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Palm Hop Select - Brouwerij Palm NV

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Palm Hop SelectPalm Hop Select

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 42
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 21.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: samEBC on 03-26-2013

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Palm introduces a new beer. And though the Royal isn't very special, this Hop Select is a nice complement in Palm's stable.

L: almost perfect; the top could last a bit longer;
S: also almost perfect; nice grasses, nice tartness and the well known flowers of the Palm yeast; every time you smell, the smell discloses other elements;
T: round, grassy, a tiny lemon, but maybe a bit siruppy;
M: there's something lacking in the middle, the alcohol is a bit too low; the drinkability is great for a hop beer;
O: good stuff, a lot potential to become a commercial sale wonder.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: golden, with bit hazy that seem to come from yeast sediment that was poured in. thick foam.
S: metallic/rusty, fruity hops
T: zesty citrus/lemon peel hops, caramel malt, followed by hop bitterness. some alcohol notes.
M: bit sticky from caramel, but good representation of west-coast IPA. well balanced with hop flavor and bitterness.
O: i think this is a very nice homage to an american IPA (west coast) by a big Belgian brewery. I am very happy to find this beer in the local super market, where hoppy beers (in general) are hard to come by (in the Netherlands). i hope they keep on making this year round.

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3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color with a nice white head. Very clear too with little visible carbonation.

Smell: grassy, some very light yeast. Smells a lot like pilsner.

Taste: bitter at first, then some tart fruits. Green apple and some citrus. Aftertaste is a bit sharp and bitter, almost chemical tasting.

Mouth is a bit thin, though it does cout the mouth slightly. Quite a lot of carbonation now. doest really fit such a light mouth.

Overall: a bit thin and sharp. It's drinkable but nothing special.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice beer. The addition of the extra hop ( Hallertau Mittelfrüh ) makes this Palm variety more refreshing than a regular palm. It adds a slightly herbal/grassy taste to the original, which makes it slightly more enjoyable to drink, despite the (sometimes) metallic aftertaste.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle into its own Palm Hop Select Glass

A- Amber Golden, cloudier than expected with inviting creamy head which lasts very well.

S - The hops permeates everything. 2 feet away, I can still smell it, and not much else when I close up.

T - Given the strong smell, was surprised the taste offered much more. Tangerine in particular came through and it also bore some resemblance to the regular palm, which is no bad thing. Lost a tiny few marks with a metallic hint which I would have preferred without.

M - Served cold and it sure was refreshing. Retained good carbonation throughout, little bit of creamy aftertaste which was also a nice surprise.

O - More than pleasantly surprised. This is a damn good offering, and I hope it stays around. Perfect for lighter drinking, with food, in Summertime... more than pleasing.

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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Palm is a resepctable beer when you can get it fresh, but the words "hop select" on a beer label makes me do that Tex Avery wolf howling thing. Going 330 ml out of the bottle into its own glass at Cafe Botteltje, on to the beer:

A lovely amber orange color in the glass, topped with a 1½ inch rocky head with good retention and attractive bubbles running throuhg its body. The aroma of fresh grassy and herbal notes hit the hop thing we. Complimenting those aromas are gentle fruit notes and a little tangerine.

Whether your palate is Belgian or American, the hop flavor is strong. There's a big bite of spicy grass first, followed by soft esters and toast. There's a spicier kick towards the end, which leaves a pleasant mark. The two sides work well together. It's medium bodied, spicy, with a buzzy sensation.

Pleasing "fresh hop" beer by Palm. I think it wil be a matter of when, not if, it hits the US market.

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Palm Hop Select from Brouwerij Palm NV
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.