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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3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper with a thin one finger head. Not that impressive in terms of head retention or lacing.

Aroma has some banana yeasty notes typical of a Belgian ale. There is quite a bit of bread in there too but not much in the way of hops. Maybe a little toast.

Bready malt flavor along with some banana and light yeast. Some very light toast and a very smooth wheat-like mouthfeel. There is a very light and drying bitterness.

Overall, a very uninteresting beer. It is better than a good deal of Euro lagers but probably the bottom of the barrel as far as Belgian ales are concerned. Not one to waste your time with.

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3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not sure why this is rated so low, I like everything about it. the pour is gorgeous, clear pale red color with an inch of white fluffy head in a proper palm globe. bubbles shoot up and tickle the nose like a soda pop. the nose on this is lighter than expected, not a high dose of Belgian yeast and rich red malt I expected, but rather an understated mix of both. the malts aren't sweet at all, gentle and earthy, and the hops are floral and subtle as well. the yeast gives this beer a great lightness of feel, and an easy drinkability. sure its not the most dynamic flavor profile out there, especially coming from the beer motherland, but this is a perfectly sessionable beer, far superior to so many American reds. its got a very clean feel and finish, refreshing. overall this beer probably deserves a little more respect, although ive never had the bottled version and the tap might make it a whole lot better.

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.3 out of 5 based on 1,075 ratings.
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