Brewed by Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Haljala, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Palmse is a great dark beer with a velvety taste. Õlu Palmse is brewed from an old German formula, while its name comes from a manor close to Viru Õlu brewery. Palmse Beer has got it’s name from famous old manor in the West-Viru county. Õlu Palmse can be purchased in 0,5 litre glass bottles and has an alcohol volume of 5,6%.
Formerly Viru Palmse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Hazy brown/amber pour with some light ruby highlights. There is a little bit of sweet malt character. A touch of chewy malt and a bit of fatty malt sweetness and some light hop character. Meh. It’s really not all that good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
bread, toast, roasty, red, hazy, light brown foam,light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
Golden brown coloured and clear .Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Sweet aroma, notes of caramel. Flavor is sweet too, light bread, more light caramel. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
Draught beer 40 CL. @ Tallinn. Dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and dark fruit in the direction of raisins. The taste follows the nose, and a somewhat tart mouthfeel and flavor. Slightly bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 2, 2011
bottle, thank you very much, FatPhil! Clear brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma of dark malts and plastic. Malty, hints of caramel and roasted malts. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
Pint in a Nuneaton Harvester. No, not really...either from Regalia or Solaris, Tallinn. Horrible, rusty, spiced cabbage aroma- quite a sprinkle of red wine vinegar and mushy cherry palinka. Pours dark ruby with a low khaki head and swirls of detritus- is this Estonian real ale in the bottle??? Bloodied cabbage and cardboard sprinkled with brown sugar flavour. Seriously, I’m not in the mood after a pint of Nøgne Ø # 100. Drinkable, decent tume olu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2010
Dark red ruby color. Small head with staying power. Sweet malty smell with some sugar. Tastes of caramel, coffee, bread, prunes and a hint of dryness. No hint of alcohol, something I wouldn’t expect from a 5,6 ABV beer. I’d reccommend it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2010
500 ml bottle. Dark brown. Aroma is faint, but the taste is full bodied: malt, caramel, a hint of prunes, not overly sweet. Alcohol taste is well hidden for a 5,6% beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7292) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2009
Big beige coarseish head. Dark red body with vigourous carbonation. Mealy fruity grainy aroma with sugary notes. Sweetish dry watery mealy roasty wild berry taste with strawy notes. Mid-bodied. Smooth, buttery mouthfeel. Dry strawy roasty aftertaste with vegetable notes. It’s not bad, but certainly not good, either. (0.5l bottle from some Tallinn grocery story.)

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