Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian Ale
Londerzeel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2003
(draft) Clear amber with large off-white head. Aroma is mildly sweet, raisin, some metallic. Taste is lightly sweet, raisin, some spice. Palate is fairly light, some wateriness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BelgianAmLa (4) - Hanover, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2004 does not count
Unique flavor leaves a bit of an aftertaste. Hard to describe exactly, but the best I can do is say it seems too sweet. Not bad - certainly drinkable - light and pleasant but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quinten (1051) - 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 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 doesn’t sit all that well with me.

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (8000) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
Not a top belgian ale. Copper brown, thin head, muted aromas of yeast and caramel. Flat palate of dusty caramel and faint fruit, quite thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
Oxidized cardboard and not much else. My wife bought this is in British Columbia for me. page 350 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 301 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4973) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Not very good. An amber colored beer. Light malt in the aroma and considerable diacetyl in the flavor, but some malt below that. Well carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2007
Pours an orangey, deep gold and sparkling in the lights. A central eddy of fine bubbles rise up to a flaccid, wafer-thin, broken white head that sadly dwindled further back to crown-less. Overly sweet toasted malt nose with a light showing of apricots and uncooked almonds. Quite fizzy, nostril ticklingly fizzy like a glass of Coca cola™. Again, sweet toasted malts, not as pronounced on the palate as in the nose, but dominant none-the-less. Some candied Belgian yeastiness peeks out. Flows through into a filmy, soapy mouthfeel that trails off into the swallow. Soft flavour of Anzac cookies, pale nuts and dusty old hop flowers in back. Not much length to save it aside the layering effect it had on my tongue - raw almonds anyone? Rather lifeless and one-dimensional overall, I can’t say it is refreshing so it comes down to just plain bothersome to drink. Average. (30cL, 29/08/07, Jandakot Liquor)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2007
Disappointing and undistinguished Belgian ale. Clear bronze with a fat pillowy head. Peppery aroma with some dusty attic, ginger beer and Rumtopf. Medium-bodied and syrupy with a disappointingly abrupt finish - where’ditgo??? Oversweet and malty, with toffee dominant over diluted tropical fruit juice. Some English bitter-like characteristics, but not the good ones. Too thin and sweet to be sessionable, yet not robust enough to work as a sipper. Found it a struggle to drink in the end. (33cl bottle. BB 4/10/07)

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