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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 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 (2903) - 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 (7133) - 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 (1918) - 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 (4572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Golden colored beer with a fairly large white head. Aroma is somewhat grassy. Flavor has some nice spicy hops. Great thirst quenching quality. A good hoppy pils.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Pours a ligtht golden. Malty. Some hops. Somewhat carbonated. Light bodied. Chemicals present. Not much to this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
on Tap @ FH 6/30/06: Very little white head on a deep golden clear body. I think the sample glasses are not "beer clean" as all the beers I tried did not keep the head. Strong toasty malt aroma w/ a bit of caramel and floral hop in the nose, pretty clean otherwise. Clean, crisp w/ a grainy malt flavor, a bit husky milled grain. Clean flavor overall w/ a dry bitterness at the finish. Some light floral hop flavor throughout into the aftertaste. Highly carbonated w/ a hefty carbonic bite. Lighter body, but not watery. Crisp, refreshing & clean, very enjoyable for a pilsner after a 6 block walk to the brewery!

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