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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RuinationPress (2) - - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
Love it. Does exactly what the style calls for and I enjoyed the subtle smokiness that brings it all together.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hampale (43) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Squat bottle from Caponeís. Pours translucent burnt sienna with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is Munich and caramel malts, complex hops, earthy notes. Tastes Munich malty, earthy, dry, with an overall nut brown aley flavor, backup hops, and a malty finish. A novel concept, this one, but as I said before, it comes off more like a nut brown ale than a pils.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1740) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On the ninth day of Christmas. Pours deeper brown with an off white head. Aroma is nut, caramel, roast and earthy. Taste is sweet with some smokey bitters. Light mouth feel and a crisp finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma has straw...mild roastiness with a hint of cocoa. Flavor has a bit of cocoa with a rye like earthy/spicy note...some grass comes through. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is like chocolate straw.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3549) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Barcade, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pous a black color with a tan head. Aroma is straw, smoke, roasted malt, and grassy hops. Taste is much the same. Nice body. Easy drinking, but nice and complex at the same time. Confused why this isnít a schwarzbier.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1600) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of roasted malt and cocoa with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a khaki head. The aroma is malty with some black cherry, hints of sweet cocoa and root beer. The flavor is dark toasted bread, spicy hops and more hints of caramel and black cherry. Nice dry finish. This seems like a pretty good example of a Schwarzbier to me. Another good beer from these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5089) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy partial film. The nose is lightly hoppy with an underlying base of lightly roasted and chocolate malt. Not sure how this differs from a Schwarzbier, but I guess they can call it anything they want. The flavor is pretty smooth and clean with a nice restrained dry roastiness. Not quite as sweet as I would expect a Schwarzbier to be, so maybe thatís the difference? Pretty crisp with a nice dry finish and fine fizzy carbonation. Not too bad, first beer that Iíve had from these guys.


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