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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
76
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807 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 68 | 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 ghisty:
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ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -2.7%

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

smell-
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.

taste-
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.

mouthfeel-
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.

overall-
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.

01-16-2014 22:45:52 | More by ghisty
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.06/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

04-23-2013 13:16:05 | More by oberon
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-28-2013 02:21:07 | More by cam477
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-24-2013 22:37:17 | More by Tiernan
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csmartin6

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-18-2012 01:00:12 | More by csmartin6
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bellce0

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-28-2012 00:04:28 | More by bellce0
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-08-2013 04:10:13 | More by iemailjack
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petewheeler

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-16-2014 20:52:43 | More by petewheeler
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Billolick

New York

3.08/5  rDev -6.7%

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
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-01-2013 02:44:16 | More by Guinnsslvr
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%

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
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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
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JC333

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-13-2014 21:18:10 | More by JC333
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Spotupfor3


3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-18-2012 21:37:20 | More by Spotupfor3
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magictrokini

California

3.03/5  rDev -8.2%

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
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-30-2013 00:27:26 | More by dankjohn
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Hugh37

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

01-06-2014 18:05:07 | More by Hugh37
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-03-2012 22:15:12 | More by standardcherry
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deebo

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +31.8%

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
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2014 03:50:46 | More by ccurrid
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-23-2013 14:04:11 | More by Milkysunshine
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-09-2013 15:39:39 | More by Janeinma
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2013 13:33:01 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -20.3%

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
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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.