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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
76
okay

759 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 759
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV 5.1 to 5.4%

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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Reviews by Avagadro:
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Avagadro

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -47%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: Pours a nice copper color with a thin foamy head, and moderate lacing emanating from the laser etching on my glass.

S: Aroma is very thin, with a noticeable hint of creamed corn. Instead of an esterful presentation of fruit and spices, I am dealt a mess of overcooked veggies and cardboard.

T: Low flavor, to appeal to the masses, with plenty of cardboard and corn to go around. Not only is it not flavorful, it is offensive.

M: watery and lifeless...

O: A pathetic brew that doesn't deserve to associate itself with its great country. At least Stella, while light, is well composed. This brew is a mess.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 00:46:26 | More by Avagadro
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy Palm, it has a great crisp taste and stands up well as an accompaniment to food or as a solo act. It has a good clean aroma and has a nice golden sheen when poured. There is no aftertaste and pours well. It does not have the full body flavor of its neighbor Heineken but it is very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 00:36:42 | More by ordybill
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Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-06-2014 05:10:34 | More by SicemWT
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hard to believe that I never joined the MBA program up at the Cloverleaf Tavern until this week and almost as hard to believe that I never had this beer before. This was they recommend that I start off with on my 45 beer odyssey around the world, so I gave this a go on one of my rare off nights from work. While this wasn't as good as other BPA's that I've had, this was just fine by itself and relatively easygoing on the alcohol as well.

The pour to this was good in appearance and this was served to me in a tulip glass as well. Nice light copper hue to this with a moderately frothy head as well, that faded somewhat quickly. Not a lot of lacing to be seen on the glass but there was enough on the back side as I worked my way through this. A moderate amount of yeast in the aroma, along with some caramel and a pear-apple mix that made feel lighter than I expected it to be. That came out more in the taste, along with a bit of over-carbonation and a rye-like boozy aspect to this. It almost reminded me of a cider with a hint of Belgian sweetness and yeast, along with a hint of stickiness. Went down easily as the light fruit flavors lingered for a while after each sip.

Even though I only had one of these, it would have been possible to down a few more in a sitting. No, this doesn't stack up well compared to the heavier hitters and Trappist beers that fall into this category but as a starter, this worked out fine for me. Some more spice and strength would have enhanced this nicely but I'll probably give this a go again soon, only because it's warm out and it's nice to have a "light" take on a style that can be quite heavy at times!

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2014 06:19:42 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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MasterOfArgos39

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +51.5%

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Zorko

Belgium

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-02-2014 21:01:02 | More by Zorko
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-01-2014 20:07:30 | More by bexley10
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-30-2014 23:59:12 | More by skriv
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New York

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06-26-2014 00:07:07 | More by JayGlogovsky
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-25-2014 03:08:08 | More by crewfan1952
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New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-23-2014 03:28:29 | More by wisegreensoul
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Indiana

1/5  rDev -69.7%

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Necronomad

Switzerland

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-18-2014 17:14:08 | More by Necronomad
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barryjg

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-17-2014 00:14:18 | More by barryjg
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-16-2014 21:36:05 | More by doremite
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the3rdtriumph

Indiana

5/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

76? Poor? Preposterous!
This is my new favorite beer!
Poured into a pilsner glass. Looks like a light amber lager. I don't know. Looks run of the mill. But that head is inviting! Super charged (in the words of Ronald Theriot), after a few sips it dies down so you don't get it all over your face. But you can really smell that aroma during those first few sips. If you've ever had a Blegian anything, you'll notice that familiar scent when it first hits your nose. But the aroma as a whole is earthy, grassy, there's some fruit in there... amazing. Did not expect it.
Taste is phenominal. I payed for what I thought and what was priced to be a Heineken competitor, but got so much more. Can't describe it. Just go buy some and try it.
Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, but not lacking. The flavor packs a wallop, and it is 5.4% alcohol, a tad stronger than your typical beer it is placed next to in the cooler. After taste is pleasant and sparkly. Some floral hops lingering in the background?
Overall, I'd say get this beer!
BENDER'S SEAL OF APPROVAL

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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New York

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.