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Pils Noir - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We are pleased to share our innovative black Pilsner, Pils-Noir. Made from Pearl (Winter) barley, malted for us by Munton’s, CaraMalt and Crystal malts, prepared using our unique, husk-free milling process. We then naturally darken the beer using the classic Czech technique of decoction mashing. Hopped with Oregon Willamette, Mt. Hood and Washington hops, and finished with noble Czech Saaz for a fine aroma.

(Beer added by: RyanGoodman on 10-08-2012)
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.9%

01-21-2013 23:30:52 | More by pavpav12
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.9%

07-24-2014 13:37:49 | More by bhudish
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

11-10-2013 13:37:12 | More by mikefuski17
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tdevo

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-21-2013 01:55:28 | More by tdevo
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-02-2013 01:26:56 | More by johnnnniee
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-28-2014 03:43:30 | More by hozersr
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -19.8%

Brown body, translucent ruby when held to he light. Loose oatmeal white head drops from two fingers to table top in seconds.

Mild earthy noble hop aroma.

A touch of sweetness. Hint of roast. Bit of bitter. Lot of little pieces that may fit together, but don't make a big impression.

Smooth soft mouthfeel.

Inoffensive is the best I can say.

06-04-2013 03:59:49 | More by RonfromJersey
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -19.2%

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Cola color brown with 3 fingers of fluffy head that dissipates slowly. Good clarity and lacing.

Nose
Light aromas of milk chocolate and smoke.

Taste
Chocolate milk, toffee and butterscotch candies. Caramelized sugar with just a touch of earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth and clean.

Overall
Similar to a Schwarzbier in flavor. The Pilsner qualities are completely lost. I can't say that I'm crazy about this one.

12-01-2012 22:02:33 | More by justintcoons
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-19-2013 17:03:04 | More by aszatk01
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-24-2014 14:09:25 | More by ShanePB
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-06-2013 12:10:24 | More by IPAchris
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mkh895

Arizona

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-13-2013 00:53:47 | More by mkh895
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-09-2014 20:57:35 | More by Budinetz
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-11-2012 16:42:12 | More by muletrane
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -11.9%

Appearance is brown with ruby edges and a thin film of head. The nose is very mild. The flavor profile includes very mild maltiness with some dry hop bitterness on the finish. This offering is very light bodied with muted flavors.

That said, this offering did pair well with my tilapia dinner.

10-05-2013 19:09:03 | More by 57md
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wac9

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

wow what a wonderful beer took me by surprise dark in color and smooth in taste a great beer a beer you can drink and drink puts a a smile om your face a good drink beer all susquehanna beers are worth drinking all night enjoy theese beers thank you sbc your worth drinking

03-29-2013 02:29:19 | More by wac9
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A - I love a good dark beer, and this one doesn't disappoint. Thin white head that disappeared quickly (sadly) but a deep blackened amber body helps to keep my attention.

S - Unlike a lot of dark beers I drink which have powerful odors, this doesn't really have any smell at all. I'm not sure if it's just because it was really cold or what, but no matter how hard I try to find anything scent to follow, I just can't find anything.

T - Tastes surprisingly good for having no smell. Tastes kinda like dark bread, maybe some molasses, and I can taste a little funk from the hops, but nothing overwhelming. Great session beer, but don't go in expecting anything deep.

M - Watery but smooth, and not washed-out feeling. Like a generic macro beer.

O - Not bad. A unique brew if anything, a gimmick if you will. Don't get me wrong, it's a good beer, but I would've hoped a little more character could be in a unique beer such as this. Regardless, SBC still has yet to disappoint me, so keep it up guys!

01-04-2013 17:01:33 | More by undeadozzy
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thgreatrandini

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -5.8%

08-18-2014 23:19:00 | More by thgreatrandini
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-04-2014 15:53:25 | More by acurtis
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-11-2014 00:20:47 | More by Gmartin75
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-01-2014 03:29:25 | More by IdrinkGas
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-14-2013 01:32:54 | More by Dreamer
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The_Chewlord

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-07-2013 00:38:56 | More by The_Chewlord
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fishdog109

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-30-2012 02:19:20 | More by fishdog109
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-14-2013 02:03:38 | More by ROGUE16
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Pils Noir from Susquehanna Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.