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Torch Pilsner - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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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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!

malvrich, May 23, 2014
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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.


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3.13/5  rDev -14%
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Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.