Palm Hop Select | Brouwerij Palm NV

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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: Year-round

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Added by samEBC on 03-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
10.83%
 
 
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1
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15
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of MilanoItaly
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I personally like the hop in a beer: well you can skip this one
because the overall feel isn't worth the price.
750cl bottle.

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Photo of Beneluxor
4.51/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was quickly struck by the top-fermented Palm Hop Select as the Belgian beer some of us were awaiting ... a richly-flavoured beer that goes well with food, quite unlike the typical Belgian premium beer - very often an ale, or other type more exotic - that tends to have idiosyncratic, non-food-compatible flavourings & a high alcohol content. The balance here in the Palm Hop Select is 'just right' ... 6 % alcohol, nice look & aroma, a rich hoppy taste that is straightforward & full, & the ability to complement almost any meal or snack, even a spicy one. Offered in the ideal-size one-third-litre bottle. Has become my main beer to keep in supply at home & for guests.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Deep golden colour, witha small head that fades soon. Not much lace. Aroma of hops, resine, grass, fruits, a bit medicinal. Medium body, thick palate. Taste is a bit roasted, sweeter than expected, fruits. Correct, but not great, IMO.

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Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jow
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie71
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip.
Pours cloudy orange-amber with 2-finger off-white head, moderate retention, some laces.
Smell - belgian yeasts, apple, peach, honey, herbal hops.
Taste - worse, a bit hoppier Palm, caramel, apple, vague aftertaste with some hop presence.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iaido
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of downquark
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Didier83
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Didn't really know what to expect, but this is surprisingly good. Smells like fresh grass, subtle hop flavors and a malty aftertaste. This is a nice refreshing beer, similar to a maibock. I would recommend ordering this on a cafe terrace in springtime.

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Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of speedvagen
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karo
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Basically a Palm with some more hops. In this case, it certainly improves the beer. How much does it improve the beer? On the one hand, it makes it a pretty drinkable, but very forgettable ale. On the other hand, I can't imagine I'd ever buy one again. There are just too many good Belgians to waste time with the mediocre ones.

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Palm Hop Select from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.6 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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