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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Gotta say, a very strange brew, very sour--almost a lemon/orange taste.

    Not like any beer/ale I've ever had.

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    It's a sour ale, purposely. Flemish style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    It's a sour ale, purposely. Flemish style.
    Thanks, I had no idea, honestly. Didn't even know sour ales existed.

    Was a bit too tart for my liking--not "beery" enough, like most of the Belgian ales I'm used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Thanks, I had no idea, honestly. Didn't even know sour ales existed.

    Was a bit too tart for my liking--not "beery" enough, like most of the Belgian ales I'm used to.

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    you've had Chimay and the like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    you've had Chimay and the like?


    I find Red Chimay is pretty much the perfect Trappist Belgian Ale. Blue and white are great, but the Red is simply the finest IMHO.

    Having said that, Palm is my favorite 'drinking' Belgian Ale, probably my favorite Ale with Spaten Premium being my favorite Lager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Thanks, I had no idea, honestly. Didn't even know sour ales existed.

    Was a bit too tart for my liking--not "beery" enough, like most of the Belgian ales I'm used to.

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    For some reason Palm has not gotten a good rating on beeradvocate but I love it. One of my favorite Belgians.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    For some reason Palm has not gotten a good rating on beeradvocate but I love it. One of my favorite Belgians.

    I really wanted to, but it seemed a bit bland to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Gotta say, a very strange brew, very sour--almost a lemon/orange taste.

    Not like any beer/ale I've ever had.

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    That's a lot of pressure Stokes, to put my recommendation on the table of your masterpieces, easter no less...

    It's definitely a bit tart and has some cherry hints, but always leaves me coming back for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    For some reason Palm has not gotten a good rating on beeradvocate but I love it. One of my favorite Belgians.

    +1. Love it. Never given a lot of credence to rating systems for beer. You either like it, or you don't.

    I think it's delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJCAP2 View Post
    That's a lot of pressure Stokes, to put my recommendation on the table of your masterpieces, easter no less...

    It's definitely a bit tart and has some cherry hints, but always leaves me coming back for more.
    No no no issues, it was just the afternoon beer with the appetizer baby lamb loin chops, we switched to wine for the feast.

    I didn't dislike it--citrus/sour is my favorite "taste", I just wasn't expecting it in a beer!

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    Anyone tried Hel & Verdoemenis? Its an imperial stout from the Netherlands.

    Top 3 beer I've ever had. Only downside is the price, at $11 a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post


    I find Red Chimay is pretty much the perfect Trappist Belgian Ale. Blue and white are great, but the Red is simply the finest IMHO.

    Having said that, Palm is my favorite 'drinking' Belgian Ale, probably my favorite Ale with Spaten Premium being my favorite Lager.

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    Just picked up a bottle of Chimay Blue/reserve this past weekend... Also some Barrel Trolley Amber, which was non-offensive and easy on the palette.
    Im a fan of Spaten as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsterxman View Post
    Just picked up a bottle of Chimay Blue/reserve this past weekend... Also some Barrel Trolley Amber, which was non-offensive and easy on the palette.
    Im a fan of Spaten as well.
    Spaten Oktoberfest, by far the best Okotberfest beer. This past year was incredible. I'm so looking forward towards the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJCAP2 View Post


    I drink this like it's juice, because it basically is. Not a fan of the "hops" in general but this does it for me. Just had the Grand Cru.
    I'm not a big fan of the 'fruity' beers ŕ la Kriek. If you do like those there's also Mort Subite (Sudden Death) which has a strong apple taste to it, between a beer and a cider. In Ireland the drink tons of apple and pear cider.

    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Just bought 2 of these to bring to our friends house for Easter. Thanks for the tip!


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    Insert mandatory bottle size/Stokes hand joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsterxman View Post
    Just picked up a bottle of Chimay Blue/reserve this past weekend... Also some Barrel Trolley Amber, which was non-offensive and easy on the palette.
    Im a fan of Spaten as well.
    LOL, I gotta get me some of that

    Love the Red Chimay.

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    Just finished building this last night. It's going to be a fun summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sourceworx View Post
    Just finished building this last night. It's going to be a fun summer.

    Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post


    I find Red Chimay is pretty much the perfect Trappist Belgian Ale. Blue and white are great, but the Red is simply the finest IMHO.

    Having said that, Palm is my favorite 'drinking' Belgian Ale, probably my favorite Ale with Spaten Premium being my favorite Lager.

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    I think that captures it - Palm is a very drinkable beer when you're looking for something that's easy drinking yet still retains some flavor and a bit of complexity. I'll drink the American lite beers if thats whats available (as long as its not rolling rock), but you can drink Palms all afternoon and not feel like they're "too much" - whatever that means. I have similar feelings towards Yuengling - IMO just a better version of Bud but for the same general purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    LOL, I gotta get me some of that

    Love the Red Chimay.

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    LOL, Didn’t want to oversell it, but it was pretty smooth and went down real easy…

    Definitely worth buying if you happen to see it in the store.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had the Red Chimay or if I did, I can’t remember how it was… I’ll pick up a bottle soon and let you know, thanks.

    Spaten Octoberfest will be on my list too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    I think that captures it - Palm is a very drinkable beer when you're looking for something that's easy drinking yet still retains some flavor and a bit of complexity. I'll drink the American lite beers if thats whats available (as long as its not rolling rock), but you can drink Palms all afternoon and not feel like they're "too much" - whatever that means. I have similar feelings towards Yuengling - IMO just a better version of Bud but for the same general purpose.
    Said perfectly. It's just one of those beers that you can drink all afternoon and not get full or overwhelmed. I can drink one MAYBE 2 Guiness, but after that I need to switch to Harp or Smithwicks. I can drink one or 2 Chimay's, but that's it. I can drink one or 2 Hefe's but then I need to switch to a lager/pilsner.

    Palm and Spaten are--to me--the perfect blend of flavor and lightness to drink a 6-pack whilst watching a game or hanging out at a BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourceworx View Post
    Just finished building this last night. It's going to be a fun summer.

    So, what do you have going on there?

    Are those CO2 taps--how much beer?

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