PALM Hop Select is a complex yet balanced top-fermentation connoisseurs’ beer with a reasonable alcohol content. Its specific hop aroma comes from the aromatic Hallertau Mittelfru¨h hop variety. The carefully selected PALM yeast gives this beer its banana-like fruitiness, and the special PALM malts provide its subtle touch of caramel. Bottle conditioning ensures fine sparkling carbonation and an excellent shelf-life. PALM Hop Select undergoes hopping in three stages. An initial hopping at the start of the boiling process ensures the bitter flavour. The specific hop aroma comes from the Hallertau Mittelfru¨h. This aromatic hop variety is added as a second hopping at the end of boiling and as a third hopping during dry hopping (end of fermentation), when Hallertau Mittelfru¨h from our own hop field is used.
Unique amber-coloured malts determine the basic flavour of PALM Hop Select which is mild caramel flavours with a honey-like mellowness. The malting process adheres to PALM’s specific instructions, which are aimed at a natural brown colouring that gives the beer its specific flavour.
The aroma is determined to a significant extent by yeast. Through intensive selection, the Van Roy family has amassed a lavish collection of the various yeast strains, each of which gives the beer its own fruity character. PALM Hop Select is fermented with a yeast strain which provides a distinct banana-like fruitiness.