Pils Noir - Susquehanna Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -8.7%
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
2.78/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
12-01-2012 22:02:33 | More by justintcoons
3.95/5 rDev +14.5%
My first brew from this start up and a good choice on my part I think.
Pils noir has a deep garnet crimson brown color with a smallish head and gentile carbonation. pleasing inn appearance.
Aroma is light with a sutle spiciness over a sutle roasted malt smell.
Taste is good. There is a very sutle roasted malt taste intermingled in the sutle spicy pils.
A bit course drinking but flows farily smooth over the palette.
I like this beer it was good. I hope to try more of thier products as they come my way.
11-17-2012 12:47:37 | More by micromaniac129
4.13/5 rDev +19.7%
SBC touts this beer as a black pilsner, a twist on the classic pilsner. Also, their website reports that they use Pearl (Winter) barley from Muntons for this beer.
A - The appearance is black, but when you put light behind it, you see a crimson/brownish color. A small head formed at pour, but diminished to a decent size ring around the glass after a few moments.
S - Smell is a pilsner bullseye. Very inviting with it's German effervescence. If you close your eyes, you're taken to a field of barley as the gentle breeze blows.
T - I didn't know what to expect tasting a "black pilsner", and I wasn't dissappointed. The basic flavor is truly pilsner, not overly malty, nor too much with the hops. It is zesty, however. It quenched my thirst as I was eating cheese and peppers.
M - The carbonation was well done, popping across the palate.
O - I'm not a huge pilsner drinker, but this one was very enjoyable. One of my final beers before we move to Bolivia, the boring beer capital of the world.
Once again, thank you SBC!
10-08-2012 21:27:31 | More by RyanGoodman
Pils Noir from Susquehanna Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.