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


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RATINGS: 60   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hens (736) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martjoobolut (4090) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2017
Tap at põrgu (thanks marduk?). Pours dark amber with beige head. Aroma is sour, potatoes, caramel. Flavor is sweet and sour, potatoes, caramel, grains. Overall: not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phfyysik (1229) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is corn, rye, yeast, some caramel, malts, leaves. Taste is easy, dark malts, some light smoke, some metal, a bit watery, some dark chocolate. Easy to drink, light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (7578) - 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 (4600) - 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 [email protected]]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (1406) - 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 (789) - 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 (2955) - 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 (5243) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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 (2938) - 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 (1127) - 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

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