Key West Sunset Ale - Florida Beer Company
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Reviews by Ego:
4.08/5 rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
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I just got back from the keys tonight.. I sampled this beer in every form except on a hookers ass (that fell through).
on tap @ papa joe's this was pure heaven looking out onto the sunset after a hurricane has landed.
in all seriousness this sucked in a bottle but I am basing my scores on the best case scenario I had in the keys on tues night.
papa joe's is a tiki bar perched about 20ft up on the end of islamorada (a collection of islands in the keys, think a town made up of islands).
Down here you get Killians if you are lucky... seriously. but it doesnt matter this time of year, hot as balls, 90+ plus (yes, that reads 2 pluses) every day and bright, burning sun (I have bacon ears now folks). This beer stood out. On tap in a crappy frat type clear plastic cup it even called to a non beer friend of mine "this smells like pine".. Yep, this has a citrus/pine nose (mellow) with a hop kick (mellow)... medium color, light head.
in a bottle this is pretty much suckage but on tap @ papa joe's (and I had it at the lorelei as well) this is one damn tasty beer.
imagine the sunset on the gulf side of the keys blazing, with shark, tarpon, and all sort swimming beneath you into the mangrove trails...
I dont think an extreme beer in this environment is needed at all, when in rome do as romans do. If you dont like margaritas get this on tap from a popular place, sip hardy! Thinking about it brings me right back to the balcony. and this was after Katrina came through.. this isnt something to order out of its element, it wont be appreciated.
side note: the tap is a conch shell on top... I had ample opportunities to take photos of it.. but hell, I didnt care.
Serving type: on-tap
09-05-2005 06:28:26 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
2.51/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I love to try craft brews. I'm a Native Floridian, so when I saw Key West Sunset for sale as part of a build your own six pack, I really wanted to try it and support workers in my state. I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. The head was pitiful and was gone within a minute. No lacing. The appearance is a nice reddish brown. The flavor tastes a bit like roasted nuts to me. Overall this beer is drinkable, but nothing to write home about. I don't see myself buying it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 02:25:50 | More by BeerLovinWoman87
Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
70 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.