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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!!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Can. Firm white head on the pour. Not much aroma, maybe just a little corn and grain, but the flavor is very refreshing and sessionable. Crisp and balanced, with nice saaz and pure pale malt flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cazort (549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2007
This is undoubtedly the best beer I have ever had from a can. Crisp, with some hoppy bitterness. Really tastes like a pilsener, although it isnít the best one Iíve had. The malt does have a bit of that macro taste, with the macro-sourness, but the hops are good, and the malt flavor could be a lot worse.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 Pours a clear dull gold with a thin lasting white head, and somce lace. Aroma is lots of gritty corn and some dms, pale malts and stale pils, sweet kettle corn aroma as well. Bland flavor, more corn, stale malts, some paper, slick hops, and a wierd finish. Perhaps a bit old. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4013) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Strong hay aroma. Pour is golden with a thick white head. Tastes of honey and hops, more of the latter. Grass finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Grainy/grassy aroma with a hint of citrus, surprisingly complex for a lager. Flavor almost has a hint of lemon grass.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
12 oz can. Smells like corn being pressed on to steel. Wow... much better than the nose leads me to believe. Quite rich and malty. What a surprise! Nice balance of hops and malt. Slightly sweet on the palate with lingering hints of corn. Nice short smooth finish. Quite a surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1906) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2007
I know this sounds weird but a pleasant farm smell, corn with hints of manure. Hazy golden color. Better taste than most lagers, lest yeast than your average. Iím still not a fan of lagers but this is pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (1909) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Poured from the can into an imperial pint. Clear golden pour with a big creamy white pile of head. Strong corn aroma makes me hesitant. Smells like a stronger version of a macro. Flavor is quite a bit better than I expected after smelling it for a while. The flavor is sweet with some lingering corn. Not offensive at all. Pretty easy to drink. Donít know if I would call this a pilsener though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Clear golden, large but rapidly dimishing head with blah lacing and retention. Aroma is bread, light grass and also corn. Light body and very drinkable. Lightly sweet finish, but how is this a pils if corn is here? Yes, itís better than Miller but who cares?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
Can (12oz). Bubbly gold with a large fizzy/fluffy off-white head. Pretty standard sweet grainy malt, light floral hop aroma. The taste is fresh, with maybe a hint of rye grain, bitter grassy finish. Average to slightly chewy body, somewhat teeth-sqeakingly astringent, solid carbonation, no aftertaste - a solid patio/lawnmower beer, nothing special though.


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