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Palmetto Lager - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light clean crisp taste than can only be achieved with a Bohemian lager brewed in southern style.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-07-2002)
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Reviews by Huffs:
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2012 03:55:27 | More by Huffs
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

The last of the trifecta of Palmetto beers tried,poured a nice light golden with a pretty big frothy-like head,aromas are pretty grainy with a light citrusy fruitiness but pretty muted.Very refreshing lager with some nice qualities to it some definant graininess and a touch of iron finishing with a just a light amount of bitterness.A smooth easy "sociable" lager great for get togethers,maybe something to give a macro swill drinker so they can taste a true lager beer.Well done.

05-03-2005 13:31:47 | More by oberon
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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured a limp-looking cloudy golden color. No head to speak of. Aromas are surprisingly hoppy and earthy. A bit of grainy malt and honey? emerge as well. Flavor was better than expected for a lager. Well-balanced between the hops and malt. Finishes with a grainy bitterness. Mouthfeel is above average. Very drinkable. Good summer beer.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.

10-07-2003 00:18:51 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-13-2013 21:37:24 | More by Cynic-ale
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4/5  rDev +18%

Poured a chill hazed medium yellow with a nice half finger head that melts slowly to a pretty layer of lacing.
Aroma is sweet pale malt with a bit of bready yeast.
A very significant and substantial nose for an american lager.
Very flavorful and pleasant without the presence of corn or rice.
Again, sweet pale malt blended with a tingly citrus hops that leaves the mouth clean as you swallow. A light floral presence as well.
Aftertaste is again a balance with a little more leaning towards grapefruit. Warming alcohol on the swallow...they don't list the ABV but it sort of tastes and feels like 7%....high for a lager.
Mouthfeel is nice and full...not watery at all.
Great summer beer. I've yet to try anything from this brewer that I didn't think was well above the mark.
Not a big fan of American Lagers, I almost feel guilty putting all '4's up for this brew, but in all honesty, it doesn't deserve less. It's one of the best of it's style IMHO. I really love the hop presence and balance it shows.
Thanks again to oldirtysurfer for sharing these beers with me.

10-21-2006 19:06:53 | More by IntriqKen
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South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

12-27-2011 00:48:35 | More by whitekiboko
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-01-2013 01:17:54 | More by KenC
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-14-2012 02:16:26 | More by skm
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

I brought this back north after trip to S.C.
It poured nice yellow and brownish; smells of wheat and powdery malts; the taste was much better than the smell; refreshing but not super clean at the end; nice malty hop twang, a touch of dark bread flavor adn macro type sweetness;

I would certainly go for this out of a freezing cooler on a hot day in South Carolina.

04-25-2007 01:36:53 | More by andjusticeforale
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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

Slight chill-haze, dull coppery gold in hue; I’m pleased with the liquid color as sometimes beers of this sort depress me. White head, at the zenith the foam was two finger’s tall. The head leisurely faded to a soapy cap; head retention was respectable. There was some spotty subsequent lacing. Overall, this is not a shabby looking beer.

Classic all-malt grainy nose, I like it. I smell bread and multi-grain crackers. There is some husky grassiness at the back. The hops add a nice finish to the aromas. Too bad the potency is moderately low. I’ve said a few times that All-Malt Lagers get lost in the shuffle; thankfully the nose on this one standouts enough for me to care. I like the aromas, albeit it really isn’t breaking any new ground.

The palate is kind of sweet upfront, in the middle it gets a bit grainy, and by the finish it is almost alive with grassy-husky hops. The bitterness is low but this beer is well-balanced. I am surprised the aftertaste is sweet; I though it would be grainy in taste and texture but it was soft and sweet. I like surprises. The Honey-Nut Cheerios taste is plenty agreeable. Not a shabby little beer we have here. Solid.

Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation; medium-light in body, the mouthfeel is too pliable for the style. It works, as is, but a crisper body would have been more desirable.

This beer is plenty drinkable, I could session with this beer. It is not the tastiest of its ilk but it’s solid. I like it. I sailed through my glass. I’d rather drink a Helles or a Pils; to me All-Malt Lagers fall in the middle. This one wasn’t crisp or hoppy enough for me yet it wasn’t malty enough for me either. For what it is, this is a lovely, well-brewed beer. In fact, this might be the best of the style I have had, if not, it is top three for sure. Thank you timtheenchanta for the enjoyable South Carolina brew! Worth a try.

01-20-2006 17:17:15 | More by bditty187
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3.18/5  rDev -6.2%

Golden color with just a slight haze. Minimal white head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma of grainy, husky malt and earthy hops.

Taste shows the grainy, husky malt backbone. Earthy hop balance. Some little quirks in the flavor, but nothing too bad.

Mouthfeel is fairly good.
Something is a bit off in the aroma and flavor, but still quite drinkable.

Overall, a decent lager.

Big thanks to AKSmokedPorter for searching some SC beers out and hauling this up to Ohio!

09-25-2003 00:57:19 | More by PhantomVodoo
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-22-2013 15:49:42 | More by SFNC
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3.15/5  rDev -7.1%

12 oz bottle at 42 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a clear copper color with a finger and a half of quickly dying white head.

S: Caramel and bread malts, graininess, and metallic notes.

T: Light fruitiness, some wet grains, and some sour metallic notes.

M: It has a medium-light body with average carbonation.

O: This is better than a typical macro lager but nothing to write home about.

05-23-2011 13:25:58 | More by bucklemyshoe
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2014 14:23:56 | More by bluedognever
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-02-2013 20:01:20 | More by pjhalifax
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South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

Had to try another Palmetto, alway..

A - Poured a deep hazy golden yellow, with a modest white fizzy head and a decent side lace. Head faded quickly and only left behind a slight ring. Lots of visible carbonation bubbling upto the surface thoughout the session, very lively looking,

S - Very light, lots of grain. A small off hoppy smell, and a bit of a bread like hint.

T - Light, enjoyable. Your typical lager but with a bit more of an earthy grain punch, and a deeper tone to it. Definatly not too watered down.

M - Smooth, a bit slick to be honest, but not too bad.

D - Went down very easy and smooth, could easily e an all night drinker.

Overall a very quality session beer from palmetto. I could drink this as a regular. Very easy and very smooth. Nothing to spectacular or unique, just a quality lager that was brewed for that purpose.

07-26-2007 00:51:55 | More by mikesgroove
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North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +16.5%

Pours a pale golden color with a thin white head that is gone faster than a week-end.
Smell is of fresh-cut grass and I like the smell of fresh-cut grass.
Taste is heavy on the malt as expected. Also some straw flavor in there. Taste is actually really good and is very flavorful considering the style. It's missing the corn taste that a lot of similar beers have, which is a good thing.
Mouthfeel is simple and boring.
A very drinkable BBQ beer.

08-20-2006 03:21:19 | More by wcudwight
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3.33/5  rDev -1.8%

consumed a six-pack during a recent trip to Charles Towne, review entered from notes

a: golden in color with slight white head

s: smells grainy, a little overly sweet but not bad, clean hop aroma but doesn't really stand out

m: low-med carb (needs more) light medium body

t: pale grain flavor with a clean hop flavor and light bitterness...pretty standard but not bad, finish could be cleaner

d: drinks easily, enjoyable in the heat

06-11-2008 04:33:43 | More by blackie
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-17-2012 02:35:46 | More by Hattie
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New York

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that quickly faded away leaving only a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. A very light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of bready and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and has some notes of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is a litte filling from all of the malts. A moderate amount of carbonation is evident.
D: This beer is quite sessionable and well-suited for drinking on a hot summer day.

12-23-2010 14:25:08 | More by metter98
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-19-2012 16:02:13 | More by stortore
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-16-2014 04:13:47 | More by AlexOler
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-18-2014 01:08:17 | More by snoopjedi
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New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%

A - pours a hazy yellow color, white head that quickly dissipates
S - lightly malty, strong lager yeast and a touch of hops
T - similar to the smell. Dominated by the lager yeast.
M - light bodied, nicely carbonated and crisp
D - I could see this being a tangy summer party lager as a nice choice in a cooler with a few other ales. The drinkability for this to me goes up with the heat index and BBQ factor.

06-05-2007 16:03:46 | More by barleywinebrewer
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-06-2014 13:41:13 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Palmetto Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.