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Pils Noir - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.46%
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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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-09-2013 22:20:43 | More by ridgeline23
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-24-2013 14:05:41 | More by TheFightfan1
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

01-18-2013 02:51:36 | More by cyguyjg
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-15-2013 15:29:26 | More by chucksim
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mkh895

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13%

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

Pennsylvania

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
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fishdog109

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-30-2012 02:19:20 | More by fishdog109
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-21-2012 07:31:05 | More by Dank26
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12-18-2012 04:56:09 | More by TimoP
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-06-2012 04:02:07 | More by paulhargus
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -19.4%

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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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2012 03:06:06 | More by TheBigBoy
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

10-30-2012 21:03:37 | More by JeffTheJuice
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-28-2012 22:33:23 | More by nh2032
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-21-2012 06:12:19 | More by mdillon86
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-20-2012 05:58:04 | More by bacher468
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13%

10-11-2012 16:42:12 | More by muletrane
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-09-2012 19:37:36 | More by JohnK17
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

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
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Pils Noir from Susquehanna Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.