The Brewscale Score
APPEARANCE - 7.8
AROMA - 8.1
TASTE - 8.4
10 is perfection, and is almost unattainable. Anything below a 6 is undrinkable.
When I purchased a variety case from Susquehanna Brewing Company, one of the four offerings was Pils Noir, a black pilsner, as the name suggests.
In the glass the body color is a nice brown hue with a small-sized head, light-brown head that is fizzy in appearance. The head doesn’t last long and the carbonation comes at a medium rate.
Pils Noir has biscuit and grain aromas — not much after that. Upon taking the first sip, I detect a nice toasted flavor and caramel notes from the malt, and an earthy crusty-bread presence. There is a bitterness that is provided from the hops but no real hop taste — you know that hops are there, though. This beer is about the malt. The finish is clean with a sweet malty aftertaste.
Pils Noir is a light-bodied brew and is refreshing to drink — a beer that would be nice in the middle of summer. This is a session beer and I could have a bunch of them, but I guess I was expecting more. It wasn’t my favorite out of the case. I will need to try it again and compare it and when I do, I will update this review.
ABV = 4.9%