Piedmont Pilsner | Olde Hickory Brewery

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81
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52 Ratings
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Piedmont PilsnerPiedmont Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 02-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
9.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FloridaCracker1984
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NCJEFF77
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irish57
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of irishstoutlvr
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A nice floral note. Pretty smooth beer. I have not been drinking too many pilsners as of late, due to the crap that the big beer companies put out. I am glad I tried this one. It was a nice, refreshing beer. The hop note calmed as I ate my dinner with it. I had a spicy burger with homemade chips. The beer complimented the food nicely.

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Photo of Brandon_Carver
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of cwguy5
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of napetry
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22 oz poured into St. Bernardus snifter in the SC Piedmont. Just purchased in NC but a little past the best by date of April 2013. At least it was refrigerated in the store and at home since purchase.

A: Light straw-golden color; clear; undersized sudsy white head quickly disappeared. Looks undercarbonated. Rating of 2.75 may be generous but allows for the possiblity of adverse effects of being a little old. {Likewise for Feel}

S: More or less the expected mix of bready malts and grassy/spicy hops, but not a lot of hops for style.

T: Lightly bitter with grassy hops. Faint, biscuity malts.

M: Carbonation is low; light bodied, semi-dry finish, Could use a more carbonation.

O: A decent pilsner, but not one worth seeking out. Try a different pilsner or a different Olde Hickory instead.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head.
A: Light aromas of biscuit and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of grassy and floral hops towards the finish along with a loght amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a great way to begin a meal as it really opens up your palate.

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Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy/sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with some lighter amounts of lemon/citrus. There are light grassy hops, some light to moderate herbal hops, and just a touch of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of grainy malts with just a touch of breadiness. Then there are light flavors of grassy and floral hops with a slightly stronger presence of herbal hops. Light amounts of lemon/citrus. Light amounts of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp

O: I found this beer to be extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - super clean mouthfeel and lighter flavors make this one I would definitely grab again. Matches very well with food as it almost acts like a palate cleanser.

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Photo of Chaney
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My wife picked this up for me on a recent trip to Raleigh.

Served in a DFH Alehouse pint glass.

A: Poured a mustard yellow, with some cloudiness that went beyond mere chill haze. Nice fluffy head and visible carbonation.

S: Faint scent of grain and sweet sour dough bread. Subtle yet serviceable.

T: Easy drinking for sure, I just wish there was a bit more flavor here. Still, I dug the bitterness on the end and the crispness of the pilsener malts overall.

M: Very nice on the carbonation front. VERY bubbly and comforting.

O: I'd drink this one again, especially as it becomes hotter and hotter outside.

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Piedmont Pilsner from Olde Hickory Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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