The first sip is nicely foreshadowed and consisted mostly of a crisp hop sting. It has a very nice bite for a pilsner and lets you know first hand that what you’re drinking drinking is not mass-produced. You’re immediately greeted with a zesty apple-like flavor instead of the standard lemony citrus of most pilsners. The lemon notes are certainly there, but they are only complimentary to the apple flavour with bitter herbs and grainy sweetness. The mouthfeel is pretty light and has a decent tangy character.
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 (SRM): 3.7
Bitterness (IBUs): 35