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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 07-12-2003

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Photo of volcanicbeat
1/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Whoa! What a wretched experience this one was - possibly the worst beer I`ve tasted. Picked it up because I had never heard of it. Looks, smells, and tastes a lot like apple juice with some slight alcohol added. I taste no hops or bitterness, just apple juice of phantom origin. An aggressive pour gave no head, and the beer feels like water in the mouth. I tried to finish this one, I really did, but I was overwhelmed. Sets the bar for shite.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light clear pale with a small almost non existent head. Smells of tons of corn and more with some malt. First sip is corn and more corn with a not much hop presence with a bland finish. Very light bodied and typical of beers from Latin America. Pretty bad stuff...hardly worth boiling hot dogs in.

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Photo of Mitchster
1.54/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours out to a clear golden, forming a rocky white head with average retention and no lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma smells like sugar, grass, hay, and butterscotch. The taste is of adjuncts like corn and sugar. There is an odd underlying chemical sweetness with a peculiar metallic taste late in the aftertaste. Chemical bitterness with the taste of pennies. The finish is lightly dry and grassy. Bitterness is mild to moderate, and again, very odd. Drinkability is poor. I'm hard pressed to finish this bottle.

I agree with Jason. This is a beer that has no reason to be exported here. We already have it and it's called "Olde-English 800". Yuck.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.57/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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

A: The beer is a pale gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, honey, light malts, and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready with flavors of grain, some honey and a light malt character, but overall it's quite bland and there isn't much to it at all. The hops presence is very mild. The after-taste is slight sweet.

M: A little smooth and not very crisp, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is a little slick.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, mild kick, not a good representation of style, I would definitely not drink this beer again.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
1.64/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pils glass.

3.0 A: Clear light yellow color. One finger of frothy white head. Retention is mediocre and a short ring of lacing is left.

1.5 S: Smells mainly like white rice with a faint grainy maltiness. No depth at all.

1.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Bland as hell. How did this get labeled a "German Pilsener?"

2.0 M: Super light body. Crisp and overcarbonated. No creaminess.

1.5 D: I bought a single of this simply because I had never had it nor even heard of it. Not going to make this mistake again.

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.65/5  rDev -35%
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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Photo of NHGrafx
1.68/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle.

Pours a light yellow color with lots of floaty bits in suspension. Has a tiny dismal head that barely lasts.

There really is not much of an aroma. Smells of corn is really all I can detect. Extremely bland. Some grainy aromas come through, but not very much.

Not much taste either. The taste that is there is a bit corny. Some doughy taste there too, very bland and boring. Slight bitterness on the finish. Also some maltiness appears as it warms. Light watery mouthfeel. Not very drinkable. Might be freshness issues, there is a number on the label that says "M080722", don't know if that's a freshness date. Even if it is, I have had other beers of this style 3 months past their date that tasted far better than this one.

Probably wouldn't have this one again.

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Photo of Drew966
1.7/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Palma Louca Pale Pilsner pours a light yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. I can't really smell anything, maybe a slight bit of malt? Sweet up front with kind of a nasty, I don't know, woody flavor toward the back. I don't care for it. Avoid.

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Photo of SilentSabre
1.81/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I tried to keep an open mind going into this. It poured very, very clear with a snow white head that vanished in about 12 seconds. This just looks light, even by typical lager standards. It looks as though some one put a shot of apple juice into a pint glass of water, quite honestly. Smell is extremely diluted macro lager. It's so faint, there is nearly nothing to smell anyway. Taste, too, is amazingly light and lifeless. This must be the Brasilian market's Mich. Ultra or something. There is simply nothing to this. It tastes like a half and half tap water and Miller Lite. I suppose if it was in the middle of July and you had just finished mowing the lawn, this might be okay, but for what it is, you'd get the same effect from nice frosty Aquafina. Nothing about this was offensive, it simply "brought nothing to the table" so to speak. There was nothing there...

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Photo of Gavage
1.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear yellow color with no head. A few large carbonation bubbles were present, but overall the beer looked flat. The aroma was soapy. The taste detected some malt, but an overall grassy flavor was dominant. Very little bitterness.

The mouthfeel was dry, and no crispness was detected like with most pilsners. Aftertaste was almost non-existant. Not impressed at all with this and is clearly one of the poorer pilsners I have tried.

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Photo of xav33
1.85/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Palma Louca
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a shaker
Recent brewing, absorbed 07/07

Poured a clear yellow with a moderate white fizzy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of moderate sweet corn.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet corn (and cane sugar?) followed by more of the same with a light perfumey bitter hops presence on a short finish.

Palate was light bodied, watery, and fizzy.

Overall, this is a standard lager except you pay for the importing fees. Nothing fancy about the taste, but the label says exotic and different and classy. Contents are still crap (for 9.99 a sixer, anyways). The sweet aspect of it kind of reminded me of cane sugar. I wonder if they used it as priming sugar...

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Photo of GRG1313
1.86/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours medium yellow with a thin white head.

Nose is just a hint of character and smell-very light green pear, lightl malt.

Mouthfeel is thin and without character with extremely light carbonation.

Flavors are very thin and very watered down, almost like "slightly sweet, yeasty water."

Finish is a simple sugary water character. No return to this one.

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Photo of doktorhops
1.88/5  rDev -26%
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 mmmbeer89
1.89/5  rDev -25.6%
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 OldFrothingSlosh
1.9/5  rDev -25.2%
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 CharlieMopps
1.92/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pale, transparent gold color topped by about a centimeter of fizzy head that dissipates pretty quickly. No real lacing to speak of, and not a very visually appealing beer.

S: Typical macro lager aroma, rather adjuncty and musty, clean but not in an enticing way. Pale malt and weak hop scent.

T: Watery and weak introduction, followed by a barely detectable hop presence in the finish. Other than that, not much else, other than a slightly metallic but mostly adjuncty middle.

M: Thin, light-bodied, and watery.

D: Really not much to comment on here, and that's the problem. This beer claims to be a Pilsner, and I guess, for argument's sake, anyone could say that "technically" it is. I just don't find all that much flavor or enjoyability out of this one. If you're in Brazil, this is your Bud.

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Photo of TexIndy
1.93/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No dating info but front label looked cool with a retro feel. It was a clear pale yellow color. Plenty of carb from the laser etching in the glass plus a few stray random streams. No lacing. It had a thin fizzy white head that quickly dissipated into a thin collar with center foam from the streams.

The aroma was almost non-existent. Miller Lite has a stronger aroma than this one. What did come thru was similar to BMC light with corn and grainy aroma. The taste was even weaker. Very watery and bland from start to finish. Only got some flavor several seconds after swallowing. Again, Miller Lite has more flavor than this one. Mouthfeel was watery with a crisp, over-carbonated finish.

Overall, a horrible beer that you should avoid. I only got it as it was in the singles section and I needed a beer to round out the sixer. Rotation: one and done and run.

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Photo of nlmartin
1.94/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer is fizzy yellow in coloration. The beer has a thin white head. The beer has ok head retention.

Smell: The beer smells of sweet corn and cooked veggies. The beer has a brief grassy smell.

Taste: The beer has a sweet corn flavor. The hops are grassy and compete with sulphur skunkyness to break up the sweetness.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is watery thin. The beer has stinging carbonation. Frankly this is the sort of beer I wish wasnt imported.

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Photo of kofukasho
1.94/5  rDev -23.6%
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 Billolick
1.96/5  rDev -22.8%
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 BlackHaddock
1.96/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Brown 355ml bottle, 4.5% Vol.

Poured into a 0.2 litre Veltins tulip glass.

Well what can I say?

Tastes and smells like a crap lager shandy (a Bud and 7up mix).

The worst beer I have had for a long time. Not even a hot summers day, would I drink this again.

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Photo of tempest
2.01/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I hope nobody is seriously calling this mess a German pilsner. I don't usually walk away from a beer, but I left nearly half of this at the bar. Essentially this tasted like well water with lemon cookie ground up and mixed in. Yes, the body was watery. No, it wasn't refreshing or pleasant. Steer clear.

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Photo of armock
2.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured a pale golden color with a white head that dissipates to barely cover the top

S - Is like most macros grainy malt very little hops

T - Is a lot like the smell nothing special grainy malt hint of hops

M - Feels thin and watery

D - I think I need to stop buying imports that I've never heard of because I haven't been having much luck finding ones that are good overall a disappointing beer

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Photo of PhageLab
2.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a standard pint glass.

A - Thin watery looking brew, minimal head, no retention or lacing. Fairly transparent body populated with rising suds.

S - Nothing really, perhaps some mild grass notes.

T - Nothing really here either, some pale malts and some seltzer water.

M - Highlight of the brew, crisp carbonation, light body, no unpleasant aftertaste, watery finish.

D - Negative, doesn't really fit the pilsner style, and this couldn't even hold up against any of the macro light lagers, for it's price, it simply isn't worth it, maybe in Brazil it's cheaper and tastier.

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Photo of jp32
2.06/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours and looks like most pilseners do, golden yellow in color with an airy bright-white head. This one smells a little different. No skunky scent whatsoever, nothing bitter either. Instead it smells very sweet and a little malty, very contrary to my past experiences. The taste is subdued. Its a little sweet up front and finishes dry, not really a whole lot to it. It doesnt taste bad, but it sure doesnt taste anything like a german pilsener. Maybe reminds me of what a miller lite would taste like with sugar added to it. The mouthfeel is average, as is the drinkability. I would have liked to find a little more in this one.

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