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Palmetto Lager - Palmetto Brewing Company

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78
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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

OldFrothingSlosh, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%

Lightly hazy marigold with sunshine yellow edges. The minimally jaundiced, bone white cap tells me immediately that this is a quality microbrew. It's stronger on persistence than on lace, although a short collar keeps things respectable.

It can't quite put my finger on the reason, but this is a more enjoyable nose than I usually find on all-malt lagers. It's lightly sweet and fresh grain-like, with musky, faintly floral hops. It may not sound like much, but it's a good combination that leads me to think that the flavor will be equally as good.

Palmetto Lager isn't outstanding on the palate and favors simple over complex (no suprise, given the style). Having said that, it's a competent, comforting little drinker all the same. Other than a modest sweetness, there's very little flavor contribution from the malt. The hoppiness is on the low end as well. The hops taste more German than American or English.

There's little, if any, deterioration with warming. Mostly because the flavor isn't flying high to begin with. During the short finish, the beer turns from modestly sweet to crisp and dry. The light-medium mouthfeel is slightly better than average on a good day. This is an obvious session brew as long as amazing flavor isn't high on one's list of gotta-haves.

I don't like Palmetto Lager nearly as much as I like Palmetto Porter, but that's probably the style difference talking. This is an uncomplicated, uncluttered, ultimately uninteresting lager whose quality I can, nevertheless, appreciate. Bottom line: it's a good, regional, 'wash down a burger' kind of brew that deserves some measure of respect. Thanks to WOLFGANG for the bottle.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%

Slightly hazy straw color with a nice white head. Lacing was non-evident as the head faded to a thin layer.

Aroma of lightly kilned malts and noble hops.

Taste is similar. Bready malt flavor with a bitter hop finish. Does not finish very clean.

Light bodied, nicely carbonated, and highly drinkable.

ZimZamZoom, Aug 10, 2007
Photo of bditty187
3.55/5  rDev +5%

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.

bditty187, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of MrHolland
3.55/5  rDev +5%

Pours a bright golden yellow with about a 1 inch head.

Smell is of light grains not too much in this area.

This beer seems to pretty balanced, even though I am new to this style. Has a malt upfront that ends with a grainy taste and a little hops.

Has a good amount of carbonation with a nice feel on the palate.

This is a pretty good brew but have not had many of this style.

MrHolland, Apr 02, 2006
Photo of Alkey
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured a clear golden color with a nice head that fell slowly. Smells a bit of a sweet grain and malt aroma. Taste very well balanced some sweet malt flavors and a little grassy hop bite. This beer went down smooth and fast a good beer to have a few of.

Alkey, Nov 10, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

KenC, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

skm, Dec 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

pjhalifax, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

AlexOler, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

snoopjedi, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

thatoneguymike, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

mcorwin, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

BlackBelt5112203, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Chris77McGrath, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

AndrewMichael, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

GaryMarkle84, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

RoryOMoore, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +3%

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.

metter98, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.48/5  rDev +3%

Poured this Czech Pilsener from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy golden color, produced an average head, nice retention, and it left a nice amount of lacing on the glass.The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread, and some slight notes of lemon citrus. Light in body, this Pilsener is quite refreshing and crisp. Very nice mouthfeel, plenty of malted grain some earthy hop qualities. Very nice session beer, would make for a great summer beer- a lot more flavor then a macro brewed lager.

GossageBrewery, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Palmetto is one of those small local breweries whose beers I tend to enjoy. Had this at one of the many seafood restaurants that dot Charleston and thoroughly enjoyed it. It went very well with my dish although the waitress had recommended Palmetto Pale Ale. A good full-bodied brew with a nice sense of hops in both the smell and taste to balance the malts. Crisp. clean taste with a nearly dry finish.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 15, 2003
Photo of brentk56
3.38/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Pour a clear golden color with a rocky head that leaves a few squiggles of lace down the sides of the pint glass

Smell: Grainy aroma with some lager twang

Taste: Bready, up front, with some developing sweet and grainy aspects that appear by mid-palate; after the swallow, the lager twang arrives though the finish has a surprising amount of toffee sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: A bit too sweet for my palate, but certainly an acceptable brew

brentk56, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of avalon07
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Thought I'd pick up a local beer as I've never had one before.

Poured from a bottle into a pilsener glass. Had no real head to speak of at all. The color was a light yellow with a cloudy texture.

There wasn't much smell about this one. The hops were most prevalent.

The taste wasn't too bad. Although I'm not a huge fans of overly hopped beer, this aspect worked for this beer. It was a solid, zesty taste.

There wasn't a whole lot of carbonation, so it didn't give much pop to the beer.

Even though this is an uneven beer, it's still somewhat drinkable. It had a more complex taste than I was expecting. Not bad.

avalon07, Jan 22, 2008
Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

The "Charleston Lager" poured a crystal clear pale golden with a white, tall, frothy head that fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was slight DMS and very fruity with just a slight maltiness and a grainy aroma.

The flavor was fruity, not clean at all, with DMS also present. The flavor was grainy and corny with a slight sweetness and then the bittering comes through just enough to balance out the beer.

The finish was fruity and grainy. The body was medium light.

12 ounce bottle. More like an ale thatn a lager, but very easy drinking. They probably used 6-row malt on this beer.

GCBrewingCo, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of blackie
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%

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

blackie, Jun 11, 2008
Palmetto Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.