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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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 12
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 dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Palm is a resepctable beer when you can get it fresh, but the words "hop select" on a beer label makes me do that Tex Avery wolf howling thing. Going 330 ml out of the bottle into its own glass at Cafe Botteltje, on to the beer:

A lovely amber orange color in the glass, topped with a 1½ inch rocky head with good retention and attractive bubbles running throuhg its body. The aroma of fresh grassy and herbal notes hit the hop thing we. Complimenting those aromas are gentle fruit notes and a little tangerine.

Whether your palate is Belgian or American, the hop flavor is strong. There's a big bite of spicy grass first, followed by soft esters and toast. There's a spicier kick towards the end, which leaves a pleasant mark. The two sides work well together. It's medium bodied, spicy, with a buzzy sensation.

Pleasing "fresh hop" beer by Palm. I think it wil be a matter of when, not if, it hits the US market.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The name suggests this will probably be a hoppier version of the regular Palm.
The label states this beer is thrice hopped with Hallertau Mittelfrüh.

A: dark golden colour, rocky white head, leaves a beautiful lacing on my glass

S: caramel maltiness with a subtle fruitiness, mostly banana, grapefruit, some mango

T: malty, bubblegum, grapefruit, ending in herbal hops, medium bitterness not much else and absolutly not as explicitly hoppy as the name suggested

M: light to medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish

O: fairly decent, subtle, hoppy session beer, just lacking a bit of power but refreshing and easy to drink

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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 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 desint
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of CSO
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Photo of Brewski
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 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 Anatole
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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

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 SVD
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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 GRUUMSH
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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