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Named after New Havenís nickname: the Elm City (but not to be confused with Elm City Connecticut Ale!) It is a true German Pilsner: crisp, refreshing, pronounced. Perfectly balanced pilsner malt made with all German ingredients and Hallertaur hops. It is a perfect compliment to a hot summerís day! Itís definitely not your grandfatherís beer, but itís what your grandfatherís beer was trying to be. A must have!!


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Thanks to the fine mystery swappers for this one!! Pours golden in color from my nice green and silver can, and formed a sizeable white head. Smell is crisp, some wheat smells. Taste is a little on the lemon side, with a hint of wheat on the background. This one is alright.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Rate from tasting 28Feb14. Can pours pale white gold with a big clingy white head. Aroma of saaz and citrus. Nice smooth easy drinking pils with just enough saaz.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Hazy golden body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Grass, light lemon zest, grainy cereals, some dry yeasty contribution. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering, slightly chalky finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2013
From a can. Pours clear very light gold with a frothy white head. Tastes bitter, dry, like pine, bread and muskiness. Low/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells musky with hints of grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Can. Pours gold with fizzy, white. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, barnyard notes, grassy notes, light fruit esters, and light funk. Flavor is bready malts and light hop bitterness with some light fruit esters, and faint herbs; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Trader Joeís, Darien sixer: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is light grassy hops, some lemon, pilsner malts. Taste is quite hoppy for a pilsner, so it is nice and bitter. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
Canned or bottled? Cloudy pastel gold, fine low head. Malty pilsner nose, citrus hops. A bit of DMS corn. Flavor of citrus, cabbage, nise hops but too much veggie DMS. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7873) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
355mL can thanks to Travlr. Very fresh I think. Clear bright straw. Massive white foam. Huge retention and sheets of lacing. Nose is fresh lemon, fresh noble hops, honeydew, crackery wheat, fresh biscuit. Taste is clean, quenching, long grassy soapiness. Long bitter aftertaste with sourdough cracker. Hints of metallic twang are off putting. But well crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Can courtesy of Adam of Somalia, thank you sir! Cloudy pale yellow fluffy white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of white pepper, hay, light dust. Taste is pretty clean and crisp, with a bit of biscuit, pepper, white bread. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12oz can in a footed pilsner. Pours light golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral hops, a good amount of pale malts, and dough. Flavor about the same, with a good amount of hops for this beer. Light. A decent beer for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Translucent yellow with a dense white head. Medium body with high carbonation.

Aroma: pilsner malt, salty minerality, peppery herbal hops.

Taste: nutty grainy pale malt, fruity notes, salty minerality, herbal hop bitterness.

Not soft or clean, like pilsners i prefer.


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