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%
 
 
Wants:
2
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20
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0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Shiloh
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing impressive here but drinkable....however I would not recomend the purchase of more than a sixer. Medium light in colour and murky. Carbonation is active but not expressive.
Very thick island lace lends to the only other active colour.
Taste has a floral quality to it but minor.
Fairly well balanced with a light bitter finish.
Session beer....NO
Dinning...yeah, ok...with fish. I hate fish.

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Photo of nmann08
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ManekiNeko
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
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.

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Photo of ab39z
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bs870621345
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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!

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Photo of godawgs
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Citadel82
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of sachsich
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bluedognever
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Hattie
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Palmetto Charleston Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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