Palma Louca Pale Pilsner - Cervejaria Kaiser

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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner

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122 Reviews
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Reviews: 122
Hads: 232
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 07-12-2003

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and grain. Taste is the same but there is an odd vegetal flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer with an off-flavor that makes it pretty hard to drink. (471 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
1.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours medium yellow with a thin white head.

Nose is just a hint of character and smell-very light green pear, lightl malt.

Mouthfeel is thin and without character with extremely light carbonation.

Flavors are very thin and very watered down, almost like "slightly sweet, yeasty water."

Finish is a simple sugary water character. No return to this one. (359 characters)

Photo of metter98
2.45/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin white head that quickly faded away leaving come lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has notes of sweetness and hints of adjunct malts and apple juice.
T: The taste has flavors of cooked corn and notes of malty sweetness and hints of grain. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate, somewhat smooth and a bit thin and watery with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light amount of sweetness in this beer is not very palatable, although the adjunct flavors aren’t as offensive compared to other adjunct lagers. It could definitely use more hops. (748 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.09/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with lots of foamy suds and great lacing

Smell: Clean aroma with a touch of corn

Taste: Sweet fruit and corn flavors; no development after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light body with lots of fizz

Drinkability: Easy to drink but one dimensional and too sweet for my tastes (322 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
2.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Palma Louca is a standard South-of-the-boarder type beer. The part-grain, part-pilsner malt blend balances a bit toward grain flavors and sweetness. Adjuncts help to dry the beer but still finishes sweet because of the lack of hop bitterness or flavor. Light lemon and apple notes help to disquise the grain flavor. Mild corn, butter, and sulfur character is noted throughout but might help the beer more than hurt. Surprisingly, the grain flavor doesn't lead to astringency or bite. Pleasant enough to drink even if a bit lackluster. The appearance might be a bit of a saving grace: canary yellow in color, the beer holds a light haze (protien). Though the beer forms a fizzy sparkling head, it settles into a thin film and laces very well. (741 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
2.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

355ml single bottle - what better thing to have while watching the replay of the Brazil/Cameroon game from earlier today?

This beer pours a clear, very pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and chalky eggshell white head, which leaves some nice craggy webbed lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of sweet, sugary corn, rice pudding, a bit of paint thinner, bland, rather stale orchard fruit, and maybe a touch of wet, musty hay. The taste is gritty corn mash, pale grainy malt, a now indistinct, and fairly soft fruitiness, and very little in the way of hops, good or bad (so bad, by default).

The carbonation is nothing more than plainly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and kind of clammy in its generic smoothness. It finishes off-dry, strangely, a grainy mustiness cutting deeply into the lingering corn-bred sweetness.

For the proclaimed style, this is obviously a non-starter - no hops, adjunct malts, for the most part, and zero crispness. However, this is another one of those worldly 'Pils' that probably works well enough when the situation and the climate are in agreement. It may finally be summer up here where the sun doesn't really set this time of year, but I don't think I'll be grabbing any more of these, Brazil advancing or not. (1,307 characters)

Photo of emerge077
2.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saúde Duda e Ace!

Thin layer of white foam that rises and falls quickly, leaving a feeble collar of foam behind. Pale gold color, utterly transparent and watery appearance.

Dull wet cereal grains and apples. Middle of the road, not overtly offensive though. Hint of malt sweetness.

Flavor is much the same, pilsner malt, adjunct grain, and apple, with a bit of cardboard oxidation. Dry aftertaste, but watery and fizzy feel. Typical industrial lager, far better beers available in Brasil if you look. (506 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
2.85/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up when I was at the store, primarily because I had never had a beer from Brazil before. Did not know what to expect, but had a pretty good idea that a light lager was in store.

A - Poured a very pale golden dull yellow. Small fizzy white head qucikly faded to nothing. Only thing left was a flat yellowish liquid. No head, not much in the way of visible carbonation.

S - Light musty grain, maybe some corn. Nothing too terribly impressive here. Was actually quite dull in the aroma category. Smelled like a Natty ice.

T - Boring, dull malt grains, mixed with a slight corn or rice flavor. Nothing really making this pop or stand out to me. It just didnt have anything behind it.

M - Light feel, decent carbonation. This was about the only redeeming category. It was not slick, a bit thin, but the feel was actually a bit enjoyable.

D - Very decent if it is cold, anything above fridge temp, was defiantly not worth the trouble.

Overall this was entirely forgettable. I am sure it was not what everything from South America tastes like, but most of what I have had has left me looking for more. Hopefully I will stumble across a real winner very soon! (1,182 characters)

Photo of zeff80
2.33/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a straw yellow color with a good deal of carbonation. It had a bubbly, soapy, two-finger head that left no lace.

S - It smelled somewhat skunky and of grains/corn.

T - It tasted fairly sweet and of grains/corn. No hops and not bitter at all.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Fairly disappointing. I'm glad I only bought one in a mix pack, otherwise it runs $11 for a sixer. Not worth it. Also, not good when the highest rated quality is the mouthfeel. (490 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.21/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Pretty weak nose, even for a pale lager. Hint here or there of corn and floral notes.

Taste: The flavor is: corn > malt. Slightly sweet. Some floral touches, but no bitterness. Remain floral and lightly sweet until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Below average. Skip it, unless, somehow, you find yourself trapped in Brazil. (451 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Through the importers of Xingu black beer comes another interesting looking beer from Brazil. Its attractive retro label bears a freshness code if you look closely at its center. The "wild palm" pours a crystal clear golden body beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam that drops shortly but leaves some nice lacing about the glass. Sweetish malt combines with some floral notes in the nose; and its light-medium body and delicate carbonation lend a soft caress to the tongue. The flavor is sweet and not particularly grainy, yet its not candyish and it still manages to finish fairly drying as the sweetness fades rather quickly. Overall, the bottle looks better than the beer inside tastes. (701 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.57/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, honey, light malts, and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready with flavors of grain, some honey and a light malt character, but overall it's quite bland and there isn't much to it at all. The hops presence is very mild. The after-taste is slight sweet.

M: A little smooth and not very crisp, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is a little slick.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, mild kick, not a good representation of style, I would definitely not drink this beer again. (719 characters)

Photo of jlindros
2.31/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

To appease my Brazilian wife that I would try some Brazilian beers, I'll try this thing. I'm going to try to keep an unbiased open mind about this.

A: A bright watered down piss colored beverage pours out to my chagrin, I was hoping they accidentally filled the bottle with horse piss as it would probably taste better. It's clearer than a babies butt on a window and even magnifies my finger prints on the glass making me worried I might have stolen this glass without realizing it. It reveals many little bubbles rising to the top. A nice big head rises up with a nice lacing on the glass surprisingly as it fades back to a light head covering.

N: A light pale adjunct like aroma wafts out. It's better than a typical American macro, but barely. I get some light pilsner malt aromas that are actually pretty nice. Very light hints of lemongrass and some wheat. I get some light cereal aromas too.

T: Well, the bright outlook I had from the appearance and nose took a turn for the worst on taste. It's really light, lots of wheat and light malts, a touch of adjunct syrup, slightly sweet. I'll let you know if I ever find the taste, I'll call the police and set out a missing taste report to see if they can find anything. This is like a watered down piss light. It also has a reminiscence of cereal, without anything else except the plain de-starched and de-sugared wheat.

M: Perhaps a lighter mouth than water itself. Water seems richer and tastier. The carbonation has completely disappeared as well.

F: It IS crisp and refreshing, I will give it that, perhaps refreshing on a nice hot summer day, just as water would be. I wonder if I can add a section to the police report to find the finish as well. It just doesn't, since it never goes anywhere to begin with. There is, however, a slight lingering adjunct syrup stickiness that stays in the mouth and doesn't seem to leave. The only real finish is somewhat displeasing. This beer actually started kinda nice, with a good appearance and a decent nose, then it just dove off the cliff. (2,048 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.07/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the brown bottle chilled in a mason jar, shared with tb69.

The color is very light golden with thick white cap with good retention, carbonation is visible. The smell is very yeasty with some light malt sweetness in the nose with light citrus element. The feel is light in body and kind of thin with moderate carbonation low sweetness and bitterness with a slight metallic accent and semi-dry finish.

The flavor is light malt with some gentle yeast flavor with subtle mineral and mild sweet taste. There is not much flavor at all, pretty bland as I like for descriptors, it is just a pretty tame malty lager. Overall this is not terrible, but it is very disappointing and lacks any really interesting flavors and I would not search this one out (759 characters)

Photo of Jason
2.07/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottled on date on the label.

Appearance: Sparkling brilliant yellowish clarity with a lace that holds together quite well.

Smell: Starchy, metallic, apple skin and mild cooked veggies show some off aromas. Nothing horrible but not something I’d expect in a lager.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Bitty mouth feel, light bodied. Skimpy on the malt and not much there for hops. The lazy crispness does nothing for me at all. Cooked corn and steely malt that lands on the palate in a metallic kind of way. Finishes with a very odd sweetness.

Notes: This is the kind of beer, in my opinion, that does not need to be exported to the US. Thank you but we have enough bland and odd tasting lagers in the US right now. (747 characters)

Photo of smcolw
2.72/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I'm a little nervous about this beer as there are a lot of yeasty beasties sitting at the bottom of the bottle.

I poured gingerly to keep the creatures in the bottle. It is a surprisingly clear, straw color. Not much head and very little yeast.

Smells like a cream ale--light malt, no hops.

Lots of grain flavors, again no hop. Thin bodied and very high carbonation (although it is tight-bubbled). A typical lawn-mower beer with slightly more flavor than water.

It IS drinkable but far from interesting. I don't like the clumps of yeast--I've never seen it before in a pilsener. (582 characters)

Photo of jwc215
2.92/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours straw yellow with a thin wisp of a head. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is very mild. Some grain.

The taste is rather bland. A hint of grain. I suppose there are some hops because it's not too sweet, but there is no real hop flavor or much dryness in the finish.

Reminds me more of an American adjunct lager than a true pils. I was able to drink it easily enough, but wouldn't get it again. Plenty of "lawnmower" beers available at a less expensive price, if that's really what you are looking for. (511 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a bottle at Sushi Samba (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours a pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film over the majority of the surface and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: This beer has a very sweet aroma, combining the sweet adjunct corn notes with something very similar to apple juice. There is just a hint of some earthy hops as well.

T: The flavor is very much dominated by the sweet adjunct corn malts, tasting a bit like corn on the cob without butter and just a hint of grain. No bitterness is present at all. Overall not as sweet as I expected from the smell.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin and watery.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and could be quite sessionable but is nothing that stands out or makes me want to have it again. Very mediocre. (995 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.39/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent with a dry and slightly musty lager yeast aroma. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry and bitter slightly musty lager yeast taste. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a pretty damn good lager. It's light and refreshing with a solid flavor. As far as lagers go, this is a good one. (543 characters)

Photo of Gavage
1.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear yellow color with no head. A few large carbonation bubbles were present, but overall the beer looked flat. The aroma was soapy. The taste detected some malt, but an overall grassy flavor was dominant. Very little bitterness.

The mouthfeel was dry, and no crispness was detected like with most pilsners. Aftertaste was almost non-existant. Not impressed at all with this and is clearly one of the poorer pilsners I have tried. (443 characters)

Photo of Billolick
1.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 ouncer, my first brew from Brazil (?) Not expecting all that much...pours slightly cloudy and dull, very light yellow under a thin white film as well as a very fine sheet of lace, the nose is staight up raw rice. Thin and tasting of more rice and moderatly nasty. I'd stay away from this one if you are lloking for a quality beer experience. Maybe next time we have a het wave. (380 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
1.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Brown 355ml bottle, 4.5% Vol.

Poured into a 0.2 litre Veltins tulip glass.

Well what can I say?

Tastes and smells like a crap lager shandy (a Bud and 7up mix).

The worst beer I have had for a long time. Not even a hot summers day, would I drink this again. (268 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
2.16/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I just finished filling out my visa application for Brazil, so I thought it would be appropriate to open a bottle of the wild palm. Let's try it out. On to the beer:

Solid pale gold color that's good to look at, the head retention is run of the mill. Huh, that's an odd aroma. Cidery and cheesy, and a touch musty. Moving on to taste here...very good crispness in this lager. It feels good, it's bubbly. Why talk about the feel before the taste? Because I don't like the latter. Odd sweetish twang upfront. The flavor goes bland, very light pale malt swwtness and little else. At this point I know it's not going to get better. But I'll try to finish this up.

It sounds exotic, but comes up plain. Being a boring beer and one of the most expensive single bottles I bought on my last beer run, Cervejaria Kaiser should compensate me with a coupon or something. (862 characters)

Photo of tempest
2.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I hope nobody is seriously calling this mess a German pilsner. I don't usually walk away from a beer, but I left nearly half of this at the bar. Essentially this tasted like well water with lemon cookie ground up and mixed in. Yes, the body was watery. No, it wasn't refreshing or pleasant. Steer clear. (303 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked this up on a whim today.
Pours a medium golden color with a fair amount of floaties and a thinnish white head that dissipates quickly. What an odd aroma of sweet sugar and bright fruit. The smell is really sweet with no hops to be found. The flavor is just like I expected based on the aroma. Sweet and fruity without much else going on. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. There's no bottle dating that I can find but I can only assume that this bottle is on the not so fresh side. I could drink it, but I wouldn't seek it out again unless I was a whole lot closer to the source. (648 characters)

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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
61 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.