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Piedmont Pilsner - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 02-08-2010)
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Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My wife picked this up for me on a recent trip to Raleigh.

Served in a DFH Alehouse pint glass.

A: Poured a mustard yellow, with some cloudiness that went beyond mere chill haze. Nice fluffy head and visible carbonation.

S: Faint scent of grain and sweet sour dough bread. Subtle yet serviceable.

T: Easy drinking for sure, I just wish there was a bit more flavor here. Still, I dug the bitterness on the end and the crispness of the pilsener malts overall.

M: Very nice on the carbonation front. VERY bubbly and comforting.

O: I'd drink this one again, especially as it becomes hotter and hotter outside.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 23:17:49 | More by Chaney
More User Reviews:
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irishstoutlvr

North Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A nice floral note. Pretty smooth beer. I have not been drinking too many pilsners as of late, due to the crap that the big beer companies put out. I am glad I tried this one. It was a nice, refreshing beer. The hop note calmed as I ate my dinner with it. I had a spicy burger with homemade chips. The beer complimented the food nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2014 12:21:31 | More by irishstoutlvr
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Brandon_Carver

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-10-2014 21:01:53 | More by Brandon_Carver
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-16-2014 15:13:51 | More by KevinGordon
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-15-2014 06:02:12 | More by mattmarka1
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2014 18:31:55 | More by cwguy5
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Bustersuess

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-25-2013 23:07:51 | More by Bustersuess
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-30-2013 00:34:44 | More by napetry
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-10-2013 01:02:21 | More by kristougher
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22 oz poured into St. Bernardus snifter in the SC Piedmont. Just purchased in NC but a little past the best by date of April 2013. At least it was refrigerated in the store and at home since purchase.

A: Light straw-golden color; clear; undersized sudsy white head quickly disappeared. Looks undercarbonated. Rating of 2.75 may be generous but allows for the possiblity of adverse effects of being a little old. {Likewise for Feel}

S: More or less the expected mix of bready malts and grassy/spicy hops, but not a lot of hops for style.

T: Lightly bitter with grassy hops. Faint, biscuity malts.

M: Carbonation is low; light bodied, semi-dry finish, Could use a more carbonation.

O: A decent pilsner, but not one worth seeking out. Try a different pilsner or a different Olde Hickory instead.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 23:43:52 | More by chinchill
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-27-2013 17:53:21 | More by FUwolfpacker
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metter98

New York

3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head.
A: Light aromas of biscuit and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of grassy and floral hops towards the finish along with a loght amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a great way to begin a meal as it really opens up your palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:57:53 | More by metter98
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-28-2013 23:13:01 | More by buckyp
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy/sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with some lighter amounts of lemon/citrus. There are light grassy hops, some light to moderate herbal hops, and just a touch of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of grainy malts with just a touch of breadiness. Then there are light flavors of grassy and floral hops with a slightly stronger presence of herbal hops. Light amounts of lemon/citrus. Light amounts of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp

O: I found this beer to be extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - super clean mouthfeel and lighter flavors make this one I would definitely grab again. Matches very well with food as it almost acts like a palate cleanser.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 20:18:13 | More by dbrauneis
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-28-2013 00:20:36 | More by dvmin98
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into an Olde Hickory goblet (proper!). Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, fruit, big earth, hay, and dirt. The flavor was of sweet malt, hay, grain, bread, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This brew was actually quite spot on for the style if I'm honest. Tons of grain and wheat aspects going on here that make this one fairly intriguing and refreshing. Really wish it would have done something to stand out quite a bit more from others in the style. Glad I got to try it and if you're a fan of the style I suggest you do the same at least once.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 21:31:21 | More by thagr81us
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-09-2012 05:51:09 | More by carrollmel7
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-30-2012 17:28:27 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mklinger

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-17-2012 14:26:59 | More by mklinger
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TDizzel

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-11-2012 00:18:26 | More by TDizzel
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a honey yellow color with good carbonation leaving a medium white cap, some bubbles and lacing

S: Nose is a bit grainy, some biscuit dash of flowers and light honey

T: An immediate dose of light floral and grassy hops with some grains and biscuit, light refreshing, a nice small hop bite and a tad bit of astringency

M: Light bodied, dry but a tad bit astirngent with lingering hop bite and grass

O: Not to bad, easy to drink, crisp and refreshing

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 14:22:22 | More by barleywinefiend
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. Best by June 2012. The body was pale golden and crystal clear. There was a white foamy head that stayed a while.

The smell was lightly vegetal, corn. Spritzy and fruity.

The taste was earthy hops and saltine malts. Semi clean and semi dry.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and there was a good amount of carbonation. I like to see craft pilsners. I would seek this one out again but I was glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 09:57:56 | More by Cresant
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drpeatee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-16-2012 21:34:51 | More by drpeatee
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours clear golden yellow; thin lacing of fizzy, soft, white head with little retention

S - straw, lemon, grassy

T - straw, intense lemon character, grassy, bitter finish that is more intense than the rest of the flavors

M - very crisp, over carbonated, bubbles explode all over the palate, light bodied and easily quaffable

This is to style and drinking, but it loses a lot of points on the little things. The flavor is slightly unbalanced, a bit too lemony, and a bit to bitter. It's definitely over carbonated. Otherwise, it is drinkable and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 01:57:39 | More by tdm168
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours an extremely pale yellow color with a thin loose bubbled head. The nose is a very grainy, light biscuit and a lot of crystal malt. Lightly astringent and some grassy hops. The taste is a bit more balanced and put together. High carbonation makes it almost champagne like but takes away from the finish. The favors are more pronounced than anticipated due to color and carb. Fair bit of earthy grain, light crystal malt, a bit doughy malt transitions to a hint of sweet citrus and a stronger grassy hop. Fair bitterness hits an quits immediately. The high carbonation may detract from the flavor as it is a bit thin.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 15:12:02 | More by cpetrone84
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Piedmont Pilsner from Olde Hickory Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.