Palma Louca

Palma LoucaBeer from Brazil—this was a new one to me. The only other Brazilian beer I’ve had is Xingu (which seems to be from the same company). Palma Louca ("wild palm") is a pale pilsner, and that’s about all I can say about it… it wasn’t very good, to be honest. From their site, looks like the Palma Louca people are more interesting in promoting Brazil than this beer: "Our beer company is committed to promoting the Brazilian people, its cultures and arts." Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Appearance: Very clear, pale yellow with a tint of gold. Head is stark white.

Smell: Like a Grolsch… lagery and skunky, though not terribly so. Light, a bit of grain and a bit of corn. Mildly hoppy.

Taste: Light lager with a surprising bite—almost fruity or green, somehow. Very mild, almost no hops that I can tell (despite what I smelled). Similar to the Mexican style of lager.

Mouthfeel: Light, effervescent, very thin—a bit watery. No real body.

Overall: I was disappointed. I was hoping for more from a pilsner, but this was just weak.

On BeerAdvocate, they agree with me, scoring 72 out of 100 with only 23% approval. On RateBeer, it’s a similar story: 1.77 out of 5, and only in their 4th percentile. Ouch.

One Response to Palma Louca

  1. flavio says:

    hey theres some stuff floating in the beer i bought which is palma louca, is it suppose to be like this? it looks like some fuzzy stuff. i havent drank the beer yet because i dont want to risk getting sick so is it normal for the beer to be like that? thank you