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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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3.5
damzz (517) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Head is white and quickly dissipates leaving almost no lacing. Color is medium hazy yellow. Nose is citrus and hops. Body is medium with a slightly oily texture with soft carbonation and an astringent finish. For those who prefer Bud, Coors, or Miller, try this. It is quaffable and a good session beer for talking sports or even theology. Enjoy!

2.8
scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a huge white foamy head. Aroma is slightly skunky with spices and lemon. Taste is also a bit skunky with some lemon and fruity notes. Pale malts are present, and there is a decent amount of flavor. Slightly grassy finish. Not bad, but not great.

3.2
drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/14/10. My 10th in this style finally! 12oz can into a pint glass. Cloudy yellow pour with a fluffy white head that fizzes away fast. Dry grainy and slightly metallic aroma that leads to a sweet pilsner malt flavor again with a metallic hint. A bit sweet, but not bad.

3.1
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Tasted from 12oz can. Pours golden with a one-finger white head that has some staying power. Nose is somewhat skunky with some sweet malts and anise. Flavors are light with some malts and a very light hoppiness. The body is light with average carbonation and a pretty short finish. Despite the lack of any complexity, this beer is actually very enjoyable.

3
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Golden pour with a white head. Nose is citrus, malts and slight hops. Flavor is malty, lemon, and some sweetness with a crisp clean hoppy finish.

2.9
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Can acquired via trade at DLD for a bottle of water. Didn’t really ask for anything in return for the water, but this kind soul tossed a can of brew my way. Clear yellow pour with a huge white head. Sweet malt nose with some crisp noble hops. Crisp hop flavor up front, giving way to sweet malt before a crisp finish. Not my favorite style, but not bad at all for a pilsener.

3.1
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Sample from a can at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". Thanks to JaBier for sharing as he got it in a trade for a bottle of water at DLD. The beer is a clear yellow-gold color with a thin fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Mild grassy hops in the nose. Light body with flavors of hops, bready malt and hay. The finish is lightly hoppy with a short grainy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.4
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2010
can poured a light golden color with a two finger white head that retained a coating. aroma has sweet malt, light lemon, and some flowery yeast. light mouth feel with some sugary coating and plenty of carbonation. flavor also has the sugars, light bitter hops, pokes of lemon, and grassy flowers. actually nice drinking, more pilsner than lager. pleasantly surprised.

2.6
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Can. Pours a golden body with head. Cracker malts, some light earth toned bitterness. Everything is rather mundane and lifeless a hint of floral hops, light pils notes, and simple bitter finish. Eh.

3.2
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours golden with white head, aroma is lemony and cereal. Taste up front is nice and lemon with some citrus, leading into the pilsener malt with a slightly dry finish. Pretty good!


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