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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
pours a foamy white head and slightly hazy gold/yellow color. Aroma is grain, light (saaz?) hops. Taste is light malt, light (saaz?) hops. Light body, but not thin. Good carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2007
(can - 12 oz) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma is bitter hops, some metal flake, grains, grass, and corn. Flavor begins with a dry hop and grass taste with a grainy and corny middle and a very dry and bitter hop finish. Very thin bodied and easy to drink. Tastes like many other pilseners Iíve had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Pours a clear gold-tinged yellow with a nice foamy head. This is exactly what Iíd anticipate a pilsener to look like, but I canít give this more than a three looking so thin. The nose is a big improvement. Iím struck first by the floral hops and second by the light dry bready malt. In This mouth, this is on the fizzy side of creamy with a lack of body, as per the style. The flavors are a little off, but largely clean. Bready, slightly toasty malt character, dry and well matched by a liberal floral hop. A little spicy, the finish is this and a bit sweet, but the aftertaste is all dry hop bitterness with some grain bitterness. I could kick back a six pack of this stuff in the right setting. A nice session in deed lacking any hint of adjunct. Bonus for the can factor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
A pale light yellow in color with a bubbly white head. It has a malty aroma with sugar and general sweetness. The hops come out more in the flavor which is slightly fruity and bitter, and simple. It is drinkable and refreshing- without the nice aroma though Iím not sure Iíd be a big fan. .

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (578) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Sweet in the front and dry in the back. Apple and pear. Floral noble hops. Definitely doesnít have that metallic noble hop flavor. Blueberry and blackberry. Whole lot of all sorts of fruit flavors. Crisp and refreshing. Compared to the flavor, the aroma sucks. I think this is a damn good interpretation of the style. A little different, but good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Can from John (jjpm74) Thanks! Pours out an orange color without much of a head. Smell is sort of metallic, and sweet. Taste is pretty strong of a can and some yeasty notes. Not really what I was expecting... arent craft beers in the can supposed to skip out on the metallic taste? Not near as good as their Sea Hag. Thanks John.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
12oz can acquired in trade with jjpm74 (thanks!). Poured a light to medium and see through golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grass (fresh mown wet grass), grain, and light honey. Tastes of grains, honey, and a little bready. Thinner body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miketrum (18) - NAUGATUCK, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2006
good lager...very fresh. in 12oz can. a little watery but more taste than an ordinary lager

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a pale clear golden color. Nothing special with the head, although lacing was decent. The aroma was of floral hops and maybe some honey. The flavor was a mix of grassy and floral hops over an oddly spiced malt base that finished with a touch of corn. Unfortunately a metallic flavor came with this one (from the can?). Pale lager-like (albeit a better one). The mouthfeel was light, decent carbonation. Thanks to Todd for the trade!


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