Hangar 24 Local Fields: Palmero
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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For our second Local Fields Series offering we looked to match a Belgian classic with the sweetness of Southern California Dates. Palmero is a traditional Abbey Dubbel with a healthy addition of dates from the Coachella Valley. Fruity esters from the Belgian yeast strain combine with a delicate date sweetness. This beer is full of flavors of caramel, raisin, rum and spice. Additional Information: “Palmero” refers to the title of a person that tends date palms. We felt this was a natural name for a beer brewed with Coachella Valley dates. The Coachella Valley is home to roughly 95% of all dates grown in the US. Palmero (the beer) was designed to show off the wonderful complex flavor of Southern California Dates.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
16oz bottle from Korker Liquors. Pours a rich amber/Ruby color with with moderate quickly dissipating offwhite head leaving a thin white ring with little or no lacing. Aromas primarily sweet, no hop bitterness and no Belgian funk, only caramel, butterscotch, dark fruit. Subtle spice aroma. Taste is sweeter than expected. Too sweet for my taste. Medium to Light in body with decent carbonation. The flavor starts with carmel and date sweetness with some slight toasty malts, apple, and brown sugar. Some light spicy flavors and very mild Belgian yeast character. Not a very complex or interesting beer which and rapidly becomes far too cloyingly sweet. Couldn't finish it as it became oppressively sweet as it warmed. However, I am not a big fan of dates nor is a Belgian dubble one of my favorite styles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Burnt orange/chestnut pour with a small eggshell head. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee, spice and citrus in both nose and taste. Just not that interesting or complex a brew. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1203) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
May 23rd, 2013 - Hanger 24’s Palmero is a firm testament to California’s agricultural sector, which may not be a glittery and blitzed as Hollywood, but is a core of the state’s economy, and comes with its own beautiful vistas and photography worthy sights. The crop for this brew is dates, which produces a light and cheery nose filled with brown sugar, hickory smoke, a tiny bit of bacon, and the dates the label brags about. The flavor is more sugary and sweet, and cut with a bit of booze. The smokey bacon aroma returns to the flavor in a light and fluffy mouthfeel form, with a nice delivery and good flavor. The aftertaste witnesses the slow ebbing of the smoked taste to leave something more mild, and nutty. Given the flavors inside, May may not be the best time to drink this, but keep this in your stash until Fall and you’ll have something well worth drinking as leaves drift to the dirt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3914) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sept ’14 Tasting: Poured a murky copper orange with off white bubble head. Aroma was dates and citrus fruit. Taste was a sticky sweet with caramel, dates, spice forward, but also had a citrus fruity edge as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1552) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Nice double, particularly so for the low (relatively speaking) ABV. I’m getting everything I expect from this style in this brew. Is it the best out there? No. But it’s solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Looks okay. Aroma is sweet and sticky. The flavor of this is strange; a weird fruitiness but not exactly identifiable as dates The sweetness and sugars are right on par with a sweet dubbel, but this is almost headache-inducing for me. One of Hangar’s worst beers, IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6890) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Not as much depth as expeted, but works very well as a dessert beer, or maybe with rich dishes. Quite sweet both from the dates, and the layers of maltiness in the brew. Just a hint of belgian spiciness in the back end."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3477) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
14oz sample on tap at The Burger Saloon in Woodland. The aroma has a sweet dusty and musty character. Some pitted fruits, raisins, caramel, and a little burnt rubber is present. Somewhat hazy copper-amber body with a medium, fizzy off-yellow head present. Starts sweet, sugary, and caramelly. Plenty of toffee. Quite carbonated at first. Becomes lightly fruity with some floral esters in the middle. Finishes a little bland. Kind of light, and pretty one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1270) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Overall not a bad beer. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a white head. Smells of dates and citrus. Taste starts almost sour, but then give way to the Belgian flavoring with some citrus. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Clear amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread dough and faint fruits. Taste of caramel, bready, yeasty, slight spice, and faint dates. Full bodied with lower carbonation, slightly cloying as it warmed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadski4 (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Not that pleasant of an aroma bordering on stale caramel (?). Smallish light brown head with very little lacing. Fares a little better in the flavor - but not much. Date flavor definitely present but not overdone.

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