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Palm Dobbel - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website

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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3.24/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

12-09-2013 17:25:55 | More by ccrida
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

06-25-2013 21:12:33 | More by petermethot
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2.03/5  rDev -38.9%

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.

10-12-2003 22:17:12 | More by Todd
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

11-16-2006 17:21:18 | More by Absumaster
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1.7/5  rDev -48.8%

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).

06-07-2005 13:17:52 | More by paterlodie
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-21-2012 22:00:29 | More by samEBC
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-28-2014 15:08:46 | More by safaricook
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2.65/5  rDev -20.2%

33cl into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous clear reddish copper, stunning color. Minor cream colored head receded slowly, minor lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet and spicy, quiet, subdued.

Taste is wholly unexpected, unknowing I may have guessed an american amber ale with a slightly different yeast profile. Minor teabag in the aftertaste. Lacks complexity. Thin mouthfeel.

02-21-2011 00:23:00 | More by impending
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3.95/5  rDev +19%

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.

03-15-2007 21:34:16 | More by Sigmund
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-01-2011 22:59:50 | More by rekel
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-01-2014 18:53:04 | More by BJSmit
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

12-20-2010 13:30:45 | More by RuudJH
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

02-10-2012 12:58:20 | More by jonb5
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-24-2013 11:40:03 | More by desint
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-23-2012 09:38:35 | More by brutalist
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3.38/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

03-03-2012 17:18:40 | More by Douberd
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-01-2013 10:29:43 | More by GRUUMSH
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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

07-22-2012 05:01:54 | More by MikalMick
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-09-2013 23:26:33 | More by TeachChefs
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District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +16%

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.

12-23-2009 21:10:58 | More by Travlr
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Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +26.5%

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.

07-03-2006 04:19:00 | More by ernie
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

33cl bottle and 6% ABV

A: Clear dark copper colour, nice thick dark head.

S: loads of malts and it has a slight burnt thing to it

T: burnt coffee, malts, not unpleasant but nothing exceptional.

M/D ABV, fine, feels a bit watery but fairly drinkable

01-19-2011 16:02:33 | More by benfons
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 22:28:14 | More by Saind
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-24-2013 19:01:48 | More by Jose9e
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-26-2013 15:55:11 | More by biernack
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Palm Dobbel from Brouwerij Palm NV
78 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.