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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts. Light brown coloring with a small head and no lacing. The taste is a roasted caramel, sweet and slightly sticky. Easy drinking beer that would make a good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (337) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle. Deep, dark in color, reddish brown if you hold it up to a light. Slight foam that dissipates quickly. Nose of roasty malt and molasses, it a bit thin on the tongue, but has huge sweet malt notes. Finishes with a hint of cherry and tingling hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5003) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft at JBs. Pours a cloudy amber-brown. Nose of caramel malt, nut, mild grassy hop. Medium body, very sweet, not much bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2099) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DoublEE (783) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hampale (41) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnnniee (2340) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1217) - 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!

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