Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV
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3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark copper with a thin one finger head. Not that impressive in terms of head retention or lacing.
Aroma has some banana yeasty notes typical of a Belgian ale. There is quite a bit of bread in there too but not much in the way of hops. Maybe a little toast.
Bready malt flavor along with some banana and light yeast. Some very light toast and a very smooth wheat-like mouthfeel. There is a very light and drying bitterness.
Overall, a very uninteresting beer. It is better than a good deal of Euro lagers but probably the bottom of the barrel as far as Belgian ales are concerned. Not one to waste your time with.
10-18-2013 01:50:57 | More by rangerred
3.6/5 rDev +8.8%
not sure why this is rated so low, I like everything about it. the pour is gorgeous, clear pale red color with an inch of white fluffy head in a proper palm globe. bubbles shoot up and tickle the nose like a soda pop. the nose on this is lighter than expected, not a high dose of Belgian yeast and rich red malt I expected, but rather an understated mix of both. the malts aren't sweet at all, gentle and earthy, and the hops are floral and subtle as well. the yeast gives this beer a great lightness of feel, and an easy drinkability. sure its not the most dynamic flavor profile out there, especially coming from the beer motherland, but this is a perfectly sessionable beer, far superior to so many American reds. its got a very clean feel and finish, refreshing. overall this beer probably deserves a little more respect, although ive never had the bottled version and the tap might make it a whole lot better.
09-23-2013 14:03:33 | More by StonedTrippin
Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.