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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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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: November 16, 2013... GLASSWARE: Ommegang stem... OCCASION: celebrating the unseasonably warm afternoon of football, Christmas lights and fun with my sons... APPEARANCE: opaque, deep golden amber body with a soft, foamy thin white head that rings uniformly; lacing is cirrus cloud and ocean crest... AROMA: aromatic, fruity--sour apple and tart candy... PALATE: light, fizzy as cider; possesses some staying power in the mouth, but rather dry like champagne...TASTE: mildly tart and pleasantly crisp with little exchange of flavor in the exhale; an underlying hint of lager malts, but inevitably this is a clean basket of fruit with enough hops to hint at an ale...OVERALL: This has to be one of those handful of brews I have passed numerous times, always intending to try and never quite trying; its inclusion in the "Great Beers of Belgium" forced my hand, and I am pleased to find it a serviceable, light, cheaper version of Unibroue's wonderful Ephemere (which announces its apple right up front); a single notch below the Estaminet pilsner in the sample, and two below the Rodenbach--but beer drinking isn't really a competition, right?...

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.81/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Copper color with a thin head with short retention.
To my surprise it smelled a bit like an adjunct lager, immediately checked the label and saw the corn addition. Though it is not entirely unpleasant. Notes of caramels, bready malt, banana and floral hops.
Spicy flavor with tangy notes. Hints of minerals, pepper, cloves, floral hops and corn.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
A big disappointment, they are probably trying to get Stella’s market share. But is even worst. Stay away.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.77/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear orange, with a one inch head, and nice foamy lacing down the glass.

Smells bready and caramelly, with a touch of typical Belgian yeast.

Tastes a bit grainy, but mostly caramelly, toasty, and bready, with some spicy Belgian yeast flavors, and a bit of alcohol.

Light bodied, smooth, and crisp.

A simple, tasty Belgian beer. Would get it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 1,092 ratings
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