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New South Lager | New South Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
New South Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Premium Lager. Taste the smoothness that can only be achieved through the use of 100% barley malt and fine German hop varieties. Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival.

Added by WVbeergeek on 03-21-2004

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ordybill
2.91/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the tap at pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston, SC into a shaker glass.
Aroma- Has a small malt aroma not much else
Appearance- Looks like a BMC lager, straw yellow color.
Taste- Large malt flavor, not bad, tastes better than it looks and smells.
Palate- A light bodied medium carbonated beer, has a smooth finish.
Overall- An OK beer, would be ok for session drinking but the flavor is not that spectacular.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of twonder23
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Sturmthis
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of irish01980
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of carteravebrew
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of nickthetick
3.7/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes taken at the brewery:

A: pours a clear straw yellow into a clear plastic cup with a finger of white head.

S: not a whole lot on the nose, right along with a light lager. light malt, sweet, small amount of aromatic hops give some grassy notes.

T: more than the nose, heavier on the malt notes. carapils and many bases. more grassy notes come in a little stronger on the tongue.

MF: Light, smooth, refreshing and everything a good lager should be like.

O: even though this is styled as a German Pils I think it has many of the Adjunt qualities, with more flavor. this would be a great beer for BMC converts and an ok beer for a hot day.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap while watching a World Cup match at about 10:30 in the morning, but I was on vacation so it was fine.

A-Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head. Its just slightly darker than American macro lagers. There is some very slight lacing left on the glass.

S-Nothing overpowering on the nose. The malts and hops seem very balanced.

T-Much like the nose, nearly a perfect balance between hops and malts with a nice toasty note in the finish. Not very complex just easy drinking.

M-It seemed a little over carbonated to me.

D-Pretty drinkable lager. No offensive flavors and it wasn't too heavy so it could definitely be a session beer.

Overall I wouldn't go out of my way to try this beer, but when faced with little else at a bar I would give it a shot.

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Photo of grayburn
3.72/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, what can I say, this is an all-malt brew that is aimed at the bmc crowd. It has grand intentions of woo-ing the natty light drinkers into drinking something of substance.

The smell and taste are both very clean, some light hop notes are balanced by a tiny malt backbone, neither really grabs one's attention as they make their way into the belly. Incredibly well balanced, I would like a bit more flavor, but I am not necessarily the target audience for this brew.

The mouthfeel is pretty sturdy, light-medium, leaving a nice crisp lingering of light maltiness on the tongue.

An incredibly drinkable beer, this is one with which to temper the South Carolinian heat, definitely worth checking out if you are in the mood for a nice quaffable beer on a hot day. I wish they would sell this in cans so that I could substitute it as my lawnmower beer.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap last weekend in Charleston. Poured a very light gold, with little carbonation, and a thin white head that disippated fairly quickly and left okay lacing. Aroma was faint, and what was there was grainy and a little skunked. Flavor was more of the grain, similar like other cheap american lagers, and finish was nothing special.

Fun to try a fairly local brew, but not much else.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Barley's in Asheville.
Pours a typical yellow, clear, straw color. Decent head and lacing.
Smells a little grainy and malty. Not much going on here.
Taste is of corn, rice, malts. Pretty average for a lager. Feels good in the mouth and would be drinkable on a hot summer day. It's not for December though. I didn't dislike it, but it didn't impress me either.

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Photo of oberon
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My first South Carolina brew and it was well quite forgettable,pours a straw color with a thin head seemed to be quite heavily carbonated.Aroma of corn husks and grain alcohol with a touch of burnt sugar,taste was grainy with a touch of sweetness but the grain/corn notes were the most prevalent.A beer to drink in the heat but not any other time in my book a little better than a domestic macro but I would drink a Molsons before this.

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Photo of ElGordo
2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty unremarkable. Smell of astringency and adjunct, with a fleeting whiff of hops. Standard lager flavor, light adjunct malt with a touch of cheap Cascade hops. Sturdy body for an American lager. Nice malty aftertaste. It's better than Budweiser, but probably not worth the premium price. They say it won a gold at GABF, but I wonder why.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep golden appearance nice frothy white head to boot, lacing is nice and fine head sticks around for quite awhile. Aroma: Nice biscuit malt sweetness some grassy hops very nice solid clean smelling beer. Taste: Tasty flavorful golden beer, a brewery that knows how to brew a lager with flavor. Sweetness relies mainly on the two row malts but this lager also has some nice biscuit malts working their magic and a grassy but light hop profile, good. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied lager even carbonation with a creamy edge to it nice. Drinkability: Excellent session beer when hanging out in the warmer South Carolina climate a go to beer in my opinion.

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New South Lager from New South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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