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Piedmont Pilsner - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Piedmont PilsnerPiedmont Pilsner

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43 Ratings

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.26%
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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2.38/5  rDev -30.2%

kojevergas, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of jpmclaug
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

jpmclaug, Jul 26, 2010
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3/5  rDev -12%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -12%
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.

cpetrone84, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Brandon_Carver
3/5  rDev -12%

Brandon_Carver, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -12%

jak, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Strong, malty aroma has a fruity aroma that is mainly apple and has a note of apple. It pours a clear, rather wan straw yellow with a thick, if not persistent, fluffy white head. OK, so this is a pils, maybe I should give it a break. Flavor has malty and fruity components, apple with some grapefruit and hints of banana and pear. Texture is fairly fizzy but, it seems, on the thin side. Maybe a pilsner fan will appreciate this one more than I do, since I prefer darker beers such as stouts and brown ales.

Cyberkedi, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Cresant
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Cresant, May 28, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice white head with good lacing, typical pilsner color. Crystal clear

Smell & taste: A bit faint, some light malts, flour, and very faint hops. There just really isn't much going on here

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, although the carbonation is perhaps a bit aggressive

Drinkability: Easy drinking, not sure of the ABV. Just not a ton in the flavor department.

craytonic, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

chinchill, Jun 21, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Feb 28, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

dvmin98, Feb 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

TDizzel, Jun 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ZEB89, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

carrollmel7, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of fields336
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz poured into SN Snifter
Best by Dec '11

A: Light straw, champagne, golden in color, Completely clear, about .5 finger bubbly head, dissipates slowly leaving some vigorous bubbles around the edge of the glass. Lots of bubbles on the bottom of the glass, and streaming up to the surface.

S: Bready, biscuity, nutty, earthy in aroma, not a lot of hops, but some grassy or earthy ones are present.

T: Nutty, biscuity, bready, with a nice touch of bitterness on the middle /front of the tongue. The hops are present, definitely grassy and earthy as is expected. Perhaps a slightly heavier hand on the hops would have been nice. The pieces are all here, but I think not in the right amounts. Regardless this is a refreshing beer, and a nice beer to drink in the summer.

M: Carbonation is good, not great. light bodied, dry finish, sticks to style for the most part, but could use a little more carbonation. easy drinking, and refreshing nonetheless

O: I think this is a good beer but not a great beer. Its easy drinking but there are certain pieces that need tweaking. Has a lot of potential, I like the earthy, nuttiness of it but needs more hops, and more carbonation.

fields336, Aug 21, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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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3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
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
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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
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
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3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
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
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
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
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

FUwolfpacker, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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Piedmont Pilsner from Olde Hickory Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.