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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!!


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Its pretty smooth a prett› mild lager not to overpowering its a pretty tan in color

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
can, pours light gold, light white head. Aroma is light sazz and malt. Flavor is nice and malty with a peppery sazz finish. Nice pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Nose is mostly bready with hints of grass and lemon. Pours pale yellow with no head and some light haze. The flavor has a hint of fruitiness not usually found in a lager. This is followed by bread, grass, and a light pepper note. There is a slight metallic note that I picked up towards the end. Light with crisp carbonation. Lingering grassy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Can, bought in Connecticut. Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is grain, malt, and a little fruit. Flavor is grain, honey, grass, and malt. A decent session beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a slightly pale yellow color with a white fluffy head. Aroma is honey, some grain, some astringency, a light peppery hops. Flavor is malty, honey, and a bitter peppery finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Can. Aroma of lemon with touches of grassy, leafy hops. Flavor continues to be very leafy with large doses of doughy malt. However, a harsh graininess and astringency work their way in, along with some diacetyl. In the end, not very good.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Can. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of diacetyl and grainy cardboardy wheat malt. Tastes alright at first, very sweet though and then a diacetyl and wheaty finish. Blargh, this was pretty bad, especially the diacetyl. A flawed beer. 4/3/5/2/9 (2.3/5)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This unfiltered German-style Pilsener offers hay-like cereals over grassy hops, while a lemony edge accompanies the herbal, leafy finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam thins out over the hazy straw yellow.
-The pils malts are quite bulky; this could be crisper, methinks.
-That citrusy character is pleasant, but also atypical at times.
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout, but I admit I would have liked a more compelling finish.
-This is not a very memorable pils, but it is still quenching.

Can.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (841) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 9, 2009
12 oz can. Slighly cloudy yellow pour with a medium white fizzy head. Aroma of pepper, hops and malt. Nice even finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Can. One of the better pilseners I have had though Iím not a big fan of the style. Pours hazy golden. Tastes soapy, citrusy and somewhat sweet. Good for what it is.


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