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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

ABV 5.1 to 5.4%
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a clear golden copper with a small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head that dissipated quickly and had some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a floral hop and a musty yeast with notes of dried fruit, caramel and banana.

The taste was lightly sweet and a bit malty with a mild caramel note from the start and finished with a crisp mild hoppy taste and had a hint of fruitiness at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time with the malty sweet fruity flavor left behind.

Mouthfeel was very light in body and a bit watery in texture with a good lively carbonation.

Overall a pretty generic Amber Ale with a great drinkability...

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Everydayoff
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a chalice by freshness date.

Transparent copper amber color with a small short-life white head, it dissipates and leaves some sticky lacing patches. Carbonation is high.

Herbal hop comes first following and mingling by honey, slight medicinal note, bread malt and tart fruits.

Mixing by fruity ester, sourness, orange peel, sweet bready malt, balance by slight hop bitterness.

The body is medium, smooth mouthfeel with soothing carbonation, dry finish.

There is not much thing to expect, just average Pale Ale.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle “Belgium’s Amber Beer” was a clear apricot orange color with a good amount of rising carbonation and a thin skim of off-white head. The retention was less than impressive and it only left small spots of lacing like far away stars. The aroma was mostly euro pale-lager malts with the typical strong emphasis on grains and a light undertone of adjunct grains. The flavors were, well, exactly like the aroma suggested. Not exactly Belgium’s finest. Still, it was not unpleasant in any way, just right down the middle and what it lacked in complexity it made up for in drinkability. Very well balanced and highly sessionable. The mouthfeel was average, the body light and the carbonation good.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of elgiacomo
2.63/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz green bottle, best by June 17, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear amber with a one finger off white head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is some fruity malt, grainy, bready, some caramel, a bit metallic. Good strength.

Flavor is similar, starts with sweet fruity malt, caramel, some bread and grains, finishes quite sweet, minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, good carbonation.

OK beer. For me it comes across as part light Amber Ale and part Adjunct Lager. For $9 a six-pack...there are better options.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium hued amber with a nice white head. Aroma and Taste is grains, some grassy notes finishes with some lightly toasted caramel malts end a bit of nutty flavor and bit of funkiness, some light bitterness. A nice light to medium body and crisp mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Overall a bit light for an amber style ale, not the worst but there are plenty better brews.

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3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 01-26-2012
Freshness: Best by 08-01-2012
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Cervoise glass
Purchased: Single from Publix, Huntsville

A: Bright copper color and clear, with a fair amount of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. The off-white head is a couple fingers high, with good retention and very good lacing.

S: Bready malts and some light fruit smells, but overall not much aroma.

T: Malt-forward, this beer is moderately sweet with little or no bitterness. Clean and lager-like, with a caramel flavor.

M: Crisp with moderate level of carbonation. Easy drinking, with a lightly sweet aftertaste.

O: An OK beer, but not one I'd seek out again.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +51.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of larryi86
2.64/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear amber color, with a three finger with head.

S- Light, toasted malts, floral hops, touch of fruit. Definitely underwhelming.

T- Weaker version of the nose, slight caramel malts, light toasted malts, almost no really hop flavor, bland is the easy why to describe the taste.

M- Light, watery.

O- A very underwhelming beer, not much different than American Amber/Red Lagers I have had. Definitely will keep passing by this.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 909 ratings.