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:
1,077
Reviews:
292
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
214
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

76? Poor? Preposterous!
This is my new favorite beer!
Poured into a pilsner glass. Looks like a light amber lager. I don't know. Looks run of the mill. But that head is inviting! Super charged (in the words of Ronald Theriot), after a few sips it dies down so you don't get it all over your face. But you can really smell that aroma during those first few sips. If you've ever had a Blegian anything, you'll notice that familiar scent when it first hits your nose. But the aroma as a whole is earthy, grassy, there's some fruit in there... amazing. Did not expect it.
Taste is phenominal. I payed for what I thought and what was priced to be a Heineken competitor, but got so much more. Can't describe it. Just go buy some and try it.
Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, but not lacking. The flavor packs a wallop, and it is 5.4% alcohol, a tad stronger than your typical beer it is placed next to in the cooler. After taste is pleasant and sparkly. Some floral hops lingering in the background?
Overall, I'd say get this beer!
BENDER'S SEAL OF APPROVAL

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5/5  rDev +51.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a Palm branded chalice on tap at Kodiak's.

Bright copper/amber body with a finger of off white head. Soda-like carbonation, nice lacing of glass. Scent is lightly citrus, fruity. Taste is sweet, apricot the barest hint of hops. No aftertaste or bitterness. A nice "dessert" beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

palm belgian pale ale

A/P= pours a clear amber hue with a two finger white head with carbonation sticking to the sides of the glas

S= a faint smell of caramel

T= clean and light with a light sweet taste on the back.

MF= bubbles everywhere

i like this beer, it tastes best in a glass extra cold, its a whole different beer when you drink it from the bottle , very pleasant tasting, the box that the six pack comes in is a brillant idea and more brewers should use it, it is the ultimate way to protect the taste of the beer.

cheers!

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

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.3 out of 5 based on 1,077 ratings.
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