RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Originating in Plzen, now the Czech Republic, this light bodied, ruby-black beer has the smoothness of a lager with a clean roasted edge and complex malt character. In spite of its dark color, this beer is a soft and elegant brew that is rich, mild, and surprisingly balanced.  Unlike a blonde Pils, the hop bitterness in this darker version is soft and subdued.

Hops Used – Perle & Hallertauer
Malts Used – Pilsen Malt, Cara Vienne, Munich, Roast, Chocolate

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft at Piper’s Pub. Pours black, little off white head. Honestly, tastes like Guinness. Nice little dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Medium brown with a tan head. Nice grainy aroma. Body is on the lighter side with malty toasted grain flavors. Just a hint of roasted character as well. Clean finish. Really well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
moonbug (68) - Bryan, - SEP 18, 2013
On tap at the All Saints taproom! Dark chocolate in a ruby encrusted vault. Roasted malt aroma with a pils hop. Perfect dichotomy of dark beer with a light taste...refreshing and crisp with a clean finish. Named after the first black saint...and saintly this beer is! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobFrapples (50) - Bryan, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Now there's something new! It's like a light coffee porter. Very pleasant coffee aroma, very smooth and light. You could have this for breakfast! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1440) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Crisp dark lager. Slight hint off coffee with burnt finish. Simple and could use a little more flavor in the body but overall pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours near black with a white head. Aroma is roasted and smokey. Taste is really nothing like a pils. Most of the subtlety is overpowered by the dark roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap at Piper’s. Dry tangy nose with lots of roasted character. A mix between a stout and a schwarzbier. Mild sweetness. Dark black opaque with thin cocoa tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Roasty and chocolatey with sugar tang. Medium bitter finish with nutty light sweet after. More like a schwarzbier than a Bohemian pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7633) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 I’m not sure what would qualify this one as a black pils when to me at least it is indistinguishable from a porter. +++ Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left no lacing. The aroma was roasty malts, coffee and faint cocoa. The flavor was dryish coffee with a bitter roasty presence and hints of vanilla and wood. The finish was medium length dryish wood, roast and coffee. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2185) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2012
Growler from Brewery: This one pours an opaque, extremely dark ruby-tinged brown almost black color. There was a dense inch of tan foam on it that doesn’t linger too long. It leaves some lacing. Lighter but nice nose. Mainly roasted coffee notes. Some chocolate and spicy hop notes. The body is somewhat lighter. Nice, somewhat lighter taste. Some coffee and chocolate notes. Some spicy bitterness to it, but not overly so. A really good easy drinking beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours black, obvi. Not much head and practically no aroma. Has a coffee flavor and a thin feel. Goes down smooth.

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