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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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220 Ratings

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 22.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 21, 2014.

Pale yellow pour with big white head

Grain, rice, and other adjuncts leading up to a crisp hop finish. Nothing special.

Light body.

The taste brings up that biscuit malt character but it is mostly malts and clean.hops. This is nothing special and I will not have it again.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Well judging by all the bad reviews I've seen for this beer I should set my taste buds to stun, but perhaps the bigger question for me is: What does a beer from Brazil even taste like? Here to answer that question is the colourfully named Cervejaria Kaiser (possibly owned by German royalty) Palma Louca Pale Pilsner. Palma Louca roughly translated (it's Spanish and Portuguese) means "Palm Crazy" which is a debilitating Psychological disorder where the sufferer will attempt to surround themselves with as many palm trees as they can find, and often coat their bodies in coconut oil and lie on a nearby beach and cook their skin till it's medium rare.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a stein.

A: A clear light golden body with plenty of carbonation going on and a huge 2 inch white head that will eventually (one hopes) go down.

S: Straight away the nostrils are assaulted by rotting vegetable and cabbage matter. A less experienced beer-drinker would cry "Skunked!" however this aroma and the expected flavour were no doubt intentionally brewed this way (like a Corona). There are hints of wet cardboard and corn as well.

T: Wow! (the bad kind of wow) This beer is a weird sugar-funk roller-coaster with notes of: Sweet corn, malt grains, funked up candy apple and corn starch. It has a metallic after taste as well. The corn and grains are cloying, not in the sense of a truckload of sugar in a poorly constructed Belgian Tripel, but in the sense that there is an odd grain film on my tongue.

M: Mid to light bodied and flat as a tack carbonation.

D: I'm not exactly sure what the intention of the brewer of this beer is - it isn't a refreshing summer Lager or a spicy intriguing Pilsner, it's not really anything but a jolly weird experiment in brewing. Which unfortunately for me makes my taste buds test subjects, and I for one don't care for having my taste buds victim to some mad brewers whims. This is one brew that I would label as being "too weird to be wonderful" and consign to the bottom of a list (or attic) in my mind.

Food match: Throwing up seems to be a good match - the acridity of the ammonia being forced violently through your oesophagus, and the resulting after taste of that, will pair well with this brew.

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355ml bottle poured into tulip 13/8/14

A clear pale yellow liquid with fast tiny bubbles moving around some fine suspended particles, two fingers of foam falls fairly quickly leaving a few random patches of lace

S candy corn, wet cardboard, a little rotting hay, smells like a crappy macro

T dried grass, metallic notes, a chemical flavor, purple candy, leaves something to be desired

M thin, foamy, sour apple on the finish

O I could finish the bottle but I'm pretty thirsty, no reason to look for this one

Nothing to see here folks, move along

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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.

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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
62 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.