Palm Dobbel | Brouwerij Palm NV

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80
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42 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV
Belgium
palm.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
16.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody has really belched forth one from the past this time! My late Pops, who died on 28 July 2001, was an avid bicyclist & requested that some of his ashes be scattered at the foot of both The Arc de Triomphe & The Eiffel Tower so that he could be present for the finish of The Tour de France every year. It fell to me as the estate executor to carry out his wishes & since it was post-9/11, air fares were dirt cheap. I flew into DeGaulle, scattered the ashes, visited the Normandy beachhead again & went on to Brussels for a few day before flying home out of Schiephol in Amsterdam. This bottle, as well as a massive assortment, came home with me & have been in The Beerfrigerator ever since. I figure that as I approach the 16th anniversary of Pops' passing that I will delve into that stash.

From the bottle: "For more than 5 years, the Palm Brewery has been brewing not only its Speciale Palm, but also for the festive season, its Dobbel Palm. This high fermentation amber beer with its own special aroma and taste brings warmth into your glass. Enjoy the festive season and ... cheers!"

I Pop!ped the cap & began an incredibly gentle pour into an awaiting chalice. Once sufficiently decanted, an in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of light-tan head that quickly reverted to wisps. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was quite sweet, clearly malt-driven, with notes of both bread and caramel, almost like rising dough. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very bready with hints of caramel and dried Mediterranean fruits, like dates and figs. It was kind of like a liquefied fig newton. Finish was semi-sweet with the yeast having continued to help the beer ferment in the bottle & drying it out from what was probably originally a sugary malt bomb. There was still a good deal of sweetness to it.

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Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.69/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The smell of malt, plum fried. Foam poor.
Plum also like taste, but watery, weak bitterness, a little sour and malt. The end like even more watery.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KristofH
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karo
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Janv
4.1/5  rDev +25%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Rickus
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Sirre
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BJSmit
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Saind
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Jose9e
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ccrida
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is amber with a small white head leaving very light lace.

Smell is sweet, kind of dirty dishwater, ethanol.

Taste is generic, a little sweet, and heavy phenols.

Mouthfeel is lighter, a little sticky.

Drinkability is easy in that there is nothing too it. On the other hand, it's generic cheap ale. The label had snow on it, I thought it would be more of a winter warmer, and perhaps that is the intent, but it's way to thin and generic.

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Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of biernack
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of GRUUMSH
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of petermethot
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of desint
3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of MikalMick
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of B14
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Palm Dobbel from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.28 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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