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Palmetto Lager - Palmetto Brewing Company

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78
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
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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1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Willibomb
2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a michelob lager clone, which was quite a shock.

In a bottle, it looks like any lager, so that is tough indicator.

It smells like carbonation, with a hint of beer skunk.

This beer was nearly identical to michelob's lager, which isn't the worst thing in the world, but michelob can make it cheaper and distribute it to any place on earth, so this brewery needs to up the flavor to maintain a competitve edge.

It would have been fairly drinkable on a hot day, if I was thirsty, but the taste was something I didn't care to re-experience.

Willibomb, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -26%

TheBigBoy, Jul 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

EastCoastHawkeye, Nov 26, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

cantstandya65, May 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

WckdVbz, Sep 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of brewmudgeon
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is like a reverse mullet beer...
too much party (sweetness) up front, too much business (metallic and mineral flavors) in the back.
i was on vacation and i really wanted to like this one, but it's like the water they brewed it with was laden with things i really don't want to be consuming (or they used an odd yeast or i dunno what).

brewmudgeon, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of afausser
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a sparkling pale amber, with quite a bit of haze and a finger or quickly dissipating head. Numerous streams of fine bubbles move to the top of the glass. Quite a bit of carbination is evident, and doesn't look like it will stop anytime soon. Lacing, like head retention, is poor.

Smell: Sweet, wheat and fruit notes, particularly grapes, present. Not very complex. There's kind of a funky bitter smell too that I can't quite put my finger on/

Taste: Again, not very complex. Light hops and heavy bread.

Mouthfeel: Flat. There is something really strange going on with the carbonation--it seems from appearance and from burping after drinking to be a very gassy beer, but at the same time, its like the carbonation is doing nothing for it. Flat flavors, flat feel.

Drinkability: Not awful, but not anything special, either. Almost like a beer pong beer, really, though not cheap enough for that.

afausser, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of stephenjmoore
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pale amber body, slightly hazy, foamy white head that hangs around and leaves some lacing behind.

S- Grainy malts, some earthy hops, slight hints of lemony citrus. Slight hint of skunks ness to it as well that comes and goes.

T- Lots of sweet grainy flavors, hints of lemony hops come through, but this one tastes a lot like sweet grainy water. Very few pilsner-like qualities.

M- Medium-light body, tastes somewhat dirty, medium carbonation.

O- Not sure if this one is incorrectly listed as a Czech pilsner, but it tastes like a slightly heavy euro lager. Drinkability is decent, but the aroma and taste leave a lot to be desired.

stephenjmoore, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

stortore, May 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

cardinals22, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

NoCurse2012, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of jimbotrost
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in a mixed 6 pack at Southern Market in Myrtle Beach. No dating on bottle and sampled 03-23-06. Slight hazy gold in color carrying a full white head that disipates very quickly. Nose seems to have a yeasty smell to it, some what out of place in a lager. Malt also present in nose. Flavor also seem s to carry on the yeasty tradition, then malt is brought out in muddy mouthfeel, lacks any crispness. Finish is short and along the style but leaves you wanting something else or possibly this a bit fresher.

jimbotrost, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -11.2%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

gradergator, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

stinkydaddy, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of brdc
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks azurelimits for this one. Small capped bottle poured into a pint glass.

Light golden in color, average white head, some retention, little to no lacing.
Aroma, just like the flavors, is subtle and not particularly complex; some malty sweetness with cookie notes, minimal grassy hoppiness.
A decent, simple brew.

brdc, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of Shiloh
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing impressive here but drinkable....however I would not recomend the purchase of more than a sixer. Medium light in colour and murky. Carbonation is active but not expressive.
Very thick island lace lends to the only other active colour.
Taste has a floral quality to it but minor.
Fairly well balanced with a light bitter finish.
Session beer....NO
Dinning...yeah, ok...with fish. I hate fish.

Shiloh, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of ManekiNeko
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served chilled from a 12 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Light orange with a short lived white head. No retention or lacing.

Smell: Light pale malt aromas with light herby hop notes. Not anything overly strong.

Taste: Light pale malt flavor with a snappy, grassy hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel, aftertaste lingers for a bit, but doesn't overstay its welcome.

Drinkability: For a lager, not bad. I wasn't overly impressed, though. I should say I'm not much of a fan of this style of lager.

ManekiNeko, Oct 26, 2003
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bucklemyshoe, May 23, 2011
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

PhantomVodoo, Sep 25, 2003
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Palmetto Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.