Palma Louca Pale Pilsner | Cervejaria Kaiser

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64
poor
263 Ratings
THE BROS
51
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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:
263
Reviews:
129
Avg:
2.54
pDev:
22.44%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of djwhit24
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of DesMoinesMike
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Beer Crazy.

Pours a dark gold color with a good amount of foam. The aroma has a touch of citrus and some wheat. When I tasted the beer is things went all wrong. At first it wasn't bad, some sweet corn and a touch of hoppy bitterness. When I let it sit for 7 or 8 minutes and it warmed up slightly the taste turned to sour corn and the bitterness wasn't pleasant. Further tries showed the same sourness. In short, don't let the beer warm up more than 2 degrees or else it goes bad. I won't buy this again and will probably drain pour this. I'm keeping in mind this is just 1 beer, and not representative of Brazilian beer as a whole.

Eu não gosto (No me gusta)

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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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Photo of szmnnl99
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.25/5  rDev +28%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of OldTime
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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 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 LJWalker
3/5  rDev +18.1%

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

Tasted On: 12-18-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Purchased: Single from World Market

A: Clear, dull pale yellow color, with a white head of 3 fingers. Lots of bubbles are seen in the glass. Retention and lacing are good.

S: Light pilsner hop aromas, with also a light fruitiness. Crisp, but overall bland aromas.

T: Not really much in the flavor dept., as this beer is neither malty nor hoppy. Kind of a grassy, watery taste which is not very pleasant.

M: Body is thin and carbonation is medium. The aftertaste is non-existent.

O: Not offensive, but a very boring beer; I would not recommend it.

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Photo of mcorwin
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of AlimonyAle
2.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes...
This beer holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first Brazilian beer I had ever consumed. Its appearance is above average, and looks decent. The smell was almost non-existent, and whatever was there was of corn. Taste was only mildly hoppy. Not hoppy enough to be called a German Pilsener. On my toungue, the beer slid off like water. Overall, I've discovered that there are better brews out there, and Palma Louca could stand to be held off for a little while.

I would have this again to give it another go, but with me discovering better beers; this one can wait.

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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 BoitSansSoif
2.12/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased at LeClerc, Grasse.

A-Pours a nice clear yellow-gold with persistent white head, nice lacing.

S-Weak aroma...can barely get anything off it.

T&M-Flimsy blend of adjuncts, total lack of malt, small sips taste like metal, extremely light-bodied, lack of any backbone, slightly dry and crisp but characterless finish.

O-One of the nicest-looking, worst-tasting beers I can remember drinking. Falls short of any European or American macros. Might work if served ice cold with very spicy or salty food.

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Photo of cagocubs
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle into pilsner glass. Twist off cap.

A: Pours a pale straw gold with minimal white head that fizzes out and dissipates without lacing.

S: Grainy smell with corn. Adjunct mostly.

T: Not much going on here. You can taste the adjunct materials mostly grainy. Faint and odd sweet character.

M: Real light and carbonated. Watery all the way through tasting.

O: Being from Brazil this beer caught my eye, however it doesn't bring anything to the table. This is one I will quickly forget about.

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Photo of JayS2629
2.32/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This pours a clear, pale straw/gold color with very little soapy white head that fades immediately.

The smell is very faint with grainy, bready malt smells and a hint of bright fruit. Maybe lemon?

Watery with cracker/bread notes, some grassy elements and perhaps a faint peek of lemon. Not much flavor at all.

Its watery, thin, and crisp.

Poor excuse for a beer. I guess you could down a few in hot weather.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.18/5  rDev -14.2%
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 elgiacomo
2.2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle, couldn’t fully make out the Julian date, but looked like 3xx 2010, so probably 6 months or so old. Served chilled.

Pours clear pale yellow with a less than one finger white head that quickly fizzles down to a small cap but leaves some nice webs of lacing behind.

Aroma is grassy hops and cracker malt, grains, mild strength.

Flavor is sweet grains and doughy malt, some grassy notes. Starts sweet moving to mild bitterness and gets watery on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, medium/high carbonation.

OK Pale Lager, but at around $10 a sixer, it’s just not worth the premium. I get more flavor out of PBR for a helluva lot less money. Score reflects the poor value.

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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 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 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.

RJT

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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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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
2.54 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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