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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Photo of Beerstorian
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Malty and thin, but crisp. Low hop aroma, but definitely in the background. A bit of floral grass. Aroma was not strong.

Appearance: Copper color as per style. Very bright and clear, also as per style. Very little head that dissipated almost immediately. No lacing. Points off there.

Taste: Malty, some caramel, a bit of earthiness, moderately sweet with a hint of hop flavor. The taste was "thin," and did not linger. This is not the "big" flavor one normally associates with e Belgian Pale.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light-bodied, and easy to drink.

Overall: Well, I have something of a soft spot for this one. When I went to Belgium last year I checked into the flat we rented and walked straight out to find beer. This was the first one I came across. Yes, it's like the Budweiser of Belgium, but you never forget your first. I like it in part for the nostalgia.

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Photo of blackduckny
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of biernack
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Trappist_Vince
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of tubeyes
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of monkbrewed
1.43/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Another Inbev disaster. Had this on-tap at an American wood-fired pizza venue. Decent amber color, but ultra-thin tasting. Nothing Belgian about this. No odor or nose to speak of either. I kept wanting a hint of flavor- but practically no grain and no hopping evident. Watery mouthfeel too. As the menu had no prices for drinks, I had to ask the waitress what I was paying for this beer- hoping it wasn't a $6 pint- she assured me it was only $3. You get what you pay for and I won't make the mistake of ordering this again. As a fan of Belgian beers from Gulden Draak to Maredsou to Kwak, this beer delivered nothing of the character or malty goodness of those- a bit of research online shows this to be another Inbev disaster which means to find it on-tap at a mainstream bar means this is Budweiser product. This one is to be avoided.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of oldedog
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Stockfan42
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Copper penny, clear...1 inch white to off-white head that faded to a cap over a minute. Wispy lace.
Malty with a slight grassy hop background.
Very one dimensional - - not alot going on in the flavor...some malt and a little iron/metal type of twinge to it. Dissapears quickly but doesn't leave a cloying sweet after taste, that is a plus.
Somewhat thin mouthfeel - clean though.
Overall - not very impressive, I had never had it before today and I think I had higher expectations. Could be a pizza, burger beer - - something to not think too much about as it washes down the chow.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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