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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website

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 ghisty:
Photo of ghisty
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

appearance- basic. normal beer looking. nothing visually stands out greatly, very little head on the pour, decently carbbed. light. yellow. average.

moreso than appearance this beer has a strong nose, not neccesarily a great one, but it is present, and that says something at least..heavy corn notes, fades out to almost nonexistant nose quickly.

my first impression of its taste is an overwhelming euro lager..
on par with its competitors with a slightly more noticeable ABV,
reasonably refreshing, as with appearance, nothing stands out greatly.

its a euro lager. with zero foam. it burps well, and drinks easily.
i could quickly drink this, even if it a bit flatter than id expected.

if it is a euro you are after, you could do alot worse, but its not outstanding,
everything about it just lacks something, I dont mean to sound negative, as I
easily will be finishing my 6 pack, it's just lacking in charectar, and reminds me of dos equis, which is in my opinion very boring basic beer. this although similar to dos equis is considerably better. it would be a very good beer for the purpose of drinking at a sports event or outdoors, fishing ect, It will not be making it into my regular rotation, but I'd buy it again. there is nothing false or over done in this beer, so overall I'd say despite its low side of the average review, it is slightly better than most euro lagers.. just perhaps a bit too pale and not enough hops or charectar.
a session beer indeed. with its higher ABV.. good party beer.

ghisty, Jan 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -9.4%

cam477, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Tiernan, May 24, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -9.4%

csmartin6, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of bellce0
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bellce0, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -9.4%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

petewheeler, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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...

Billolick, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tigg924, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mora2000, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of JC333
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JC333, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Spotupfor3
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Spotupfor3, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of magictrokini
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

magictrokini, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -9.4%

dankjohn, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Hugh37
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Hugh37, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

standardcherry, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of deebo
4.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

deebo, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of ccurrid
3/5  rDev -9.4%

ccurrid, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Milkysunshine, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Janeinma, May 09, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -9.4%

doremite, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.63/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 26, 2011
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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.