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Named after New Haven’s 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 summer’s day! It’s definitely not your grandfather’s beer, but it’s what your grandfather’s beer was trying to be. A must have!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Sweet in the front and dry in the back. Apple and pear. Floral noble hops. Definitely doesn’t 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ross (2075) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8796) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2857) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a transparent deep golden with a thin fizzy white head. Doughy yeasty pale malty aroma has some earthy noble hop character. Starts with a lightly sweet pilsner maltiness turning more bitter and slightly floral toward the finish. A decent lager, but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 29, 2006
12 oz can at the Connecticut Brew Fest. Yellow gold, nice white head. Sour malt nose, followed up by a sour blah, light malt flavor. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4307) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Pours bright yellow from the can into a shaker. Bright white micro head with good retention and lacing. Barely noticeable grass aromas. Upfront malt with an abrupt, dry, bitter metallic finish. Unfortunate that it tastes like metal -- the uninformed might blame it on the can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CTwriter (34) - USA - APR 19, 2006
Drunk from a can and poured into a glass. The first sip was cautionary, and despite all the encouragement, I couldn’t believe it would taste fresh or clean. It did, even from the can (which is, of course, lined). Poured clear, with a small head, this pilsner smelled like newly mown grass and tasted even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
Can. Poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. Malty aroma with a fair amount of cereal and some fruitiness. Flavor was malty but thin and watery. Finished with a mild-moderate bitterness.

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