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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Pilsener
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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.


Dacrza's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (486) - 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...


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (1867) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, grass and sweet. Taste is grain and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
Got this on sale at the local ghetto mart for $2.99 a 6. Wasn’t expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. I would call it the poor man’s Warsteiner. Hope it stays on sale, because it’s fantastic at that price.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
Tomada como brabante lager en junio de 2011. lote 06. Sin mucho que decir de esta lager normal y con sabores que podrían refinarse un poco mas. Bastante refrescante y fácil de beber con un cuerpo ligero de 5.2 vol.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RRistow12 (221) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a pale straw yellow with white head that fades quickly. Sweet aroma of grass, grains, corn, bread, and a little fruity. Taste is pretty sweet with a floral and fruity notes. Some hay and grain flavors. No detectable bitterness. Light bodied with a sharp and crisp mouthfeel. Great for a hot thirsty day. Slightly above average pilsner. Much better than any macro lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle served in shaker (from the infamous HEB- Braker and 183 collection)- poured a transparent very light yellow color, medium carbonation, white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of wheat, dust, and a few hops here and there. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is refreshing, middle has a crisp feel, finish is sharp, crisp, and slightly drying. Hank Williams came on writing this- perfect timing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (130) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pale clear gold body w/ white head. Biscuit, grassy & fruity nose. Grain, bread & light fruit flavors. Light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (299) - - JUN 6, 2014
Fruity and homely aroma. A little bit woody. Fizzy with a touch if cloudiness. Woody tasting. Quite pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (360) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, clear gold yellow with a white head. A: floral, fruity, soap. T: wheat, floral, caramel. Bitter finish with a light body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sturmthis (343) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
330ml bottle. Pale straw color with almost no head. Grassy aroma. Grainy taste. Nothing special, but easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (644) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle at Rocketcity Brewfest. Dark golden with thin white head. Aroma of grain, sweetness, and light floral hops. Light body with light hop bitterness and grain notes.


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