Palm / Palm Speciale | Brouwerij Palm NV

Palm / Palm SpecialePalm / Palm Speciale
1,089 Ratings
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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3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had it at Trattoria Newbury that has a $3 draft night all the time. So I reviewing this considering it was cheap. Good start. Pours an amber color from what I can see. The smell is mass market lagerish. This was a beer that stayed well carbonated. Trying to stay positive. Taste is kind of yeasty, a little malty with a chemical kind of taste. This is a very poor beer that thankfully has Belgium on its name. Reminder to me. Stop ordering this!

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving modest lacing.

Floral and spicy hops accompany lightly toasted malt and grainy sweetness.

Light Belgian yeast character begins the flavor profile and is overwhelmed by toasted grain. The finish is fairly dry and bready.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation.

Lighter in flavor than expected. The malt character dominates, but I anticipated more yeast contribution.

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Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 1,089 ratings
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