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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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. Color: 5 Lovibond;IBU:35

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Sampled at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Clear dark golden body with a small white head. Sweet saaz aroma. Sweet crisp saaz flavor. An excellent pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Sampled at the Brewpub.Poured a translucent golden color with a nice pillowy head.The head thinned out fast but clinged to the edge of the glass for th ewhole ride.A typical pilsner, malts on the nose and mild hoppiness flavor. Finish was crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
On draught at Brewgrass 07. This was a clean, smooth, and slightly hoppy pilsner. This was my first time tasting this and I only had a few sampler size pours so Iíll have to go out and have a pint sometime sooon. Well done and finely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Draft sampler at SBGF07. Poured a clear pale color with a moderate fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/02/2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

clear light yellow, thin fine white head, sweet slightly skunked malt aroma, nice sweet malt flavor, good floral hop character, light bitterness,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2007
A golden color with a rather large head. A nice malty aroma with some grass and lemons. The flavor is rather crisp with a malt presence and citrus. Overall not much to this beer but it worked well in 100 degree heat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
draught at Old Chicago in wake forest, NC. Mild aroma lots of carbination & head. Run of the mill pilsner flavor with a nice hoppy finish. well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours clear gold-yellow with lots of bubbles and an off-white head. The aroma is fruity, orange and berries mostly, with some grassy notes. The flavor is honeylike with slightly fruity malt at first, then quite a bit of earthy and piney hops. Somewhat dry finish with lingering hops after. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, light hops (saaz) bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Draft at FB. Translucent, pale golden with glints of creamy whites. Curtains of lace drape across the peaks of the glass when the modest, creamy white head slowly recedes. The aroma is authoritative and quite credible, in regards to its inspirations and heritage. Provocative notes of Saaz hops leap from the glass as I draw it close for what would turn into a very prolonged and involved, ultimately rewarding nosing session. Grains are fresh and seem as if theyíre still attached to stalks, sun-drenched and healthy. Grassy notes are well integrated and add to complexity and the fresh vibrancy of the aroma. Light biscuit touches, as well as hints of honey and dried herbs. Alcohol is completely unnoticeable. A marvelous start. The flavor is astonishing; from complex, subtle intracacies to simple fresh results, this beer tastes like it was created yesterday in Plzen. Bitterness is moderate and when coupled with very low acidity and lightly toasty and bready grains, authenticity is remarkable. Light sweetness from malt and alcohol donít drown out any fresh crispness. The finale exhibits a slight bite and adequate maltiness, finally revealed as hops gently fade away. Grains and hop oils linger indefinitely. The mouthfeel is fantastic too! Light bodied, perfectly smooth while retaining crisp bitterness.

Absolutely the most exciting and delicious Bohemian Pilsener Iíve had the fortune to try. It saddens me to see such a well crafted and skillfully executed pilsner garner so many low ratings. After multiple samples of this I really feel this is an underappreciated and generally misunderstood beer. The same could be said about the style as a whole. A great achievement that will certainly continue along, mostly unheralded, simply because it isnít a monstrously flavored beer. I loved it.

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