Palm Export | Brouwerij Palm NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
17.27%
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of klesniew
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Amalak
4.3/5  rDev +30.3%
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 hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of midnite2sixman
4.11/5  rDev +24.5%
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 matjack85
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
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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Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of chasmandocharles
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bigrzman
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
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 andjusticeforale
3.63/5  rDev +10%
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 elricorico
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
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 chickencoop
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
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 steelreserve69
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jadpsu
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | 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 OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Bob6518
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Murrhey
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had poured on-tap at the Pint House in Fullerton, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Half a finger white head. Low retention. Light brown clear color.

S- Darker malts and molasses. Nut smells. Strangely sugary smells.

T- Honey sweet. Very clean flavor. Nice.

M- Medium bodied. Spicy carbonation.

O- Ok beer. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of entheogen
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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 HerculesRM
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a really nice pale ale, very clean and tasty. Yellowish copper in color, it is not overly hoppy. Very sessionable.

So, my department at work has a Roast every year (the thing where people get up and say really mean but hopefully funny things about one another), and this year I got invited to speak. I hadn't attended in years past because I heard that the roasters were really offensive and mean, and I didn't want to participate in that. But since I was part of it this year, I got to hear about half of it before hand and it wasn't so bad (and it was hilarious). Well, the half that I didn't hear beforehand turned out to be pretty vulgar, crude and mean spirited, but that's beside the point.
The point IS that I met a guy named Dave Cave (husband to one of my bosses), who's a promoter and distributor of craft beers in the Charleston area. He didn't as much as say so, but it sounds like he's responsible for many of the amazing beers we enjoy in Charleston being available there. Example, he was telling me about when New Belgium was wanting to break into the Charleston market and he convinced several pubs and restaurants to start carrying it. Now you can get a Fat Tire just about anywhere.
Needless to say, after 2 hours of going back and forth between laughing and cringing during the roast, it was refreshing to talk beer with a guy who really understands and enjoys it. He had a cooler with him and introduced me to 2 brews I'd not had before.
The second was Palm Export from Brouwerij Palm NV. That's a brewery in Belgium, which I think is why it's called Palm Export. Anywho, it's a really nice pale ale, very clean and tasty. Yellowish copper in color (or colour if we're being European), it is not overly hoppy. Dave Cave described it as "sessionable" and I can see what he means; I could definitely drink a couple-three of these.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Vogie
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Gww1864
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Palm Export from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.3 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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