Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian Ale
Londerzeel, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Had this on tap in Belgium. Very smooth flavor with nice hop character. Didnít come on too strong. Nice floral notes and hop bitterness. Refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilles13 (2) - FRANCE - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
certainly one of the best everyday beer a bit bitter but with a delicious caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Iíve drunk both a recent and a two years over date bottle of this beer. The recent beer has a colour somewhere between chestnut brown and amber. It has a medium-sized white head. The aroma is floral hoppy, with raisins. Some earthy maltness could be noticed too. Some soap in the aroma, but not annoying. The flavour is dominantly bitter, but it has gentle sweet notes. The old beer has a more amber colour, and lots of particles are floating in the beer. Malt cognaccy aroma with hints of alcohol and apples. Apple flavour, but a bit watery. A stronger, both sweet and warming, aftertaste. The points given are for the new beer, the rating for the old beer is ar: 4, app: 1, fl: 3, pal: 3, overal: 5, total: 1.6.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - AUG 1, 2005
Poured and clear amber with an average head. Not too complex and a bit on the sweet side, but very satisfying everyday beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Draught. Copper coloured, big foamy head. Cranberry aroma with hoppy hints. Hoppy malty flavour with weak hints of fruit. Pretty boring for being Belgian...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
Light coper. Thin fizzy head. Pleasant fruit salad aroma. Generic rather bland. Clean and smooth but with a finish Poperinge called cardboard.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Strong malt burnt aroma with some bitterness. Crystal clear red amber colour with good head and lacing. Malt flavour with nithing else. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2005
On tap. Large, foamy an dpillowy head with a clean golden red body. The smell is indistinctive, with hops and other damp aromas, but nothing clearly emerging. A sweet, round and velvety taste with some bitter notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HansVC (6) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
caramel, cereal, roasty, resin, earthy, alcohol, woody, golden, clear, aminimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, lively, bitter, thin feel, medium body, thin feel, medium body,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Amsterdam - Pours an amber brown, this one has a strong caramel/corn syrup nose. I donít know it reminded me of some bad malt I had once. It isnít as bad in taste and is strange but not bad at all.

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