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
Ratings:
462
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
83
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 462 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I generally highly approve of Vikings on label art and even more enjoyed the historically accurate helmet without big bull horns. Nice clarity and pour on this one, with a straw gold color and respectable head and lace. Nose is crisp and fresh with light hops and some kind of fruit, maybe apple or pear.

This has classic pilsener attributes, with strong spicy noble hop and bread tones throughout. Carbonation and texture are about right for the style and this goes down very easily. Aftertaste is bitter and lengthy.

Kind of on the cusp of session-able but I imagine putting these down in quantity would be enjoyable.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PHarm
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Graetzj
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Crafty2278
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MisledTitan
2.26/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brocktune
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bjm94
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had the "green St Patty's day" version of this beer so just giving average grade for look (well carbonated so don't the regular version would look off). Aroma is more bitter and grassy than sweet pils malt aroma with bit of lemon/citric hops. Fuller bodied for a pils, little bit hearty, has a bit of sweetness but more of a grassy and dry pils; not bad and pretty easy to drink so can't complain about this beer but nothing will wow you.

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Photo of psmith161
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twage04
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good czech pilsner. Pours a pale yellow, nose is of pilser malt. Taste is light and fruity. Typical of a craft brew take on a czech pilsner, overall a fun drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of vencad
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DioS
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lwcreasy
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a medium gold, somewhat veiled. A beautiful white head lasted for the entirety of the trip. Good lacing made this beer good to look at for the duration.

There is a very slight perfumey aroma, along with subtle honey and white bread on the nose, as the nose goes further in the glass. It is quite faint, and probably would be delightful if I got a little more of it. As it stands, it's a somewhat muted bouquet.

Floral hops, grains, and a touch of honey are the first flavor impressions. By the end of it, there's some lemon, more flowers, and a little more tartness. The flavors are soft and delicate, and the increasing lemony presence was a welcome joy. A somewhat grating hop bitterness does battle with the citrus, and ends up lingering a bit after the sip. It is refreshing, clean-tasting, and sprightly.

Carbonation is there, and it glitters on the tongue. Combined with the creamy feel from the soft water, it is a nice balance. The slight astringency from that hop aftertaste sneaks in and tries to crash the party.

Though the aromas and flavors aren't intense, Torch is a nice beer. Occasionally, on some summer days, I enjoy having my mouth washed out by a solid Pilsner. This would be one to have in the cooler.

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Photo of Davidstan
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A. Clear to somewhat hazy gold
S. Peppery cracker
MF. Good carbonation and tart
T. Follows smell, peppery and citrucy and nice dry finish
O. A very solid Pils and will buy again

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy with some head. Decent hop. Drinkable. Cross between europe and american.

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Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.74 out of 5 based on 462 ratings.
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