Palm / Palm Speciale | Brouwerij Palm NV

Palm / Palm SpecialePalm / Palm Speciale
BA SCORE
22.5%
Liked This Beer
3.31 w/ 1,088 ratings
Palm / Palm SpecialePalm / Palm Speciale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV
Belgium
palm.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV 5.1 to 5.4%

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,456
Reviews:
293
Ratings:
1,088
Liked:
245
Avg:
3.31/5
pDev:
16.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
217
Trade:
0
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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ntomich
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alexrdvz
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuy50
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1 finger darkish cream soapy head, good retention and lacing. Clear amberish golden in the glass. Smells faintly of a euro lager, first thing that hit me, but as it warms some slight Belgian esters and some floral come to the nose. Taste is initially like the smell, I am getting that clean toasted malt flavor, there are some slight esters coming thru, a mild bit of citrus and it finishes up with mild bitterness and some floral/earthy hop character. Clean drinking, but probably won't go out of my way to obtain any more

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2.25/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bplabernie
2.77/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Won't pour it out but I won't buy it again.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of s4s
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

almost as bad as Stella; should be booted from Belgium.

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3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No record of when or where purchased but it’s location in the reefer makes it this year.
11.2 oz bottle dated 01.12.2016 stored at 42 degrees. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – yeast and candy sugar.
Head small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), off white, average density, average retention diminishing to an irregular two to seven mm ring fed by effervescence and a thin partial layer.
Lacing – fair. Partial rings of tiny bubbles.
Body – dark gold, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – starts somewhat sweet with honey-like overtones. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, almost syrupy, soft carbonation.

A very average beer, neither pleasing nor off-putting. OK if there’s nothing else to drink.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a deep gold/amber with a short frothy white head, good amount of lacing
Smell - Sweet, floral, toast
Taste - Mild floral hops, slight fruitiness, more apple and pear than citrus or dark fruit, honey like sweetness takes over with a sweet toasted/biscuity malt aftertaste, good balance.
Feel - Medium body, soft carbonation, fairly crisp.

Overall - It reminds me of a cross between a Vienna or Amber lager and a Belgian pale ale. That isn't a bad thing in my book. Really unique and not too expensive where I live, nicely done.

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3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jjmj51
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
Beer rating: 22.5% out of 100 with 1,088 ratings
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