Pils Noir | Susquehanna Brewing Company

Pils NoirPils Noir
BA SCORE
3.49/5
136 Ratings
Pils NoirPils Noir
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
sbcbeer.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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.

Added by RyanGoodman on 10-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,652
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
136
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Reviews by Jimmys:
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3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into Hardywood Park tulip. no bottled on date.

A: ah definitely not anything remotely German Pils looking. dark, dark brown body. head has brown hints to it as well. retention is good as is the thick coat of lacing left behind.

S: lots of roasted, dark malt. slightly acrid, a little bit of smoulder. not getting any hop aroma, all dark grain.

T: starts dark and stinging. sharp dark malt cuts into the palate. a minor black licorice flavor. finish is dry while remaining refreshing. similar to the nose, not getting any hop flavor and it is hard to tell if the bitterness is from the grain or hops.

M: average/slightly higher carb on a light bodied brew.

D: first of all, this should be labeled on this website as a Schwarz, not simply as a German Pils. baring the mis-labeling on BA, this is a pretty solid Schwarz. plenty of bitter dark malt while not being fruity. lager-like throughout. wouldn't hate for a touch more on the hop aroma side of things, maybe some aroma has worn off due to time since bottling, but without any date coding impossible to tell.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Bdel34
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikefuski17
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7/18...pours dark, some light flecks, white foam. Light roasted nose, but minor. Taste is a rich coffee roasted flavor, but thin. Lager-y. Earthy tones, lighter mouthfeel. Nice juxtaposition.

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Photo of Bouder32
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of PressPlay
4.29/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As of 2014, it is an award winning brew that has a solid unique flavor.

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Photo of Psg5062
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegmans

A- cola/rootbeer type of look to it. Minimal head and ok lacing. Nothing exciting.

S- roatsed dark malts but no hop presence in the nose. it tends to be confusing because i am not getting an dominate scent.

F- caramelized sugar and molasses is what i get but i tastes like i am drinking a root beer with alcohol and dark malts mixed in.

M- smooth and light on the creamy side. It is nice gulper.

O- interesting and different. I dont beleive i have ever had a schwarzbier do i cant rate it accurately.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of maybrick
3/5  rDev -14%

Dark malt pils. Not exceptionally malty nor exceptionally hoppy. If you like dark lagers this is for you to add to the beer you had. I will drink it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Minus_Mike
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of The_Chewlord
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pils Noir from Susquehanna Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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