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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian Ale
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
avw1982 (90) - Giessenburg, - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Great beer for the winter. Long warm aftertaste. Small head which qui kly dissapear.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (111) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a Palm glass; from the fridge. Better than her little sister, the Dobbel Palm is a very good Palm beer, fresh taste, great deep amber orange appearance (but a fuzzy head); nice aroma. Go try it !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (57) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
17/12/2014 @Midwinter school Leupegem. Amber coloured with stable white head. Aroma & taste : malts, some fruitiness, sweet caramel, soft, not lasting taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness, yeast and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some sugar and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. It pours an almost clear body, dark golden in amber and with a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma has some bread and caramel, with dried fruits and a grassy hint. It has a nice bitterness in the flavor, but it’s too bready and caramel-ish I think. Full body, quite dry on the palate and with a nice carbonation level. Lasting caramel finish with a little fruityness and some bitterness. Rather boring this one, but its sort of nice anyway. 141213

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (8266) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (263) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Light brown in colour. About what I need for Christmas.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (146) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Helder amberkleurig bier met mooie schuimkraag. Aroma is moutig met lichte hoptoets. Smaak is duidelijk het traditionele geschenk van de brouwer: dubbel genot! Moutiger en "dikker" in de mond. Bitterige afdronk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franksv6 (271) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Clear brown beer with a white head, high carbonation. Taste is watery, caramel and some fruit. Aftertaste is bitter and disappears quicklly, disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Winter version of Palm Spéciale, a treat to the devoted Palm drinkers since 1947 (when the brewery celebrated its 200th anniversary). A bit stronger, maltier, ’thicker’ and darker than the regular Palm Spéciale. Pours a clear and pure, coppery amber colour, notably darker than the Palm Spéciale, with a bit more fizz; the head has the same off-white colour and moussy structure, but has better retention and leaves more lacing on the edge of the glass. Aroma is more appealing too: less off-putting ’side effects’ of pasteurization, less DMS, less rotting fruit (though it is still there). I get iron here too, next to walnuts, dry cookies, cake, dough, butterscotch, biscuit, plum, banana, dried leaves, orange peel, but everything in a subdued, ’quiet’ way; the aroma is still on the weak side, especially for a winter beer, but in any case stronger than that of the regular version. Taste is also better, restrained fruitiness much like the original (faint hints of banana, pear and orange), but a somewhat thicker and deeper maltiness, cookies, caramel, walnuts, tingling carbonation, metallic ’backing vocals’, a tad more oily feel but equally slick and smooth, with the same subdued grassy hoppiness in the finish, which shows a light bitterness but mostly lingering malt sweetness, like the regular. A bit more complex, a bit more worthwile and a bit more ’filling’ than Palm Spéciale, I’d rather classify this as the archetype of the ’spéciale belge’ style. Still: this is just your average, ’daily’ session ale, so do not bother coming to Belgium just for this (as if anyone would, I know).


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