Estaminet Premium Pils | Brouwerij Palm NV

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2011

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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by JamesMN:
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3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best before 2/27/15

Appearance: Light straw color with crystal clarity and a thin off-white cap of foam.

Aroma: A bit of yeasty/stunky esters but otherwise uneventful. Pretty typical for an import pils.

Taste: Quite clean up front, basically flavor-neutral except for a bit of sweetness balanced well by some light bitterness. The finish is not as crisp as I was expecting but as refreshing as it should be for the style. Despite the lack of flavor it is never watery. Aftertaste of ebbing bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light in body but thicker than expected with a somewhat coating feel. Carbonation is a tad overdone and biting at times. Average drinkability for the style.

Final Thoughts: Par for the course. They get a couple points for using a dark bottle as opposed to a green one but it is otherwise the same as most import pils. Would I drink it again? Maybe.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

We always get a bit excited when we run into lesser-known lagers of the world. Could it be a diamond in the rough, or a mass-produced regional that never breaks into the big boys' playground?

The crest of lacing on the glass is a beaut--perfect clarity with some active carbonation keeping the head alive. Spicy herbal hop and freshly cut grass malt aroma. Crisp snap over the lightish body. Hints of apple peel, cooked corn (DMS) and a dry, floury bread character all seem to slowly pucker the palate in their own ways. Hops give a sharp bite with a small amount of spicing on the side ... then they quickly fade. Graininess stays and leaves dried hay in the aftertaste.

Tasty enough to get by; a better pick if the pot of mussels is bigger than your head. A stand-up lager that deserves a try, especially among the lager lovers, of course.

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Photo of innominat
2.89/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a lively brilliant straw producing a ½” white foam collar that descends to a thick film over a 3 minute period. Produces thin sheet of lace.
S. Grainy white bread aromas with a very faint initial sulfur rise from the glass. There are no fruit aromas no diacetyl and very faint DMS.
T: A crisp very creamy palate with an initial bitterness, moderately low well attenuated malt finishes with a tart dryness. Very clean throughout.
F. The beer is creamy yet clean and crisp with a light to medium light body, medium high carbonation. The carbonation has both a crisp bite due to the carbonic acid but also a softness due to the texture.
O: Better than I expected.

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3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: November 15, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Paulaner pokal... OCCASION: just returned from watching LVR's production of All My Sons--legs were broken... APPEARANCE: tawny, straw-golden body--comes across rather faded--with effervescence of various pacing; head is snow white and lacing nicely, like frost on a winter window... AROMA: the punch of Saaz front row and center; bananas and some off-putting wet rag as well...PALATE: soft, light-bodied and swift in its descent; active and bubbly on the tongue, inviting flirtation...TASTE: immediate complex esters arrest the teeth--apple and pear, most notably--while subtle malts work the throat with a woody, pulpish effect; floral, almost perfumy experience, a beer that dances lightly on its feet, yet it finishes with some grainy/rice aftertaste ...OVERALL: as one of the four self-touted "Great Beers of Belgium,," this pilsner has some product potential--over two hundred fifty years of brewing, black and gold foil necktie, a nicely drinkable flow--and delivers with a delicately complex pilsner worthy of a second look...

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Estaminet Pils is a solid offering but it reminds me more of a pale euro lager. The color is clear golden with white head that is lacing. The scent carries saaz like hops. The taste is decently balanced and would be a nice sessionable beer. Overall its good.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite delicious on a hot day.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bruges Beer Museum.

Pours a crystal clear yellow with fine foam.

Smell is bready and malty, clean and crisp.

Taste is very clean and smooth. Not much bitterness, but easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is thin, but quite creamy.

Overall, an above average pilsner. Easy to drink, but not much to it.

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Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear bright golden 2 finger bright white clingy head. Clean grainy nose.

Flavor wise a little bland, I wanted to like this because I like palm but it's a little boring. Definitely better than a Stella though. Sweet malty grains, medium bodied with a slight creaminess, faint hop bitterness tries to balance fruity sweetness. Carbonation is lower than expected. It is an extremely clean drinking beer so I always enjoy nice clean flavors. But otherwise pretty lackluster. Better then stella still.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BdM
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Estaminet Premium Pils from Brouwerij Palm NV
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