Torch Pilsner | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.65/5
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475 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Torch Pilsner
A well structured, Czech-style pilsner. Torch is strong in alcohol with a rich, full finish. Good mouth feel and well-balanced Czech Saaz hops ensure that Torch is not your typical pilsner.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.3%
Color (SRM): 3.7
Bitterness (IBUs): 35
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AVAILABILITY
Year-round

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,014
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
475
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
93
Trade:
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Ratings: 475 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Kamerondallen
2.18/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SmokySignals
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 12 oz. bottle poured into Pilsner glass, achieving nice 1.5" head easily. Beautiful clarity and very light golden hue.

Nice lacing and lingering foam. Still 1/4 inch and I'm almost done.

Aroma is the classic Pils, fresh malt, cut grain field/ almost earthy, floral, a direct reflection of its appearance.

Tastes great, with a pleasantly decisive peppery bitterness that slightly tips the scale agains the pale malts. Goes down EASY.
A nice modern update that doesn't veer away from the classic very far. Much like other Foothills brews, this is a great craft and in my case, local, beer. Great labels on all their brews too, for the artsy imbibers like myself.

Very crisp and clean, sparkly feel, with some nice carbo to stay fresh, incase you don't chug it down in three minutes.

Overall, Torch is a very nice, edgy Pilsner for the hoppers who usually only drink ales. Doesn't have the biscuit/bread notes out front like many pilsners. Pilsner is the best food beer ever, "everyone knows that"...:)

Try any Foothills beer, and if you want clarity - try the Torch for a light peppery burn. Get Torched!

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwclt
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nate4288
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice pilsner. Got it on draft in the Outer Banks in Duck at the Wave Beach Cafe.

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Photo of Glowingz
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on the porch with a friend.

Golden color with a thin white sudsy head and nice lacing. Smells twangy and funky. Tastes twangy too with a grassy bitterness. A light peppery kick. Malty and yeasty aftertaste with lingering bitterness. Light body.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of sweet malt, hint of citrus hops, and a hint of fruit. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of sweet malt, hint of citrus hops, and a hint of fruit. Overall, good appearance, complexity, and blend.

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Photo of Dieseltech1982
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimKal
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on Draft at Sticks and Stones. Very clear with nice carbonation. Has some bitterness in the taste which, IMO, puts it ahead of the AALs so common in the states. As it is summer here in NC I've been trying some of the lighter (in color) beers. For me, this was OK but doesn't measure up to Stone's Wussie.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Carolina Ale House in Wilmington, NC.

Golden yellow body with a soapy white cap. Sticky lacing clings to the perimeter of the pint. Aromas include fresh, earthy hops, grain. Mild bitterness in the flavor. Really fresh. More character than is customary for a pilsner brewed in the US. Quaffable.

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Photo of slhuggy
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw yellow.
The smell is slightly sweet grass and lemon.
Taste is dry, malt. Grassy hops with some peppery lemon.
More bitter than expected but in a good way.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seansean95
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reagan1984
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a chill hazed deep straw producing a 3 inch glowing white, billowy head that recedes to a nice surface cap leaving a coating of dense, weby lace. Aroma is lemon forward, cracker & biscuit malt, grass, pepper with hints of honey. Taste is bready malts, lemon, grass & spice with a dry fruity finish with a lingering bitter lemon & cracker aftertaste. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied (slightly heavy for the style) with moderate-high carbonation, lively on the tongue, slightly juciy yet creamy, dry in the finish with an astringent aftertaste. Good & very drinkable.

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Photo of alexworsnip
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 475 ratings