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Torch Pilsner - Foothills Brewing Company

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82
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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-2005)
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-03-2013 22:21:34 | More by dmk91
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-21-2013 21:23:46 | More by baklo
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-19-2013 01:09:09 | More by grumpygerman
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-12-2013 16:13:42 | More by TEAMHOLT
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-11-2013 17:21:12 | More by DaPan
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-10-2013 20:35:14 | More by pheelingIt
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-09-2013 13:49:02 | More by KevinGordon
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-09-2013 02:32:24 | More by marley2112
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CMOrak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-30-2013 19:44:53 | More by CMOrak
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Good head retention & pretty good lacing

S: Breadyness & floral hops, perfumy notes as this warms

T: Follows the nose, dryness & flinty hops up front. Lemons, breadyness, & even a touch of grapefruit as this warms. Finishes bready, crisp, & lemony

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, great balance

Super easy drinking pils. Not perfect but one I would buy again if I could get it here. I liked this as much as Prima Pils

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 03:14:29 | More by russpowell
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-20-2013 12:56:17 | More by twowheelssoar
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-20-2013 02:19:26 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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MarkyyMarkk

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-20-2013 01:29:53 | More by MarkyyMarkk
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fmccormi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my tall Ommegang flute; no bottle dating, but this was purchased just this past week at Sam’s Quick Shop in Durham, NC, and generally speaking these bottles have a pretty good turnover in-state so I’m assuming it’s suitably fresh.

Appearance (3.75): Three solid fingers of cream-colored foam rise off of the pour easily, capping a crystal-clear, purely golden-colored body. Very good retention, with the head dying down slowly, leaving a rocky cap and scattered suds here and there, and a couple of fat splotches of lace.

Smell (4.5): This is, in my head, how pale, golden pilsners are supposed to smell: beautiful floral, slightly metallic hops scents with a rustic, spicy, pale grain character with bright, lemony and cracker notes. It has that sweet scent of fresh water, too, which is hard to describe but I love (because what the hell would it mean to anyone if I said it smelled like water?).

Taste (4.25): Nice, grassy and floral hops play with the grainy, crisp malt body, which comes off first as dry and crackery but shows a deeper, subtle sweetness after the initial wash of hops and water crackers. There’s a really nice, nutty character that melds with the lightly toasted grain, too. And there’s that distinctive blend of clean, nutty yeast and very bright, floral, grassy, and lemony hops, which to me is what makes a classic pilsner.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Soft, filling carbonation that tingles all over before it goes down really marks the feel, which is somewhat lighter than medium-weight—very refreshing, very crisp, and quenching without sacrificing feel.

Overall (4.25): This is an excellent pilsner. I’d love to have this in my neck of the woods, because it’s so well-crafted for the style that it’d be a great cross-over beer for those who aren’t so familiar with or deep into craft. Great for hot weather drinking. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of pilsners or looking for local talent when in North Carolina.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 23:53:31 | More by fmccormi
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-12-2013 01:21:11 | More by GoodOmens1986
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-09-2013 16:19:31 | More by Duvel
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-09-2013 07:35:32 | More by RoryOMoore
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pauldave1976

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -65.7%

03-03-2013 23:22:28 | More by pauldave1976
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is poured a lighter golden color with a one finger white colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is mainly of lightly toasted grain with light notes of caramel and a citrus and grassy hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and bready taste that is a little on the drier side. As the taste advances light hop flavors initially of a citrus flavor and then more of a grassy flavor come to the tongue. These hop flavors take the taste to its end, with the grassy increasing in potency as time goes on (but never becoming too strong), with all the flavors combining to in the end leave a grassy and bready flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is very
average. The thinner body is rather nice for the grainier and lighter flavors of the brew and when combined with the moderate carbonation make for a quite easy drinking brew.

Overall – . It is refreshing and relatively crisp with a decent herbal hop profile. A decent and pretty easy drinking pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:55:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2013 19:23:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2013 03:17:49 | More by mjenkins5
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JordanPP

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-19-2013 00:22:28 | More by JordanPP
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SconesSPE


3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

A: Nice gold pour and slightly sudsy head. Not very thick, but existent.

S: Nice bready aroma that I like to smell in Pils

T: Really plain. The hop balance is off, giving it a bit of bitter but no real balance to complement the grain goodness.

M: This is the saving grace. A light to medium body that goes down well. I could really enjoy putting back one after another on a hotter day.

O: A really nice try. It's refreshing, crisp, and feels like I just stuffed my mouth with wonderbread and butter (which I like). However, the hop schedule needs tweaking to finish this beer. I'm going to try it again in the summer, just to see if I like it better. End all, much better than generic pilsners out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:58:15 | More by SconesSPE
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-09-2013 16:42:25 | More by BigGingDrinker
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goodhearing


5/5  rDev +37.4%

02-06-2013 01:53:01 | More by goodhearing
Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.