Japalo (1146) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home. Golden clear. Small head. Fruity notes. Very clean taste for an ale. Though more creamy and peppery than a lager. Fine brew.
NikkTwist (1540) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Draft at Fado. Pours a nice clear medium copper gold with a decent bright white foamy head. Nice runny lace. Tastes lightly wheaty and hoppy. Oranges studded with cloves. Toasted Challah bread. Golden plums. French toast. Green grapes. Chamomile. Slight Band-Aid. Nice bubbly champagne body. Fuller (and better) than the standard Palm.
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - DEC 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle bought at Valentino Chocolatier in Wan Chai.
Translucent amber honey colour; One and a quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with active small carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of malt, with pineapple, light banana, faint vanilla, ester, light caramel, sugar and faint grass; Medium sweet taste of malt, with light syrups, light red fruits, grapes, caramel, molasses, light tartness, very light liquorices and thin grass; Mid to light body, slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is like a sub-par version of Leffe Blonde: slightly thicker amber gold body but with less fruity tastes, sweet elements in abundance (syrup, molasses, some caramel), and really fizzy soda feel (I burped quite a lot), okay malty palate and some cherry-like tart notes, other than that it’s really bare; Hoppiness is faint grass in nose and taste. Very light liquorices for some hints astringency. Sweet finish; Fairly dry after taste, very easy and sweet to mouth.
Comments: This is a macro Belgian Ale which is second banana to Leffe Blonde. It has thicker body, beautiful froth and heads, and nice boozy kicks, but the aroma and taste is just bare bone industrial ester and sweetness. Still fully drinkable, but not worth the US$4.0 import price tag, with Leffe Blonde being the cheaper and tastier alternative.
sbron (181) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl. Fles. Donkere kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : chocolade, fris, licht fruitig. Bittertje.
mxnuel16 (46) - PANAMA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cerveza oscura, color chocolate oro, al principio un poco dulce al final amargo, me gusta mas que la palm regular, espumosa buena acompañada de unas galletas de sal.
rxndygordon (34) - Panama, PANAMA - DEC 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma a pasas y chocolate. Apariencia naranja con considerable head y carbonizada. Sabor amargo al final.
markextrae (902) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from tap. deep copper golden colour with a big white head. metallic smell. caramel malts, lot of sweet notes. citrus, small hoppy finish. nice to try but there’s nothing special going on
crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draf.t Aroundhte same as normal palm. Good for a macro beer and thats about i.
BOSSbrewer (1509) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours a crystal clear golden. Minimal white head. Aroma is malt and cooked corn. Slightly sweet. Light bodied and finishes pretty sweet. Ok but unremarkable. Nice session beer.
alobar (2738) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Sweet fruit flavor with apple, banana and a hint of yeast. Somewhat thin consistency.