Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle that came in a trade with jdb288. This is dark amber with a beige head. A lot of carbonation rises up. I smell earthy malts but little else. Those are tasted, too along with some interesting hops that include noble varieties. The malts lead and are quite rich. This is a Pilsner? The hops have some grass and mild bitterness. A little cocoa and that defines the finish. A pils? Whatever it is it is interesting.
tcane7 (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at JBs. Pours a cloudy amber-brown. Nose of caramel malt, nut, mild grassy hop. Medium body, very sweet, not much bitterness.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of toasted brown bread some sweet notes a little roast sweet grass. Dark brown thin off white head. Flavors of toast light roast sweet grass dry roast mild bitterness. Not unpleasant.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a cola brown color with a big fluffy head that dissipates slowly. Light aromas of milk chocolate and smoke.Taste of chocolate milk, toffee and butterscotch candies. Caramelized sugar with just a touch of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, silky, smooth and clean. Not a pilsner.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Similar to a Schwarzbier in flavor. The Pilsner qualities are completely lost. I canít say that Iím crazy about this one.
hampale (24) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked up a bottle of this product as part of a mix-a-six while traveling through PA.Very regrettable decision - I should have bought a case. This is undoubtedly the smoothest and tastiest pilsner Iíve discovered in recent years. I know Susquehanna is a relatively new brewery and, unfortunately, their products are not yet distributed in New England. Hopefully, Iíll be in PA again before too long and, when that time arrives, a case of Pils-Noir will be coming back with me.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the BNA 8 party at World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Dark brown with ruby highlights, brown sugar, caramel, with hints of cinnamon and butter. not Great.
Beerathon (791) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stunned as soon as I began to pour because of how dark it is for a pils. Slight toasted malt scent with thin head. Full flavor that is exceptional for a pilsener. Enjoyed!
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was hoping for more. Crystal malt smell and taste. Finish is flat. Lacks the nice saaz finish or dryness in general. Instead it is sweet. It also lacks carbonation for me. It doesnít have to be like a sprite, but I like some nice suds in a pilsner. Just didnít quite come together for me, especially for a pilsner. Unique try though.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. thanks kerry. pours brown with semi tan head. slight roasted corn aroma. taste is very thin and crisp. refreshing hop and some slight smoke