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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.6
Ascelja (1551) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2017
#1451
Bottle. Dark red body, medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel and cherries. Taste is neutral, a bit sweet, caramel, cardboard, trash, touch of cherries. Light body, moderately carbonated.
Very bad...
4,3,2,2,5

1.9
Rotin (1561) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle 0.5l. Clear, dark red to brown colored. AROMA- dark caramel, some fruity tones, cherry and strawberry. FLAVOR- neutral with touch of sourness, dark bitter caramel, touch of fruit and lots of cardboard. Medium bodied.
Bad.

2.4
martjoobolut (4521) - 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.

2.6
phfyysik (1309) - 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.

2.7
Hermod (8062) - 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.

3.3
djoeye (4687) - 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 [email protected] [email protected]]

3
tarmok (1433) - 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,

3
Moebbels (804) - 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.

3.1
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, 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

2.4
visionthing (5410) - 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)


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