Elm City Lager | New England Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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401 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after New Havens historic nickname, this is a true German Pilsner made with all German ingredients.

Added by UnionMade on 03-31-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,014
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
401
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of Taybeh
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a shaker, clear dull deep gold, puffy foamy head with middling retention and a little lacing. Nose is muted...bready but not doughy, and a little rustic spiciness, but just a little in the way of hops. Taste is a step up..nice and full bready malts, a little juicy grassiness, some earthy and almost mineral notes, and some zip on the mouthful.

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Photo of JLK7299
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was expecting a slight bitterness, since it is a pilsner, but this had a slight sweetness/citrus flavor. This is one of those beers that I might increase the rating on, after I get through the case. A beer worth discussing.

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Photo of Coltron23
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; OK lacing;

S: grain, corn, a little spice;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; the corn is less noticeable; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; clean; moderately dry finish;

O: I would have liked a touch more bitterness; very drinkable;

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Photo of von_kaiser
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beernooph
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTaleMan
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SveNss0N
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SRBush1974
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fank2788
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can served in a mug
Extremely pale yellow in color with a good sized chunk of bubbles on top that are kept up there by the high carbonation. The smell is of grassy and herbal noble hops and a bit of biscuity malt or clean wheat. The hops come through in the forefront of the taste but any hop flavor is short lived and gives way to a generic bitterness and astringent flavor. There is a little of the malt actually just enough to leave the finish a touch on the sweet side but overall it is quite neutral. Carbonation is high and the body is light and refreshing a clean slightly sweet finish invites the next sip. Overall I wish there was just a bit more assertive hop flavor in this to go along with the bitterness but that aside this is a very easy drinking solid pils.

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Photo of Burkbom23
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not quite blown away by this beer but man is it delicious ! Really, it has a nice clean and crisp taste and feel as well as a great touch of noble hop flavors. Terrific pilsner.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbakondi
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.79/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On remarkable best. No real flavor

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Photo of BoozyBear
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Elm City Lager from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 401 ratings