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Palm / Palm Speciale | Brouwerij Palm NV

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Palm / Palm SpecialePalm / Palm Speciale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV

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

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

A: Pours a clear, dark amber with a fluffy, creamy white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing in the glass.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar are most noticeable initially, though they are joined by aromas of honey, herbs, leather, and tobacco as the beer settles.

T: Notes of caramel, toffee, minerals, honey, and biscuit are balanced by notes of tobacco, lemon, herbs, leather, and grass. The finish is decidedly mild and clipped with herbal, tobacco-tinged hop notes mingling with traces of minerals, biscuit, and caramel.

M: Medium-bodied and somewhat oily on the entry, though it dries out a bit on the finish. Carbonation is active and firm. Given the strength of most Belgian ales, I could see this almost being a session beer to many Belgians. Incredibly easy to drink.

O: A very solid Belgian pale ale overall and a readily available and authentic commercially brewed offshoot of the sub-style known as speciale. Worth trying.

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

I want to call this Belgium's version of Budweiser but people would nail me to a cross comparing a lager to an ale. This golden ale from belgium poured out a solid amount of white lacing while not much bubbling appeared in the liquid itself. It was a yellow-ish dark golden color. Mild to sweet smelling, and doesn't have a prescence of high alcohol. No flavoring at the finish. This beer lacks in the taste department. A bit of a session beer with no distinct characteristics.

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 1,092 ratings
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