Palma Louca Pale Pilsner | Cervejaria Kaiser

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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner

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Cervejaria Kaiser

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 07-12-2003

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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
Photo of OtherShoe2
2.42/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a bubbly yellow with a decent head and some fair lacing.

Scent is tough to detect. Light sweet malt and boiled corn. Screams Light Macro.

This beer was way thin on the flavor side. Some very light maltiness coupled with boiled grain and a sweet starch/corn mash edge to it. Some bitterness in the finish, as well as a sour taste in the mouth. Ugh.

Enough fizz to make this a hot day guzzler, but unfortunately - this wasn't a hot day. Nothing really of note here.

I guess you could pound these all day long, but why? No flavor, some real bland macro qualities. Wouldn't hunt for this on my own. This gift of beer was a real letdown. Avoid.

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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 imbibehour
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 aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev +26%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.47/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Macro, macro, macro.

Looks cheap and mass produced like dehydrated urine, although the bottle label was quite nice looking.

Smells like dry dusty residue at the bottom of an old bag of moth infested popcorn.

Tastes like a cheap and mass produced pilsner. There is some sort of spice to it that I can’t quite place my finger on. It’s refreshing and ads something to the taste. It’s like ginger but not quite.

The mouth feel is poor. My cheeks feel saturated and wrinkled like fingers after a long bath.

At first it seems as drinkable as any cheap pilsner but my stomach began telling me not to try a second about 9 ounces into my first bottle.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.25/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Initial pour yielded an incredibly pale yellow brew with a soapy white head of perhaps 1/2" or so. The head diminished after a few minutes leaving behind a blotchy covering of bubbles. Lacing was moderate and consistent down the glass.

Aromas for this brew are a little heavier toward light malts than you might expect. There are some faint hops in there too, something a bit on the citrus side.

Very light, not dry - leaning toward sweet. Not a ton of character or body. This has the general mouthfeel and some of the flavors of a typical American macro brew. Disappointing. Its only real saving grace is that interesting light malt complexity. Carbonation is moderate to light and rather persistent. Finishes a bit quick with a longer linger of slightly bitter hops.

Although this isn't a great example of a German Pilsener, it does put a hurtin' on a thirsty mouth and it really isn't all that bad. When you put it up against other brews in its class, it really shows. I put this as a notch above average because it does get some of the little things right. It is definitely not something that I would seek out with any fervor.

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Photo of orm56
2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Jason
2.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottled on date on the label.

Appearance: Sparkling brilliant yellowish clarity with a lace that holds together quite well.

Smell: Starchy, metallic, apple skin and mild cooked veggies show some off aromas. Nothing horrible but not something I’d expect in a lager.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Bitty mouth feel, light bodied. Skimpy on the malt and not much there for hops. The lazy crispness does nothing for me at all. Cooked corn and steely malt that lands on the palate in a metallic kind of way. Finishes with a very odd sweetness.

Notes: This is the kind of beer, in my opinion, that does not need to be exported to the US. Thank you but we have enough bland and odd tasting lagers in the US right now.

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Photo of merlin48
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this today in Knoxville, Tn, at the Leaf and Ale, where I bought several unusual brews I had never tried. Tennessee prohibits sale of any beer 6.0% or above, except in liquor stores, and the Leaf and Ale is a beer shop so here goes. This 12 oz brown bottle(no freshness date) pours out a light yellow color, with a thin white head that lasts 8 seconds. No lacing. Nothing on the nose, other than some notes of malt and maybe some hops. Mouthfeel is dry and carbonated, even a bit crisp. Taste is reminiscent of a nearly flat Miller High Life. Faint taste of popcorn is the only thing I can describe.

Drinkable perhaps, and nothing really bad here. I just don't find anything about "Brazil's Premium Pilsen" to recommend it, other than it being from Brazil.

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Photo of Billolick
1.96/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 ouncer, my first brew from Brazil (?) Not expecting all that much...pours slightly cloudy and dull, very light yellow under a thin white film as well as a very fine sheet of lace, the nose is staight up raw rice. Thin and tasting of more rice and moderatly nasty. I'd stay away from this one if you are lloking for a quality beer experience. Maybe next time we have a het wave.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Byeast
2.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pilsener poured a clear , light golden color , with a small light head , and a fair amount of lace. The aroma is of thin , light , and clean malt , a bit of green hop/ fruit , and a tinge of adjunct. The taste is mainly of thin pale malt flavor , slight grain, very slight hint of apple , some hop bite in the back, and a bit of crispness to the finish. The mouthfeel is thin with a slight edge of crispness. A drinkable brew , but... nothing special really.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
1.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A world beer offering that is iffy...

Poured a clear fizzy pale straw color. No lace. Aromas are grassy and corny. Flavor is very dry. Snappy finish. Not much to note in the flavor, save for a muted hop bitterness. Low body and thin. Poor Brazilans...can we send some Budwesier to them?

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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 fionn13
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.18/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jun or Jul 2011 (can't quite make out the date). Picked up cheap from my local off-licence.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A very pale straw colour that reminds one of dilute urine. Low carbonation levels. Forms a small white head of foam that disappears within seconds. Aroma is all but non-existant; the faintest hint of light grainy malt and possibly corn.

Tastes almost like fizzy water. Exceptionally light malt with a very faint sweetness. No hoppy notes or bitterness are discernible. A slight stale note in the background. Mouthfeel is the best feature - watery, but crisp and prickly. Virtually no aftertaste.

Not one of the greats. I suppose this might be acceptable in very hot weather when you just want refreshment, but it's still a piss poor excuse for beer. Avoid.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBrk
1.75/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev +16.3%

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

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-This beer pours a crystal clear pale yellow body with high carbonation and a thin film of white soapy foam.

S- sweet honey aroma with a hint of malt. Pretty clean aroma.

T- Very sweet maltyness with honey malt dominating. A faint hint of hop aroma but no bitterness or hop flavor. A bit of seltzer water and honey comb taste at the finish. As it warms more of the corn taste come through the honey malt flavor.

M- Light mouthfeel even though there was strong carbonation. No astringency or alcohol warmth.

D-I'm a bit of a sweet tooth so I kind of enjoyed this beer especially when it was ice cold. It reminds me of sitting in the tropics on the beach reaching for a thirst quenching beer. I could drink this over any adjunct-laden macro. It’s to sweet for a session beer but nice as a thirst quencher.

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Photo of richkrull
4.05/5  rDev +57%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I tried this beer at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse in Madison.

It poured a nice light straw color, very little head. I think this was a very light pilsner - didn't really taste like others I've had. Very good though, I enjoyed this beer a lot. Good tasting, light bodied beer. I could have drank several of these but I wanted to try a few others.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

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 pmcadamis
1.65/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Pale greenish-grayish yellow with odd little flakes floating around. The head is small, crisp, and white and leaves a bit of foamy lace on the pint glass. This is a homely brew. Unfortunate looking really.

S - This is almost scentless, but what I can smell is like soapy fruit. Sort of like an apricot scented girly body wash or something.

T - Soft saaz notes are vaguely reminiscent of the style, but almost like a German Pils Light or something. This is really almost as flavorless as it is scentless, and what I really get is bland soapy mineral water... like flat Perrier.

M - Light bodied, clean, and slightly fruity on the neutral and nearly flavorless finish.

D - Blah. I'd pass on this one. It might serve a thirst-quenching role in the humidity of a Brazilian summer, but it's only slightly better than American Macro bland-brews.

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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
Beer rating: 2.58 out of 5 with 265 ratings