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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Pilsener
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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In 2011, 796 beers were entered for the Brewing Industry International Awards 2011, which were held in England. A renowned jury, consisting of experts from the brewing world, awarded ESTAMINET Premium Pils the highest score in the ‘Lager’ category. This gold medal, which is seen as an ‘Oscar’ within the beer world, is an important recognition and victory for PALM Breweries. The awards and medals will be presented during a gala event on 12 April at the prestigious Guildhall in London. ESTAMINET owes its premium quality (5.2% vol/alc) to the selection of the best natural ingredients: soft water, 100% high quality summer barley, a distinctive yeast and very precious Saaz hops. Slow, traditional bottom fermentation, a brewing process based on an original recipe and maturation for a full six weeks make ESTAMINET a true Belgian Premium Pils.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (569) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
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...


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (6649) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - FEB 5, 2015
25cl bottle. Clear pale straw colour with a thin white head. Corny herbal aroma. Light watery body and average carbonation. Taste is... Overall, a normal pils.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1254) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Bottle. Pale golden body, medium head. Aroma has some cabbage-like vegetal hints. Okay carbonation and mouthfeel. Sweet malty and bready taste. Slightly above average hoppiness for a pale lager but I don’t see this as a pilsner. It’s drinkable but lacks that hoppy crispness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (1485) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Heldere citroengele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt pils-achtig, weinig. Smaakt pils-achtig. Weinig bijzonders.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nejhleader (1285) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
has a nice grass, sweet malt aroma. Good carbonation, taste is a fairly smooth bodies light grassy malt taste. Better then the average pils, but I don’t know who is throwing gold medals at this.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Pale golden beer, small to medium white head. Nose has metallic notes with malts and grain. Flavor is malt and a vague graininess, weak hops in the finish. Very neutral and bland. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

3.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
This states right on the bottle that it is an ale and I am rating it as such. A unique class of its own since I know of no other brewer that has used Saaz hops in an ale.I was not expecting much after the pour but this brew is oddly very refreshing for an ale.Head perfectly clings to the glass.Colour of murrifat macrobrews.Brewed since 1747.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (756) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (3209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2014
250ml bottle. Pale yellow color. Small size, white head, stays. Aftershave, sweat, corn, faint acetone and fart in aroma. Perfume, malty, sweet taste. Watery body.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aresh (32) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Corn aroma and its bad. Taste is a bit sweet but fresh, almost like shandy. Aftertaste is like someone shat in your mouth.


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