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Estaminet Premium Pils - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Estaminet Premium PilsEstaminet Premium Pils

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114 Ratings

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2011

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 28
Reviews by Mitchster:
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3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a mixed 12 pack for $19.99. 11.2oz bottle. This beer is already a conundrum. This beer labels itself a "Belgian Premium Pils", but then also says it's an ale on the label...with "a slow fermentation" which implies it's a lager, not an ale. Anywhoo...hopped with Saaz. 5.2% ABV.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear, apparently filtered, straw golden, forming a medium tall white head with very good retention and lacing. Moderate brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs. The aroma is basically a very clean lager with a touch of corn (adjunct or DMS) with no appreciable hop nose. Basically like Budweiser. Smells like the same yeast strain. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean and light bodied. Yeah, this isn't an ale. The taste...well, a little pils malt here, a little corn there, a little hop bitterness there...not much to speak of. Clean finish. Just enough hop bitterness to stand out from domestic pale lagers.

Well, it's a good beer, but it's still a pale euro-lager. I'd drink it in a pinch, but there are tastier euro lagers out there. It does what it intends, which is to be easy drinking.

More User Reviews:
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3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

We always get a bit excited when we run into lesser-known lagers of the world. Could it be a diamond in the rough, or a mass-produced regional that never breaks into the big boys' playground?

The crest of lacing on the glass is a beaut--perfect clarity with some active carbonation keeping the head alive. Spicy herbal hop and freshly cut grass malt aroma. Crisp snap over the lightish body. Hints of apple peel, cooked corn (DMS) and a dry, floury bread character all seem to slowly pucker the palate in their own ways. Hops give a sharp bite with a small amount of spicing on the side ... then they quickly fade. Graininess stays and leaves dried hay in the aftertaste.

Tasty enough to get by; a better pick if the pot of mussels is bigger than your head. A stand-up lager that deserves a try, especially among the lager lovers, of course.

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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: November 15, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Paulaner pokal... OCCASION: just returned from watching LVR's production of All My Sons--legs were broken... APPEARANCE: tawny, straw-golden body--comes across rather faded--with effervescence of various pacing; head is snow white and lacing nicely, like frost on a winter window... AROMA: the punch of Saaz front row and center; bananas and some off-putting wet rag as well...PALATE: soft, light-bodied and swift in its descent; active and bubbly on the tongue, inviting flirtation...TASTE: immediate complex esters arrest the teeth--apple and pear, most notably--while subtle malts work the throat with a woody, pulpish effect; floral, almost perfumy experience, a beer that dances lightly on its feet, yet it finishes with some grainy/rice aftertaste ...OVERALL: as one of the four self-touted "Great Beers of Belgium,," this pilsner has some product potential--over two hundred fifty years of brewing, black and gold foil necktie, a nicely drinkable flow--and delivers with a delicately complex pilsner worthy of a second look...

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Estaminet Pils is a solid offering but it reminds me more of a pale euro lager. The color is clear golden with white head that is lacing. The scent carries saaz like hops. The taste is decently balanced and would be a nice sessionable beer. Overall its good.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear bright golden 2 finger bright white clingy head. Clean grainy nose.

Flavor wise a little bland, I wanted to like this because I like palm but it's a little boring. Definitely better than a Stella though. Sweet malty grains, medium bodied with a slight creaminess, faint hop bitterness tries to balance fruity sweetness. Carbonation is lower than expected. It is an extremely clean drinking beer so I always enjoy nice clean flavors. But otherwise pretty lackluster. Better then stella still.

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Estaminet Premium Pils from Brouwerij Palm NV
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