So first thing I found out while looking into this beer is that the breweries history is just unbelievable, the long and short of it is they started ages ages and ages ago and are still going today. The quick history of PALM Breweries goes back to 1525 and the farmyard would later be called ‘De Hoorn’ but was originally documented in the early history of Steenhuffel around 1380. I would seriously suggest you spend the extra time to read about them at: https://www.palm.be/en/palm
This bottle was opened with the original Rotablade spinner. Paul Watson the designer and maker is a top guy and worked so hard in building the range and his attention to detail is amazing. This is a super looking item and he makes a lot of cool gear so definitely check him out on Instagram.
So the Palm 0.0 is a slightly amber coloured ale with a barley , hoppy taste. I will say I was a little unsure to the exact style of the 0.0 but I would have to slip it into a larger/bitter bracket. A refreshing fizz but with a malty backbone. So this was a pleasant beer with generally a nice taste. I enjoyed the ale style beer but for an ale beer it was a little carbonated for this style of beer. I can only assume that’s either the style of brewing the wanted or just an outcome of the no alcohol process.
The bottle and label design is……not great. It’s lucky the beer tastes good as the initial aesthetic feelings from it wasn’t giving a good sensation for the 7th beer in the tasting review. The plain flat graphics and basic appearance makes this put baby in the corner and keep her there with a bag on her head.
With the whole non alcoholic thing the looks are as important as the beer itself as it seems zero percent beer is going to mainly aimed at the youthful generation of snowflakes…sorry they are the future. With that having a visually exciting casing really helps and this lets this one down because it’s a decent entry in to the growing non alcoholic market.
A decent entry in to the reviews and this beer will be given 6.75/10 on the Cooperative scale.
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