Palm / Palm Speciale | Brouwerij Palm NV

Palm / Palm SpecialePalm / Palm Speciale
BA SCORE
22.5%
Liked This Beer
3.31 w/ 1,089 ratings
Palm / Palm SpecialePalm / Palm Speciale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV
Belgium
palm.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,530
Reviews:
293
Ratings:
1,089
Liked:
245
Avg:
3.31/5
pDev:
16.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
217
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,089 |  Reviews: 293
Photo of Jjmj51
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, 03/07/2017

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Photo of dar482
3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

From Corte Ingles El Duque, European feria. In Teku glass. After dinner, removing labels. Like an euro strong lager with some hints of belgian yeasty sugaryness. Drinks easy and without pain, but feels a bit a flat.

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Photo of sokol_1993
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.2/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

**
03/10/2013

AROMA: Very Light grains
LOOK: Yellow, a hint of orange.
TASTE: Yeasty sugars. Grains. Yeast, but no Wang.
FEEL: Medium body. Mellow, but a bit flat

I've had worse.
**

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csurowiec
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tottel
2.07/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greedysoul
3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 54V4G3
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OlaB
3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: gives a clear amber color. Decent top of head with nice lacings on the glass.

S: bready malts, wort, caramel and light fruit notes.

T&F:malty from the start with some sweet fruit in the back sense some caramel to. Some light hops in the finish with some bitterness in the finish, really does not have a very exiting flavour and good enough balance. I would also like more of a taste that stocks in the mouth.

O: all Inn all a easy drinking beer, but not very exiting. I would not buy it again, Belgia has lot more exiting beers to offer

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Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JTuomi
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spike
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draught. Pale amber colour with a thin head. Bubblegum nose. More bubblegum on the tongue plus sweet malts. Light mouthfeel with some stickiness and a mild bitter finish.

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Photo of Brew33
2.42/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle (best before 06/30/16) served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Perfectly clear amber with a hint of tarnished copper to it. Thin white ring of foam at the edge. No persistent lacing.

Smell: A slight hint of older noble hops, fruity esters, and caramelized malt. As the beer warms up there is some cooked veggie smell.

Taste: Toasted malt, just a hint of caramel, some fruity esters, and a vegetable-like hoppy bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation - pretty much fizzy. A little sticky on the teeth. Some lingering spiciness on the tongue.

Overall / Drinkability: Just ok. I'm not interested in having another. There are better Belgian Pale Ales out there. Nice color and clarity though. Makes me wonder if it would be any better fresher, probably so, but I'm not so sure.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Palm Breweries NV "Palm"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BEFORE 01.26.2017" and sampled on 6 AUG 2016
$2 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Now labeled as "Belgium's session ale" in the U.S., Palm displays a deep amber/copper colored body beneath a short head of creamy off-white foam. The head retention is good, and it leaves a wide range of spots and splashes of lace behind. The aroma suggests sugary dusted dark skinned fruits such as plums and black raisins over a golden caramel malt base, and that carries over into the flavor with the addition of some mineral, earth, and spice (clove, soft black pepper). The malt widens a bit, revealing more of a medium caramel character with a touch of nuttiness and a hint of toastiness; and some leafy hops can be found in the background as well. It's bitterness rides the center of balance, leaving it sweetish up front and then bitter in the finish. Quite nice, perhaps the best way to think of this is as a Belgian version of an English pale ale.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Palm / Palm Speciale from Brouwerij Palm NV
Beer rating: 22.5% out of 100 with 1,089 ratings
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