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Palmetto Lager - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 110
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Palmetto Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-07-2002

A light clean crisp taste than can only be achieved with a Bohemian lager brewed in southern style.
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Photo of Enola
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (283 characters)

Photo of dmamiano
3.6/5  rDev +5%
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. (452 characters)

Photo of treehugger02010
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (422 characters)

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (399 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (501 characters)

Photo of Citadel82
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Some dear friends brought me a sixer of this back from the Holy City of Charleston where the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean. Charleston is a picturesque city. This is a fine local beer.

Pours a nice pale yellow that is sharp and clear with fine persistent carbonation that feeds a pure white head that is rather short-lived.

Smell is rather minimal. Slightly fruity, slightly flowery hops with hits of soft hints of malt.

Taste is mild. There is a soft malt character, almost wheat like with a short bitter hop finish. The hops are very citrusy so I am thinking Oregon/California hops.

Mouth feel is crisp and light, very refreshing.

This is a drinkable brew. Wish it was available when I was at school in Charleston. (758 characters)

Photo of ManekiNeko
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
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. (508 characters)

Photo of MSchae1017
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a Pilsner glass from the bottle.

It pours a golden color with a frothy head that laces at first but then dissipates. It smells strongly of barley and tastes pretty much the same. The malts are balanced nicely with hops. It has a good body to it with even carbonation. It is a good beer for easy drinking without dipping into bud-miller-coors. (369 characters)

Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
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! (476 characters)

Photo of claytri
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours gold with a white head. The smell is a little light, but basically malt and hops with maybe a hint of alcohol. The taste is pretty well balanced between malt and hops and has a nice bit of flavor without being overpowering. Medium and somewhat dry in the mouth. A pretty decent beer to drink. If I'm ever in SC again I'll have another. (344 characters)

Photo of brewmudgeon
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
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). (339 characters)

Photo of bs870621345
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (465 characters)

Photo of jimbotrost
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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. (515 characters)

Photo of Alkey
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (253 characters)

Photo of andjusticeforale
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (369 characters)

Photo of afausser
2.95/5  rDev -14%
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. (917 characters)

Photo of TXHops
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Msr. Kbub6f, I have in front of me my first Carolina beer. Even in my pre-BA days, I’m not sure I ever had a Carolina beer. Is that a bad thing? This pale ale pours a textbook amber, with brilliant clarity and a really impressive, smooth, clingy, lacey head of less-than-white foam. A slight acetaldehyde-ish apple aroma under-rode a decidedly fresh malt aroma. A good dose of caramel maltiness (crystal I believe) instantly filled my mouth, followed by the same, slight appley flavor, then a long, bitter-but-not-very-hoppy finish. The fresh crystal malt flavor crept back into the tail, allowing the hopless bitterness to subside a bit. Passing half the bottle over my tongue eventually allowed some murky, non-descript hop flavor to edge along side the mild bitterness. While I liked the nutty, almost cracker-like maltiness, I didn’t particularly care for the faint sour apple flavor and I was ambivalent about the bitterness sans hoppiness. The sourness was reminiscent of Bass and the bitterness harkened McNeil’s beers. The nutty crystal malt flavor conjured images of most American pale ales brewed in the English style. All told, this was a fine beer, but nothing exciting. (1,195 characters)

Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden yellow.

Faint smell, but not a suprise for this type of beer.

The beer has a really nice taste. It is not too strong nor too weak. It is more malty than anything, but that would be given with the name.

Has a good mouthfeel, and a good body that has some substance too it.

This beer had good drinkability. It would be a good choice as a nice beer you can have a few of without feeling really full. (430 characters)

Photo of MerkinMan
4.06/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark yellow / pale gold and very clear. Loose white head drops to half its original size in about 90 seconds.
S: Crackery malt aroma up front with a hint of earthy/spicy hop aroma in the background. No aromatic flaws. Very slightly sulfury from pilsner malt (pleasant).
T: The first impression is of balance. Malt flavor and hop bitterness are very complimentary. Same cracker / light bread flavor from the malt with again the earthy spicy hop character to follow. Aftertaste leans to bitter, but not at all harsh, and still retaining some sweetness (perhaps slightly corny).
MF: Medium light bodied and quite carbonated. Somewhat prickly on the tongue. No alcohol warmth or creaminess. Produces loud crisp burps.
O: A well-built traditional beer. I bet others will knock it for not being extreme enough, but to me this is a very good example of an American interpretation of an old-world pilsner. (900 characters)

Photo of beernbbq
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very average beer, but good on a hot day, I am sure. Not much taste, either from the malt or the hops. Nothing poorly done or sloppy, just not much to be gained from this, either when it is first opened or as it warms. Still better than an American Macro, but just not as good as the better American Lagers, like a Stoudt's Gold or a Great Lakes Dortmunder. (359 characters)

Photo of MrHolland
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (387 characters)

Photo of sachsich
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i got a 1/6th keg of this for my kegerator. i was excited for the local brew but was a bit let down.
appearance was good with a deep golden color
smell was decent with a floral aroma
the taste was a bit malty
mouthfeel was good with almost perfect carbonation, a bit too carbonated, but close
drinkability was very smooth (327 characters)

Photo of Willibomb
2.22/5  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. (552 characters)

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Palmetto Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
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