Estaminet Premium Pils - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
79
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2011

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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 29
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of GallowsThief
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle, gift from Brent at The House of Brews. Thanks Brent! Poured into my tulip.

A – Almost perfect clarity on the pour. See through all the way with an almost light apple cider like color. Crisp white head that stayed around as a small cap.

S – Very light floral and grassy herbal scent with a mild grain mixed in.

T – Like the nose this has a very smooth grainy taste to start out with a light fruit qualities. Has some apple and white grape flavors. Herbal hops and touch of bittering mixes in. Has a bit of a funk to it but finishes with a spicy and sweet mix.

M – Light bodied and extremely crisp on the palate. Tingly and bubbly.

O – Pleasant surprise here. I was not expecting much but this beer has a nice light and crisp taste that is extremely refreshing. You can drink this all day long and would make an ass kicking brew on a hot summer day. Bring it on.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.42/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bricks, Ybor City. What a great beer. Perfect looking; replete with flaxen translucent body and a nice cap of white frothy head. It also has a great nose; its sorta grainy and earthy-herbal. Furthering the great theme, it has great taste, specifically for nailing a dry Pils-type beer with rich herbal and mineral notes, and yet is not remotely skunky (and I don't mean light-struck skunkiness, I mean the skunky flavors imparted by certain Continental hops.) I forgot to mention the feel, perhaps because it is merely good and refreshing. I could drink this brew by the boot, yard or party-ball.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Estaminet Premium Pils from Brouwerij Palm NV
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