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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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We are pleased to share our innovative black Pilsner, Pils-Noir. Made from Pearl (Winter) barley, malted for us by Muntonís, 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
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).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Similar to a Schwarzbier in flavor. The Pilsner qualities are completely lost. I canít say that Iím crazy about this one.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hampale (37) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnnniee (2234) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1111) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
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!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (704) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Malty, but not overly sweet. Slight caramel flavor, full with a rather crisp finish. Hints of toast and a touch of hoppy bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours cola brown with a small off white head that is gone before you know it. The aroma is on the malty side with some sweet caramel and nut notes. The taste is sweet caramel, some nuttiness, not very pils esque. Not bad but more of a octoberfest.


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