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Torch Pilsner - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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IPAaron

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-05-2014 18:10:10 | More by IPAaron
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-04-2014 19:36:23 | More by garuda
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-01-2014 19:12:14 | More by ShemRahBoo
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-31-2014 23:48:02 | More by thatoneguymike
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-30-2014 19:30:54 | More by RBorsato
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malvrich

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Brown bottle into a 14 oz. pilsner glass.

A: Slight haze to the dull straw yellow color. 1.5 finger frothy loosish white head quickly subsides leaving a very nice lace "pattern". Big bubbles!

S: Strong bready/cracker malt smell with a light but noticeable hop background. Cut herbs and crackers. Crisp, snappy and lively.

T: Dry crackery malt hits first with enough crisp herbal hops coming through to keep the beer interesting. Hops almost exactly same in strength as the barley. Well balanced is an understatement. I expect the malt not to be obscured by hops in this style and this is practically perfect, as the 2 compliment each other beautifully.

M: Not much to comment on here, but the carbonation is nice and fine textured on the tongue.
Great finish! Dry hop remnants with still that crackery "snap"plus a slight chewiness.

O: One of my very favorites recently, this is a go-to for me. It may be obvioius that I'm a pilsner guy but this is extraordinary IMO. And when it's on sale for $8/6 (which is pretty frequently here in Durham NC) it's hard for me to choose anything else. I love Torch!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 19:01:04 | More by malvrich
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-22-2014 01:15:57 | More by FLBeerGuy
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StaggerRollRoll

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-21-2014 02:02:12 | More by StaggerRollRoll
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-20-2014 15:28:56 | More by jaswilson2
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-19-2014 15:54:59 | More by SonOfKyuss
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utopiajane

New York

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice yellow with good clarity and a fat head of foam. leaves good lace. Nose is herbal. Grassy and a light grainy sweetness with a bit of husk behind it. A bit like lemongrass with a nice lightness on the nose. The taste is lovely. Bitter herbs, pungent grass and a light lemony flavor. There is some appleskin to lend a touch of sweetness in addition to the natural grainy sweetness. Dry, crisp body with a bit of hops to bring themselves forward with a touch of bitter in the finish.

Nice!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 18:41:49 | More by utopiajane
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Amalak

New York

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's a dry wheat taste there, but tame. A bit of a grassy undertone. Fairly plain. Taste more like a hefeweizen than a pilsner. Not a bad beer. Fairly refreshing. But lacks any sort of punch and it's a bit confused as far as I'm concerned when it comes to a pilsner.

It has dull straw gold color. There's a bit of a cloudy haze to it. Big foamy white head and some lacing behind. Wheaty scent to it.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 02:25:21 | More by Amalak
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some malts. Taste is grains, hops, some malts, a touch of lemon, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 12:08:41 | More by tone77
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-05-2014 00:47:24 | More by dcs1548
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cdoan4

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-30-2014 15:03:30 | More by cdoan4
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-23-2014 08:40:01 | More by Sanchezrox23
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2014 09:43:59 | More by SocalKicks
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drsarver

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-14-2014 02:23:30 | More by drsarver
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Beejay

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A very yellow color, almost grapefruit. The body of the beer is a bit on the hazy side. A good amount of soft looking pure white head.

S: Light grain, a little bit of honey and some lemon balm aroma. Fresh and crisp.

T: There is a good amount of herbal flavor, as well as some lemony flavors. The bitterness is fairly noticable, and comes through especially in the finish. I would like a little more of the grain to come though.

M: Medium light, crisp, with high carbonation. The finish lingers with residual bitterness, and perhaps a little bit of a tannic feel.

O: Overall it is pretty easy drinking, but I feel like the bitterness level on this guy is a little high for my tastes.. I want a crisp and clean finish that this one falls short on.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:23:40 | More by Beejay
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2014 22:28:10 | More by lccrunchy
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MDF

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-04-2014 13:11:33 | More by MDF
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mdfb79

New York

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/29/14 notes. Had on tap at Fireworks in Arlington, VA.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grains, wheat, dough, light fruits and light floral notes. Nice and simple.

t - Tastes of grains, bread, wheat, biscuit, dough, light floral notes. No fruit, again, prety simple but nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent pilsner. Not a ton going on but easy to drink and solid.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 15:46:07 | More by mdfb79
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-29-2014 21:48:12 | More by plinythederek
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Zraly

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. Clear and light gold with nice lacing and decent head retention.

A bit sweet for style, the aroma is very good. Classic saaz hop note upfront with a nice spicy, slightly grassy feel. Mouthfeel is medium and maybe slightly on the heavy side for style. Bread and a bit of fruit (which the fruit seems a bit off for style). Finish is crisp.

Good session beer and would go well with a veggie curry.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 20:55:50 | More by Zraly
Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.