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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Had to try this one out to get the first rating for the whole brewery. Very clear yellow with a nice white head. Head lasted for the whole glass and left decent lacing. Aromas were a little weak and mostly malts. Some noble hop aromas too. Flavors really followed suit and the finish was fresh and crsip. Decent Beer. Just not a favorite style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a crystalline, pale yellow, with a steady and fine bead. Aroma is sweet, but a bit dank. Very little going on here. Flavor is odd, very sweet with almost no discernible hop character. Disappointing, as the other beers I have sampled from this brewery have been much better.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Draft at SAN Airport. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Tasted a little skunky. Bitter finish. It wasn't very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Pours a clear yellow golden color with a spongy white head. The foam settles slowly to a thin film, leaving patchy rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is disagreeable, showing a weird mix of sourdough yeast, eggy custard, and sweet, corny malts. Flavors, too, seem to be off. Lemongrass hops lend bitterness, but do little to counter the egg whites and the pungent yeast. Hoppy flan, sans the caramel, is what this reminds me of. The mouthfeel is substantial for the style, but a little on the light side overall. Moderate carbonation leads into a lingering, sourdough finish. I just don’t dig this one very much. Their Ionizer Lager is a much better product.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (5022) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Very crystal clear golden coloured body with a dense, frothy white head and millions of small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of strong malt, lemons, metal and a minor hint of hops. Light to Medium-bodied; Deep pungent bitter hops and metal showing up at first with a lot of pungent tastes and perhaps a bit too strong alcohol/bitter flavours. Aftertaste shows a lot of the same with metal and malt coming through more than anything else. Overall, a strong and decent beer - pungent bitterness throughout, but seemingly coming from a permanent marker - very strong and bitter but not in a great way. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo in San Diego (Rosencrans Blvd), California on 08-February-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 23-February-2011.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
on tap at the hotel del coronado aroma is malty and slightly hoppy flavor is the same medium mouthfeel with light carbonation

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 Bready sweet aroma with a light sour fruit. Needless to say the aroma was a bit off to me. Perhaps it might have been a line cleaning problem? Who knows? Maybe they are basic white cotton panties? Maybe its a thong? It pours gold with a nice soapy head. Its kind of got a weak flavor of say a Paulaner or a Spaten. Not a very pronounced hoppiness, although it does finish somewhat light and crisp I guess. Not really that good of pils.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (10922) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - 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.


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