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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
An color with an off-white head. Heavy bubblegum, candy, sugar, and banana aromas to this. A nice touch of dates, but it could use more. Toasted malt and toffee are also prominent. Tastes fairly sweet, but manages to not be cloying. Lots of bubblegum and banana with a good amount of sugar and dates. A light toasted character to it and a slight yeastiness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (806) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (738) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadski4 (99) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffDaddy (64) - - MAY 6, 2014
Cloudy copper pour with a modest off white head. Slight brown sugar aroma but not much there. Medium body with a familiar Belgian... something. Waiting for the dark, dried fruit but not getting it. Slightly off sweet, thin taste, just not much going on. Sweeter as it warms but underwhelming all around. Would I drink again? maybe. Would I order again? no.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (934) - Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Brown sugar reflected in the nose, color, and flavor. Spiced rum, caramel, and dates round off the sweetness. Dark fruit compliments in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
htnicholas (49) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap at Aces and Ales 2. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of apple and raisin with a strong backbone of sweet grains. Flavor starts with raisin and sweet grains and has a hint of Belgian yeast and bread underlying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at California brewers festival. Pours amber with white head. Taste is weird fruit flavors. Easy drinking

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft shared on tap at Aces and Ales 2 (Las Vegas, NV). Pours a deep rich brownish ruby pour, a gentle haze, rich glow with frothy offwhite head atop. Aromas are a bit sweet and sticky, caramel and butterscotch, touches of earth, biscuit, and gentle fruit. Subtle spice, mellow yeast. Sweeter and a bit bland overall. Initial is lighter bodied than expected, a medium body with decent carbonation, some gentle toasty malts, mellow apple, touches of brown sugar and spice. Middle is more apple, some carmelization really grows, brown sugar, toast, and biscuit. Gentle yet growing Belgian yeast. Backend is a bit spicy, still a touch sticky and carmelized. Mellow toast. Finish is glances of green apple, thinner body han expected for the style. Meh. Not really a good Dubbel. Looks nice, smells ok, beer is a bit messy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent ruddy copper with a foamy yellow/beige head. Aroma of sugary dark fruit. Med body or better. Flavor is dark fruit (at least raisin and date) with a treacle/rum accompaniment. Seems to go a bit thin with time. Pretty tasty, spice shows better at the finish.


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