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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner - Cervejaria Kaiser

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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner

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BA SCORE
62
poor

215 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 22.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Brazil

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 07-12-2003)
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Photo of scottoale
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. brown bottle with a twist-off cap and a bottle code on the neck label that reads: F260627. It pours a yellow gold with little visible carbonation and particles aplenty floating around. The head is white and fizzles down to a film in no time.

Husky, grainy malt nose with corn and little sweetness. Fairly bland. The taste...not much better with a cereal grain, wheat and corn watery flavor. Barely sweet, fairly carbonated and very watery and thin. Where's the alcohol?

This would probably be easy to drink if you like Corona Light, unfortunetly I don't.

Photo of rgb2807
2.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is bland. It has very little taste, like beer water. Appearance is yellow, a nicer yellow than the piss yellow of american macros. Smell-nothing. Taste-nothing. Mouthfeel is ok.

This is a really meh beer. Nothing really special, not worth seeking out. I imagine it's the shit beer of Brazil. Though, not sure.

Photo of NHGrafx
1.68/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle.

Pours a light yellow color with lots of floaty bits in suspension. Has a tiny dismal head that barely lasts.

There really is not much of an aroma. Smells of corn is really all I can detect. Extremely bland. Some grainy aromas come through, but not very much.

Not much taste either. The taste that is there is a bit corny. Some doughy taste there too, very bland and boring. Slight bitterness on the finish. Also some maltiness appears as it warms. Light watery mouthfeel. Not very drinkable. Might be freshness issues, there is a number on the label that says "M080722", don't know if that's a freshness date. Even if it is, I have had other beers of this style 3 months past their date that tasted far better than this one.

Probably wouldn't have this one again.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.2/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of theboozecruise
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

This beer has a very light look to it with minimal head... slightly darker than a macrobrew light lager, but only slightly. There is a hint of fruit to the aroma and to the taste, but it's hard to place. Almost like apples, and the armoa is identical to the taste. No surprises when the beer hits the tongue. Definitely drinkable, but nothing special at all.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light clear pale with a small almost non existent head. Smells of tons of corn and more with some malt. First sip is corn and more corn with a not much hop presence with a bland finish. Very light bodied and typical of beers from Latin America. Pretty bad stuff...hardly worth boiling hot dogs in.

Photo of atis
2.48/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There was almost no head to speak of, lacing very minimal. Malty smell, reminding of hay, some hops as well. Taste is sweetish malty with almost no hops, no aftertaste.

Thin mouthfeel, quite low carbonation.

The beer was plain and boring. I would not buy it again.

Photo of zeff80
2.35/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of avalon07
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A; Poured from a bottle to a mug. This beer had a disturbingly bright yellow color to it. There was also a lot of sediment in it. However, unlike other beers with lots of sediment, it didn't settle at the bottom of the glass. It just hung there. Also, there wasn't any head to speak of.

S: The aroma had a trace of citrus, but mainly it was just plain skunky.

T: There was a lemony quality, with a bit of malt, but mainly it was just thin.

M: This had an okay amount of carbonation, but it had an oily finish.

D: This isn't a drinkable beer. If the taste was better I could ignore the other lackluster elements. But the taste is just wholly unremarkable.

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.23/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Initial pour yielded an incredibly pale yellow brew with a soapy white head of perhaps 1/2" or so. The head diminished after a few minutes leaving behind a blotchy covering of bubbles. Lacing was moderate and consistent down the glass.

Aromas for this brew are a little heavier toward light malts than you might expect. There are some faint hops in there too, something a bit on the citrus side.

Very light, not dry - leaning toward sweet. Not a ton of character or body. This has the general mouthfeel and some of the flavors of a typical American macro brew. Disappointing. Its only real saving grace is that interesting light malt complexity. Carbonation is moderate to light and rather persistent. Finishes a bit quick with a longer linger of slightly bitter hops.

Although this isn't a great example of a German Pilsener, it does put a hurtin' on a thirsty mouth and it really isn't all that bad. When you put it up against other brews in its class, it really shows. I put this as a notch above average because it does get some of the little things right. It is definitely not something that I would seek out with any fervor.

Photo of cvstrickland
2.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass yields a crystal clear pale golden body with trickles of active carbonation but very little white foam atop. Thin rings of lacing are left to record the sip-lines, and in retrospect, to help set the tone for this drink-- "THIN".

Smell is a tiny whiff of zesty, earthy hops and nice dry malt.

Taste is a touch malty and watery with a tinge of corny sweetness and floral hops that bring a bit of bitterness to a comparatively dry finish.

Thin and thirst-quenching, this really hit the spot after a long day of toiling.

Photo of JBogan
3.08/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A pale straw color with a small white head which deposited moderate lacing.

Smelled of hay and grains.

Tasted somewhat sweet. Grain and straw were the main attraction, with a hint of corn.

Pretty good mouthfeel, although perhaps slightly on the thin side. Nice crisp carbonation to keep it refreshing.

Overall I didn't think this was bad, although it isn't something I'd seek out again. I had a few cold ones on a hot Vegas evening and they weren't offensive in any way, nor were they exceptional in any way either.

Photo of smcolw
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: Clear straw body, the head fizzes like a cola after the pour and is quickly relegated to a ring around the interior of my glass.

s: Hay, honey, and some lemon notes.

t: Hay, grass, honey, lemon, and pepper.

m: Light body and carbonation. Clean finish. A bit watered down.

d: Not too many offensive off-flavors, not much flavor at all though. Not bad, but too light for me. If I wanted a fizzy tasteless beer, I'd go with something much cheaper.

Photo of PhageLab
2.05/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a standard pint glass.

A - Thin watery looking brew, minimal head, no retention or lacing. Fairly transparent body populated with rising suds.

S - Nothing really, perhaps some mild grass notes.

T - Nothing really here either, some pale malts and some seltzer water.

M - Highlight of the brew, crisp carbonation, light body, no unpleasant aftertaste, watery finish.

D - Negative, doesn't really fit the pilsner style, and this couldn't even hold up against any of the macro light lagers, for it's price, it simply isn't worth it, maybe in Brazil it's cheaper and tastier.

Photo of budsboy
2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale, clear with a thin white head that fades rather quickly. Leaves little wisps of lacing.

Mild aroma, subdued malts and faint hints of hops. Some fruitier smells as well.

Not awful, somewhat dull adjunct flavors. Low hop bitterness. Mild malt flavors. Unoffensive and uninspiring.

Very thin but stopping short of watery. Smooth enough with lively carbonation.

Eh. Again, not offensive in any way and not a drain pour, but not a beer that I'll seek out again.

Photo of armock
2.03/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured a pale golden color with a white head that dissipates to barely cover the top

S - Is like most macros grainy malt very little hops

T - Is a lot like the smell nothing special grainy malt hint of hops

M - Feels thin and watery

D - I think I need to stop buying imports that I've never heard of because I haven't been having much luck finding ones that are good overall a disappointing beer

Photo of Lexx
2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I had never seen this before, so I thought I'd give it a try. Not the best idea.
Very light yellow, almost like champagne. Pours with a fluffy white head that dissipates super quickly into almost nothing. Leaves some spotty lacing.
The scent is not bad, actually. Hay and grains, apricot and peaches.
The taste, however, is well... pretty much nothing. Theres a slight fruitiness there, but really not enough to figure out what that fruit is. A little tiny metallic aftertaste.
I could see this possibly being appealing if you're, I don't know, canoing down the Amazon, and it's ice cold. Mostly because it's kind of like water. I can't see much other reason to drink it, though.

Photo of CharlieMopps
1.88/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pale, transparent gold color topped by about a centimeter of fizzy head that dissipates pretty quickly. No real lacing to speak of, and not a very visually appealing beer.

S: Typical macro lager aroma, rather adjuncty and musty, clean but not in an enticing way. Pale malt and weak hop scent.

T: Watery and weak introduction, followed by a barely detectable hop presence in the finish. Other than that, not much else, other than a slightly metallic but mostly adjuncty middle.

M: Thin, light-bodied, and watery.

D: Really not much to comment on here, and that's the problem. This beer claims to be a Pilsner, and I guess, for argument's sake, anyone could say that "technically" it is. I just don't find all that much flavor or enjoyability out of this one. If you're in Brazil, this is your Bud.

Photo of cjgator3
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is malt, hay and just a touch of grass. The taste is some malt and a touch of hops but it seems to be significantly watered down and a big let down from the decent aroma. The mouthfeel is thin and watery much like the taste. Overall, this is a pretty boring lager that I will probably not purchase again.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.1/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a typical clear yellow pilsner color. Aroma is strong and very malty with just a hint of lemon or lime. Flavor is not strong or complex, but is pleasant, smooth and crisp - a refreshing, summery beer. There is just a tiny hint of hop bitterness.

Photo of mikesgroove
2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
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!

Photo of xav33
1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Palma Louca
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a shaker
Recent brewing, absorbed 07/07

Poured a clear yellow with a moderate white fizzy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of moderate sweet corn.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet corn (and cane sugar?) followed by more of the same with a light perfumey bitter hops presence on a short finish.

Palate was light bodied, watery, and fizzy.

Overall, this is a standard lager except you pay for the importing fees. Nothing fancy about the taste, but the label says exotic and different and classy. Contents are still crap (for 9.99 a sixer, anyways). The sweet aspect of it kind of reminded me of cane sugar. I wonder if they used it as priming sugar...

Photo of Vancer
3.03/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Welp, guess I’m going against the grain here, I thought this was a decent pilsner – to each his own, I guess.

Citrus yellow pour, small white head but some attempts at lacing. Soapy but malty in the aroma. Taste was very surprising – no euro skunk and lots of malt with a small burst of citrus and lemon. No corn, no veggies – tastes like an all malt lager.

Full bodied pilsner – I was pleasantly surprised and would say give one a try.

Photo of Chaz
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden/straw in color, brilliant, and with a white head of medium duration. I wasn't expecting a whole lot when I poured this, and I certainly didn't dtect a German Pilsener nose. Instead I'm thinking of a pricey, imported Miller High Life, and that's not a slam on High Life which is fine for what it is, but Palma Louca certainly doesn't impress me as anything more than a Euro Pale Lager minus the hop component. There was nothing on that nose apart from perhaps some hop oil that was past its prime. Given that, it tasted of pale malts and an almost-spicy yet indistinct vegetal adjunct (yes I know that years ago this beer was brewed with palm hearts as an adjunct, but here that taste has been supplanted by corn and/or flaked maize.) Smooth, creamy, and closer to medium-bodied than "thin", this is also sweet and a bit boring. Not at all vile (as some of the reviews make it out to be - maybe I got a fresh bottle?) Quaffable on a hot sumer day, but there are equally tasty domestics for a much better price. Oh yeah: I dig the package design, all foreign and a touch retro, but them's asthetics, and hardly quench the thirst.

Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
62 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.