Torch Pilsner
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #198
Ranked #24,927
3.66 | pDev: 12.3%
Sep 28, 2023
Jun 09, 2005
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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Rated: 3.73 by uncleotis from Illinois

Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours golden with a slight haze to it and a white head. Head retention is excellent.

smell: It has spicy aromas up front with grainy notes in the background. There is a whiff of grass in the background.

Taste: It has strong spicy elements with a bit of flower in the background. There is also a grainy sweetness to it.

Feel: It has a medium light body with a bitter aftertaste. The aftertaste is a bit sweet at well.

Overall, the sweetness knocks out the crispness in the presentation.
Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can served in a footed pilsner glass. Dated 081821. Received from @superspak in NBS BIF #15.

Pours slightly hazy golden with a fairly big foamy head. Medium to light carbonation. Smell is grassy bitterness and lemon juice, a little bit of a grain sweetness.

Taste is a bit of a change in direction. Soda water with some grain flavor. Grassiness is a light presence, strong bitterness in both the citrus zest direction and the wet, cut vegetation direction.

Mouthfeel is light and quite effervescent.'s not bad, but I'm not loving it.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Dram and Draught Greensboro. Awesome pils. Crystal clear golden yellow color. Great head retention and spotty soapy lacing on the glass. Some streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big cracker, toast, biscuit, pine, herbal, grass, cedar, pepper, light lemon/yeast earth. Moderate pine, cedar, pepper, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and light-med body. Crisp, clean, refreshing finish. Balanced bready malt and sticky/resin hops in the mouthfeel. Drying bitter finish with no astringency. Very clean lager flavors, not overly fruity. Spot on German style. I will buy it again.
Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is a little hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a light amount of bitterness along with hints of bready hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pilsner is easy to drink and has pleasant, delicate aromas and flavors of floral hops.

Serving type: can
Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by AlexL323 from North Carolina

Apr 08, 2021
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Rated by LeePedals from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A very good example of this style, and one of my favorite beers in general. Perfectly balanced hops to grain and it is a very satisficing beer.
Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Dec 19, 2020
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
11/2020 BOM
Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a bottle. Pour has a slightly below 1" white foam head with a clear, pale-golden yellow body. Scent comes across as classic pils, a bit malty, a bit yeasty, and a bit of zing. Taste is more on the zesty and earthy malt side with a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall refreshing but not exactly in my wheelhouse of preferences.
Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 3.46 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by ovaltine from Indiana

Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by takusan1000 from Washington

Jun 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Porured from a can into a pint glass.
Appears golden yellow with a nice foamy head that lasted.
Smells lightly bready and floral.
Taste follows the nose with enough hoppiness to keep my interest, and slightly estery.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
A very nice example of a American Bohemian Pilsner that I definitely plan on drinking again.
May 24, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2020
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Torch pours a hazy golden color, with a small, but long lasting head. Dry aroma, but with some skunk notes. Flavor is more on the bitter side, noticeable hops, then a creamy finish. Good body and feel. Overall, it is a bit more on the bitter side for a pils, nice finish to the flavor, and very pretty beer.
Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer poured a clear golden amber color with a large frothy white head that lasted throughout the drinking experience. There is also very nice lacing. The aroma is somewhat subtle, but basically fruity, malty, and a little yeasty. The taste is dry and bitter with slightly sweet malt flavor.
Feb 01, 2020
Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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