Palma Louca Pale Pilsner | Cervejaria Kaiser

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64
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264 Ratings
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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Kaiser
Brazil
kaiser.com.br

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 07-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
130
Avg:
2.54
pDev:
22.44%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.28/5  rDev -10.2%
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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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 spycow
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of metter98
2.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin white head that quickly faded away leaving come lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has notes of sweetness and hints of adjunct malts and apple juice.
T: The taste has flavors of cooked corn and notes of malty sweetness and hints of grain. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate, somewhat smooth and a bit thin and watery with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light amount of sweetness in this beer is not very palatable, although the adjunct flavors aren’t as offensive compared to other adjunct lagers. It could definitely use more hops.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Palma Louca is a standard South-of-the-boarder type beer. The part-grain, part-pilsner malt blend balances a bit toward grain flavors and sweetness. Adjuncts help to dry the beer but still finishes sweet because of the lack of hop bitterness or flavor. Light lemon and apple notes help to disquise the grain flavor. Mild corn, butter, and sulfur character is noted throughout but might help the beer more than hurt. Surprisingly, the grain flavor doesn't lead to astringency or bite. Pleasant enough to drink even if a bit lackluster. The appearance might be a bit of a saving grace: canary yellow in color, the beer holds a light haze (protien). Though the beer forms a fizzy sparkling head, it settles into a thin film and laces very well.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.54/5  rDev 0%
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 emerge077
2.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saúde Duda e Ace!

Thin layer of white foam that rises and falls quickly, leaving a feeble collar of foam behind. Pale gold color, utterly transparent and watery appearance.

Dull wet cereal grains and apples. Middle of the road, not overtly offensive though. Hint of malt sweetness.

Flavor is much the same, pilsner malt, adjunct grain, and apple, with a bit of cardboard oxidation. Dry aftertaste, but watery and fizzy feel. Typical industrial lager, far better beers available in Brasil if you look.

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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 SocalKicks
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zeff80
2.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a straw yellow color with a good deal of carbonation. It had a bubbly, soapy, two-finger head that left no lace.

S - It smelled somewhat skunky and of grains/corn.

T - It tasted fairly sweet and of grains/corn. No hops and not bitter at all.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Fairly disappointing. I'm glad I only bought one in a mix pack, otherwise it runs $11 for a sixer. Not worth it. Also, not good when the highest rated quality is the mouthfeel.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of superspak
2.59/5  rDev +2%
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 olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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 jlindros
2.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

To appease my Brazilian wife that I would try some Brazilian beers, I'll try this thing. I'm going to try to keep an unbiased open mind about this.

A: A bright watered down piss colored beverage pours out to my chagrin, I was hoping they accidentally filled the bottle with horse piss as it would probably taste better. It's clearer than a babies butt on a window and even magnifies my finger prints on the glass making me worried I might have stolen this glass without realizing it. It reveals many little bubbles rising to the top. A nice big head rises up with a nice lacing on the glass surprisingly as it fades back to a light head covering.

N: A light pale adjunct like aroma wafts out. It's better than a typical American macro, but barely. I get some light pilsner malt aromas that are actually pretty nice. Very light hints of lemongrass and some wheat. I get some light cereal aromas too.

T: Well, the bright outlook I had from the appearance and nose took a turn for the worst on taste. It's really light, lots of wheat and light malts, a touch of adjunct syrup, slightly sweet. I'll let you know if I ever find the taste, I'll call the police and set out a missing taste report to see if they can find anything. This is like a watered down piss light. It also has a reminiscence of cereal, without anything else except the plain de-starched and de-sugared wheat.

M: Perhaps a lighter mouth than water itself. Water seems richer and tastier. The carbonation has completely disappeared as well.

F: It IS crisp and refreshing, I will give it that, perhaps refreshing on a nice hot summer day, just as water would be. I wonder if I can add a section to the police report to find the finish as well. It just doesn't, since it never goes anywhere to begin with. There is, however, a slight lingering adjunct syrup stickiness that stays in the mouth and doesn't seem to leave. The only real finish is somewhat displeasing. This beer actually started kinda nice, with a good appearance and a decent nose, then it just dove off the cliff.

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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 dbrauneis
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a bottle at Sushi Samba (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours a pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film over the majority of the surface and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: This beer has a very sweet aroma, combining the sweet adjunct corn notes with something very similar to apple juice. There is just a hint of some earthy hops as well.

T: The flavor is very much dominated by the sweet adjunct corn malts, tasting a bit like corn on the cob without butter and just a hint of grain. No bitterness is present at all. Overall not as sweet as I expected from the smell.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin and watery.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and could be quite sessionable but is nothing that stands out or makes me want to have it again. Very mediocre.

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1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
2.55/5  rDev +0.4%

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 XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of smcolw
2.72/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I'm a little nervous about this beer as there are a lot of yeasty beasties sitting at the bottom of the bottle.

I poured gingerly to keep the creatures in the bottle. It is a surprisingly clear, straw color. Not much head and very little yeast.

Smells like a cream ale--light malt, no hops.

Lots of grain flavors, again no hop. Thin bodied and very high carbonation (although it is tight-bubbled). A typical lawn-mower beer with slightly more flavor than water.

It IS drinkable but far from interesting. I don't like the clumps of yeast--I've never seen it before in a pilsener.

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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
2.54 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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