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Estaminet Premium Pils - Brouwerij Palm NV

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105 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website

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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Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

sgregory, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of dacrza1
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
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...

dacrza1, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale, clear, light straw color. Rather large head, somewhat chunky in appearance, the color of bleached bones. Retention is fairly good and lacing is pretty damned good for the style.
Smell is the typical, stereotypical, hoppy, rotting fruit and vinegar pilsner smell you get from every megabrew pale, pilsner I've ever had. Decent balance.
Taste is exactly as expected. Hops, that weird, fruit-like note, vinegar, nothing else. Typical BMC style, why-am-I-drinking-this beer. Balance is decent.
Medium bodied, lighter effervescence than others of the style.
If you like what they advertise during sporting events, you'll like this. If you don't, you won't.

PorterLambic, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev -5%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Sspeer1, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -41.5%

largadeer, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of DudMan
3/5  rDev -12.3%

DudMan, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of comrade_tony
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

comrade_tony, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of NODAK
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is definitely full of grain....huge notes of barley grain. Other than that, rather clean.

It's what you'd expect looks wise....golden yellow...fizzy. Is what it is in a Euro lager.

Taste has a fairly sweet note to it because of the big grain, barley note to it....small bitterness on the back from the Euro hops. Pretty dry on the end.

It's somewhat different than other Euro lagers....not bad. A bit of character here at least.

NODAK, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Dyerseve
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dyerseve, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Garrett092112
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Garrett092112, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jmtpi
3/5  rDev -12.3%

jmtpi, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

KeyWestGator, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Bromine
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Bromine, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.3%

djrn2, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

metter98, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

KevinGordon, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of iBodhisattva
4/5  rDev +17%

iBodhisattva, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.46/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

rolltide8425, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Lucoli
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Lucoli, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, May 24, 2013
Photo of IrishKevin
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

IrishKevin, May 14, 2013
Estaminet Premium Pils from Brouwerij Palm NV
79 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.