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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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jkwood04 (5481) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12oz can in a footed pilsner. Pours light golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral hops, a good amount of pale malts, and dough. Flavor about the same, with a good amount of hops for this beer. Light. A decent beer for the style.

SanfordBrewer (1616) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Translucent yellow with a dense white head. Medium body with high carbonation.

Aroma: pilsner malt, salty minerality, peppery herbal hops.

Taste: nutty grainy pale malt, fruity notes, salty minerality, herbal hop bitterness.

Not soft or clean, like pilsners i prefer.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Straight from the source, very light an crisp, bright herbal hop presence, great representation of style

davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2012
New style yellow can...meaning its pretty damn fresh. Props to NEBCO for the label change, much more appealing! A- Super clear light yellow body with lots of rising carbonation. Massive fluffy white head forms, but settles down quickly to a patchy cap with large bubbles. A bit of sticky lacing. S - Grass, light piney hops, a touch of lemon zest, and toasted grains. Very simple yet inviting. T - Its all there. Starts off with some lemon and grass, then fades into the toasty grains and malts. The finish is light yet hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Mouth feel is thin and watery with decent crisp carbonation. O - Pretty decent pilsner with a low hop profile but a lot of lasting bitterness. Was hoping for a bit more grain and toast, but oh well. A decent session beer on a hot summer day.

CanIHave4Beers (4284) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2012
Draught at Modern Apizza

Pours golden and clear with a small but fairly well retained head.

The aroma is a little bit herbal, hop forward but kind of dull and sweet smelling as well.

The flavor follows, the herbal hops have a little bit of a clash with some of the malt flavors. The beer is a bit astringent and while I like the bitterness of it I feel like the hopping could use a little more finesse.

Good to see a beer like this out there, worked well with pizza.

philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 This is an exceptional beer and available in cans. Props to NEBCO for canning this. This is everything a canned beer should be, light crisp and delicious!

Braudog (6979) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Can. Super-pale yellow, bubbly and active with a sticky white head. Super starchy, with a grassy finish that seems to be common to American lagers, vice those from the German heartland. Doesn’t quite reach the "crisp" snap I’d like in a light lager like this. (#4409, 12/18/2011)

rjplumer (1289) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Mild creamy lemon aroma.Bright yellow with a mild haze. Pillow head that lingers for awhile. Medium bitter and sourness but not offensive. Has a nice clean finish. Not bad overall but seems to lack a stand out feature. I would drink one again as it is refreshing and drinkable.

dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Pours a light yellow. Aroma consists of cereal grains and hay. Mild resin flavor.

hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2011
from dcschiller on 1/31/11. pale yellow color with a small white head. smells and tastes a lot like every other pale lager... wouldn’t have guessed pils... honey, straw, spice and grain... a bit too sweet or maybe just not as crisp as i’ve come to expect.

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