Palma Louca Pale Pilsner - Cervejaria Kaiser
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3.25/5 rDev +28%
Palma Louca has a thin, white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance. The aroma is quite faint, but one can pick up a very subtle barley note. Taste is about as light as it gets, this side of light beer, but a slight hop spice can be garnered on the back end. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Palma Louca finishes crisp, but not as dry as American lagers. Although a watery beer, there is nothing offensive about it, and there are some underlying flavors that could hold one's interest. I rate this okay.
11-13-2010 16:41:51 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.2/5 rDev +26%
Pours a very pale, light golden, and appears watery, but the initial nose is fresh and grainy, like an adjunct, but less carbonation. The taste is a rich and full maltiness, with a lot of sweetness and virtually no hoppy impression at all. I give Palma Luca credit for being smooth and full-bodied, and it's certainly heads above most American adjuncts, though it's not extraordinary or memorable.
10-13-2010 19:09:54 | More by secondtooth
2.63/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured from the bottle at my favorite Brazilian restaurant a clear straw yellow with a thin white head.
Aroma is primarily grainy with light notes of lemon.
A thinner tasting pilsner with light bitter grains and a touch of lemon.
Thin mouthfeel and crisp with a sharp carbonation.
An okay pilsner which went fairly well with the Brazilian food.
09-19-2010 19:08:23 | More by Monkeyknife
2.15/5 rDev -15.4%
A: Pale clear yellow with less than a finger of white head.
S: Not much malts, a bit of hops; generally undetectable.
T/M: Strong vinegary sourness followed by a sudden shot of effervescence and an abrupt end. Wait, the flavor is over already? Really?
D: Crisp lager, and serves its purpose, but not very enjoyable.
07-04-2010 03:13:12 | More by thekanna
2.38/5 rDev -6.3%
Straw color, clear, and transparent. Stark white small head, with no lacing.
The smell is minimal, a hint of malts, no real hops to be noticed, and maybe hints of light fruits. Not much else.
Taste is a little of the same. No real hop presence, a dash of malts in the end with some fruitiness, maybe green apple. Not horrible, but nothing to great either. This is easily one of the worst styles so failure as a whole is imminent.
It's thin and crisp.
It's naturally easy to drink, but just not desirable to do so. It's not awful, and I would probably gladly drink this over a bud light or something or maybe after mowing the lawn. This was a buck on clearance so either way, nothing truly lost. If you find yourself in a similar situation, pick it up for the notch on the ol' belt if nothing else.
05-30-2010 18:01:44 | More by EgadBananas
3.3/5 rDev +29.9%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of malts, a bit sweet. Taste is crisp, some sweetness, fairly light. Feels light in the mouth and is highly drinkable, especially in warmer weather. Overall this is a fairly decent brew.
05-23-2010 14:03:04 | More by tone77
2.2/5 rDev -13.4%
Poured into a Pilsener glass.
A: One of the more interesting shades of straw I've seen. Carbonation is active and there are a ton of floating yeast chunks. The label didn't say anything about the beer being bottle conditioned, so I obviously wasn't paying enough attention while I poured. A small and fizzy white head quickly falls to a thin film. Leaves good lace.
S: Very bready, with the faintest hint of lemon.
T: Tastes like many a EPL. Straw like malts start things out. The yeast adds a white bread flavor. The beer then goes watery before an extremely mild and flavorless bitterness comes on. Finishes yeasty, with a lingering unpleasant sourness.
M: The body is fairly thick for a beer this light. Carbonation is harsh and metallic.
D: I've had better. That's pretty much the best I can say about this beer. Not worth a revisit.
05-09-2010 18:28:36 | More by Rayek
2.53/5 rDev -0.4%
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.
03-12-2010 04:05:18 | More by BEERchitect
2.6/5 rDev +2.4%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass
A: Clear straw yellow in color, less than a fingers worth of head, dissipates to a small ring of foam. Lots of bubble and carbonation.
S: Heavy on the citrus side.... a little sweet malt, maybe some hay, honey and a spot of corn. (Not as corny as most south American brews I've had.)
T: Very little here... sweet malt with citrus, grass and a little honey.
M: Very light bodied with lots of carbonation, it does have a clean finish but is a bit watered down.
D: Very low ABV, not offensive, or off-flavored, just a pretty plain South American brew. You could pound these all night but why would you.... not much of a find here.
I will say this.... it was better than Corona.
02-22-2010 00:24:38 | More by mralphabet
3/5 rDev +18.1%
Palma Louca Pilsen pored a clear yellow, but with lots of floaties. A small white head that faded to nothing almost immediately.
The aroma was good, actually. I swear I could smell an old fashioned malted milk in there.
The taste did not match up with the aroma too well. It had little of the sweetness promised, instead having a slightly sour/bitter after taste, as well as some apple hints.
The mouth feel was light to medium bodied, oily and sufficiently carbonated.
The drinkability was only OK, the flavor just not supporting having another.
I thought this was better than a D+ because it was a relatively benign beer.
02-21-2010 19:35:15 | More by kegger22
2.45/5 rDev -3.5%
Man, there really was not much to this. It was yellow with a tiny thin white head. The smell was fine, because there was barely any.
There was also barely any taste. Like a super watered-down pilsner. Thin, watery, but sweet. Maybe a watered-down cider. It was crisp and easy to drink, but not flavorful or enjoyable.
01-04-2010 03:15:53 | More by sophisticated
2.25/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
12-16-2009 03:44:59 | More by jlindros
2.3/5 rDev -9.4%
Served at a few degrees above fridge temperature in the Sam Adams B.L. glass. No freshness date to be found on the bottle.
Appearance- Pours a pale yellow-gold, with plenty of tiny flakes that end up floating around in the beer. The crisp, stark white head stands two fingers high and remains a soapy, firm capital. For the style, it's OK looking but doesn't impress me.
Smell- The aroma consists of a vegetal, corny sweetness that isn't overly cloying, with some cereal notes lingering in the background. Not far off at all from a typical American macro lager.
Taste- The interference from whatever adjuncts are used in the recipe prevents the malts and hops from exhibiting any positive nuances... the flavor is sweetish and unpleasant. The swallow carries no hop bitterness as a German style pils should, it just falls flat.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The texture gets as far as mildly sudsy, and fortunately it remains so for its duration in the mouth. Overall it's a bit thin and uninteresting, but for the style this beer really needs a whole lot of soul searching.
12-15-2009 03:02:48 | More by yelterdow
1/5 rDev -60.6%
Whoa! What a wretched experience this one was - possibly the worst beer I`ve tasted. Picked it up because I had never heard of it. Looks, smells, and tastes a lot like apple juice with some slight alcohol added. I taste no hops or bitterness, just apple juice of phantom origin. An aggressive pour gave no head, and the beer feels like water in the mouth. I tried to finish this one, I really did, but I was overwhelmed. Sets the bar for shite.
12-14-2009 19:52:56 | More by volcanicbeat
2.7/5 rDev +6.3%
Dirty blonde with some suspended yeast particles visable beneath a bleached white head that shrinks quickly to a skim with a few lazily popping bubbles. This beer smells adjuncty and a touch musty. This brew also tastes kind of funky, corn and metallic notes with no real hop flavors to speak of. Watery with a seltzery carbonation. Probably not worth messing with, there are plenty of lousy light lagers readily available for a lot less than this import version.
11-18-2009 18:06:16 | More by biggred1
1.83/5 rDev -28%
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.
11-07-2009 23:11:12 | More by GRG1313
2.28/5 rDev -10.2%
Pale straw yellow with a small white head. Okay head retention and a lasting film. No lacing.
Weak aroma. Slightly grainy and a hint of acetaldehyde. A little bit sweet.
Insipid and weak is the best description. A watery start move into a slightly sweet, grainy flavour. Again, a hint of acetaldehyde. Metallic finish without the crisp edge you expect from a pilsner.
Medium body with average carbonation. Definitely not the lightish, crisp drink expected.
This tastes like slightly metallic water but it has too much body. Disappointing.
11-01-2009 05:21:08 | More by dgilks
1.93/5 rDev -24%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No dating info but front label looked cool with a retro feel. It was a clear pale yellow color. Plenty of carb from the laser etching in the glass plus a few stray random streams. No lacing. It had a thin fizzy white head that quickly dissipated into a thin collar with center foam from the streams.
The aroma was almost non-existent. Miller Lite has a stronger aroma than this one. What did come thru was similar to BMC light with corn and grainy aroma. The taste was even weaker. Very watery and bland from start to finish. Only got some flavor several seconds after swallowing. Again, Miller Lite has more flavor than this one. Mouthfeel was watery with a crisp, over-carbonated finish.
Overall, a horrible beer that you should avoid. I only got it as it was in the singles section and I needed a beer to round out the sixer. Rotation: one and done and run.
10-03-2009 00:44:36 | More by TexIndy
2.73/5 rDev +7.5%
A - Pours a very pale yellow color. Head is minimal and solid white. It sticks around for less than a minute and ends up a paper thin cap. Some active carbonation is evident.
S - Starts out with grain and cereal. Some green bitterness brings up the rear. Comes across as piney / grassy. Pretty average and plain in this department.
T - Pale malt really comes through strong. in the middle, a little grainy with a dash of corn thrown in. Finishes off with a grass and more grain. Flavor is really mild for the style.
M - Light bodied with some active carbonation that tickles the palate. Finish is a little sweet and does not stick around for very long at all.
D - Drinkability is pretty average. The beer doesn't come across as interesting or complex but there is something here that makes it disappear from the mug pretty quick. Actually its blandness and lack of any alcohol flavor make it fairly easy to drink. Not something I would seek out again but glad I got the chance to try it at least once.
07-06-2009 02:52:04 | More by csmiley
2.42/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours a bubbly yellow with a decent head and some fair lacing.
Scent is tough to detect. Light sweet malt and boiled corn. Screams Light Macro.
This beer was way thin on the flavor side. Some very light maltiness coupled with boiled grain and a sweet starch/corn mash edge to it. Some bitterness in the finish, as well as a sour taste in the mouth. Ugh.
Enough fizz to make this a hot day guzzler, but unfortunately - this wasn't a hot day. Nothing really of note here.
I guess you could pound these all day long, but why? No flavor, some real bland macro qualities. Wouldn't hunt for this on my own. This gift of beer was a real letdown. Avoid.
04-20-2009 12:08:13 | More by OtherShoe2
1.95/5 rDev -23.2%
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.
03-29-2009 18:22:11 | More by Billolick
2.5/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a medium golden color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.
Aroma has a bit of sweetness in the nose followed by a mild hop presence. A bit bready as well.
Taste is a bit harsh upfront but it becomes a bit smoother and I detect sweet, bready malt and only a hint of hops. A bit watery/bland.
Mouthfeel is just full of the lingering breadiness and hops. Nothing to be impressed by. Simple.
Very middle-of-the-road for the style. Easy to drink but I've had much better.
03-14-2009 13:30:43 | More by Brad007
1.65/5 rDev -35%
A - Pale greenish-grayish yellow with odd little flakes floating around. The head is small, crisp, and white and leaves a bit of foamy lace on the pint glass. This is a homely brew. Unfortunate looking really.
S - This is almost scentless, but what I can smell is like soapy fruit. Sort of like an apricot scented girly body wash or something.
T - Soft saaz notes are vaguely reminiscent of the style, but almost like a German Pils Light or something. This is really almost as flavorless as it is scentless, and what I really get is bland soapy mineral water... like flat Perrier.
M - Light bodied, clean, and slightly fruity on the neutral and nearly flavorless finish.
D - Blah. I'd pass on this one. It might serve a thirst-quenching role in the humidity of a Brazilian summer, but it's only slightly better than American Macro bland-brews.
02-22-2009 19:12:16 | More by pmcadamis
1.55/5 rDev -39%
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.
01-15-2009 03:09:46 | More by TheManiacalOne
2.15/5 rDev -15.4%
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.
12-02-2008 04:48:43 | More by DoubleJ
Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
62 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.