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Palm / Palm Speciale - Brouwerij Palm NV

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935 Ratings
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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 14
Gots: 131 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

ABV 5.1 to 5.4%
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Ratings: 935 | Reviews: 272
Photo of zonker17
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this at Giant Beer Garden and Eatery, enjoyed chilled from the brown bottle with best before date 7/14/15 in a tulip.

The color is dark amber with good clarity and quick dropping white head with fine bead. The smell is very interesting-sweet cherry-like scent with light malt ester with a slight spice note in the yeast ester with gentle toast: interesting and inviting smell. The feel is semi-dry with malt texture and has medium high carbonation with light sweetness and mild spice in the texture with semi-dry finish.

The taste begins with a good malt flavor with light toasted quality with a slightly phenolic yeast with gentle fruitiness and slight spiced flavor with a dry and mildly medicinal taste in the finish. This is a simple amber -no frills yet easy to drink with some Belgian yeast character. I would drink this again, better than most amber ales in my opinion.

Photo of rclark69
3.32/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMMillsy
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass, this standard Belgian pale pours a clear light amber with a nice white head that lingers and solid lacing. Rather clean nose of light caramel malts and light mild hops. Flavors are sweet up front with a hair of bittering to the back. A little light bread flavor comes through the aftertaste. Good carbonation makes for a lively effervescent mouth feel. A decent session Belgian pale, but nothing too exciting.

Photo of B_G
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of julielynndubee
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lawl3ss
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
2.61/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Skunky, wtf did I just drink?

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This dismal 'ale' was the only alternative to Heineken in Amsterdam airport - watery and tasteless - borderline drinkable, but would choose pretty much anything Belgian over this.

Photo of BrianZeeland
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glenney67
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillemG
3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of TripleB
4.24/5  rDev +28.1%

Photo of meganelizabeth86
4.5/5  rDev +36%

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3.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Hollyhoneysuckle
4.1/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of vlad_bamboocha
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.