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Palm Export - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
75
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-24-2006)
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Reviews by matjack85:
Photo of matjack85
4.18/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I found this single 330ml brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL. Clearly marked best before date on the back label. This one says 9-14-2011 so it's plenty fresh.

The beer poured a clear, dark amber color that produced a 1-finger white head that lasted a minute or so and left some decent lacing.

The beer has a bit of skunkiness to it, but not as bad as a Heineken. Other than that, the beer has a mild biscuity malt smell along with a whiff of mixed fruit, and even milder herbs and spices.

Really nice flavor. Honey kissed biscuity malt is the predominant flavor but the sweetness is kept in check with a small dose of peppery spice. Not much hop presence until the finish when a bit of mild bitterness comes through. I'm not usually a fan of pale ales, but this one is good.

Light, crisp, and refreshing mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

Easy to drink and enjoyable to drink.

matjack85, Jan 02, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Beer21, Sep 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

JMS1512, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

steelreserve69, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of andjusticeforale
3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 6 pack of these, and proceeded to chill and try them; I realized it wasn't as heavy as a typical pale belgian strong so I i figured I could drink it in a more upright glass- so I poured it into a samuel smiths pint glass; orangey tan; nice body for the lightness of the abv; a nice solid head structure.

The smell was suspiciously bready and smelled of none less than- oof American macro lager? off again; The mouthfeel was nice, but there never was a wonderful complexity that I was led to believe existed. And I wanted to love this one, but unlike my most favorite Belgian's, I was disappointed flavor wise-as the beer heated up in my hands. All together, there was enough flavor of malt and some bitterness to make it palatable for having a few in rapid succession.

andjusticeforale, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of elricorico
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear amber with lots of visible carbonation climbing towards a good sized off white head. The head has staying power and sticks to the glass.

Smells of yeast, grass and pepper. Perhaps a touch flowery as well. Not a very big aroma.

First noted in the taste is a faintly sweet honey/toffee flavour. This is followed ub by the peppery spice filling most of the mouth. A fairly bitter finish follows, bringing with it a hint of yeast character and faint alcohol. All together it is pretty pleasing.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. Carbonation is lively, but not overdone.

Goes down well. Would be a very accessible Belgian for the uninitiated.

elricorico, Sep 24, 2006
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -8.3%

LJWalker, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
2/5  rDev -38.8%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Amalak
4.33/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It kind of looked like a beer that would lack taste or would come off too wheaty (which I like, but wasn't expecting).

But there was a nice balanced hoppiness to it. Tried as part of a beer tasting and this beer went over quite well with most of the beer drinkers involved. Good creamy malt beer.

Amalak, May 08, 2009
Photo of IronDjinn
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A sharply crystal clear light burnished copper in appearance. Lazy carbonation but with a massive off-white spongy bubbly head on the pour. It simmers down quickly enough to a loose thin cap, leaving concentric rings of lacing.

The aroma is faint, some light toffee malt, and later on some chocolate biscuit wafer, but that's it.

For a pale ale it tastes like a pretty good dunkel, the chocolate wafer translates predominanty into the flavour, crisp and biscuity, pretty much the whole way through. Rather one-dimensional, but what's there is charming enough.

A light but silky smooth mouthfeel, not a whole lot of body to it, but very quaffable as a result.

Very non-threatening, very approachable and accessible, a good ale to provide the uninitiated an introduction and some baby steps along their way.

IronDjinn, Nov 25, 2006
Photo of JBIII
1.9/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

awful, awful, awful. Who ever says this is a good beer is full of it! It's heavy, tastes like metal and was very pooy mashed. Overpowering sense of dough! A very under attenuated beer. Don't waste your time buying this beer. Wow. Cloyingly sweet. Drink two of these and you'l have diabetes. For real! No, seriously...you will

JBIII, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of BellsFan
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

BellsFan, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of entheogen
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold color with a loose and craggy head that dwindles into netlike striations on the beer's surface. The smell is mostly biscuity, as well as something that reminds me of italian torrone nougat (a light honey kind of smell). Little bit of alcohol in there too.
Taste is more of the same, honey and biscuit with a spicy note in the middle, closing off flowery tasting hop bitterness.
Flavors are pretty harmonious here, and nothing sticks out as abtrusive. It finishes really cleanly and would be drinkable over a long period of time, no problem. Palm export is certainly an enjoyable experience, and I agree fully with the previous reviewers stating this would be a good, nonthreatening intro to Belgians (or better beer in general).

entheogen, Feb 03, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

probert, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of CameronLBell
3/5  rDev -8.3%

CameronLBell, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a. Appears like a light beer. Nice head retention and straw like in color.

s. Smells of clean alcohal and malts. Just a bit hoppy.

t. Tastes of belgian style hop and malts. A bit of adjunct in there as well.

m. Mouthfeel is crisp and warming.

d. Drinkability is pretty solid. A brew to accompany a good meal. The review is a bit skewed since a good friend brought this back for me from his trip to belgium. There are better belgian brews out there.

Stinkypuss, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of jadpsu
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle purchased at 29 package store in Lilburn for $8.99 six pack.
Pours a crystal clear light amber with a slightly off white head with some excellent side glass lacing. Head itself shrinks quickly.
Aroma: get mostly grains with just a bit of lemon and lightly spiced hops. Not getting the bready biscuity aroma others indicate.
Taste: Thin, simple no complexity that you might expect at this price point.
Just enough to make it better than most economy macro brews but not any better than the say a Fosters Premium Ale yet significantly higher priced.

jadpsu, Sep 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

OriolesFan1008, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

hogrider, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Bob6518, May 25, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber color thats mosly clear. I didn't get much foamy head during the pour and didn't have on through the session. Lightly carbonated.

Aroma was light and malty.

Taste is pretty similar to aroma: light and malty.
There was a sutle hint of biscuits, and hops were light, This is a BPA.

Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery. Goes down clean.

This is an ok beer if I was at a party and I had to chose between beers, Iwould go with this one.

micromaniac129, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of chefelf
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is tasty but does not have the characteristic Belgian taste you would expect from a Belgian beer. The smell reminds me of Heineken but it's got a bit more mellow a flavor than that other green-labeled beer.

As a fan of Belgian beer this is not the Belgian beer I would rush to if I had the choice.

chefelf, Feb 19, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Vogie, Apr 03, 2013
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Palm Export from Brouwerij Palm NV
75 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.