RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This unique and drinkable pale ale is brewed with almost all Vienna malt and hopped with warrior, willamette and crystal.

Named for the Austrian writer Karl Kraus and his biting satirical newspaper, "The Torch."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sholbert (38) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 Taster at the brewery. Cloudy golden, no head at all. Light citrus and malt on the nose. Lots of malt sweetness and fruit up front then the bitterness catches up. Long finish, a bit slick on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a fairly clear gold with a medium sized white head. Soft citrus and musk on the nose. Medium bodied, lightly floral with some citrus notes and then quickly picks up some earthy bitterness early. Everything fades out into a light gentle toasty quinine bitterness. Easy drinking, very clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Art (3212) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Sample from the brewery. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head. Fruity lager aroma with little citrusy hop presence. Just a slight lemony aroma. Taste is medium low bitterness with a light sweet crisp finish. Really not what I was expecting and nothing mind blowing. Bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2231) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at Haymarket. Poured clear dark gold with min head. Aroma sweet floral perfume. Light carb med bod. Tastes pretty bitter malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2014 version with 3lbs of Hull Melon hop per barrel: clean golden hue with fading fizzy head and spotty lace. Nice melon and white wine fruity notes. Soft grain background with a chalky finish. The hops are well done but the rest of the beer lacks something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12612) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a pale golden color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, toasted malt and caramel. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Cloudy amber pour with hardly any head. Aroma is a little like a sweat sock. Some citrus and dark sugar. Mouth is medium bodied. Taste is sweet with caramel. Hop forward finish. Slightly grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Pours a light golden color with a one finger creamy white foam head that settles to a thin cap. Aroma is fairly mild, with some grassy and floral notes over a caramel and slightly buttery malt base. Taste is buttery biscuit, with light citrus and grassy hops. Pleasant but mild bitterness in the finish. Finish is slightly sticky, with some resinous hops lingering with the aftertaste. Medium carbonation, and chewy medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the Mundelin craft beer festival. Pours a golden yellow with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice pine hop note with a backing grass note as well as underlying sweet grains. Flavor is a bit more dank with a dank grass note with a bit of earth grain backing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
The torch pale ale 5,5%. Pours clear amber with a white head leaving lace. Aroma is heavy malty, piny, grapefruits, soapy and grassy. Favor is similar to aroma, great bitterness and malty body plus sweet. Finishes bitter malty.

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