Palma Louca Pale Pilsner | Cervejaria Kaiser

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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Kaiser

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Parmesan
2.16/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L: Clear honey gold color with almost no head or lacing.

S:. Toasted cracker malt, notes of apple and some slightly skunky hops and corn.

T:. Sweet apple, some corn and a little malt. Tastes a little watery. Not much flavor.

F: Light body and clean with higher carbonation

O: This is your typical tropical beach lager, light without much flavor.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
1.89/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

This stuff is worse than your average macro brew. I only paid about two bucks for a bottle but it's still not worth that price, better off just getting coors.

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Photo of superspak
2.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, and light herbal. Mediocre aromas, some mild malt and earthy hops; but very poor strength. Flavors of cracker, corn, and light herbal hops. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish. Medicore flavors; very bland and lifeless; but decent malt/hop balance for what is present. Light-medium carbonation and very light body; with a smooth, crisp, dry, watery, and lightly grainy mouthfeel that is mediocre. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a pretty poor pale lager. Very bland in flavors; but it’s crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. No real flaws or off flavors; just very watery and flavorless.

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Photo of mikeinportc
2.12/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours a slghtly milky-opaque yellow-orange. Very short-lived,3/8" white head,despite an aggressive pour.A tiny bit of lacing ringing the edge of the glass..
Aroma is almost not there. Has a very slight sour/boozy/yeasty aroma, reminiscent of the tail end of the aroma of a quad. This is a very recent arrival, so I assume it is fairly fresh, and it's not spoiled or old.

The taste is very slight , and mix of tangerine,pineapple, and rye bread, with a slight sour tang. Took half the bottle to get a enough taste to dissect it.
Carbonation is fine-textured, and pleasantly prickly. There is a strange after-feel on the mid to back tongue, and roof of the mouth. Sort of sticky, and chalky, almost as if a piece of damp,rough cardboard has been rubbed around, and then left stuck to the back of the tongue. A rougher communion wafer? : ) Nothing overly offensive in the taste, just very little of it. That might be a good thing, and the "Taste" rating reflects that. :)

Overall, probably OK on a hot summer day, when there are no other options. Drink it quickly though, because it only gets worse as it warms.

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Photo of Smakawhat
2.52/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Decent looker. Clear and with a bit of fine carbonation, much of it racing quite quickly. Head creation is a bit soapy, not unlike your typical pils, a simple soapy three finger head manages to settle to a bubbled thin puck and collar. Pretty much alright in the looks department.

There's a weird aroma going on here. Flaked maize and corny smelling a bit for a German pils and comes off more like a basic American Pale Lager. Quite sweet, a bit of vegetation and quite macro smelling. Not too many off flavors detectable at least, but not really giving up the goods here either.

Woah.. Where did that body go. Surprisingly and exceptionally wet and almost rice bodied light in mouthfeel that does nothing to get a classic pils let alone a corn lager come through. Flakey palate, sweet corn flavored and lingering a bit. Quite surprised how little body there is to this beer, as it comes off like a diet beer.

Poundable ice cold beach beer, that's about it.

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Photo of zdk9
3.16/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours pale yellow and crystal clear. Not a lot of head but surprisingly strong lacing- lines and dots abound.

S- mostly corn. A bit of biscuity. Not much aroma. It's not really bad just a lot of corn.

T- corn like the aroma. Some mild hints of grassy hops but not too much flavor.

M- super light easy drinking.

O- as expected mostly a light lager. Not quite as inoffensive as most but pretty bland.

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Photo of Beginner2
2.54/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I agree with the Bros review: this beer does not need to exported to the U.S.
I am proud to say that I left over half of the bottle in the glass.
Not worth the calories.

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Photo of ordybill
3.13/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly malt with some grass and hops in the background. The taste is very similar to an American adjunct lager. An average beer.

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Photo of jwc215
2.92/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours straw yellow with a thin wisp of a head. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is very mild. Some grain.

The taste is rather bland. A hint of grain. I suppose there are some hops because it's not too sweet, but there is no real hop flavor or much dryness in the finish.

Reminds me more of an American adjunct lager than a true pils. I was able to drink it easily enough, but wouldn't get it again. Plenty of "lawnmower" beers available at a less expensive price, if that's really what you are looking for.

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Photo of pat61
2.8/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L: Brilliant straw gold under a 1” white foam collar that recedes to about 1/3 it original size and then perisits.
S: Light grains, no fruit, faint spicy hops.
T: Creamy up front with light malt and a dose of hops and the the carbonation shows up with an acid bite eliminating most of the flavor. The malt and hops return as lingering aftertastes.
F: Clean and crisp. Light body and above average carbonation. The carbonation is a little harsh like artificially carbonated bottled water.
O: Light on quality and flavor, big on carbonation.

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Photo of kofukasho
1.94/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

For some reason my bottle of Palma Louca had a load of gunk floating around it, which had to sieved out before drinking. Not recommended with or without gunk.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Format: a solid 355mL brown bottle with a pretty funky macro label.

Appearance: pours a fairly light yellow colour with a fairly flat white head. Not much lacing.

Aroma: not really much there - just a touch of adjunct corn and sweet cereal grains.

Taste: better than the aroma - more of the grain and a touch of hops rather than the corn here. Not brilliant, but better than expected.

Aftertaste: a touch of sweet grains and a touch of hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: light in body with an okay carbonation.

Overall: not the world's most brilliant lager, but at AU$39 a case I guess it doesn't have to be. Good if you need an average lager on the cheap. I'd still rather Tooheys New or VB for a few bucks more.

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Photo of mooseisloose
2.33/5  rDev -9.7%

Cool bottle from Brasil, the Crazy Palm, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top smells of a dry adjunct malt. Pours into a Mikasa cold beverage crystal glass to a deep bright yellow with a big bright white head that recedes quickly. On the taste the first observation is the mouthfeel, very watery and lacking in carbonation. On the taste itself, this brew is also very watery no real malt or hops evident. A slightly sweet finish is about the only flavor this brew has. A true disappointment at $10 for a sixer. Avoid.

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Photo of Bockrules
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

Golden-to-straw with near perfect clarity much like your other generic lagers. The nose is mellow and somewhat sweet with a hint of corn - reminds me a bit of highlife. Taste is again reminiscent of most macro lagers - a bit of corn malt sweetness with a tiny amount of hops to provide some balance. Hops do come through on the finish, which is crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is too thin, though at least has more substance than soda water.

Palm is a middle-of-the-road macro lager that just happens to be from Brazil. I think that in of itself justifies giving this beer a higher rating than the likes of Bud. Plus the slight amount of hops and crisp finish give it a boost in my book. A German pilsner it is not - there was not a trace of Noble hops to be found. I probably wouldn't get this again unless I were in Brazil and it were readily available for cheap.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

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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Photo of doktorhops
1.88/5  rDev -27.1%
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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Photo of wordemupg
2.35/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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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Photo of biboergosum
2.54/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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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Photo of slusk
2.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This brew pours a pale yellow much like a kolsch and has a decent white head with good lacing. That's where my praise ends. The aroma is ok with little hop aroma. The flavor is much like that. It has a minimal hop flavor and little pilsner malt flavor. It reminds me a bit of a low alcohol or non alcohol brew. It's a shame cause the only other Brazilian offering I've had was xingu which was not too bad at all, but this one misses the mark.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with active carbonation. Half finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet and adjunct malt, leaning standard adjunct lager. Pleasant, but no detectable hops. Flavor is also pretty much straight adjunct lager; sweet malt with a vague hint of grassy hops. Very light flavored. Light bodied. Not a German pilsner, really, but like most light lagers, slightly sweet, bland and inoffensive. Perfectly adequate for lunch. I would have scored this one higher as an adjunct lager, but it's a big miss for a pilsner.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the brown bottle chilled in a mason jar, shared with tb69.

The color is very light golden with thick white cap with good retention, carbonation is visible. The smell is very yeasty with some light malt sweetness in the nose with light citrus element. The feel is light in body and kind of thin with moderate carbonation low sweetness and bitterness with a slight metallic accent and semi-dry finish.

The flavor is light malt with some gentle yeast flavor with subtle mineral and mild sweet taste. There is not much flavor at all, pretty bland as I like for descriptors, it is just a pretty tame malty lager. Overall this is not terrible, but it is very disappointing and lacks any really interesting flavors and I would not search this one out

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.91/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first Brazilian beer - and it was a good one.

I was impressed with the strong scents of cinnamon, coriander, and spice that came out in the beer as well - they all really mixed good. I'm partial to pilsners so I was happy to come across this brew. The beer was crisp and light, but it has a punch to it as well. Overall, it was very good, so good, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it in the future.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.4/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's very foamy with a hands worth of head on a clear, light straw colored body.
The aroma is faint, a whiff of hay.
The taste is moderately sweet with a touch of metallic bitterness.
A light body and moderate carbonation.
A solid "Meh" beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked this up on a whim today.
Pours a medium golden color with a fair amount of floaties and a thinnish white head that dissipates quickly. What an odd aroma of sweet sugar and bright fruit. The smell is really sweet with no hops to be found. The flavor is just like I expected based on the aroma. Sweet and fruity without much else going on. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. There's no bottle dating that I can find but I can only assume that this bottle is on the not so fresh side. I could drink it, but I wouldn't seek it out again unless I was a whole lot closer to the source.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and grain. Taste is the same but there is an odd vegetal flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer with an off-flavor that makes it pretty hard to drink.

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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
Beer rating: 2.58 out of 5 with 270 ratings