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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Pilsener
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
FROM NOTES: October 21, ’13. A: Mostly grain notes with some floral notes and a hint of sulfur. A: Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. T: Like the nose this has a very smooth grainy taste initially with faint apple and white grape flavors. Has a bit of a funk to it but finishes with a spicy and sweet mix. P: Light bodied and extremely crisp on the palate. Tingly and bubbly. O: A decent pils AT BEST.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at Bier Markt (Montréal, QC). Bland blond body with a thin white frothy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal hints. Its fair malty/hoppy taste carries bready and grassy notes. Ends with a short bitter/herbal finish. Ordinary.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (322) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
Tap. Clear golden. Light malty with slight metallic and dry bitter finish. Light fruity. Pretty decent lager.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
milewide (1389) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sweet malt aroma and taste. Hops missing! No reason to buy this again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smarika (2) - - APR 2, 2014 does not count
Just like drinking a draft beer in Europe, even out of a bottle. Very light carbonation, friendly flavor. Perfect for outside drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
r464 (1786) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Light, sweetly malty, but artificial. Sorely missing the hops ending you would expect in a pils. Perhaps a step above American macro brews, but nothing special

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Not a good beer. All around not good. Would mostly like anything else but this. Not much else to say.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014. Pours a clear gold with one ring of white head. Nose is malty, sweet, herbal. Flavor is cheesy, herbal, candy sugar, yeast. Clean finish. Decent enough lager.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sic1314 (2560) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Poured a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt and light floral hops. Weak, watery body, flavour is sweet and slightly bitter. Bland.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Barley and malt in the nose. Pour is yellow with a thick white head that laces up the glass nicely. Flavor is light and dry, with only a deep hint of hoppy aftertaste. But the maltyness shines through. Some grains, grass, and spice, but not overpowering. A bit bland for a Belgian, but I wish the standard American beer was at least half this good. Lower carbonation means less "burn" in the throat and more intensity on the palate. A flavorful sipper as well as a qualified chugger. It goes as well with food as it does as a lawn mowing beer. Very balanced, and very good. Bottle.


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