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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!!


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 (3504) - 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 (7952) - 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 (877) - 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 (1706) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
12 oz can from alldaydrinker! Wow not bad for a pilsner! Seriously! The aroma is not that good but the flavor is above average. Strong hay aroma, kinda bad. Pour is light golden with a thick white head. Tastes of honey and hops, sweet sugar finish, some grass tones mixed in. Overall the best pilsner of the 4 Iíve had. Thnks alldaydrinker.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2009
Thin layer of near-white, tiny bubbles. Leaves decent lace, though. Hazy and straw-yellow in color. Smells dark and earthy, huh? Thereís some lighter grain in the background. I donít notice any hop. But I do notice a light sweetness that reminds me of fruit punch. Simply odd. High level of carbonation, but the body seems to handle it well. There is a fruitiness to this beer that mirrors the smell. Decent balancing hop, but the aftertaste is of raw grains. No hits, no runs, but most importantly, no errors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
A decent pilsener. Grain, euro-hops and a nice malt profile without being too skunky. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Can. Pours a hazy yellow amber with a medium white head that falls quickly. Sweet malt, with a slightly off putting aroma of spoiledÖ milk? Sweet lemony start with a medium body and some grain flavors. The burnt/foul taste comes back on the end, along with a light citrus note. Not sure if I got an off can, or if itís some palate kill from the other things Iíve had tonight, but this was not something I really want to sample again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Can thanks to SoLan, thanks Alan. Poured a clear golden-yellow color with an inch and a half, rocky off-white head that slowly receded to a soapy layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt, a bit of dough, light honey, some faint citrus, and some lightly grassy hops. Smooth, crisp entry leads into some light honey, a soft yeasty doughiness, and some light citrus undertones (orange and lemon zest) that finishes with a moderately dry grassy hoppiness. Low carbonation and decent mouthfeel. Crisp, clean, and easy-drinking. This is a solid example of a pils, I bet it is really nice on tap. Thanks for sending me 6 Alan.


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