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Torch Pilsner | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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:
#32,643
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
471
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
89
Trade:
1
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 12 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear pale golden yellow. One finger white head, okay retention and lacing. Nice column of bubbles rising up.

Smell is grainy and vegetably lightly sweet, with a dash of Saaz spice. Rounded, full, a bit corny, and peppery.

Taste is in line with the smell, full and grainy, but with a bit more potent spice. What I'm not getting is crispness - the malts are too long-lasting, and the bite I want to counterbalance them isn't quite there. Pretty good, but not great.

Feel is excellent. Substantive but light, with a zippy carbonation that adds a ton to the beer's overall effect. If only the spice were as active as the bubbles.

A good pilsner, a little heavier on the grainy sweetness than I would like. Good spice presence, just settles down a little too heavily, making it not as bright or refreshing as I want.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a little deeper golden color than alot of pilsners with a fluffy white head that took awhile to come down,aromas of lightly toasted grain and corn husk and very fresh.Nice and well rounded pils here a firm dry malt base holds up very nice to a lip smacking dry herbal hoppy finish very clean in the finish.A nice sturdy pilsner that is very food freindly to boot,I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefbender
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of startreker
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice foamy head, that left generous lacing throughout the beer.

S. Very nice pleasing smell, reminds me of fresh made bread.

T. Lives up to what it claims. Very nicely balanced with sazz hops, and malts, that make this a pleasure to drink. Very creamy taste I might add.

M. Nice full mouth feel going on here. Not watery or overly filling, very satisfying!

O. I like this beer very much, although a bit pricey, so I would only buy this once and a while. I actually enjoy this more then Pilsner Urquell!! The balance of malts, and hops is really nice!! This is a beer, that after drinking several of them, doesn't get that awful bitter taste happening, after knocking them back all night long. That`s a huge plus in my book!!
Also proud to say, that it`s made in my home state of N.C.

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Photo of dirtysanchez843
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden hued with great clarity. Just a faint wisp of foam partially covers the top. Aroma of Saaz hops and Czech lager yeast is prevalent. Mouth is crisp and refreshing. The taste is a nice gentle Saaz hop bitterness that beckons for additional sips.

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Photo of Glowingz
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.03/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz undated bottle served in a lager glass. This beer pours with a towering, sudsy, white head over a clear golden body with plenty of visible carbonation. The aroma is just as expected for this style, with a clear note of Saaz hops.

Flavor: also a rather typical pilsner with, perhaps. a touch more earthy hop flavor and bitterness than the average Czech version.

Medium-high carbonation but less crisp than optimal. Medium-light body.

Recommended for pilsner fans.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Vodomagoo
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Adkins1203
3/5  rDev -18%

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Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 471 ratings
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