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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Chapel Hill Ar: Light grassy hop aroma, a bit of light honey. Fairly muted. Ap: Pours a perfectly clear and sparkling straw gold with a 1/2" fizzy head that dissipates immediately. T: Hits on all the right notes. Light malty sweetness up front. Clean, refreshing finish with a nice bitterness, and notes of primarily grass. P: Medium-thin with assertive carbonation. O: Very well-made Pilsner from Foothills.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1226) - - AUG 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-3-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer is poured a lighter golden color with a one finger white colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is mainly of lightly toasted grain with light notes of caramel and a citrus and grassy hop smell. Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and bready taste that is a little on the drier side. As the taste advances light hop flavors initially of a citrus flavor and then more of a grassy flavor come to the tongue. These hop flavors take the taste to its end, with the grassy increasing in potency as time goes on (but never becoming too strong), with all the flavors combining to in the end leave a grassy and bready flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is very average. The thinner body is rather nice for the grainier and lighter flavors of the brew and when combined with the moderate carbonation make for a quite easy drinking brew. Overall – . It is refreshing and relatively crisp with a decent herbal hop profile. A decent and pretty easy drinking pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2248) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (294) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (835) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1308) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (101) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5540) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3997) - 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.

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