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Piedmont Pilsner - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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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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Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
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 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 skinnybear
4/5  rDev +17.3%

skinnybear, Mar 02, 2012
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 ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
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 Lantern
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -12%

jak, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of planbee
4/5  rDev +17.3%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +17.3%

EasyReader, Nov 17, 2011
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
Photo of TheKingofWichita
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
Photo of craytonic
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 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
Photo of Jason
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
Photo of oberon
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
Photo of Onenote81
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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 SaCkErZ9
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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Piedmont Pilsner from Olde Hickory Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.