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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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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!!


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (422) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Just noticed that this beer is rated 46 overall, but 89 by style. This site should adjust its rating system - there shouldnít be such a large difference between the two. This is an excellent pilsner, and its overall rating should be higher. Anyway, the appearance is fine, with the normal pale golden color that you would expect. The head was very large, tons of foam. Light-bodied, slightly sour, with well-balanced pilsner malts & hops. Refreshing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Aliens donít belong in an Indiana Jones movie!! Havenít had this in a while. Nice good pils with light hops, doughy malts and some slight corn water.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours light golden. Smell is fruity, apply and lightly yeasty. Nice aroma. Taste is fruity, slightly hoppy and some fruity yeast. Overall a smooth, easy drinking pilsner that has a more fruity yeast character than average. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty drinkable and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A golden body with a thick white head that had some retention and lace. Aroma was of mild bread and grass. Flavor was slightly bitter and lightly sweet. A very subtle corn note to it. A nice crisp beer. Thin body. Carbonation was moderate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1709) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Can: Pale pear body with a slight chill haze running through; volatile, sticky, chunky bone-white head piles up high & leaves some fat lacing webs behind. Aroma of light grain, freshly baked sweetbread, barley, a mild citrus spritz, & just a touch of spicy & earthy Noble hoppage. Sharp yeast in the flavor up front, perhaps some mild metallic notes that thankfully disperse with time. Moderate DMS with a mid-palate strike of zesty, earthy, & spicy Noble hops that give a mild bite to the tongue & leave a suitable, lasting bitterness that carries into the finish. Aftertaste, gentle mouth coating with faint citrus zest & baked bread. A nice & easy going pilsner, something you can crush in the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (638) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Rate from tasting 28Feb14. Can pours pale white gold with a big clingy white head. Aroma of saaz and citrus. Nice smooth easy drinking pils with just enough saaz.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
callmemickey (2685) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Hazy golden body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Grass, light lemon zest, grainy cereals, some dry yeasty contribution. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering, slightly chalky finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2013
From a can. Pours clear very light gold with a frothy white head. Tastes bitter, dry, like pine, bread and muskiness. Low/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells musky with hints of grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Can. Pours gold with fizzy, white. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, barnyard notes, grassy notes, light fruit esters, and light funk. Flavor is bready malts and light hop bitterness with some light fruit esters, and faint herbs; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3346) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Trader Joeís, Darien sixer: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is light grassy hops, some lemon, pilsner malts. Taste is quite hoppy for a pilsner, so it is nice and bitter. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
Canned or bottled? Cloudy pastel gold, fine low head. Malty pilsner nose, citrus hops. A bit of DMS corn. Flavor of citrus, cabbage, nise hops but too much veggie DMS. OK.


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