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Palm Export - Brouwerij Palm NV

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76
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Amalak

New York

4.33/5  rDev +33.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 17:36:17 | More by Amalak
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

09-03-2012 01:16:25 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Campodog

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

04-27-2014 04:05:18 | More by Campodog
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matjack85

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 08:11:57 | More by matjack85
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midnite2sixman

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My buddy swooped up one of these for me to try during a recent trip to the Netherlands. Ahh, the motherland. What a glorious place.

Pours a nice sunset orange. Mix in some amber and thats the color. Ok head, and nice lacing.

Smells floral, hoppy, a little bit of skunk (almost like a heineken) but not a bad skunk. Malts on the second sniff and just a touch of pine on the third.

This is almost like I would want Heineken to taste like...if that makes any sense. Nice bold crisp flavor, touch of pine but overall fairly light and sweet.

Crisp and refreshing. This beer is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 04:09:07 | More by midnite2sixman
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +23.1%

11-15-2011 02:47:27 | More by Lawnboy33
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.1%

01-29-2012 00:29:33 | More by chasmandocharles
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

02-23-2013 14:40:03 | More by JMS1512
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bigrzman

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep copper/amber color with a wispy white head that laces a little bit and carbonation is limited which is appropriate to style. So far it looks good. Smells grainy and spicy. Taste is very grainy and has some Munich malt sweetness backed with a slightly citrusy grassy hop and some metallic taste. Overall grassy and grainy some notes of lemon peels, not bad at all. Metallic taste takes it from good to above average. Mouthfeel is thin and drying like tannin from a champagne. Overall this is a solid beer with some complexity to be offered in a small light package.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 17:42:35 | More by bigrzman
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 19:24:14 | More by andjusticeforale
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2006 04:40:31 | More by elricorico
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chickencoop

California

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Put aside all the first timer hype of the belgian beers over the last 10 years, and the "oh i love Chimay' crowd, this is a beer that stands on it's own. This is not a typical belgian beer, and it should get some props for being just that, a simple yet solid pale ale. it pours a deep dark amber, it has a nice light malty balance, and it taste great. I would drink this any day over the other mass produced over hyped belgian lagers that have convinced soccer moms that stella is a pretty name and a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 07:25:00 | More by chickencoop
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steelreserve69

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-04-2012 23:08:19 | More by steelreserve69
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 00:57:42 | More by jadpsu
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-30-2012 19:11:35 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Bob6518

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-25-2013 15:19:35 | More by Bob6518
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-07-2013 17:42:12 | More by BillRoth
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Murrhey

Montana

3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had poured on-tap at the Pint House in Fullerton, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Half a finger white head. Low retention. Light brown clear color.

S- Darker malts and molasses. Nut smells. Strangely sugary smells.

T- Honey sweet. Very clean flavor. Nice.

M- Medium bodied. Spicy carbonation.

O- Ok beer. Nothing to write home about.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 19:54:33 | More by Murrhey
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entheogen

Alberta (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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).

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 07:41:55 | More by entheogen
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev 0%

08-04-2013 17:28:10 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Vogie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-03-2013 00:25:49 | More by Vogie
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev 0%

09-02-2012 21:24:47 | More by Gww1864
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2013 20:47:10 | More by Necronomad
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HerculesRM

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a really nice pale ale, very clean and tasty. Yellowish copper in color, it is not overly hoppy. Very sessionable.

So, my department at work has a Roast every year (the thing where people get up and say really mean but hopefully funny things about one another), and this year I got invited to speak. I hadn't attended in years past because I heard that the roasters were really offensive and mean, and I didn't want to participate in that. But since I was part of it this year, I got to hear about half of it before hand and it wasn't so bad (and it was hilarious). Well, the half that I didn't hear beforehand turned out to be pretty vulgar, crude and mean spirited, but that's beside the point.
The point IS that I met a guy named Dave Cave (husband to one of my bosses), who's a promoter and distributor of craft beers in the Charleston area. He didn't as much as say so, but it sounds like he's responsible for many of the amazing beers we enjoy in Charleston being available there. Example, he was telling me about when New Belgium was wanting to break into the Charleston market and he convinced several pubs and restaurants to start carrying it. Now you can get a Fat Tire just about anywhere.
Needless to say, after 2 hours of going back and forth between laughing and cringing during the roast, it was refreshing to talk beer with a guy who really understands and enjoys it. He had a cooler with him and introduced me to 2 brews I'd not had before.
The second was Palm Export from Brouwerij Palm NV. That's a brewery in Belgium, which I think is why it's called Palm Export. Anywho, it's a really nice pale ale, very clean and tasty. Yellowish copper in color (or colour if we're being European), it is not overly hoppy. Dave Cave described it as "sessionable" and I can see what he means; I could definitely drink a couple-three of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 14:03:32 | More by HerculesRM
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jsf14

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 22:48:13 | More by jsf14
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Palm Export from Brouwerij Palm NV
76 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.