Brewed by Viru Őlu (Harboe)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Haljala, Estonia


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Palmse is a great dark beer with a velvety taste. Őlu Palmse is brewed from an old German formula, while its name comes from a manor close to Viru Őlu brewery. Palmse Beer has got it’s name from famous old manor in the West-Viru county. Őlu Palmse can be purchased in 0,5 litre glass bottles and has an alcohol volume of 5,6%.
Formerly Viru Palmse.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hens (546) - Tallinn, Estonia, - DEC 25, 2012
0.5L bottle. Aroma is weak. Gentle bread. Taste is very weak also. First sip was ok, but following was tasteless. Waterly oil color drink. Finish is little bready caramel. Like a lite beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (409) - FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a very dark mahogany body that you still can see through. The light brown head settles down to a thin even layer. Nose has coffee, chokolate and rosted malts. Taste starts off sweetly and ends in a smooth, dry and roasty finish. Carbonation and mouthfeel ar just above medium. Overall a decent brew, a little simple but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Poured from 500 ml bottle in PĂĽhajärve, Estonia. Clear, dark cola brown with a small khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, sweet malt, caramel, raisins and lingonberries. Taste of sweet rum, raisins, sweet cherry, caramel, lingonberries, brown sugar, nuts and a bit of earthy hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. This is a sweet dunkel--as are most Estonian tumes. But the fruitiness and mild hop finish add a nice complexity. It’s still a bit sweet for my taste, but it’s interesting and certainly a welcome change. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
visionthing (3217) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
50cl bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja. Pours clear copper with a minimal white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with notes of dark fruits. Reminds me a bit of kvass. Quite sweet and malty with a light bitterness in the finish. A bit watery and quite boring, but drinkable enough. (2013-11-10)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2250) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Clear copper body, white head. Sweet malt. Raisins. Bready acid nutty. Some butter. Bit alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ectuohy27 (679) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2013
Decently complex for an Estonian semi-macro brew, it would benefit from more roasted as opposed to fully-burnt rusted malt notes--it comes across as an overly malty lager instead of a balanced dark beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2013
50cl bottler. 2.6 only because it is usually a decent brew and taste similarly from batch to batch. I would not categories it is as dunkel, it is more of a dark lager instead. Soma caramle and roasted malt in the aroma, quite hoppy, not exactly creamy texture, average carbonation and caramel finish. Good brew by Viru Őlu. Worth a try when you are in Estonia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kavu (2608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
0,5l bottle from Estonia. Pours dark red with a medium head. Aroma is malts and dirt. Flavor is malts, nuts, yeast and dirt. Watery. Drinkable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1254) - FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
.5l bottle from Estonia Pours dark red with low head. Aroma is dirt, malts, bun yeast. Favor is mostly same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (3033) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
bottle. dark brown, clear. a very bready dark lager, reminds me of the excellent estonian dark bread. lightish body, well hidden alc, but weak flavours. overall character more grainy than the usual syrupy these have.

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