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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 86 | 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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Photo of CoolGuy42
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

CoolGuy42, May 21, 2012
Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -9.4%

TimH, May 19, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the most widely available belgian beers here in Netherlands, along with Jupiler, I guess. I had it many times before and the supermarket around the corner had it on offer recently, so I grabbed the chance to get a whole crate of it. It was also a good choice for my new tulip glass to be used for the first time.
The small bottle of 300 ml gave me a beer light amber in colour, with slighty beige head of two fingers in height, with good retention, which left some traces of lacing as it was going down.
A sweet aroma coming mostly from roasted malts. That's where the faint caramel aroma is coming from too.
Taste is fruity you could say at first, but then the flavour of the roasted malts overcomes everything else. Slighty metallic aftertaste.
On the body is quite thin, with an average carbonation.
Now, I like Palm and for a moment I thought it could replace my usual lagers and pilsners that I drink after a long day at work, but after having it continuously for almost a week, I find it a bit boring, to tell the truth. Still, a good beer to break the routine every once a while.

Douberd, May 16, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Lawnboy33, May 14, 2012
Photo of bonkers
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

bonkers, May 13, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head with decent retention.

The scent is of light toasty grains, some fruit, and notes of yeast.

The taste is also pretty light, mild apple taste, notes of toasted grain and some yeast.

Light bodied, smooth, creamy, and a bit thin. low carbonation.

This was an ok beer, I thought it was much too thin for the style and the flavor was lacking a bit.

BeerCon5, May 08, 2012
Photo of petluo
2/5  rDev -39.6%

petluo, May 07, 2012
Photo of 1mrbeer
2.25/5  rDev -32%

1mrbeer, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of FuturePilot
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

FuturePilot, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
3/5  rDev -9.4%

shockrocker65, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

olbubba, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

buckyp, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

mhaugo, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Novanglus
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Novanglus, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.05/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

CrazyDavros, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of RogerRobertson
4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

RogerRobertson, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bottle into something (didn't write it down).

A: Nice head, some laciness. Nice amber color.

S: Smells like an average Belgian (the beer, not the person). Yeasty with background of fruit, but seems nondescript.

T: Malt/caramel up front, mildly fruity, with a somewhat dry finish.

M: Carbonation seems a little low. Maybe a little thin on the back.

O: "Average" about sums it up. Wouldn't refuse another but certainly not going to seek one out.

macrosmatic, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of kynap55
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

kynap55, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of banwift
3/5  rDev -9.4%

banwift, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

khargro2, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of dbell23
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

dbell23, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Keegan
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Keegan, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Pours an orangish gold with a soft, white head that has little retention. The nose has a sweet smell as well as notes of apples. The flavor opens up with caramel and apples and is followed by mild clove spice and a bit of Belgian funk. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, smooth, but a bit too crisp.

This is as underwhelming as it gets. There isn't anything memorable about this one. I'll pass.

tdm168, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of YobroitsJoe
4/5  rDev +20.8%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of SeanNaugs
4/5  rDev +20.8%

SeanNaugs, Apr 12, 2012
Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.