pricey, so I would only buy this once and a while. I actually enjoy this more then Pilsner Urquell!! The balance of malts, and hops is really nice!! This is a beer, that after drinking several of them, doesn't get that awful bitter taste happening, after knocking them back all night long. That`s a huge plus in my book!!
Also proud to say, that it`s made in my home state of N.C.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.03/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz undated bottle served in a lager glass. This beer pours with a towering, sudsy, white head over a clear golden body with plenty of visible carbonation. The aroma is just as expected for this style, with a clear note of Saaz hops.

Flavor: also a rather typical pilsner with, perhaps. a touch more earthy hop flavor and bitterness than the average Czech version.

Medium-high carbonation but less crisp than optimal. Medium-light body.

Recommended for pilsner fans.

Photo of jgrachen
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Metalmonk
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a 2-finger head (like, fat fingers), blinding white, fluffy and long-lasting. Liquid is pretty much as a pils ought to be, sunny yellow-gold with excellent clarity.

Aroma is good, clearly very much to style, although it doesn't give it all up in the smell. Hints of sulfur, fresh-baked white bread, straw, light fruity hops.

Flavor-wise, this pushes all the right buttons, especially on a hot day when you're craving something on the lager side of the tracks. Earthy mineral/sulfur lays in the background and right into the finish, with bits of lemon, grapefruit, grass, white bread, biscuit and a hint of honey mingling nicely.

Well-carbonated texture gives a tickle to the tongue, although a nice creaminess peeks through. Just the slightest bit of pucker on the finish, which is interesting, and a grapefruit pith kind of thing remains the dominant taste in the finish.

An absolutely great and authentic pils. Foothills gets better and better as the days go on, and when they can brew a traditional, lower alcohol brew like this and have it impress almost as much as their much more limited bourbon-barrel experiments, you know they're doing it right.

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Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.