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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2006
I wasn’t expecting much from this beer and I was wrong...even though my score is 3.3. Clean golden straw colored beer. No head. Nose is more like a german pilsner than a Czech one. Lots of doughy subtle malt goodness with an apparent though unpronounced hop flower smell. Not skunky enough to be full on German though. Sugary light malts and cholorphyl-like green hops bitterness. Flavors dazzle. The malts are biscuit bready. Like a sugar cookie covered in hops. Well done with the malts. The sweet edge finishes quickly with a sharp yeasty tang that is lager-like clean with a millky edge. Hops undergird this tang and draw the beer into the finish. All in all a pilsner I would drink frequently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 A little thin for my taste. Maybe if this beer wasn’t filtered, or maybe we need a little more quality grain in the grist bill. Nice hop though, certainly claims Saaz. I think this is a wonderful way to get your buddy to put down the Miller, but I really want a little more backbone in the malt department. Well balanced and crisp. To re-rate, this beer is very nice. I can’t for summer to show off the spicy hop flavor. This second tasting was done at the brewery, so maybe I ran into a dirty tapline earlier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 On tap at Foothills brewpub. A solid Pilsner. More cereal malt character than most, and a nice grassy floral aroma. Bitterness is forward. Light bodied but flavorful and very clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with thin tan head. Hop nose is a bit more prominent than most pilsners, bu this brewpub seems to like the hops, so it fits. Crisp finish, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Draft at Asheville Pizza and beer as a guest - Orangey yellow, with a thin tan head. Spicy, savory aroma. Flavor is very Europoean, if you know what I mean. Very clean palate, with a hint of, I gonna call it pretzels. Some notes of pine in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Clear, yellow beer with a small white head. Sort of sweet for a pilsner. Doesn’t leave much of a finish. I am not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2005
At the brewery. Clear gold, medium white head. Light grassy aroma. Nice mouthfeel, but sweet malt flavors a little much for a Pilsner. Floral hops quite noticeable, leading to a basically dry finish, although with some lingering sweetness. Not quite as clean tasting as I prefer in a Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
On tap at the brew pub, the pilsner pours a clear, light gold with a bubbly head. Aroma of yeast and tastes of grassy hops, alcohol, and light bitter spices. Smooth, but definitely carbonated mouthfeel. I really liked this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
pours a slightly hazy pale gold. little white head. lacing throughout. tastes strangely like a hefeweizen in that its sweet and has hints of bubblegum. a little bit of grassy hops and alcohol. quality ingredients. I’m not sure about this one.

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