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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This is a premium example of the classic German Pilsner. Clean, crisp and refreshing, the Elemental Pilsner is pleasantly full-bodied. Generous use of German noble hops provides this beer with a complex hop presence with a dry and slightly bitter finish. A bright white, lacey head tops off this award-winning session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
From tap at Stone Bistro. Pours hazy/cloudy yellow with a white head. Mild and classic pilsner aroma. This goes into the flavour with a smoothening biscuit malt base. Light fruity and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2009
Draft. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty, leading to a dry straw finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
On tap. Clear golden with a white head. Good malty nose. Medium body with sweet malts and flowery hops that leave a decent bitterness. Good, clean and well crafted. 070709

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Clear, golden body, small white head. A bit sweet on the nose and palate, but mostly dry. Nice carbonation. The flavor is too sweet, but pretty nice. Pale malts and grassy, fruity hops. Long sweet and malty finish with grassy hops. Pretty nice, but too sweet. 130817

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is a pale golden color with a very fluffy white head on the top. S: Spicy noble hops and lager yeast dominate the nose with the rest of the aroma being taken care of by a malty sweetness. T: The hops in the flavor are a mix of lightly spicy and grassy (especially on the finish), with a hint of bitterness. Again, the grain and malt sweetness make up the bulk of the sensations on the palate. M: Fairly light on the tongue with a full carbonation. D: A decent pilsner, but the hop flavors seemed a bit off to me and degrading the drinking experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bomber from South Bay Drug. Golden color with a multi-finger white head. Smells a bit grainy, and there’s not much bitter. Medium body with creamy, but sharp, carbonation. It’s a bit bready or yeasty. There’s a nice sensation in the mouth, but it is rather flavorless, except for the b/y. Finally in the finish there is the slightest suspicion of hop bitter. That said it drinks fairly well, but it just isn’t right as styled: "While the definition of “pilsner” is open to much debate in beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28IBUs and up. Pilsners that do not meet the specific characteristics of a German or Bohemian pils will be given this generic classification" Agreed it doesn’t meet the Czech or German style, but does it deserve the generic? Is it weak malt liquor or good pale lager? For me it didn’t improve with time and continued consumption.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a small disapating white head. Aromas of bread dough, light straw and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, straw and lemon with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
CBC on tap-pours yellow with a white head and trailing lace. Aroma is spice-pepper/lemon. Taste is floral/spice hop bitter, light malt. Lingering bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/21/15] Draught at Winter Brew Fest 2015 in San Diego. Clear golden. Grainy aroma, a bit vegetal, with a grassy hops hint. Grainy flavor with mild grassy hops bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Lightly cloudy yellow with huge pillow of foam that takes a looooooong time to go away. Hard to get any nose off this. Weak hay. Feel is overcarbonated. Sharply bitter and grassy. Ok, but with a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Not gonna finish. Funny - their motto is "better beer through science" and 2 of 2 were off.

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