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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle 500ml (bought in Tallinn). Pours a dark brown/red color with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Very light for 5,6%. Aroma of roasted malts, some light vegetables, dark fruit, caramel - some bread, too. Can’t find any bitterness, but it’s not too sweet either. Average carbonation and medium/full body. Dry finish. Drinkable, but nothing too special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (5452) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Tap@ Pörgu. Dark brown, thin brown head. Ripe banana, peppery notes, malts. Flavor has sweetness, ripe banana and licorice. Weird but surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3070) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Look; fawn head and rose-brown clear body. Aroma; potent dark malts, fruits, leaves, grass. Taste; brown malts, plum, almond, chocolate, raisin, dusty hops, grass, leaves - leading to a soft malty fruity slightly dry finish. Fine texture and soft carbonation. Easy and nice. Among the better baltics. [50cl brown bottle 5.6%abv BB18-08-2015 B@RimiPärnu T@Ferie2015]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (1002) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2015
clear dark brown liquid with frothy head. Aroma: hay, roasty, caramel, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, smoky. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (652) - 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 (2658) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Poured from 500 ml bottle in Pühajärve, 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 (4357) - 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 (2610) - 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 (941) - 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 (1036) - 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 Õlu. Worth a try when you are in Estonia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kavu (3674) - 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.

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