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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 64 | 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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1/5  rDev -69.8%

11-21-2012 12:52:44 | More by EdelweissDad
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1/5  rDev -69.8%

06-19-2014 00:40:21 | More by tykechandler
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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

09-22-2012 22:30:42 | More by wilfonzo
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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

09-08-2012 02:26:50 | More by The_Sound_Museum
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1.43/5  rDev -56.8%

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.

01-22-2013 20:05:07 | More by monkbrewed
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1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

09-16-2012 00:46:37 | More by kbrown
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North Carolina

1.54/5  rDev -53.5%

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?

03-06-2013 17:32:20 | More by brewcnc
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New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

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.

08-12-2011 00:46:26 | More by Avagadro
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North Carolina

1.83/5  rDev -44.7%

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.)

06-28-2011 15:56:59 | More by CoalPorter
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1.85/5  rDev -44.1%

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.

12-30-2010 14:36:04 | More by drabmuh
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

08-01-2013 04:44:17 | More by I_heart_beer
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

03-10-2014 20:03:28 | More by gnikola
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

12-22-2013 01:12:42 | More by GuitarIPA
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

10-08-2013 06:19:05 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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.

09-09-2011 01:11:23 | More by ZenAgnostic
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

05-07-2012 12:41:00 | More by petluo
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New York

2/5  rDev -39.6%

06-12-2014 20:39:54 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -39.6%

04-18-2014 13:26:44 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -39.6%

03-20-2013 19:19:51 | More by Celtics76
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New York

2/5  rDev -39.6%

02-13-2012 15:09:33 | More by mfigueroa713
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

09-24-2013 03:42:21 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -39.6%

01-01-2013 07:29:36 | More by RoryOMoore
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

01-14-2012 14:21:59 | More by robuess
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

08-31-2012 02:09:53 | More by thegerm87
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2.05/5  rDev -38.1%

Pours amber with a large, lasting, white head.
Nose shows grassy hops, spicy notes and faint honey. Pretty boring.
Flavours include hay and bready malt alongside faint fruity and spicy hops. Again, nothing interesting..
Could use less carbonation.

04-18-2012 10:05:19 | More by CrazyDavros
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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.