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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
76
okay

896 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 896
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 102 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

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1.43/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Another Inbev disaster. Had this on-tap at an American wood-fired pizza venue. Decent amber color, but ultra-thin tasting. Nothing Belgian about this. No odor or nose to speak of either. I kept wanting a hint of flavor- but practically no grain and no hopping evident. Watery mouthfeel too. As the menu had no prices for drinks, I had to ask the waitress what I was paying for this beer- hoping it wasn't a $6 pint- she assured me it was only $3. You get what you pay for and I won't make the mistake of ordering this again. As a fan of Belgian beers from Gulden Draak to Maredsou to Kwak, this beer delivered nothing of the character or malty goodness of those- a bit of research online shows this to be another Inbev disaster which means to find it on-tap at a mainstream bar means this is Budweiser product. This one is to be avoided.

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1.54/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

At least it looks pretty in the glass. Had it in Holland at my hotel ( very limited selection).
The body and flavor are thin and lifeless. Head dissipates quickly , Arroma has a touch of biscuit but overall an insipid beer. Why would they do this to water?

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1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -47.1%
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.

Photo of CoalPorter
1.83/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Half pour into a Palm goblet

A - clear light amber color, with a single finger of white head with large bubbles, no lacing at all

S - slightly skunky, smells like a Heineken or other euro-import-lager. Malty sweetness underneath with a slight hint of burnt grain.

T - empty at first, leading into a wallop of lightly sticky malt with almost no hops at all. Tastes like amstel light.

M - thin and watery

O - Forgettable and pedestrian, could give Belgian beer a bad name (Disclaimer, I expect any country/brewery/brewer is capable of making both awesome and terrible beers, but given the pedestal "Belgians" are put on this was a big dissapointment.)

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1.85/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is gross.

Beer is yellow and clear with a lazy thin head of small white bubbles, no lacing, moderate to low carbonation...

Beer has a corny aroma...yuck.

Beer is thin and grainy and sweet. It finishes with this slight acidity and huskiness then the whole thing goes to hell. There is a HUGE aftertaste that is 100% boiled corn. This was HORRID.

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle poured into a Trois Pistoles goblet. Back label stamped 03-22-2012. Since this is a negative review, I will also say that the batch seems to be 3.23 08:55. Got it at Hendershot's Coffee in Athens, GA.

Appearance - Light clear copper amber body. Small white head with decent retention.

Smell - Mostly corn. Almost no hop presence, especially for a pale ale. Nutty with some banana. Smooth with no off smells.

Taste - Boozy and astringent. Reminds me of what I remembered Budweiser used to taste like when I was little and tried a sip for the first time. Aftertaste is a bit copper or metallic.

Mouthfeel - Astringency is offputting on the first sip, but on subsequent sips starts to mellow out a bit.

Overall Drinkability - This beer is really strange. I really want to like it. It has some different qualities that make me like it, but on the other hand the off-characters are so prominent that I can't help but admit I can't enjoy it. It's really a chore to drink, and I would really never again try this in my life. But it's definitely interesting. It's entirely possible I just got a skunked bottle, because based on the other reviews, it doesn't seem like I'm supposed to be getting what I am.

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 896 ratings.