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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draft at brewpup. Flavor was of sweet malt and some earthy/citrus hoppiness. Hit the style pretty well. Enjoyed the amount of hops present.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2007
draft. golden yellow with a frothy head and sticky lacing. light grassy hop aroma. smooth light mouthfeel with light hoppy citrus and a refreshing slighlty sour crisp finish. very little dry bitterness but enough to keep this refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Surprising level of hops for a pilsner, but it retains a nice clean graininess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Fruity tastes overwhelm the tounge with this one making it taste like a ’little beligian’ or something along those lines. Too much fruit for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2007
Refreshing hop aroma. Sweetness means the malt is there, as it should be. Very smooth with some hop bitterness. Very drinkable and well-balanced. Really like this pilsner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie (2737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Draught during my NC brew tour. Pours light gold with a small white head. thin, corny sweet, papery nose. The flavor has some light semi-fruity sweetness with a low level of nipping hops and a finish of cedar. There’s a slight astringency throughout. This isn’t my ideal fare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Sampled from a growler thanks to boboski on 7/2/06: Pours a clear pale golden with a nicely-lacing thin white head. Has a good, fresh Saaz hoppy aroma with a pale malty sweetness. Body is smooth, lightly toasty and well-hopped. Very authentic, fresh and drinkable. One of the best pilsners I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1787) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Light golden pour, with initial foam, but no retentive head nor lace. Faint sour grains to the nose. Light citrus, lemon zest and dark grains with a bitter finish. This does have a substantial mouthfeel to it, not watery or too thin. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Clear golden color, nice efferrvescence, a good inch and a half of acid white foam. Good head retention and a little bit of lacing. Mild grassy hop aroma. A mild pilsner, but quite drinkable. A drier grainy malt flavor is complimented by a grassy spicy hopping. Tastes very fresh and authentic, though definately on the mild side. Light body, thirst quenching. But ultimately a bit too mild for my preferences.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Slightly floral, slightly fruity malt aroma. Very cool tap handle, but standard gold brew. There were a few off flavors in the mix - some malt liquorish notes, but they were minor and generally it was a smooth ride. No major flaws to the beer. Medium body. On tap, Mellow Mushroom, Blowing Rock, NC.

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