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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner | Cervejaria Kaiser

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Palma Louca Pale PilsnerPalma Louca Pale Pilsner

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Kaiser
Brazil | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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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 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 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.


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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 Monkeyknife
2.63/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle at my favorite Brazilian restaurant a clear straw yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is primarily grainy with light notes of lemon.

A thinner tasting pilsner with light bitter grains and a touch of lemon.

Thin mouthfeel and crisp with a sharp carbonation.

An okay pilsner which went fairly well with the Brazilian food.

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Photo of thekanna
2.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pale clear yellow with less than a finger of white head.

S: Not much malts, a bit of hops; generally undetectable.

T/M: Strong vinegary sourness followed by a sudden shot of effervescence and an abrupt end. Wait, the flavor is over already? Really?

D: Crisp lager, and serves its purpose, but not very enjoyable.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Straw color, clear, and transparent. Stark white small head, with no lacing.

The smell is minimal, a hint of malts, no real hops to be noticed, and maybe hints of light fruits. Not much else.

Taste is a little of the same. No real hop presence, a dash of malts in the end with some fruitiness, maybe green apple. Not horrible, but nothing to great either. This is easily one of the worst styles so failure as a whole is imminent.

It's thin and crisp.

It's naturally easy to drink, but just not desirable to do so. It's not awful, and I would probably gladly drink this over a bud light or something or maybe after mowing the lawn. This was a buck on clearance so either way, nothing truly lost. If you find yourself in a similar situation, pick it up for the notch on the ol' belt if nothing else.

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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 Rayek
2.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Pilsener glass.

A: One of the more interesting shades of straw I've seen. Carbonation is active and there are a ton of floating yeast chunks. The label didn't say anything about the beer being bottle conditioned, so I obviously wasn't paying enough attention while I poured. A small and fizzy white head quickly falls to a thin film. Leaves good lace.

S: Very bready, with the faintest hint of lemon.

T: Tastes like many a EPL. Straw like malts start things out. The yeast adds a white bread flavor. The beer then goes watery before an extremely mild and flavorless bitterness comes on. Finishes yeasty, with a lingering unpleasant sourness.

M: The body is fairly thick for a beer this light. Carbonation is harsh and metallic.

D: I've had better. That's pretty much the best I can say about this beer. Not worth a revisit.

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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 mralphabet
2.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Clear straw yellow in color, less than a fingers worth of head, dissipates to a small ring of foam. Lots of bubble and carbonation.

S: Heavy on the citrus side.... a little sweet malt, maybe some hay, honey and a spot of corn. (Not as corny as most south American brews I've had.)

T: Very little here... sweet malt with citrus, grass and a little honey.

M: Very light bodied with lots of carbonation, it does have a clean finish but is a bit watered down.

D: Very low ABV, not offensive, or off-flavored, just a pretty plain South American brew. You could pound these all night but why would you.... not much of a find here.

I will say this.... it was better than Corona.

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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 sophisticated
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Man, there really was not much to this. It was yellow with a tiny thin white head. The smell was fine, because there was barely any.
There was also barely any taste. Like a super watered-down pilsner. Thin, watery, but sweet. Maybe a watered-down cider. It was crisp and easy to drink, but not flavorful or enjoyable.

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

Served at a few degrees above fridge temperature in the Sam Adams B.L. glass. No freshness date to be found on the bottle.

Appearance- Pours a pale yellow-gold, with plenty of tiny flakes that end up floating around in the beer. The crisp, stark white head stands two fingers high and remains a soapy, firm capital. For the style, it's OK looking but doesn't impress me.

Smell- The aroma consists of a vegetal, corny sweetness that isn't overly cloying, with some cereal notes lingering in the background. Not far off at all from a typical American macro lager.

Taste- The interference from whatever adjuncts are used in the recipe prevents the malts and hops from exhibiting any positive nuances... the flavor is sweetish and unpleasant. The swallow carries no hop bitterness as a German style pils should, it just falls flat.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The texture gets as far as mildly sudsy, and fortunately it remains so for its duration in the mouth. Overall it's a bit thin and uninteresting, but for the style this beer really needs a whole lot of soul searching.

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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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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
62 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.
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