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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The gold-colored Palmetto Charleston Lager is perhaps the company’s cleverest creation; it’s strong in flavor, crisp, with a fresh, clean finish (i.e., no lingering aftertaste), but light enough so you could drink it just about all day. Yeast and a cool fermentation are what make a lager a lager, and Palmetto’s is among the smoothest, mellowest around.

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Bacchus66 (875) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2017
12oz bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Hay, light malt, cereal. Light bodied, thin texture. Clean finish. Fresh and light.

2.8
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bright orange cloudy pour from draft at Palmetto brewery. A little bland but easy to drink.

2.9
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Mount Pleasant, SC - Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light golden pour, tight snow white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some light yeasty accents. Flavor has a pleasant lager taste, some buttery accents, a hint of breadiness and yeast. Crisp mouthfeel.

2.9
malvrich (341) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
12 oz.bottle with no date code found Pilsner glass A: Very nice looking bright crystal clear medium yellow with an inch of fluffy head atop and bubbles busily rising. S: Malty, grainy smell without most of the skunk others have mentioned. Slight earthy hop note, so maybe that’s it. Not much smell overall but nothing bad. T: Crisp crackery malt taste with again a hit of earthiness. This actually is fairly reminiscent of a euro lager but not in a bad way. I do not taste corn. A little on the watery side but pretty good tasting. M: Light bodied to the point of being a bit watery but nice bubble scrub makes it refreshing and easy drinking. Very clean finishing as expected. O: This beer is overall pretty average but has good points. Nothing bad to report unless you’re sensitive to earthy (skunky) hints. Not worth seeking but I bought this in a gas station and it was an outstanding choice considering the limited options. Points taken for lack of date coding leave my overall rating below average.

3
Maverick34 (3284) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottled in Charleston. Golden pour, some sweet grass and malt. Clean finish. Not bad.

3.9
claybonnyman (1) - Niwot, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2015 does not count
I wasn’t sure how this would go when I picked up a scent of Heinecken-ish skunkality upon sniffing. But I ended up really liking it. It *does* have a little bit of fresh skunk to it up front, but that morphs very nicely into a nice, grainy fullness.

3.3
Ernest (7786) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Draft at Palmetto, May 2015. Body is light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty decent little lager...nice hop aroma, clean, good balance. Doesn’t look like much but drinks real nice.

2.9
Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Decent for a lager. Very sweet and malty. Bitter finish. Pours a deep amber color with a thin tan head. Had at a bar in charleston

2.3
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
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.

3.1
nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2015
Sampled on tap at the brewpub, pours a clear gold with some creamy, white head. Nose has what you expect, yeasty, mild cracker, mildly gristy, honey, a little vanilla happening. Flavor follows, lightly sweet, lightly yeasty, some lemon, some malt. Medium bodied finish. Decent enough.


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