Palm Export
Brouwerij Palm NV

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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #454
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
77
Ranked #45,179
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 17.43%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
53
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Brouwerij Palm NV
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
77
Okay
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by matjack85:
Photo of matjack85
4.08/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I found this single 330ml brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL. Clearly marked best before date on the back label. This one says 9-14-2011 so it's plenty fresh.

The beer poured a clear, dark amber color that produced a 1-finger white head that lasted a minute or so and left some decent lacing.

The beer has a bit of skunkiness to it, but not as bad as a Heineken. Other than that, the beer has a mild biscuity malt smell along with a whiff of mixed fruit, and even milder herbs and spices.

Really nice flavor. Honey kissed biscuity malt is the predominant flavor but the sweetness is kept in check with a small dose of peppery spice. Not much hop presence until the finish when a bit of mild bitterness comes through. I'm not usually a fan of pale ales, but this one is good.

Light, crisp, and refreshing mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

Easy to drink and enjoyable to drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IronDjinn
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A sharply crystal clear light burnished copper in appearance. Lazy carbonation but with a massive off-white spongy bubbly head on the pour. It simmers down quickly enough to a loose thin cap, leaving concentric rings of lacing.

The aroma is faint, some light toffee malt, and later on some chocolate biscuit wafer, but that's it.

For a pale ale it tastes like a pretty good dunkel, the chocolate wafer translates predominanty into the flavour, crisp and biscuity, pretty much the whole way through. Rather one-dimensional, but what's there is charming enough.

A light but silky smooth mouthfeel, not a whole lot of body to it, but very quaffable as a result.

Very non-threatening, very approachable and accessible, a good ale to provide the uninitiated an introduction and some baby steps along their way.

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Photo of elricorico
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear amber with lots of visible carbonation climbing towards a good sized off white head. The head has staying power and sticks to the glass.

Smells of yeast, grass and pepper. Perhaps a touch flowery as well. Not a very big aroma.

First noted in the taste is a faintly sweet honey/toffee flavour. This is followed ub by the peppery spice filling most of the mouth. A fairly bitter finish follows, bringing with it a hint of yeast character and faint alcohol. All together it is pretty pleasing.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. Carbonation is lively, but not overdone.

Goes down well. Would be a very accessible Belgian for the uninitiated.

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Photo of andjusticeforale
3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 6 pack of these, and proceeded to chill and try them; I realized it wasn't as heavy as a typical pale belgian strong so I i figured I could drink it in a more upright glass- so I poured it into a samuel smiths pint glass; orangey tan; nice body for the lightness of the abv; a nice solid head structure.

The smell was suspiciously bready and smelled of none less than- oof American macro lager? off again; The mouthfeel was nice, but there never was a wonderful complexity that I was led to believe existed. And I wanted to love this one, but unlike my most favorite Belgian's, I was disappointed flavor wise-as the beer heated up in my hands. All together, there was enough flavor of malt and some bitterness to make it palatable for having a few in rapid succession.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of entheogen
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold color with a loose and craggy head that dwindles into netlike striations on the beer's surface. The smell is mostly biscuity, as well as something that reminds me of italian torrone nougat (a light honey kind of smell). Little bit of alcohol in there too.
Taste is more of the same, honey and biscuit with a spicy note in the middle, closing off flowery tasting hop bitterness.
Flavors are pretty harmonious here, and nothing sticks out as abtrusive. It finishes really cleanly and would be drinkable over a long period of time, no problem. Palm export is certainly an enjoyable experience, and I agree fully with the previous reviewers stating this would be a good, nonthreatening intro to Belgians (or better beer in general).

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Photo of chickencoop
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Put aside all the first timer hype of the belgian beers over the last 10 years, and the "oh i love Chimay' crowd, this is a beer that stands on it's own. This is not a typical belgian beer, and it should get some props for being just that, a simple yet solid pale ale. it pours a deep dark amber, it has a nice light malty balance, and it taste great. I would drink this any day over the other mass produced over hyped belgian lagers that have convinced soccer moms that stella is a pretty name and a good beer.

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Photo of Amalak
4.3/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It kind of looked like a beer that would lack taste or would come off too wheaty (which I like, but wasn't expecting).

But there was a nice balanced hoppiness to it. Tried as part of a beer tasting and this beer went over quite well with most of the beer drinkers involved. Good creamy malt beer.

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Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of jadpsu
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle purchased at 29 package store in Lilburn for $8.99 six pack.
Pours a crystal clear light amber with a slightly off white head with some excellent side glass lacing. Head itself shrinks quickly.
Aroma: get mostly grains with just a bit of lemon and lightly spiced hops. Not getting the bready biscuity aroma others indicate.
Taste: Thin, simple no complexity that you might expect at this price point.
Just enough to make it better than most economy macro brews but not any better than the say a Fosters Premium Ale yet significantly higher priced.

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Photo of bigrzman
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep copper/amber color with a wispy white head that laces a little bit and carbonation is limited which is appropriate to style. So far it looks good. Smells grainy and spicy. Taste is very grainy and has some Munich malt sweetness backed with a slightly citrusy grassy hop and some metallic taste. Overall grassy and grainy some notes of lemon peels, not bad at all. Metallic taste takes it from good to above average. Mouthfeel is thin and drying like tannin from a champagne. Overall this is a solid beer with some complexity to be offered in a small light package.

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Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a. Appears like a light beer. Nice head retention and straw like in color.

s. Smells of clean alcohal and malts. Just a bit hoppy.

t. Tastes of belgian style hop and malts. A bit of adjunct in there as well.

m. Mouthfeel is crisp and warming.

d. Drinkability is pretty solid. A brew to accompany a good meal. The review is a bit skewed since a good friend brought this back for me from his trip to belgium. There are better belgian brews out there.

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Photo of dtivp
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear straw gold with a half a finger off white head that faded quickly, moderate lacing.

Aroma of malt and light hops.

Taste of lemon, gassy, bready malt and a very slight hint of hop bitterness.

Mouth Feel was light body, thin, medium carbonation, very crisp.

Overall a refreshing light beer, not much else.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass; "best by date" marked 9-16-09

P: Light-gold colored liquid out of the bottle, and sits a slightly reddish amber in the glass. Head is white and kind of fizzy almost like Sprite foam, and faded rather quickly as expected. It did leave some decent lacing behind.

A: Toasty biscuity malts, a smidgeon of floral hops, a few blades of grass, some honey, and yeast.

T: Biscuity malts take control from the start, and feels unbalanced due to the almost non-existent hop flavor. Honey, pepper, and some spice come forth shortly thereafter, keeping it somewhat interesting. But, the flavors never really meld together to create a "full" taste to me. Finish is dry, with some spicy pepper and yeast to round it out.

M: Light-bodied, airy, crisp, and pretty smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation that leaves a sharp bite on the tongue.

D: While this one does drink easy, because it's so light and airy, I couldn't drink more than two due to the slightly boring and uneventful malt-heavy flavors.

Notes: While pale ales aren't particularly my favorite style, this one is decent. I do wish the aroma and taste were a little more robust and complex, but it's not bad. I'm just glad I got a 6'er of this as a Christmas present from the friendly neighborhood liquor store owner. Now, I can take the other 4 and re-gift them!

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Photo of midnite2sixman
4.11/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My buddy swooped up one of these for me to try during a recent trip to the Netherlands. Ahh, the motherland. What a glorious place.

Pours a nice sunset orange. Mix in some amber and thats the color. Ok head, and nice lacing.

Smells floral, hoppy, a little bit of skunk (almost like a heineken) but not a bad skunk. Malts on the second sniff and just a touch of pine on the third.

This is almost like I would want Heineken to taste like...if that makes any sense. Nice bold crisp flavor, touch of pine but overall fairly light and sweet.

Crisp and refreshing. This beer is a winner.

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Photo of ale1
2.4/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

i found a sixer at the local grocer without having tried this ,tossed it into the cart along with some chub scottish ale for backup in case it was one of those corporate labelling blaaah wanna be ales supposedly from Belgium.

dissapointed ! smell ,taste etc. where ?? no hops , flavor where ? it's boring! which i dont use to often just junk Fast brewer crapola
go back to brewer school this is a ripoff with a neat looking box and bla bla bla on what it is ..well it ain't a Belgian Ale

we make better belgian styles such as Ommegang here in the USA

serving pint glass at 60° ,2 finger artificially carbonated head which fades to cacaraca no hops baloney in past reviews, malt where ?

a good easy to find benchmark of traditional Belgian ales is Chimay, Trappist ale dubel tripel etc... barley ..barley barley /// usa Ommegang Ales
like totall barley mind blowing good

this is a correct review of this beer ,save your money. NEXT

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Photo of BellsFan
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of JBIII
1.9/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

awful, awful, awful. Who ever says this is a good beer is full of it! It's heavy, tastes like metal and was very pooy mashed. Overpowering sense of dough! A very under attenuated beer. Don't waste your time buying this beer. Wow. Cloyingly sweet. Drink two of these and you'l have diabetes. For real! No, seriously...you will

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber color thats mosly clear. I didn't get much foamy head during the pour and didn't have on through the session. Lightly carbonated.

Aroma was light and malty.

Taste is pretty similar to aroma: light and malty.
There was a sutle hint of biscuits, and hops were light, This is a BPA.

Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery. Goes down clean.

This is an ok beer if I was at a party and I had to chose between beers, Iwould go with this one.

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Photo of Beer21
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of swgwilt
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Palm Export from Brouwerij Palm NV
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 53 ratings