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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
On tap @ Ham’s. Pours a pale straw yellow with a good sized white head. Nose of German yeast and hops, with hints of sour citrus. I like the fact that lightning isn’t following the standard San Diego BIG, Giant, Beer trend. Congrats for being different.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2008
22 oz. bottle - Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a 2/3 finger thick white head. Aroma is spicey herbal hops and grain hiding in the back. Lots of fine lacing. The flavor is very hop forward and not too sweet. The hops even linger on the palate a bit. Light to medium body. Dry finish. A nice Pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2008
On tap @ Hamilton’s in San Diego. Nice 10 karat brew with a 1/2 inch dense white head. This one is refreshing...nicely carbonated and has a slightly sweet backbone. A very good pilsner that I would gladly drink again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma was grainy, malty and sweet. The taste was of earthy hops, sweet malts and grain. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less. Clear golden color with little head. Grainy, almost fusel aroma. Sweet grainy flavors. A little bit of maltiness. Not bad, just too sweet for my liking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Hazy golden yellow, moderate to large head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is grass, hay, some bread, lightly sugary. Medium to light body, somewhat grainy, somewhat sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Nice malty aroma. Dark yellow. Too dark for a pilsner? More like a medium lager. A little out of style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 650 ml bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours a 14k yellow gold color with a foamy white head that lasts only a short white. The aroma was sweet with cookie dough and sweet malts. The flavor was similarly sweet with spices and cherries rounding out the sides, and a touch of wheat filling in the back end. The mouthfeel was silky smooth. The finish was short and sweet. Overall: Upon first taste I thought this was a kolsch. But, a good pilsner choice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
22 oz bottle from South Bay Drugs. Created virtually no formation of head but did maintain a bright straw gold color. The aroma was a mild with signs of hay and grass. The flavor is mellow with balanced flavor between hop and grainy malts which makes for an easily drinkable pils.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On tap at Stone Bistro during RBSG 08. Rather dark for a pilsener, clear orange-gold with a sticky white head. Some musty hops in the aroma, as well as a biscuity pils malt note. Flavor is pils malt with just a faint little zesty hoppiness. Pretty boring honestly. Easy to drink but I just don’t want to.


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