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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!!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2008
Can 355ml
Appearance: Golden lager with bright laced top.3+
Nose : Pleasant, light meadow soft hops with sweet golden juicy malting 7+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , malt orientation to Bohemian lagers with light yet easily noticeable green smooth hops . Fruity like, sweet fig. Filling thirst quencher. Solid malt work with smooth execution. On par with best European samples but with its own little difference. Closer in style to Budvar than to Urquell . Yummy brew.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
can. pours a very pale yellow with an inch of white head on top. smells very sweet and corny. very faint flavor of grassy hops and not much else. the palate is very crisp and is really the highlight of the beer. finishes with a slight amount of bitterness. not terrible, but I do live in Pennsylvania so I can easily get my hands on the much better Victory Prima Pils or Stoudtís Pils.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber with a massive white head. Nose is malty with a funky almost sourish (yeast?) aroma. Taste is toasty, corn, and some earthy hoppiness and an astringant metallic finish/aftertaste. A bit muddled of a beer with an identity crisis. The flavors sort of clash in this one. The body is light Carbonation is high.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Can. Poured light gold and extremely bubbly. Straw to light cereal, almost wheaty aroma with some grassy/lemony hop notes. Has a flavor of straightforward clean light cereal malt cut with grassy/lemony hops, though considering this is classified as a Pilsner I donít think it has a sharp enough hop presence. More like the Dortmunder/Helles styles Iíve tried. At any rate, definitely drinkable, and the can is a huge bonus of course. Like the SF Pikeland, basically a nice micro-Pils from a can, which would make an excellent boat beer (no glass).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Pours a slightly fogged straw with a decent white head. Nose is not very eventful. Fairly clean and sweet. Favor is earthy, but not dirty. Carbonation is a lot of small bubbles that continually hit the tongue, but donít obliterate it. Easy to drink. Nice enough. Not the greatest of the style, but itís not too bad

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
malrubius (1865) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2008
12 ounce can (foamed over) in pint glass. Hazy yellow with huge white head. Mild vanilla lemon aroma. Mild sweet vanilla with lager grassiness and very mild german hop flavored finish. Very soft moutfeel. Light watery body and medium carbo. Quite light. Probably the lightest microbrewed American lager of the handful Iíve tried. Not quite enough flavor, either malt or hop bitterness. Other than the can packaging, I canít imagine choosing this over a less expensive true German Pilsner.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bright gold, pillow white head w. nice lacing. Nose is lemon, light plastic, some cereals, tangerine. Flavor is honey & very light toasted malt, some bitterness, lemon, light hay. Lingering bitterness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2008
[897-20071203] 12floz. Sweet yellow corn bread aroma with some hay hints. Clear, orange yellow body with a big medium-lasting foamy white head. Flavour has a bit of corn hay and fruity apple juice. Light-medium body. Sweet corny is uninteresting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2007
12 oz. can via trade with mcbackus - Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is light grain, soap, and apples. Flavor is light malt. Medium body. Wortha try. Thanks Matt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
12oz can. Pours hazy golden in color with full foamy white head. Aroma of malt and wheat. Taste of malt and watery with sour finish.


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