Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Pilsener
Londerzeel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (541) - 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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
suurjuust (1221) - 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!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hair-old (189) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (640) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (2968) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
250ml bottle (Wines of Galilee,Tallinn)
Even from a distance, after pouring, it’s a stinky aroma, or is that my BO? Close up it’s pure corny pisswater. Slightly perfumey taste, gentle malts. Incredibly pale, scarily so. Thin palate. Finish has a fair amount of bitter hops, quite high for a pale lager. Lasts for a while. Aroma was the real disappointment, but it improved.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcoDL (2377) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Draft. Just a regular pilsner. Golden color, white head. Taste of grainy malt and some bitter hops. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
0,25L bottle. Pours clear yellow with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is malt, some grains, some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malt, some bitterness. Overall: very bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3917) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2014
bottle, a very nice light belian ale, good yeast, dry crisp finish. Nice finish, very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours bubbly light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is bread and noble hop. It has an aroma from the past. I think I had American lager with this aroma some decades ago. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly bready and lightly herb/grass. It is clean and arguably crisp. Bitter enough to make it quite drinkable.

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