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Estaminet Premium Pils - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
79
okay

98 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.31/5  rDev -3.2%

Best before 2/13/14.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, corn, and grassy aromas. There is a bit of a skunk smell as it is being poured but none once it is settled in the glass. Taste is much the same with grain and slight grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing all that special in my opinion.

05-24-2013 01:24:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-20-2013 17:35:55 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-15-2014 21:42:15 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-19-2013 01:36:36 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

With a simple complement to a dinner of beef filet with reduced Orval sauce, this beer proved under whelming. But half of the beer that was enjoyed before the main course was an elegant choice just off of the main canal in Gent in this semi-cellar restaurant.

The quintessential pilsner appearance should be anticipated going into this session as the vibrantly carbonated beer shoots its stream of bubbles up through the flute. Pale straw in color, the beer is void of haze and it's zestiness constructs a fluffy white head of firm retention and broken lace

Dry malt and grainy sweetness introduces the first impressions to the nose. But background spiciness of lemon pepper and freshly harvested hay provide a rustic and broad balance to the nose while a slightly biscuity and grainy-sweet scent give structure to the simplified scent.

The clean taste of malty richness and grainy sweetness start the session with a waifer-like crispness and light bready taste. The fermented character of yeast, bread dough, and cracker informs the dry finish while the mild zesty notes of hoppy lemongrass, hay, and tea-like herbs rise to balance the taste at finish.

Light bodied throughout, but the beer holds more structure than some adjunct ridden lagers. Yet drier and more refreshing than Bohemian pilsners, the beer holds true to the attitude of western European taste for crispness and cleanliness with its warmer climate and all. Still it leaves me wanting more in the southern Belgian climate where I'm enjoying richer French cuisine. Better than Stella Artoise, but not quite biere de garde either.

05-17-2012 05:42:48 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-23-2013 22:35:51 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.46/5  rDev -28.1%

16 ounce pint - $6.00 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Presents a light yellow body with good clarity and a 1/3-inch, snow white head.

Smell: Notes of yeasty dough, sweet-scented morningtime cereal, and a snippet of dried herbs with a light, transient hint of a well-used CoinStar machine.

Taste: Sweetish cereal maltiness rounded out by some stale dough at the start with some minor hop accents giving a hint of dried herb. Hmm. Make that very minor hop accents. Even using the word "accent" is a overdoing it a bit. Small little hint of metal that, for me, totally kills the already deficient taste. Less-than-crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Estaminet is lacking in all but its price.

06-23-2013 14:20:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -41.5%

09-17-2013 00:08:16 | More by largadeer
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%

On-tap 6/23/2013 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a quick burst of malt sweetness followed by a very strong lager yeast breadiness that dominates. The hops presence is mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent sessionable beer to drink for a long time.

06-25-2013 16:41:43 | More by TheManiacalOne
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17%

05-13-2013 15:23:52 | More by drabmuh
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mactrail

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured into the tall Stella Artois glass, it makes a nice piled-up head and plenty of bubbles. But I think I'd rather have a stella.

This has that slightly musty taste that seems to be the downside of light Belgian beers. The dry mouthfeel minus the yeast is what dominates. Sort of like a Trader Joe's lager poured into a glass with a splash of Duvel left. No discernible aroma. Is there a faint whiff of hops? Slight bitterness is the final taste. Not any improvement on the run of the mill Euro Lagers, and less pleasant than the crisper varieties.

From the six pack bought at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego. Not very expensive, fortunately.

02-22-2013 04:17:09 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%

11.2 oz. bottle - Part of a 12-pack variety pack (about $16.00 at my local store) - Poured into a pils glass -

Pours golden with abundant carbonation rushing to the top, forming a thin, bubbly head that lasts. Spotted lacing sticks.

Smells of grain, some floral notes and a hint of sulfur.

The taste is of some sweet grain, some sulfur-ish yeast, and a floral, dry finish. Crisp.

It's light-bodied, crisp, with ample carbonation, but not too fizzy.

It's a nicely balanced, refreshing Euro Lager.

12-30-2012 16:02:18 | More by jwc215
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.5%

07-20-2014 22:34:09 | More by XmnwildX12
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-08-2013 08:00:58 | More by beernads
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours a light gold color with a short lived head. Aroma of stewed hops and sweet grainy malt. In the taste, pilsner malts, euro like malt and aggressive noble hop bitterness. The hop bite dries out the palate. Medium to light bodied with a dry finish. Overall, a decent euro pils.

03-01-2014 05:53:29 | More by Stinkypuss
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-06-2014 03:27:57 | More by Latarnik
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-01-2014 23:36:42 | More by tdm168
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-23-2014 01:31:36 | More by dmorgan310
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-09-2013 22:52:04 | More by rolltide8425
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2014 05:19:11 | More by Rhettroactive
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

01-25-2013 00:20:45 | More by BeerFMAndy
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, saaz hops, with small fruity notes. In the taste, saaz hops and a small fruitiness, that runs dry to sweet to dry again. A small hop bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry to clean aftertaste. A fresh pils with a nice hop presence. Reminds me of Belgium, drinking with the locals at the Hop Festival.

12-29-2012 18:09:39 | More by OWSLEY069
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-12-2013 03:34:44 | More by KevinGordon
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popery

California

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

Draft, Toronado. Served in a branded glass. Looks kinda like a gueze glass. Pours a bright, golden shade of yellow. Perfectly clear. Medium head which seems pretty good for a cold pour to the brim. Very white. Very fine bubbles. Good lacing. Aroma is a bit light on hops but there's a fresh, pleasant grain character. It's sweet and a bit doughy. The hops provide a little lemon and grass in the background. The taste starts sweet with pale malt. A bit more of that doughy, bready flavor. Nice lager yeasty note in the middle. Picks up some apple flavor which I don't love. That apple cider flavor lasts into the finish which could use a touch more hops. What's there is lemony. Mouthfeel is light but somewhat creamy. Gentle effervescence. Good pils but not fantastic.

04-20-2013 02:36:51 | More by popery
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-09-2014 19:40:07 | More by Griffith
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Estaminet Premium Pils from Brouwerij Palm NV
79 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.