RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (4047) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (666) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden medium white head. Aroma of hay, grass, bread. Light sweet taste. Finishes balanced with light hop bitterness. Solid pils.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Multiple sixers consumed over the past few months. Bottle packaged on Aug. 6, 2016. Darker shade of golden. Scattered white foam hangs around to the end of the glass. Subdued but mostly clean nose of lemon, toasty baguette, hay, herbs and a hint of DMS. Soft, plentiful carbonation. Malt immediate unfolds with a richly toasty and pleasingly soft texture. Ensuing grip of scratchy herbs beautifully cuts the deep fluffiness with an expressive but well-integrated peppery bite. Hops exhibit a well-layered lemony vibrancy and ample oiliness as they blossom, beautifully matching the sassier pepper elements. Continually lush and expertly extracted malt pervades with plenty of succulence that satiates and causes the lips to smack. Finishes baguette-rich, yet laced with appetizing shades of fervid spiciness and drying herbality from the hops. Someone knows how to make quality lager at Foothills. Aside from the DMS, which greatly dampens the elegant aromatics (DMS was also detected in their recent batch of Oktoberfest, FWIW), this is very well made and shows much promise. Soft and juicy malt coupled with a nice punch of herbal hops equates to a nicely balanced and fun-to-quaff pils. I’m wondering who’s in charge of the "Hop of the Month" series, because I gave up on the pils (Madarina) and Vienna (Wakatu), which were rather defective and not at all like this lovely number.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (5311) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Tap. Pours clear gold. Aroma is faint with notes of pale malt, floral notes, and some yeast esters. Flavor is dry and malt forward with faint grassy and floral notes with a touch of lager yeast esters. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4971) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like corn, doughy malt, grassy, and faint citrus. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like corn, doughy malt, grassy, and faint citrus.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3225) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear golden with big white head. Crisp noble hops, light body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is light malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of bread/malts/hops. Crisp hop flavor with hints of fruit/malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8067-20160130] 12floz bottle. Sweet grainy light corn aroma has a strange interesting spice to it. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Straw spiced grains flavour. Medium body. Good, simple. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(c/o Sammy)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (850) - - APR 30, 2016
On tap at DeSoto. Super solid Pilsner. Not lacking in flavor. Crisp and dry at the end. Screams noble hops- spice and grassy notes. Malt is biscuity. Bit of an odd finish- overly floral. True to style and very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9204) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Aroma impression is lightly hoppy with the signature lemon and "spicy" / pepperiness of Saaz, with a quiet note of cheese rind / must (guessing old hops). There’s a small dose of DMS in the aroma as well, giving it an iceberg lettuce unpleasantness. It’s medium-light bodied, lightly sweet with mild bitterness, showing off-notes of chemicals and soap in the finish. It’s not strongly offensive, the off-notes are pretty mild overall, but there’s also little clear impression of the hops and the malt is completely forgettable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5628) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft pour into a pint glass. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has grassy and herbal notes and bready notes. Almost lemony. Refreshing and super bready. Medium body and medium carbonation.


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