RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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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blipp (9123) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Can. Pours pale gold with a fluffy white head. Sweet grainy malt aroma with some hops. The flavor has sweetish malt, grain, straw, and a touch of hops. Not bad.

KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
Canned. Fluffy white head over pale lager. Soft, Bohemina style, a little sweet. Some flovers, a hint of honey, dryness in the finish.

mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2008
12 oz. can in trade from RCL- thank you! Served in flute- poured slightly cloudy thin golden yellow, lively carbonation of tiny bubbles, impressive one finger white head formed, displayed some lacing, and retained. Aroma of wheat backed malt, yeast, and hops. Hits the mouth with a thin body, the malt is there but it really doesn’t stand out, some water in the middle, finish of hops, crispness and a slight sweet note. Looks are decieving...

PhillyBeer2112 (2814) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2008
I really wanted to rate this more highly but after 2 samples, and certainty over the second one’s freshness, I can’t say I love it. Pale gold color. Dirty and soapy nose. (is that an oxymoron?) Touches of sulfur and spucy hop in the flavor. Malts are grainy. Finish has a light bitterness otherwise pretty empty.

hopscotch (11042) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Can... Clear yellow lager with a huge, frothy, white head. Great retention. Peppery, spicy, saaz hop-type aroma with lesser notes of toffee and honey. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet... a little more sweet than bitter. Short, crisp, mildly sweet finish.

jgb9348 (6186) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Crisp slightly hazy golden coloured body with a nice sized slightly off-white head. Aroma of fresh lemons, yeast, fresh malt and a slight dose of hops. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent malt flavour with some shallow sugars and a small set of german hops, coupled with a tiny metallic twang. Aftertaste shows mostly malt with a good citrus finish. Overall, a good fresh beer that settles well in the mouth and in the stomach, especially in the summer! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased on 12-July-2008 at Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York, sampled on 12-August-2008.

kyzr (1525) - Montana, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Can from mcbackus. Pours a thicker bright yellow with nice fluffy white head. Nose is yeasty with floral hints. Flavor is bready with hints of hops that leave a little dry bitterness on the palate. Finish is crisp with a bite of hops.

otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
It took some innovative and determined outdoorsman/beer fanatics to bring to the 21st century excellent craft beer in a can. Coined “canneries”, these modern pioneers of the taste bud frontier are taking American beer geeks somewhere they haven’t ever been before – quality craft beer in quality cans.
New England Brewing Company out of Woodbridge, CT is one such craft brewery. With at least three craft beers offered only in a can, my beer of choice for the evening was their Elm City Lager. Mine was from the tap at my local Hurricane which I am very pleased to say offers about a dozen or so craft beers.
Served in a Shipyard Exports pint glass, the bubbles practically fought each other to get to the top of the glass first, releasing their delicious orange, lime, and effervescent spice aromas for my enjoyment. A bright clear golden yellow, Elm City floated a slim head of foam which laced the glass as I took a couple good drags. Wow. Super clean, soft, and very bright. The hops are mild with a whisper of spice which lingers after each quaff. Rounding into a soft, citrusy palate, I taste hints of orange and lime amidst the soothing yeast. A lager only in name, Elm City is a classic representation of a German style pilsner. Semantics aside, it is a damn fine brew.

Slipstream (2607) - USA - JUL 28, 2008
This appears to be a local beer from New Haven, Connecticut. Cute can. Light-medium gold pour with a foamy head. Typical macro yeasty aroma with some floral hops. Some corn sweetness, but overall a decent lager/pilsner. The finish is rich and dry. It is drinkable and respectable - better than many brews out there. If it were available at a low price, then it would be an excellent option.

GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Can courtesy of alldaydrinker. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a massive puffy white head that shows good retention and lacing. Smell is fairly generic with hints of lemon and spice on top of a mild grainy malt aroma with faint hops in the background. The taste was a bit more complex and enjoyable than the smell would indicate with some nice spiciness mixed in with floral hops and the light bready malts. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and super crisp. Drinkability is extremely high on this and I could see myself polishing off a six pack of these on a hot summer afternoon.

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