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Piedmont Pilsner - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Piedmont PilsnerPiedmont Pilsner

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41 Ratings

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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 thagr81us:
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South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +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.

01-28-2013 21:31:21 | More by thagr81us
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured into a .5 liter stein a thin, very light lemon color,a thin quick to fade white head atop,not a good starting point.Aromas were decent with some light toastiness and iron,a faint floral hop not is there as well.Pretty light in the mouth,at times it felt watery.Toasty cereal grain flavors at the onset,a slight lemon note,along with passing leafy hop but its light.Iam a fan of most OH brews,this one not so much.

02-28-2010 12:50:53 | More by oberon
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

Crackling white head still leaves some sudsy lace on the glass. Very clear and very pale yellow color. Very clean aroma; Grainy, lemony, grassy, husky flour, faintly salty and herbal. Fluffy and crisp carbonation in the light to medium body, lots of grain ... maltiness is dry. Hops give a quick sting of bitterness than jump right to an lemony herbal flavor. Nutty yeast meets up with some mild husky graininess in the dry finish.

Easy drinking and clean, just what a good lager should be. Awesome to see smaller brewers take on lagers and prevail.

03-06-2010 01:52:02 | More by Jason
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

06-20-2013 23:43:52 | More by chinchill
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

04-22-2012 01:57:39 | More by tdm168
Photo of dvmin98

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-28-2013 00:20:36 | More by dvmin98
Photo of KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-16-2014 15:13:51 | More by KevinGordon
Photo of metter98

New York

3.49/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-25-2013 23:07:51 | More by Bustersuess
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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

05-28-2012 09:57:56 | More by Cresant
Photo of jpmclaug

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.5%

Poured from the bottle into my Stiegl .5L Pils glass.

A - Pale golden straw color with a bubbly white head.

S - Crisp, floral, grassy grainy aroma typical of a high quality pils.

T - Kinda of a boring pils. Light grainy aroma with a maybe a hint of a hint of bitterness. Not really picking up the nice noble hop presence that I crave in my pilsners. Luckily there is no cheap adjunct taste at the end.

M - Light body with a good amount of carbonation

D - easy drinking but kind of boring. I was hoping to find a good local pils but this is just a mediocre one. If I was out somewhere and this was offered I wouldn't turn it down but any place that offers this I am sure would have better options.

07-26-2010 21:52:01 | More by jpmclaug
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North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

04-21-2013 20:18:13 | More by dbrauneis
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2011 13:53:35 | More by Lantern
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-10-2013 01:02:21 | More by kristougher
Photo of napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-30-2013 00:34:44 | More by napetry
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-30-2012 17:28:27 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-15-2014 06:02:12 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of TDizzel

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-11-2012 00:18:26 | More by TDizzel
Photo of TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a pale golden color with a clear hue, with a thick white head and a little lacing. Smells of corn husks, sweet malts and faint hops. Tastes of corn, grain, somewhat bittersweet hops and a ton of malts. Mouthfeel is medium and very thick with a nice pleasant carbonation. Drinkability is okay.

02-24-2011 23:34:57 | More by TheKingofWichita
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

04-10-2012 15:12:02 | More by cpetrone84
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-10-2014 21:01:53 | More by Brandon_Carver
Photo of irishstoutlvr

North Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -2%

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.

06-28-2014 12:21:31 | More by irishstoutlvr
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Piedmont Pilsner from Olde Hickory Brewery
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