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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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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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3.3
crazyvin (2026) - 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
tectactoe (3125) - 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
WillRunForBeer (2702) - 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
callmemickey (4549) - 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
snoworsummer (5916) - 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
sonnycheeba (6214) - 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
mansquito (6696) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Trader Joe’s, 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
KyotoLefty (10531) - 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.

3.9
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
355mL can thanks to Travlr. Very fresh I think. Clear bright straw. Massive white foam. Huge retention and sheets of lacing. Nose is fresh lemon, fresh noble hops, honeydew, crackery wheat, fresh biscuit. Taste is clean, quenching, long grassy soapiness. Long bitter aftertaste with sourdough cracker. Hints of metallic twang are off putting. But well crafted.

3.5
Travlr (25528) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Can courtesy of Adam of Somalia, thank you sir! Cloudy pale yellow fluffy white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of white pepper, hay, light dust. Taste is pretty clean and crisp, with a bit of biscuit, pepper, white bread. Not bad.


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