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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Pilsener
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Dacrza's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (635) - 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...


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffaoe (332) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
faint malt aroma. golden and clear with very fast fading head. taste is fairly balanced, smooth finish

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
(Bottle, 0.25 l - BB 23.07.15, thanks FatPhil, 20150721) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and a hint of grain. Palate was medium bodied with stinging carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, berries, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A weird and not good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
Pale gold pour strong carbonation aromas citrus strong malt grain corn flavours grain malted barley note sweet corn grassy note citrus has sweetness mild bitter the finish best goodness the sweetness grain malt okay for a good session

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
Klare goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch schwach hopfig, leicht malzig, wässrig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, unangenehm bitter, metallisch, würzig, getreidig.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (1246) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
Dorada clara, brillante. Espuma bonita de un dedo, poca efervescencia. Aroma escaso, a cereal. Cuerpo medio, bastante carbónica. Muy seca. Amargor agradable. Buena cerveza de sesión.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
Clear blond body. White head. Aroma of subtle malts. Lightly bitter flavour. Well drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1777) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
12oz bottle pours a pale yellow/golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grain and barley, grassy hops, with notes of yeast. Sweet malt and grain taste, a little cardboard, honey, yeast with a light grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (724) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
Helder geel bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en hoppig. Goed pilsener echter standaard.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3200) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
5.1% ABV bottle of "Brabante Lager" from Rehills, Newcastle. Commercial description "Gold, soft and fruity hop aroma, becomes usual exceptional. For its freshness, moreover, it is the best alternative in the days and hot nights and beer to share moments of celebration." Hazy pale straw coloured with a thin creamy white head. It has a grassy, malty, sweet and slight herbal flavour followed by a bitter, slight herbal creamy finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
11 oz bottle. Decent co2. Fairly mild and laid back for an old country pilsner and I appreciate that. Actually I think it should be a pale lager its so smooth. Lacks any of that sharp pils bite so common with old country pils. Yes, an easy going beer Civilized and reserved, not bad overall and better than expected. Good interesting finish.


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