Palmetto Charleston Lager | Palmetto Brewing Company

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Palmetto Charleston LagerPalmetto Charleston Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light clean crisp taste than can only be achieved with a Bohemian lager brewed in southern style.

Added by Mitchster on 02-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
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Photo of Icampbell17
1.44/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of whitekiboko
1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Photo of ordybill
2.22/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has some grain and hops but does has a slight skunk aroma.
Appearance- Pours an amber color with a large white head.
Taste- Not very good to me, has a heavy grain flavor with an odd yeast aftertaste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation This beer has a dry finish.
Overall- I did not care for this beer at all, in fact i haven't found a Palmetto product that I am very fond of. There are many Lagers out there that are better than this including the BMCs.

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Photo of Willibomb
2.22/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of EastCoastHawkeye
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of herrburgess
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of brewmudgeon
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
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).

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Photo of afausser
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.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
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.

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Photo of stortore
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of NoCurse2012
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jimbotrost
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.

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Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of gradergator
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of stinkydaddy
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can - $1.69 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Canned MAR/14/15.

Appearance: Fairly clear, straw-hued yellowish body with a small, short-lived, white head.

Smell: A little sniff of sweetish cereal grains, candied lemon, faint spice and a hint of yeast.

Taste: A light, cereal maltiness, a bit on the sweet side. Spicy, floral hops, restrained, as is its imparted bitterness with just a hint of fruitiness to it. Remains sweet for the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I would've hoped for something a little less sweet and a little more crisp.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This was a bit of a let down with a stale barley malt and some Pilsner and cereal grains. Very stale malt to a point where I thought it was past its prime, though it was told to me that it was a new keg.

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Photo of brdc
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.

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Palmetto Charleston Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
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