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Palmetto Lager - Palmetto Brewing Company

Palmetto LagerPalmetto Lager

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%


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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 01:59:01 | More by stephenjmoore
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:04:17 | More by GossageBrewery
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nickfl

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, light copper colored body. The head fades away quickly and leaves average lace.

S - Fruity malt with a hint of caramel and some spicy hops in the background.

T - Thick, bready malt up front with some toasty notes. A surprisingly strong hop character shows up in the middle with notes of pine, grapefruit, and some floral notes. The beer finishes with equal parts toffee malt and floral hops as well as moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a well balanced finish.

D - Very good, lots of malt and hop character as well as a smooth lager finish. Almost like a pale ale and really quite good for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:15:28 | More by nickfl
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 13:25:58 | More by bucklemyshoe
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 14:25:08 | More by metter98
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Willibomb

South Carolina

2.2/5  rDev -35.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 16:58:42 | More by Willibomb
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bs870621345

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle of this on vacation in Charleston. Reminds me of good times.

Pours a honey color with a 2 finger head that fades quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell is very bready and almost sour. No hops at all.

Taste is lightly hopped and heavy on the bread. Not too much happening. Very much like a standard lager taste.

Mouthfeel is nice, gently prickly and medium-light body.

Drinkability is good. Its unlike what I usually drink so I could drink more than one.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 20:39:47 | More by bs870621345
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 00:00:29 | More by brentk56
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afausser

Montana

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 20:17:13 | More by afausser
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My girlfriend got this for me and I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear golden color. The head is one finger tall, white in color, small sized bubbles, poor retention and thin lacing.
Smell: The aromas are sweet, grapes and wheat.
Taste: The flavors are a bit tart, bread and earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very crisp.
Drinkability: This is a very drinkable beer.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 01:57:26 | More by treehugger02010
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 01:11:36 | More by brdc
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
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).

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 22:15:42 | More by brewmudgeon
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blackie

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 04:33:43 | More by blackie
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 22:54:02 | More by avalon07
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 23:05:51 | More by ZimZamZoom
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dmamiano

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer out of curiosity while on vacation.
Drank on the beach at hilton head.
Beer pours a very light, golden color. Very clear and clean looking.
Not much head or lacing but well carbonated for sure.
In my opinion, for the style, this one stood out.
decent nose, with a slight malty biscuit aroma pushing through the sweet hoppiness.
Mouthfeel and flavor were very strong in my opinion for a lager of this type.
Good beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2007 01:11:35 | More by dmamiano
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2007 16:03:46 | More by barleywinebrewer
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2007 01:36:53 | More by andjusticeforale
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2006 01:39:49 | More by Alkey
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IntriqKen

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This would be a good camping beer. The beer is light with a thin head. The smell is like a mass produced beer with a sweeter ending. The taste is also like mass produced beer but without the harsh corn bite. The mouthfeel is smooth. I could drink this beer again. A sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 21:37:22 | More by Enola
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wcudwight

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 03:21:19 | More by wcudwight
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MrHolland

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2006 02:00:17 | More by MrHolland
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jimbotrost

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2006 15:01:22 | More by jimbotrost
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Palmetto Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.