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Pils Noir - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | 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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2/5  rDev -41.9%

pavpav12, Jan 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

bhudish, Jul 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

mikefuski17, Nov 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

tdevo, May 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

johnnnniee, Jul 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

hozersr, Jul 28, 2014
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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.

RonfromJersey, Jun 04, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -19.2%

Poured into a pilsner glass.

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

Light aromas of milk chocolate and smoke.

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

Medium bodied, silky, smooth and clean.

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

justintcoons, Dec 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

aszatk01, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ShanePB, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

IPAchris, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jzeilinger, Saturday at 11:04 PM
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

mkh895, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Budinetz, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

muletrane, Oct 11, 2012
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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.

57md, Oct 05, 2013
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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

wac9, Mar 29, 2013
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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!

undeadozzy, Jan 04, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -5.8%

thgreatrandini, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

acurtis, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Gmartin75, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

IdrinkGas, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Dreamer, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

The_Chewlord, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

fishdog109, Dec 30, 2012
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Pils Noir from Susquehanna Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.