MrW (227) - Londerzeel, - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, floral fruity aroma, coriander.
Pours licht golden to amber, foamy fading head.
Tastes like bubblegum, less bitter than expected.
Bubblegum stays in the finish. The sweetness, candylike taste is inviting for more.
Earlier Rating: 2/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Palm Hopper 2012, not sure if it is supposed to stand here. ’Cause it’s slight different than the 37,5 bottles of 2011.
Citrus, fruity, wet mown grass as aroma’s. Sometimes somewhat metallica
Blond beer with a lovely sparkle, foamy lacing head.
Floral taste, some bittersweetness, but metalic finish.
Lively carbonation, light bitter finish but metalic aftertaste. Easy drinking.
Palm Hopper 2011, 37.5cl bottle.
Herbal, wet wood, bread.
Light cloudy orange, white foamy head. Little sparkle.
Herbs, flowers. Bitter and watery finish.
Sten (507) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured beer with a nice white head. Malty and fresh bitter aroma. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter but the bitterness is more present. Nice one. (Bottle 33cl)
heavy (1956) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16/04 Another Marko’s, thanks! A 0.33 l bottle, as palm hops select. It poured a bit hazy golden body with bigger head. Quite weak hoppy aroma, along with standard vanilla and biscuit malt. Sweet flavor, malty, fine except ugly metallic note that lasts all the way through the aftertaste. Despite really being cloying, it’s simple and smooth so you get the feeling of medium bodied brew. Medium finish. Too sweet, unbalanced, needed more hops in other than ugly metallic way to be just fine, even if hops were not mentioned in the name.
thanatosti (587) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl. bottle as Palm Hop Select @ home, bought somewhere in Belgium. Hazy light amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice twist on the regular Palm.
mike_77 (1960) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very impressive. Flavour is rather sweet. Muted hop struggles to deliver any bitterness or bite against a citric and sugary overall taste.
mile (2112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and fruitiness, light herbal hoppyness and light alcohol. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness, light hoppyness with light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light hoppyness, some alcohol. Lightly hopped ale - too much caramel/alcohol.
jfb (2569) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops and barnyard, slightly earthy, with a hint of caramel and sweet spices. flavour is mostly the same, heavy barnyard, some alcohol and caramel, very sweet, with a medium-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Bontus (566) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl, Maes Dendermonde. Pours orange clear golden. Dense white head, shining. EU hop nose, bit grassy. With a cookie undertone. Aroma more malty, decent bitterness, but lacks hop aroma. Medium carbonation, overall a refreshing ale, but poorly hopped.
gEUS (582) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle - under Palm Hop Select. Aromas are quite absent. Taste is expecially metallic , only the aftertaste has some malt and subtle European hop influences (greens, pine). Very plain belgian "hoppy" beer.
Douberd (631) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, as Palm Hop Select. ABV 6%. Poured into a tulip glass, 1.65€
Deep orange copper colour with minimal activity in it. Two full fingers of thick, soapy head, white on colour, with average retention and medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is malty mainly but there is more than enough hoppy aroma as well to cover it. Pine, resin, some citrus notes bringing limes to mind.
Taste follows the aroma, with moderate bitterness. Becomes more bitter on the aftertaste, after the lime notes are gone. Nice taste neverteless.
Thin to medium body with average carbonation.
Not bad, nice cross breed between a belgian pale ale and an IPA.
MathiasVDP (6) - Zeebrugge, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bit sweet in the nose, also in taste I find the caramel malt and a pit of copper. To be a "HOPPER" I don’t find enough hop in it, not in the aroma and not in the taste.