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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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2.5
Slipstream (2709) - 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.

3.3
GAManiac (1946) - 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.

3.3
BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
don’t miss it...the beer is crisp fruity creamy tasting and foamy yet creamy in consistancy. honeylike and crisp a nice lager indeed. had a better rating written but the web site is on the blink. well balanced and mild but quality flavors.

3.2
cheap (6124) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 A big thanks to puzzl for getting me this pilsner. 12 oz can as pictured. Looks like any other pale yellow american lager but has a big creamy head, even when poured gently. Not much aroma, just clean wet hay and lacks any of the bad odor attributes of many lagers or pilsners. Good amount of carbonation but could use a tad more. Taste is grassy and haylike, very friendly and palatable. Much better and less bitter than most pilsners I’m familiar with. Easy to get along with and perhaps would make a decent session brew, even tho the %alky is not listed here. Finish does have a mild bitter linger to it but it’s not quite as bitter or lingering as most pilsners, and I’m glad of it. Comes across almost wheat beerish in nature.

3.7
Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2008
Can 355ml

Appearance: Golden lager with bright laced top.3+
Nose : Pleasant, light meadow soft hops with sweet golden juicy malting 7+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , malt orientation to Bohemian lagers with light yet easily noticeable green smooth hops . Fruity like, sweet fig. Filling thirst quencher. Solid malt work with smooth execution. On par with best European samples but with its own little difference. Closer in style to Budvar than to Urquell . Yummy brew.

2.4
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
can. pours a very pale yellow with an inch of white head on top. smells very sweet and corny. very faint flavor of grassy hops and not much else. the palate is very crisp and is really the highlight of the beer. finishes with a slight amount of bitterness. not terrible, but I do live in Pennsylvania so I can easily get my hands on the much better Victory Prima Pils or Stoudt’s Pils.

2.4
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber with a massive white head. Nose is malty with a funky almost sourish (yeast?) aroma. Taste is toasty, corn, and some earthy hoppiness and an astringant metallic finish/aftertaste. A bit muddled of a beer with an identity crisis. The flavors sort of clash in this one. The body is light Carbonation is high.

2.9
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Can. Poured light gold and extremely bubbly. Straw to light cereal, almost wheaty aroma with some grassy/lemony hop notes. Has a flavor of straightforward clean light cereal malt cut with grassy/lemony hops, though considering this is classified as a Pilsner I don’t think it has a sharp enough hop presence. More like the Dortmunder/Helles styles I’ve tried. At any rate, definitely drinkable, and the can is a huge bonus of course. Like the SF Pikeland, basically a nice micro-Pils from a can, which would make an excellent boat beer (no glass).

3
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Pours a slightly fogged straw with a decent white head. Nose is not very eventful. Fairly clean and sweet. Favor is earthy, but not dirty. Carbonation is a lot of small bubbles that continually hit the tongue, but don’t obliterate it. Easy to drink. Nice enough. Not the greatest of the style, but it’s not too bad

2.7
malrubius (3041) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2008
12 ounce can (foamed over) in pint glass. Hazy yellow with huge white head. Mild vanilla lemon aroma. Mild sweet vanilla with lager grassiness and very mild german hop flavored finish. Very soft moutfeel. Light watery body and medium carbo. Quite light. Probably the lightest microbrewed American lager of the handful I’ve tried. Not quite enough flavor, either malt or hop bitterness. Other than the can packaging, I can’t imagine choosing this over a less expensive true German Pilsner.


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