Friday, April 15, 2011
Palma Louca - Brazil 14-4-11
Every man loves a Brazilian (beer). This example is probably the sort of thing I would drink at Carnivale in Rio.
It's light and fruity, with just a hint of sourness to compliment the low carbonation. Think of it like an alcoholic traditional lemonade, that taste pretty much noting like lemons, and you are most of the way there.
Its light and can be dropped quick, so it has a real refreshment factor too.
The smell is offensive, not quite durian fruit offensive, but somewhere between that and swamp.
Looks like the seaside, but kind of cartoony.
The light sour tinge has you thirsting for more, this is why lemonade stands are a hit in the American summer.
Quite surprising. I didn't expect much and was rewarded on my low expectations. If it wasn't for the smell.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
4.5% Seems low, but good for a session beer. On a South American coastline resort, this could be that session beer.
$3.20. For a single! worth it, especially in summer.