Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian Ale
Londerzeel, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 995   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
PALM Ale has long been one of Europeís top-selling specialty beers. Made with English hops, French Barley, and Belgian yeast, PALM represents the best of European beer-making traditions. Itís the roasted Champagne Malt which gives PALM its amber color, but without being heavy. Also available bottle-conditioned as Palm Hergist.
Sold as Palm outside of Europe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4011) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Pours brown with little white head. Smell of a normal beer. Taste of sourish bitter flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Aroma is minimal with maybe some nutty malts. Thin quite highly carbonated malt, short nothing finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
Amber colour with an off white head. Fruity and caramel sweet aroma. Malty, light spicy flavor. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pfr (121) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
33 cl Bottel Color - Golden Amber Head - White Aroma - Hops, Malt, Sweet Flavor - Hops, Sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 Retasted 14/06/2007. Ghastly - musty, caramelly, cardboard with lightly phenolic character. Tasted 13/12/2005. 330ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits. Orange-gold, bright, bubbly. Just off-white, airy, thinning head that laces up strongly. The nose is apples and toffee, at first, then oranges and a slight musty yeastiness. Orange-like chewey malt flavour with soe toffee and a little bit of a metallic finish. Light-medium weight, and softly carbonated in the mouth, but there is a long-lingering astringent harshness that develops later and doesnít sit all that well with me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quinten (1052) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Golden bronze colour, smallish, quickly evaporating head. Aroma - plenty of hops, some malty sweetness. Very nice, really to try more Re-Rate 7-12 from belgian law, new needs to put ingrients on the can-bottle. says: the bad E224 is in the product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2005
Bottle. Slightly yeasty nose. Nice clear golden colour. Taste is initially great - like a very high quality lager in a lot of ways - it doesnít really develop into anything though, and the nicely bitter finish is refreshing and drinkeable, but uninspired. A good session ale I would imagine, but nothing to write home about. Oh, and a faint astringency comes through about halfway through the bottle that doesnít help its cause any.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2005
From tap @ Kantjil & de Tijger in Amsterdam. Nice brown ale in a tulip glass - large head, nice malty flavour. Unfortunately served too cold, so the aroma was missing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4343) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 New rating:
0.33l bottle, Palm Speciale, shared with and courtesy of heavy (thanks!)
The 3.6 seemed a bit high so I decided to try it again from heavyís bottle, just to remind myself how it tasted. And was shocked... nowhere even close. Sweet malty nose, some yeast, caramel... blah. Weak, lemony taste. Some weak caramel malt, weak hop, stale yeastiness... watery. Some radlerish qualities. Iím positive that it was better before. Not the worst beer around but very unimpressive. It mightíve been an off bottle and Iíll rerate it... contains propylene glycol alginate (emulsifier/stabilizer/thickener) and potassium metabisulfite (not one of the nicer preservatives around). Why? 5/4/4/1/9.

Old rating:
Found in a great shop in Split today. 0.33l bottle, Palm Export. Pours a beautiful light shade of brown / dark amber maybe, and a small thick creamy head that never dissipates extremely slowly. The nose is quite fruity, but I really canít think of which fruit (itís on the tip of my tongue...), maybe slightly sourish. Good so far. The taste is nice enough, but not really "aleish", more like some full tasting lager. Itís quite well made though, subtle malty, fruity and creamy flavors, with some subtle bitterness in the finish and the aftertaste. I like it, not flashy, but far from offensive, and quite refreshing. 7/4/7/3/15 (3.6)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2005
Tap; Rather dark amber colour, average white head. Creamy and smooth taste, some light bitterness in the finish. Lovely beer, Good for thirsty weather

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