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Palm Dobbel - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
78
okay

33 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-01-2003)
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Reviews by ccrida:
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3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is amber with a small white head leaving very light lace.

Smell is sweet, kind of dirty dishwater, ethanol.

Taste is generic, a little sweet, and heavy phenols.

Mouthfeel is lighter, a little sticky.

Drinkability is easy in that there is nothing too it. On the other hand, it's generic cheap ale. The label had snow on it, I thought it would be more of a winter warmer, and perhaps that is the intent, but it's way to thin and generic.

ccrida, Dec 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
2.03/5  rDev -39%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Notes from the 2002 Kerstbierfestival, Essen, Belgium.

Apparently one of the more popular Christmas beers in Belgium. Brewed since 1947.

Dark orange-y / amber. No head. Flat. Warm urine aroma. Touch of herbal. Dry, light-bodied, with a very weak malt character and sweetness. Very tea-like with yeast and herbal notes. Grainy and full of tannins in the finish.

Not impressed.

Todd, Oct 12, 2003
Photo of Wegomlegging
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured amber with a very nice head, and smelled of roasty caramel and hops. Flavor was not unlike it's brother Palm, with a good amount of malt to accompany the hops. This "double" version however had a thicker mouthfeel but kept the same amount of drinkability. There's an "average" quality to the flavor, with the pils quality that is the backbone of so many all-nighter beers of this area of the world. I'd say this is a very good beer to drink at a Christmas party that won't floor you like some other Sinterclaus biers will do. Zwarte Pete would enjoy it. So did I.

Wegomlegging, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of Rickus
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of MikalMick
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

MikalMick, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of RuudJH
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Palm dobbel, probably best qualified as a dark ale, but nevermind:

it's dark copper, brown colour, creamcoloured head, thin, but decent carbonation.
Smell and taste are of sweet malt and caramel, some dark dried fruits too. Grassy hops as well.
Aftertaste has a bite to it.
The whole brew is ok: it's warming as a winterbeer should be, it's 6% abv is easy going down. Not very complex or exciting , but it will surely do on a Xmas party where tasting and sampling is not the the point.

RuudJH, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of biernack
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

biernack, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Jose9e
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Jose9e, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Douberd
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 300 ml bottle.
The colour is light amber, transparent, with a one finger head which quickly dissolves leaving light lacing on the glass.
Light fruity and caramel aroma.
Taste is lightly bitter.
Quite thick on the body, a bit oily too and medium carbonation.

Douberd, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clear, brown beer with a small head and a small ring of foam sticking to the glass.

Smell is malty with caramel and some woody suggestion.

Taste is malty and caramellic, with a small alcohol burn. More than the normal Palm has. This beer is pretty clean and somewhat boring. There are simply not enough exciting tastes present. There is some maltbitterness and aftertaste is dry and bitter, which is nice. This is not an improvement compared to the normal Palm, the extra alcohol should be more complementing, but is more distracting from the nice malt and caramel profile the normal Palm has.

Absumaster, Nov 16, 2006
Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

safaricook, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Redteketed
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored beer, slightly darker then Palm Speciale. Good head, leaving a ring. A sweet malty sense, some bittersweet taste with some hop.
Normal carbonated driest body, little hop/ spice in the aftertaste.

A nice beer for a Belgian pale ale, but I prefer Palm Speciale.

Redteketed, Feb 17, 2006
Photo of Sigmund
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

300 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Nice amber / redddish brown colour, decent off-white head. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malts with some caramel, fruits and spices. Rounded and lovely flavour, again lightly roasted malts with a subtle touch of fruits and spices, hints of yeast. Moderate bitterness. Easy drinking, impossible to dislike. However, you might want MORE of the pleasant aroma and flavour elements.

Sigmund, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev -9.9%

TeachChefs, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

probert, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ernie
4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with a shade of red. Medium carbonation, very small yellowish head, modest lace.

Smell is malty-fruity with a hint of apricot, pear and blackberry.

Start is malty, fresh, a bit acidic. Body full, rounded. Taste very rich, malts and fruit beautifully mixed. Hops in the finish, completing the picture. Mouthfeel sticky somehow, but OK. Aftertaste long, reminiscent of good complex wine.

Nice beer. When you see it, try it.

ernie, Jul 03, 2006
Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

BelgianBeerPope, May 21, 2013
Photo of paterlodie
1.7/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

BB08-10-05. Hardly any foam comes out of this brew, poored in vertically and still hardly any head that has a yeloww color. Brew is amber and clear. Nose is oxidised, sweet and muffy. Litle alcoholic but no freshness at all. taste is like water, hardly any taste only litle (bad)maltyness and musty with litle alcohol and sugar. This one has nothing in it and mouthfeel is like sparkling water. How can anybody drink this. As bad as the regular( and dunno what the differance is).

paterlodie, Jun 07, 2005
Photo of Stormbeard
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25 ml dark bottle with christmas stars
Red copper coloured beer served in a tulip sized glass with white head
taste: caramel, little malt and fruit with bitter aftertaste
Like a palm special It was to muffy

To conclude: better than a regular palm but i'm still not a great fan

Stormbeard, Nov 23, 2005
Photo of jonb5
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into Leffe chalice. One finger head, dark mahogany colour, dense but clear. Had a slight citrus aroma, I could't detect anything else. Fairly similar taste to Palm Special, had a bit more malt and a more bitter finish. Despite this I'd say it had a weaker taste with less flavour. The mouthful was slightly heavy but nice, average carbonation.

jonb5, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of B14
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

B14, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Travlr
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish copper color, white head and great lacing.
S: Caramel and malt aroma, maybe a bit over the top, but interesting.
T: Butterscotch flavor with light spice and pine cleanser (but in a good way).
M: Good body for the style.
D: Despite the poor opinions, this is an interesting, warming and drinkable winter beer.

Travlr, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of Saind
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Sirre, Feb 02, 2014
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Palm Dobbel from Brouwerij Palm NV
78 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.