Shanebrews (261) - Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber Ale is Palmetto’s most popular and best brew. The color is typical of the style. It is a fairly thick brew. I love the body and malt character. The hops are expertly balanced too. I crave this sometimes but distribution is very limited.
PorterPounder (6714) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Charleston, SC - Carolina Ale House - on tap. Dark amber pour, bone colored head, light lace. Neutral aroma, hint of malt. Balanced flavor, light citrus bittersweet, sweet caramel. Nuttiness, smooth mouthfeel.
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep coppery brown from bottle. Caramel malts, a bit imbalance , pretty standard amber a
TomTron (447) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper with barely any head. Some malty aromas in the nose but faint. Flavor is filled with malty sweetness and it lingers in the aftertaste. Not bad, one of the better offerings from Palmetto.
arn8897 (263) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear Amber with a white head. Aromas of malt and caramel. Flavor is the same with some hop flavor. Not to bad.
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Palmetto, May 2015. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange), with notes of diacetyl and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Has potential to be quite nice but this batch was partly ruined by diacetyl.
ttutony (795) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with an off-white head. Faint hop aroma. Rich caramel sweetness. Balanced hop bitterness. Lingering finish.
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Worsenma (67) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad for an amber ale. Have certainly had better. Maybe a little nostalgia for my hometown of charleston, SC.
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solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK for style. Some light hops and coppery aroma. Amber pour. Light bitter finish with some mash malt. Bottle at beach near Charleston.
tillmac62 (563) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.