Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV
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Reviews by BarryNL:
4.05/5 rDev +22.4%
A: Excellent - clear copper coloured beer with a super fluffy Belgian style head which never seems to fade and laces all down the glass.
S: Fairly bland - some nice aroma from the crystal malt - no real hop detectable.
T: Fairly well balanced - starts with some sweetness of crystal malt and finishes with a clean bitterness. A refreshing beer.
M: Typical big fluffy Belgian beer with fairly high carbonation, but no harshness.
D: Inoffensive, and very drinkable. You could easily drink it all night, but you might get bored of it before long.
I've edited this review to increase the scores after having the canned version. There seems to be more flavour and more aroma when this beer comes from a can - it probably deserves this higher score for the on-tap version too, strange that it always seems to me a little less impressive in the bottle.
04-01-2010 19:51:30 | More by BarryNL
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -7.6%
Had on tap at McCoul's the other night.Poured an orange tinged lighter golden with a thinner white head atop.Aromas were really clean for a beer of this style,light yeast and lagar-like toasted grain with a hint of iron.Again clean on the palate with very mild yeasty spiced notes to mix with some grain and a little honey sweetness.You can tell this is a more mass produced beer, it lacks alot and is very average.
04-23-2013 13:16:05 | More by oberon
3.08/5 rDev -6.9%
11.2 ounce bottle, with best before dating on the rear label. Pours clear (no yeast on the bottom of this one) typical almond amber, quickly departing off white head, minimal lacing left on the glass. Bread dough nose. Malty brew, lacking the spicing/interest of other Belgians. Doughy malt theme continues. Slightly watery, I dont pick up spice, hops or much else...one and done on this one...with so many other more interesting Belgians out there I highly doubt I would ever go for one of these again...
07-06-2009 23:51:15 | More by Billolick
3.43/5 rDev +3.6%
Appearance: minimal head, red/brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: apples and dark fruit...The smell is very faint.
Taste: apples, hay, toasted malt, and a touch of cherry
Mouthfeel: moderately sweet, light bodied, medium/high carbonation
Drinkability: I really enjoyed this beer. A good Belgian pale, I liked the way the fruit and the Belgian spices mixed. Very light, I could have two or three.
01-29-2010 19:55:10 | More by tigg924
3/5 rDev -9.4%
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain with some toffee, honey and graham cracker notes. The flavor is similar, with the grain coming through the strongest. I also get some sweetness and a touch of toffee and bread. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fairly bland, but nothing offensive. Easy to drink.
06-08-2012 03:46:33 | More by Mora2000
3.03/5 rDev -8.5%
Tap @ Pizza Port SB. First beer from this brewer. Poured clear amber with a short ring of white bubbles. Decent lacing. Musty malt and caramel nose. Some apple and dry hops give it a floral feel. Taste is flat, watery. Biscuity malt with a fruity malt companion. Couldn't tell if the metallic bitterness was from the hops or possibly crystal malt, either way it was flat. Coincidentally, the beer was not. It was very carbonated. Overall, this tasted like a watered-down macro version of a Belgian pale.
06-23-2009 22:24:29 | More by magictrokini
4.35/5 rDev +31.4%
This is a review of the unfiltered version served on draught in a restaurant in Gent. This ale has the appearance of many unfiltered wheat beers. Cloudy and dark straw colored with a weak white head. Aroma and taste is a very nice balance of wheat and barley malt. Very slight spicy hop character. Extremely high drinkability. Haven't tried the filtered bottle version but this baby was solid. Recommended.
04-17-2013 02:55:53 | More by deebo
2.63/5 rDev -20.5%
Amber pour, average head. Usual blase amber aroma, slight toastiness, not much hopping.
Mild carbonation, mild taste, even less hops than average, or US version. Didn't bring the appreciated yeast flavors from that region, but nothing offputting either. Watery at times.
Just didn't bring it. Too expensive to be part of a regular lineup. Glad I got to try it at SDIBF and not drop serious cash. Pass.
07-26-2011 22:47:42 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.