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Piedmont Pilsner - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a light yellow body with a fizzy, medium-sized, white head comprised of long-lasting foam.

Smell: Pilsner malts with its envisaged graininess with the sheerest glaze of sweet-scented honey and hops smelling grassy and fairly spicy.

Taste: Grainy German pils malt with a low but likable honeyesque sweetness heading steadily towards the spicy, herbal hops hinting at a drop of lemon. Well-rounded, balancing bitterness. Dry, lightly grainy, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A good, solid pils. I've run into bottles from Olde Hickory here or there, maybe it's finally time I made the long, arduous trek out there to visit them firsthand.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of planbee
4/5  rDev +16.6%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +16.6%

EasyReader, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of skinnybear
4/5  rDev +16.6%

skinnybear, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another new offering from Olde H. around this area. I thought I'd be adding this one, but just a day late. ;)

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a much lighter-than-expected pale yellow. This looks just like a macro lager. Nice frothy white head on top. Decent retention; left some sticky lace. Scents of grassy hops, light honey, and faint bread. The body is a little thinner than I would like as well. Almost an oily feel on the tongue. This is a really refreshing pilsner. Crisp hops at the forefront, but nothing overpowering; some mild sweetness in the middle and a lightly tart finish. This was better than I expected. Great beer for the backyard.

Onenote81, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Chaney
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.

Chaney, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of tdm168
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.

tdm168, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

KevinGordon, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of napetry
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

napetry, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
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.

thagr81us, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jason, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev +2%

FUwolfpacker, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Bustersuess, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

kristougher, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

buckyp, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

drpeatee, May 16, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
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

barleywinefiend, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, May 26, 2013
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass a clear golden color with a small, wispy white head. Bits of lacing but overall rather wimpy.

Aroma is slightly grassy and very metallic. A bit of noble hop aroma but mostly this one is light malts with some grassiness.

Flavor was decent. A bit sour but a nice hop balance with some caramel flavor and more earthy malts. Slightly bready.

Not bad from this local brewery. Having this one in bottles makes it easily accessible and perhaps worthy of consumption on Lake Hickory in the summer months; then again, perhaps not.

SaCkErZ9, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of irishstoutlvr
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.

irishstoutlvr, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 24, 2011
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Piedmont Pilsner from Olde Hickory Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.