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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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76
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703 Ratings
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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%


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 jerryjeff:
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jerryjeff

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okay, I'll admit when I was in Belgium I had one of these and wasn't as impressed but I purchased a six pack in the U.S. and was much more pleased. I don't know that it deserved the lower end reviews I've seen on here anyway. It's meant to be a sessionable belgian pale ale and I think it fulfills that pretty well, is it a wonderful trappist or even as good as Affligem? likely not, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth having.

Aroma
Sweet caramel maltiness with a bit of fruity overtone, not overpowering but strong and vibrant. Very nice.
Mouthfeel
Higher carbonation with a slight amount of presence, maybe a bit of oiliness on the palette. Some bitterness along the sides of the mouth. Could have a bit of improvement here, but I don't like a lot of carbonation.
Appearance
Amber with reddish tint, poured to stark white head which quickly dissipated.
Taste
Some sweetness on the palette with the malty caramel toffee flavors coming through, this is a rather drinkable beer.
Drinkability
I'd like to see how many I could get through, light on the palette with a pleasant and not overpowering taste.
Overall
Affligem still likely my favorite of the sessionable belgian pale ales but this is really good and drinkable. Nice scent which is belgian in style with the fruitiness but not too far. Meant to be a session beer and I agree…

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 00:54:16 | More by jerryjeff
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Bottle poured into a snifter

Clear copper russet with a line of bubbles leading to a layer of big bubbles. Settles to a ring of bubbles

Aroma of grassy hops and sweet malts

Malt on the front, slight bitterness on the back of the tongue.

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.