Palmetto Amber | Palmetto Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
palmettobrewingco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A complex malt character is balanced with just the right amount of hops, resulting in a clean full flavored beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
248
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
48
For Trade:
1
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Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a snifter.
This is a solid, but quite average and unremarkable amber ale, It does lean a tiny bit towards the hoppier and less sweet side of the amber ale.spectrum. Even the appearance is average in terms of color, head, and clarity.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hogrider
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMESSER88
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ninaturner
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.28/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DSincavage
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IkeMan90
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of supermanny
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TomMahan
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garyloveman
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warrendietrich2001
2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of williamjbauer
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djack8617
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lives up to the amber title. Poured into a flute. Head quickly dissipates leaving a ring of foam around the mouth of the glass.

Nothing overwhelming about the smell...perhaps a trace of ginger?

Taste the predominately hoppy with a bitter aftertaste, crisp yet not overly enjoyable.

Always good to try something new, but would not be a regular drink for me.

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Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle says English amber, so I'm rating this to ESB style.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taking a break pint at the barbeque joint that used to be a church across from the Market in Charleston...me and Dad. A little too hoppy for me....

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Photo of Fosty1992
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ppvora
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a lager glass from a chilled 12 oz. bottle.

Dark golden color more like a brown with gold streaks in it. Very little head. Lots of bubbles sticking to the sides, with little aeration.

Aroma of malts and sugar and molasses. Faint aroma of hops/flowers.

Taste: Despite the strong aroma of sugar and molasses, the beer has no sweetness to it. Straight and narrow malts and barley. Some lingering bitterness but not a hoppy bitterness.

More bitterness toward the end and in the mouthfeel.

Definitely unlike any beer I've had. Added to my repertory, but not sure I would seek it out.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly clear amber with a nice garnet hue. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very light nose of malt and a hint of herbal hops.

Heavy light body that has moments of a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice bit of effervescence in the middle and a solid burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is intense, slightly complex and somewhat balanced. It begins with moderate herbal hop flavor over a weak sweetness that falls short of providing balance or complexity. The middle effervesces into a mild herbal bitterness. The finish is a slow herbal bitterness fade that is somewhat dry. If only it had tasted as good as it looked.

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Photo of breakingbland
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden brown. It has a promising malty aroma (but with virtually no hops), but the taste is that of an undistinguished amber. Not bad but not notable. Wanted to try this local beer since we just arrived here in SC.

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Palmetto Amber from Palmetto Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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