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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!!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Aroma muted by this excessively massive head after waiting a minute,got an almost wheat like tang,almost suckerish,some grain,flavor is upfront bitterness with some floating grain again,again a wheat like tang in flavor,doesnt taste like the good German pils I’ve had,would have like to had a little more malt,I know the German style emphasizes the bitterness, but this was just to much hop

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2011
(12oz can). Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma of florals and grass. Taste is a sweet malt backbone with a definite hope bite up front and at the end. Medium bodied with slick texture. Finish is slightly bitter and has a bite. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Clear gold pour with a small head. Light aroma of malt and hops. Flavor is slightly hoppy, refreshing and delicious. Pretty good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9404) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
amber pour. white head hoppy, honey, crackers. Flavor is lightly bland, light hops, bread, yeast...pretty standard, but not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1855) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Pale Lager light colored light bodied beer with German nuances. Definitely a lawnmower beer, maybe the wrong season for me to sample.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
damzz (275) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Head is white and quickly dissipates leaving almost no lacing. Color is medium hazy yellow. Nose is citrus and hops. Body is medium with a slightly oily texture with soft carbonation and an astringent finish. For those who prefer Bud, Coors, or Miller, try this. It is quaffable and a good session beer for talking sports or even theology. Enjoy!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1118) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a huge white foamy head. Aroma is slightly skunky with spices and lemon. Taste is also a bit skunky with some lemon and fruity notes. Pale malts are present, and there is a decent amount of flavor. Slightly grassy finish. Not bad, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6124) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/14/10. My 10th in this style finally! 12oz can into a pint glass. Cloudy yellow pour with a fluffy white head that fizzes away fast. Dry grainy and slightly metallic aroma that leads to a sweet pilsner malt flavor again with a metallic hint. A bit sweet, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2028) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Tasted from 12oz can. Pours golden with a one-finger white head that has some staying power. Nose is somewhat skunky with some sweet malts and anise. Flavors are light with some malts and a very light hoppiness. The body is light with average carbonation and a pretty short finish. Despite the lack of any complexity, this beer is actually very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Golden pour with a white head. Nose is citrus, malts and slight hops. Flavor is malty, lemon, and some sweetness with a crisp clean hoppy finish.


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