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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2016) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Interesting. A Belgian Pilsner. Pours bright golden with a finger thick white head. Nose and flavor are spice clove and light banana along with some bready characteristics. Dry, clean hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden body with a creamy white head. Aroma is grassy and sweet with bready notes and light banana esters. Taste is dry and grassy with light plastic notes. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Different than most Pilseners you can get in the US, and that’s a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2297) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Severed from a bottle at Phil’s BBQ. Appearance is pale gold with a small white head. The flavors and aromas are pilsner malts, and a very light hop tones. A nice pilsner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Lemons, yeast and spice in the aroma, a little different for a Pilsener. The appearance is yellow-gold. The flavor is of bread, grains, a bit earthy and slightly sweet. Not bad but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pale yellow. Sweet malts overwhelm the underlying hop character, making it a nice but not hoppy enough pilsener. Feels a little thick and chewy too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - 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.


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