Palma Louca Pale Pilsner | Cervejaria Kaiser

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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Kaiser

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 129 | Ratings: 262
Photo of richkrull
4.05/5  rDev +59.4%
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 JISurfer
4.02/5  rDev +58.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. I was expecting something watery with no depth, but once again, I was wrong. It had a very distinc smell, nothing like I had smelled before. I couldn't really explain it, but it was definately different than anything I had ever smelled. The color was similar to any big american beer, simple and light yellow. The taste was more of a deep taste, like a darker beer, which was a big surprise to me. It didn't really have that much of a coating effect on the palate, but it did refresh the tastebuds. It may be my new fav cheap beer.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.91/5  rDev +53.9%
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 BeerManDan
3.53/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pilsner poured a light clear yellow with very little foam and some lace on the side of my glass. The smell of mild hops and the aroma of spice was evident. The taste was different. It tasted of mild hops, but I could pick up a taste like, corriander. Again, a different taste that any pilsner I've tasted before.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.48/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Darker then average for the style. Dark gold not dark in color. Decent tight white head. Low aroma-sort of grainy. Somewhat bitter flavor. Mellow grain like flavor with a touch of residual sweetness. Decent enough body. Fairly drinkable-I would liken it to a macro more then a German pils. Definate hot weather beer. Not sure what a six pack would run but its a good enough effort for sure.

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Photo of WesWes
3.39/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent with a dry and slightly musty lager yeast aroma. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry and bitter slightly musty lager yeast taste. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a pretty damn good lager. It's light and refreshing with a solid flavor. As far as lagers go, this is a good one.

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Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of malts, a bit sweet. Taste is crisp, some sweetness, fairly light. Feels light in the mouth and is highly drinkable, especially in warmer weather. Overall this is a fairly decent brew.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.25/5  rDev +28%
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 RonaldTheriot
3.23/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Palma Louca has a thin, white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance. The aroma is quite faint, but one can pick up a very subtle barley note. Taste is about as light as it gets, this side of light beer, but a slight hop spice can be garnered on the back end. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Palma Louca finishes crisp, but not as dry as American lagers. Although a watery beer, there is nothing offensive about it, and there are some underlying flavors that could hold one's interest. I rate this okay.


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Photo of Minkybut
3.23/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this not very appealing beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a really pale white washed out looking color. The beer also di not pour any head much and was quickly gone. The beer stunk like sour piss and was kinda flat. HOWEVER, the taste was not really all that bad. It actually was pretty refreshing. I would imagine getting a fresh bottle or one on tap might be pretty good. I'll give it another chance.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.2/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is a tad pale for a pilsener, not golden enough. The head starts off with a pretty good size, but doesn't stick around very long. Carbonation is low for the style. The aroma is light in strength with just a mild sweet graininess noted. The taste is better than appearance and aroma indicate. A nice delicate sweetness is joined by a light touch of grain. Smooth with no off-tastes. Required crispness is there, but isn't quite enough for the style. Drinkability is very good, but for a few bucks cheaper you can buy better.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.16/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale, light golden, and appears watery, but the initial nose is fresh and grainy, like an adjunct, but less carbonation. The taste is a rich and full maltiness, with a lot of sweetness and virtually no hoppy impression at all. I give Palma Luca credit for being smooth and full-bodied, and it's certainly heads above most American adjuncts, though it's not extraordinary or memorable.

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Photo of zdk9
3.16/5  rDev +24.4%
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 MarcGetty
3.14/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours with a very small head comprised mostly of a thin level very small bubbles which is pretty unusual. The aroma is mediocre and has a slight bit of that subway beer smell. Taste is not overpowering, in fact the taste is almost non-existant. It is not as thin a beer as you would expect for one that has such little taste, it is of average or slightly above average thickness for a lager.

I only had one of these and would like to have a few more but would never consider putting in on my rotation of regular favorites! If you go to Brazil or a bar that is full of light beers it is definitely worth getting!

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Photo of ordybill
3.13/5  rDev +23.2%
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 Cyberkedi
3.12/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a typical clear yellow pilsner color. Aroma is strong and very malty with just a hint of lemon or lime. Flavor is not strong or complex, but is pleasant, smooth and crisp - a refreshing, summery beer. There is just a tiny hint of hop bitterness.

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Photo of brentk56
3.09/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with lots of foamy suds and great lacing

Smell: Clean aroma with a touch of corn

Taste: Sweet fruit and corn flavors; no development after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light body with lots of fizz

Drinkability: Easy to drink but one dimensional and too sweet for my tastes

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Photo of Slatetank
3.07/5  rDev +20.9%
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 JBogan
3.07/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A pale straw color with a small white head which deposited moderate lacing.

Smelled of hay and grains.

Tasted somewhat sweet. Grain and straw were the main attraction, with a hint of corn.

Pretty good mouthfeel, although perhaps slightly on the thin side. Nice crisp carbonation to keep it refreshing.

Overall I didn't think this was bad, although it isn't something I'd seek out again. I had a few cold ones on a hot Vegas evening and they weren't offensive in any way, nor were they exceptional in any way either.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev +19.3%
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 Zorro
3.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow brew.

Smell is sweet and fruity with a distinct corn scent, and a bit of toasted grain in the background.

Taste is light and a bit sweet, has a wheat husk flavor to it. Very light hops, must be the Brazilian Budweiser equivalent.

Mouthfeel is very light.

Drinkable and thirst quenching, but not anything worth seeking out.

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Photo of kegger22
3.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Palma Louca Pilsen pored a clear yellow, but with lots of floaties. A small white head that faded to nothing almost immediately.

The aroma was good, actually. I swear I could smell an old fashioned malted milk in there.

The taste did not match up with the aroma too well. It had little of the sweetness promised, instead having a slightly sour/bitter after taste, as well as some apple hints.

The mouth feel was light to medium bodied, oily and sufficiently carbonated.

The drinkability was only OK, the flavor just not supporting having another.

I thought this was better than a D+ because it was a relatively benign beer.

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Photo of Vancer
3.01/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Welp, guess I’m going against the grain here, I thought this was a decent pilsner – to each his own, I guess.

Citrus yellow pour, small white head but some attempts at lacing. Soapy but malty in the aroma. Taste was very surprising – no euro skunk and lots of malt with a small burst of citrus and lemon. No corn, no veggies – tastes like an all malt lager.

Full bodied pilsner – I was pleasantly surprised and would say give one a try.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Through the importers of Xingu black beer comes another interesting looking beer from Brazil. Its attractive retro label bears a freshness code if you look closely at its center. The "wild palm" pours a crystal clear golden body beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam that drops shortly but leaves some nice lacing about the glass. Sweetish malt combines with some floral notes in the nose; and its light-medium body and delicate carbonation lend a soft caress to the tongue. The flavor is sweet and not particularly grainy, yet its not candyish and it still manages to finish fairly drying as the sweetness fades rather quickly. Overall, the bottle looks better than the beer inside tastes.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.95/5  rDev +16.1%
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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