Torch Pilsner | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Torch PilsnerTorch Pilsner
471 Ratings
Torch PilsnerTorch Pilsner

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

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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4.87/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and hop aroma
Appearance- pours a slightly murky light yellow color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- A well blended malt and hop flavor, this is a very good tasting pilsner.
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and a lively texture on the tongue.
Overall- A really good beer that I highly recommend.

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4.84/5  rDev +32.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured a slightly cloudy deep gold. The foamy white head has good retention and lasts well into the beer. A decent amount of lacing comes with it. Mild biscuit aroma and the taste adds just a hint of grassy hops.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Standard glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.67 (I think)
Purchased: July 26, 2014
Consumed: July 26, 2014
Misc.: Appeared to be born on May 30, 2014, but it was tough to read

Poured a golden, pale clear color with1-to-2 fingers of rocky white head, which settled rather quickly. Decent stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top and on the way down.

Smelled sharp Czech pilsner notes, corn, honey, caramel, grass, wheat, peas, green beans and slight butterscotch.

Tasted not quite as what I was expecting and as the smell. Got corn, honey, caramel, grass, wheat, faint butterscotch, buttery malts and maybe some rye.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, earthy finish.

Just an average pilsner.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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