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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!!

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2.6
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Can from John (jjpm74) Thanks! Pours out an orange color without much of a head. Smell is sort of metallic, and sweet. Taste is pretty strong of a can and some yeasty notes. Not really what I was expecting... arent craft beers in the can supposed to skip out on the metallic taste? Not near as good as their Sea Hag. Thanks John.

2.5
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
12oz can acquired in trade with jjpm74 (thanks!). Poured a light to medium and see through golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grass (fresh mown wet grass), grain, and light honey. Tastes of grains, honey, and a little bready. Thinner body.

3.1
miketrum (18) - NAUGATUCK, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2006
good lager...very fresh. in 12oz can. a little watery but more taste than an ordinary lager

3.1
User37895 (3042) - - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a pale clear golden color. Nothing special with the head, although lacing was decent. The aroma was of floral hops and maybe some honey. The flavor was a mix of grassy and floral hops over an oddly spiced malt base that finished with a touch of corn. Unfortunately a metallic flavor came with this one (from the can?). Pale lager-like (albeit a better one). The mouthfeel was light, decent carbonation. Thanks to Todd for the trade!

2.7
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a transparent deep golden with a thin fizzy white head. Doughy yeasty pale malty aroma has some earthy noble hop character. Starts with a lightly sweet pilsner maltiness turning more bitter and slightly floral toward the finish. A decent lager, but nothing special.

2.4
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 29, 2006
12 oz can at the Connecticut Brew Fest. Yellow gold, nice white head. Sour malt nose, followed up by a sour blah, light malt flavor. Meh.

3.2
thornecb (6018) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Pours bright yellow from the can into a shaker. Bright white micro head with good retention and lacing. Barely noticeable grass aromas. Upfront malt with an abrupt, dry, bitter metallic finish. Unfortunate that it tastes like metal -- the uninformed might blame it on the can.

3.9
CTwriter (34) - USA - APR 19, 2006
Drunk from a can and poured into a glass. The first sip was cautionary, and despite all the encouragement, I couldn’t believe it would taste fresh or clean. It did, even from the can (which is, of course, lined). Poured clear, with a small head, this pilsner smelled like newly mown grass and tasted even better.

2.9
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
Can. Poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. Malty aroma with a fair amount of cereal and some fruitiness. Flavor was malty but thin and watery. Finished with a mild-moderate bitterness.

3.1
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Light golden in color with a large white head. Aroma is earthy with hops and bready malt. Starts assertively bitter,hoppy,clean dry bitter finish.


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