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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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopTsing (403) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
From the bottle poured a deep golden brew with a generous white head. Medium/light bodied with aromas of malt and hops with hints of vanilla. Well balanced flavors of malt and hops. I like it.

4.3
   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 they’re 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 don’t 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 I’ve 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 isn’t a monstrously flavored beer. I loved it.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Great, damn clean all pilsner aroma. Admittedly, Saaz are mentioned on the label, but they’re clearly well used, even before you sip it. Just so clean. And all the same could be said of the flavor. More spice than expected, but enjoyably. Soft liquid gold appearance. Some residual hardness on the palate. Overall, a damn good pilsner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wine101joe (14) - USA - FEB 2, 2012
While Pilsner is not my favorite style it is hard not to appreciate how well this beer is made. Low in bitterness it is crisp and refreshing and is a great beer to convert the masses to the craft brew world which is all you can hope for. Had on tap in my shop in Wake Forest, NC. However, the newly released bottles are almost as good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
On tap. A few times around NC, but the best was at the Brewpub. Pours a nice golden with a lasting white head and some lace. Aroma is lightly nutty- good big doughy and fresh bready malts and a nice not too strong herbal and floral hop note. Hops get a bit spicier in the flavor which is nice to cut through the pilsner doughiness, and fresh bread- ok nice green hops, and awesome floral and herbal hop tones. Finishes crisp and clean. Super fresh- a couple other places the beer seemed a bit too creamy, less crisp and more doughy- wheat messy and other things going on with their tap lines. Fresh at the brewpub this was awesome!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Beer 45 Asheville trip. Clear light gold, nice head. Aroma is crackery pils malts and floral hops. Flavor is a match, quite clean, with a bracing floral and slightly spicy hop finish. Really quite fantastic. Love finding a well made pils. Really a great beer to have fresh like this. A favorite from the trip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1601) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Draft. Nose is soft malty white bread with some catty hops. Pour is a very clear light yellow with a medium sized white head that laces down the glass. Taste is a wonderful light soft bread pillowy backbone with a firm but forgiving hop bitterness. Hop flavor is a floral and spicy combo. Finishes semi sweet. Overall a very nice Czech pils I could drink lots of. Very clean.

3.9
   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 I’ll have to go out and have a pint sometime sooon. Well done and finely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Tap at ACBF. Aroma of wood, berries, lemon, herbs, leafy hops. Flavor has many of the same notes with lots of resinous bitterness. Juicy and crisp. Powerful and luscious pils.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guyute_Pig (100) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Draft. Nice golden pils with a small white head. Clean aroma with caramel malt. Balanced, hoppy German pils with the hops shining through the finish. Good stuff.


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