Palm / Palm Speciale | Brouwerij Palm NV

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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
Ratings:
1,080
Reviews:
292
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
214
For Trade:
0
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Photo of alexsergio
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bplabernie
2.77/5  rDev -16.1%
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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Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of s4s
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%
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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Photo of mishi_d
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Photo of BallsDeep
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
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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Photo of Satorn
3.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DioS
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of generallee
3.66/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jjmj51
3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.01/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, 03/07/2017

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Photo of dar482
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

From Corte Ingles El Duque, European feria. In Teku glass. After dinner, removing labels. Like an euro strong lager with some hints of belgian yeasty sugaryness. Drinks easy and without pain, but feels a bit a flat.

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Photo of sokol_1993
2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

**
03/10/2013

AROMA: Very Light grains
LOOK: Yellow, a hint of orange.
TASTE: Yeasty sugars. Grains. Yeast, but no Wang.
FEEL: Medium body. Mellow, but a bit flat

I've had worse.
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csurowiec
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tottel
2.07/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.3 out of 5 based on 1,080 ratings.
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