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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian Ale
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 937   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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PALM Ale has long been one of Europe’s top-selling specialty beers. Made with English hops, French Barley, and Belgian yeast, PALM represents the best of European beer-making traditions. It’s 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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (528) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
DATE TASTED: November 16, 2013... GLASSWARE: Ommegang stem... OCCASION: celebrating the unseasonably warm afternoon of football, Christmas lights and fun with my sons... APPEARANCE: opaque, deep golden amber body with a soft, foamy thin white head that rings uniformly; lacing is cirrus cloud and ocean crest... AROMA: aromatic, fruity--sour apple and tart candy... PALATE: light, fizzy as cider; possesses some staying power in the mouth, but rather dry like champagne...TASTE: mildly tart and pleasantly crisp with little exchange of flavor in the exhale; an underlying hint of lager malts, but inevitably this is a clean basket of fruit with enough hops to hint at an ale...OVERALL: This has to be one of those handful of brews I have passed numerous times, always intending to try and never quite trying; its inclusion in the "Great Beers of Belgium" forced my hand, and I am pleased to find it a serviceable, light, cheaper version of Unibroue’s wonderful Ephemere (which announces its apple right up front); a single notch below the Estaminet pilsner in the sample, and two below the Rodenbach--but beer drinking isn’t really a competition, right?...


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6236) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear darkish copper color with a medium white head. A sweet malty nose, some toffee and yeast. Sweet, light fruit, caramel, yeast, a clear spicy Continental profile half Belgian ale half European sweet lager. Very smooth, drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
Draught at Pig ad Whistle. Amber colour with decent lacing. Aroma is grainy hops with some malts. Starts sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad, but I won’t order a second.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Amber pour with a nice head. Nice malty aroma with hints of caramel and hops. Flavor matches.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinivini (449) - BELARUS - OCT 31, 2014
Amber colour, moderate porous head. The aroma is quite special: grains corn, dryed fruit, plastic & a skunky note that unites all mentioned and that a can’t really define. Medium body. Sweet taste with a delicate sour note in the background. Grainy finish. The beer of its own character that not really strikes my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Along with De Koninck, this is the classic ’spéciale belge’, a style which has lost much of its popularity in the last decade - prompting the Flemish government to classify it as something which needs protection. Back in the nineties, before I started venturing into specialty beers, this was my favorite session beer. I’ve tasted it hundreds of times from bottles and from tap, but for this rating I bought a 33 cl can. Pours a warm orange blond colour with somewhat yellowish hue, clear with little fizz, under a thinnish but dense and stable, off-white head. Weakish and sweetish aroma of caramel, pasteurization and clear DMS (cooked cauliflower), iron, pear, rotten peaches, hints of banana, apple peel and hazelnuts. Taste begins with a restrained, sweetish fruitiness of vague apple, apricot and orange, minerally and slightly sourish carbonation, caramelly and nutty but superficial maltiness in the middle, slick and rather thin mouthfeel, metallic too, finish mildly grassy hop bitterish but mostly consisting of lingering malt sweetishness. Thirst-quenching and preferable over Jupiler and the like, but on the thin and bland side, more straightforward than it could have been and partially ruined by quite off-putting odours. I remember the tap version as being a bit more ’pure’ and malty, but I cannot exclude the possibility that this is my own imagination playing tricks with me. Classic alright, but not very interesting for those seeking the big, complex Belgian ales.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnth (21) - - OCT 17, 2014
From bottle. Amber in colour. Small head. Faint hops and malt aroma. Perfectably drinkable but expected more.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (865) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2014
0,25L bottle. Pours clear deep amber with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malty, and somewhat soapy. Flavor is sweet, grainy, malty, caramel, some corn. Finish has very mild bitter note. Carbonation is high. Overall: nothing interesting, feels somewhat like lager. It is very easy to drink, so extra points for that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
250ml bottle served in its own tulip glass. A: Pours a dark orange to amber color. Clear. Forms a medium bubbled white head with medium to low retentions and some lacings formed and left S: Sweet caramel and malts in upfront. Very grainy. Notes of corn. Followed by bready yeasts and flowery hops. Hops are a bit citrus reminding a British Bitter somehow. Very light notes of sourness in the end and a bit metallic too T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again, very grainy in the mouth with a light sourness in the background. Interesting. Corn. Toffee. The hops are quite citrus giving it an air of a British Bitter. By the way, bitterness is quite light too. In overall, a quite balanced taste M: Light to medium body. Slightly molasses. Medium carbonation and grainy/toffee aftertaste O: Easy-drinking. Smooth and pleasant. Nothing special but, at the same time, an "above the average" Belgian session Ale. Recommended [ BA Review @ 11/24/2012 ]

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zarkam (457) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
250ml bottle, 5.2% abv. Clear amber colour, small mostly vanishing fizzy white head, good lacing. Moderately malty aroma of hay and grain with a bit of toast, light to moderate earthy hops and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is initally fairly neutral mildly bittersweet with a short bitter finish with an astringent feel. Light to medium body, slick mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Not very remarkable, kind of like a lager with a bit more taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (183) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
A nice amber colour with a slight caramel hint on the nose. Taste falls a little flat after the great start; it seems somewhat muted.


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