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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

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 jlindros
2.31/5  rDev -8.7%
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 -7.9%
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 -60.5%
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 biggred1
2.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dirty blonde with some suspended yeast particles visable beneath a bleached white head that shrinks quickly to a skim with a few lazily popping bubbles. This beer smells adjuncty and a touch musty. This brew also tastes kind of funky, corn and metallic notes with no real hop flavors to speak of. Watery with a seltzery carbonation. Probably not worth messing with, there are plenty of lousy light lagers readily available for a lot less than this import version.

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Photo of GRG1313
1.86/5  rDev -26.5%
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 dgilks
2.31/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pale straw yellow with a small white head. Okay head retention and a lasting film. No lacing.

Weak aroma. Slightly grainy and a hint of acetaldehyde. A little bit sweet.

Insipid and weak is the best description. A watery start move into a slightly sweet, grainy flavour. Again, a hint of acetaldehyde. Metallic finish without the crisp edge you expect from a pilsner.

Medium body with average carbonation. Definitely not the lightish, crisp drink expected.

This tastes like slightly metallic water but it has too much body. Disappointing.

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Photo of TexIndy
1.93/5  rDev -23.7%
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 csmiley
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very pale yellow color. Head is minimal and solid white. It sticks around for less than a minute and ends up a paper thin cap. Some active carbonation is evident.

S - Starts out with grain and cereal. Some green bitterness brings up the rear. Comes across as piney / grassy. Pretty average and plain in this department.

T - Pale malt really comes through strong. in the middle, a little grainy with a dash of corn thrown in. Finishes off with a grass and more grain. Flavor is really mild for the style.

M - Light bodied with some active carbonation that tickles the palate. Finish is a little sweet and does not stick around for very long at all.

D - Drinkability is pretty average. The beer doesn't come across as interesting or complex but there is something here that makes it disappear from the mug pretty quick. Actually its blandness and lack of any alcohol flavor make it fairly easy to drink. Not something I would seek out again but glad I got the chance to try it at least once.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
2.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a bubbly yellow with a decent head and some fair lacing.

Scent is tough to detect. Light sweet malt and boiled corn. Screams Light Macro.

This beer was way thin on the flavor side. Some very light maltiness coupled with boiled grain and a sweet starch/corn mash edge to it. Some bitterness in the finish, as well as a sour taste in the mouth. Ugh.

Enough fizz to make this a hot day guzzler, but unfortunately - this wasn't a hot day. Nothing really of note here.

I guess you could pound these all day long, but why? No flavor, some real bland macro qualities. Wouldn't hunt for this on my own. This gift of beer was a real letdown. Avoid.

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Photo of Billolick
1.96/5  rDev -22.5%
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 Brad007
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium golden color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma has a bit of sweetness in the nose followed by a mild hop presence. A bit bready as well.

Taste is a bit harsh upfront but it becomes a bit smoother and I detect sweet, bready malt and only a hint of hops. A bit watery/bland.

Mouthfeel is just full of the lingering breadiness and hops. Nothing to be impressed by. Simple.

Very middle-of-the-road for the style. Easy to drink but I've had much better.

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.65/5  rDev -34.8%
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 TheManiacalOne
1.57/5  rDev -37.9%
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 DoubleJ
2.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I just finished filling out my visa application for Brazil, so I thought it would be appropriate to open a bottle of the wild palm. Let's try it out. On to the beer:

Solid pale gold color that's good to look at, the head retention is run of the mill. Huh, that's an odd aroma. Cidery and cheesy, and a touch musty. Moving on to taste here...very good crispness in this lager. It feels good, it's bubbly. Why talk about the feel before the taste? Because I don't like the latter. Odd sweetish twang upfront. The flavor goes bland, very light pale malt swwtness and little else. At this point I know it's not going to get better. But I'll try to finish this up.

It sounds exotic, but comes up plain. Being a boring beer and one of the most expensive single bottles I bought on my last beer run, Cervejaria Kaiser should compensate me with a coupon or something.

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Photo of scottoale
2.73/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. brown bottle with a twist-off cap and a bottle code on the neck label that reads: F260627. It pours a yellow gold with little visible carbonation and particles aplenty floating around. The head is white and fizzles down to a film in no time.

Husky, grainy malt nose with corn and little sweetness. Fairly bland. The taste...not much better with a cereal grain, wheat and corn watery flavor. Barely sweet, fairly carbonated and very watery and thin. Where's the alcohol?

This would probably be easy to drink if you like Corona Light, unfortunetly I don't.

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Photo of rgb2807
2.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is bland. It has very little taste, like beer water. Appearance is yellow, a nicer yellow than the piss yellow of american macros. Smell-nothing. Taste-nothing. Mouthfeel is ok.

This is a really meh beer. Nothing really special, not worth seeking out. I imagine it's the shit beer of Brazil. Though, not sure.

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Photo of NHGrafx
1.68/5  rDev -33.6%
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 ChainGangGuy
2.21/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Pretty weak nose, even for a pale lager. Hint here or there of corn and floral notes.

Taste: The flavor is: corn > malt. Slightly sweet. Some floral touches, but no bitterness. Remain floral and lightly sweet until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Below average. Skip it, unless, somehow, you find yourself trapped in Brazil.

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Photo of theboozecruise
2.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

This beer has a very light look to it with minimal head... slightly darker than a macrobrew light lager, but only slightly. There is a hint of fruit to the aroma and to the taste, but it's hard to place. Almost like apples, and the armoa is identical to the taste. No surprises when the beer hits the tongue. Definitely drinkable, but nothing special at all.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%
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 atis
2.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There was almost no head to speak of, lacing very minimal. Malty smell, reminding of hay, some hops as well. Taste is sweetish malty with almost no hops, no aftertaste.

Thin mouthfeel, quite low carbonation.

The beer was plain and boring. I would not buy it again.

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Photo of zeff80
2.33/5  rDev -7.9%
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 avalon07
2.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A; Poured from a bottle to a mug. This beer had a disturbingly bright yellow color to it. There was also a lot of sediment in it. However, unlike other beers with lots of sediment, it didn't settle at the bottom of the glass. It just hung there. Also, there wasn't any head to speak of.

S: The aroma had a trace of citrus, but mainly it was just plain skunky.

T: There was a lemony quality, with a bit of malt, but mainly it was just thin.

M: This had an okay amount of carbonation, but it had an oily finish.

D: This isn't a drinkable beer. If the taste was better I could ignore the other lackluster elements. But the taste is just wholly unremarkable.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%
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 cvstrickland
2.6/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass yields a crystal clear pale golden body with trickles of active carbonation but very little white foam atop. Thin rings of lacing are left to record the sip-lines, and in retrospect, to help set the tone for this drink-- "THIN".

Smell is a tiny whiff of zesty, earthy hops and nice dry malt.

Taste is a touch malty and watery with a tinge of corny sweetness and floral hops that bring a bit of bitterness to a comparatively dry finish.

Thin and thirst-quenching, this really hit the spot after a long day of toiling.

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Palma Louca Pale Pilsner from Cervejaria Kaiser
2.53 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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