Palm Speciale

Palm Speciale

Rated 3.232 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm

Steenhuffel, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Ale

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Amber colored beer of top fermentation. Full in taste, easy to drink and a pleasure to share. Brewed by the family brew masters of Palm Brewery Belgium since 1747.

ID: 9294 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank16404
Overall Percentile69
Style Rank325 of 1119
Style Percentile71
Lowest Score1.9
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.257
Weighted Score3.232
Standard Deviation0.529

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  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain/malt, caramel, and some slight yeast aromas. Taste is pretty much the same and a bit watery overall. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but its easy to drink, not bad.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Nice amber pour, good head and lacing. Light caramel malty aroma, slight hops and fruits. Taste is fairly clean but weak, lightly sweet and hopped not unlike a typical American amber beer. Better than Euro pils, weaker than most Belgian ales.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Clear amber color with white foam head. Aroma is caramel with some barley. Taste is sweet bitter. A beer that I have been drinking for decades, one gets used to it. Still not bad. (Velp 201202)

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Mild caramel and grassy with a splash of neutral hops. Light amber color with a thin off white head and spotty lacing. Balanced and safe for all consumers.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Without a doubt, a Belgian in every way. Lightly floral to the nose and fruity sweet to the palette. Smooth throughout. Deep clear amber color with only a slight ring of a head. Nice carbonation. Better than expected.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had this in NYC. I was expecting a crappy beer but this ended up being very nice. It is actually a Belgian Pale Ale and it is quite refreshing and nice. Very nicely hopped with that famous Belgian yeasty flavor! Would search this one out now that I have had it.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains biscuit, caramel, and corn. How is this not an amber lager/ale? Anyway flavor issomewhat sweet with caramel and toffee. Decent drinking simple beer but ok.

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Palm is a beer that comes best to it's right when it's draught from tap. But still, my most recent experience was from a magnum bottle with a cork. When poured into the Palm glass it forms a nice firm head that stays on pretty long. There is not much of an aroma to be found here and the taste is like many others. A bit sweet on the beginning with a hoppy bitternes at the end. No interesting hints or notes to be found. This leaves Palm as an average Belgian Dark Beer that would not be my first choice but certainly not the last.

  • CHOPZ 6677 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    6-pack from the LCBO with a best before date: 26.08.11. At first pour, smells like a pilsner (Saaz hop). Clean light amber-copper colour with a soapy tiny-bubbled off-white head. Decent retention but no lacing. Then, the aroma turns in some malty bread with mild caramel and the hop blending things. When I first had this beer from the bottle a week ago, it tasted like pure corn (which caught me off guard, being a Belgium beer). I then noticed the ingredient: maize. Oh no ! A mass-produced brew from a great brewing country. When poured in a glass, it does not seem as bad. The hop seems to help. Still, not one I was impressed with (seeing we have better amber brewed here - with no corn).

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a thick, frothy, fairly persistent snow-white head. Aroma is strong and mainly fruity with a malty undertone and a hint of hops. Crisp flavor is malty and just a little fruity. Texture is fairly fizzy, and finish has just a touch of hop bitterness.

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