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RATINGS: 184   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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
A bottle of this fine beer came to me courtesy of Durhambeer!
Pours a very pale golden, perfectly clear, with a very small head.

The aroma is herbal and "robustly" hoppy. The malt sweetness while noticeable is either very low or hidden by the spicer & more herbal hop character.

The flavor is mineral-y & enjoyably bitter. The hops are well featured and of course very saaz-y with nice notes of grass, herbs, and mild fruit skin. The beer is only lightly sweet and very bright.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2210) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottled. Slightly hazy gold. White head. Dissipates fast. Slight fruit and light Saaz aroma. Little bit of sweetness blending to hops. A decent pilsner

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (288) - - AUG 10, 2014
On draft. Citrus aroma. Notes of lemon. Tart finish. Not as hoppy as the big boys in the space -- Pivo & Prima Pils(es) -- but summery and pretty super.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Standard glass From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C. Price: $1.67 (I think) Purchased: July 26, 2014 Consumed: July 26, 2014 Misc.: Appeared to be born on May 30, 2014, but it was tough to read Poured a golden, pale clear color with1-to-2 fingers of rocky white head, which settled rather quickly. Decent stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top and on the way down. Smelled sharp Czech pilsner notes, corn, honey, caramel, grass, wheat, peas, green beans and slight butterscotch. Tasted not quite as what I was expecting and as the smell. Got corn, honey, caramel, grass, wheat, faint butterscotch, buttery malts and maybe some rye. Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, earthy finish. Just an average pilsner.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Torch Pilsner is a clear golden yellow brew with small white bubbles. Nose is crisp if slightly grainy scent with some decent roasted malt as well. Taste is crisp but there is a nice tart balance of malt and hops as well. finish is clean and crisp. a very nice pils.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derekm_919 (8) - USA - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
One of the best pilsners I’ve had, its a favorite of mine and I always have some on hand.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pretty down the middle Pilsener. It had a very American craft feel to it as it was a little heavier than a German and American swill.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (85) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
This is a good American pilsner, not an easy thing to find. The aroma is a little faint but the appearance of the beer is beautiful. The taste is light. The balance of this beer is excellent and the finish is delightful. I am reasonably impressed with this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5461) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, nice bubble action, snow white filmy head with a nice trail of lacing. Grainy aroma, some light nuttiness. Flavor is crisp with some light breadiness, some light saffron like spciness some nuttiness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a decent crispness to it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3872) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Not quite a bombshell showing for style. Light saaz with some crisp finish. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Good light crisp finish. Tap at Jack Rose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (465) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a nice yellow with good clarity and a fat head of foam. leaves good lace. Nose is herbal. Grassy and a light grainy sweetness with a bit of husk behind it. A bit like lemongrass with a nice lightness on the nose. The taste is lovely. Bitter herbs, pungent grass and a light lemony flavor. There is some appleskin to lend a touch of sweetness in addition to the natural grainy sweetness. Dry, crisp body with a bit of hops to bring themselves forward with a touch of bitter in the finish. Nice!


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