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Key West Sunset Ale - Florida Beer Company

Key West Sunset AleKey West Sunset Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

291 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 291
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.11%


Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 12-23-2001)
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Reviews by LuthersLager:
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LuthersLager

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I really can't say I didn't like this beer because it tasted like water and everyone drinks water. However, being that it was suppose to be a beer, an Amber beer at that, I found it disappointing... I wonder if they even used hops at all. The scent was very faint, not the malty nostril filled bliss you get from say Bell's Amber. While lacking in taste and smell this beer, like its sibling the Beachside Porter, seems over-carbonation. About the only thing this beer had going for it was the color. The color was a beautiful gold which did remind me of sunset behind Florida's ocean coast, which is exactly where I drank it.

Unless you enjoy gold colored seltzer water I would not recommend this beer. Beers I don't like usually get 0 points for taste but I'll give the Key West Sunset Ale a little credit for not being nasty and a little more credit for its color.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 21:52:25 | More by LuthersLager
More User Reviews:
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NicMurray

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I live in florida and only a few minutes from this brewer so I decided to give this beer a try.
Not impressed. It looks and smells pretty good , however, there is no flavor. I was disappointed at least. It seems like florida brewers only produce wheat or amber ales and their not succeeding at it. I would like to see a dark beer for once. Their 'Florida Lager' is pretty good though. Had it on tap at a local bar.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 14:50:05 | More by NicMurray
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Ludy

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

03-31-2014 22:31:53 | More by Ludy
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

03-30-2014 17:38:23 | More by gwiedman1
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DJoe

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +31.6%

03-30-2014 00:37:26 | More by DJoe
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-27-2014 12:21:23 | More by shoretaxi
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BTHU

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-25-2014 04:06:21 | More by BTHU
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34.2%

03-20-2014 02:44:26 | More by IdrinkGas
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rmargeson

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-16-2014 19:10:42 | More by rmargeson
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RDW

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

03-15-2014 01:16:12 | More by RDW
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SpenCycle

Indiana

2.54/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good smelling beer. Beautiful appearance. Poured it and thought, wow, this will be a new favorite. Extremely disappointing. Very little taste, no hops, a little roasty bitterness. I bought a sixer and struggled to reach for another. Really would rather drink a BMC rather than this. A lot cheaper too. Basically this is an amber ale trying to be a light beer. I will be fair and end on a good note though. Decent aftertaste. Roasty and a little bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 19:40:47 | More by SpenCycle
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Big_Jeckt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-12-2014 00:23:28 | More by Big_Jeckt
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-11-2014 20:57:28 | More by Sspeer1
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2014 22:41:27 | More by Karibourgeois
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Fakexican

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-08-2014 03:27:15 | More by Fakexican
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g_jenkins

California

2/5  rDev -34.2%

03-06-2014 04:27:16 | More by g_jenkins
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glenninma

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1.3%

02-25-2014 22:03:24 | More by glenninma
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

02-22-2014 15:11:48 | More by Noelito76
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

3/5  rDev -1.3%

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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

02-21-2014 22:58:31 | More by TEdubbaD
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My parents brought me back some booze from the sunshine state. Thanks mom and dad.

Amber with a quick to scurry head. Smells like cooled amber extract heavy wort. Tastes toastier than I was expecting. Aspirin finish.

Smoother, less grainy Yuengling? Probably better on a warm Florida beach than a cold Dorchester double decker.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 23:58:24 | More by donkeyrunner
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

02-19-2014 01:48:22 | More by Gww1864
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Lazaro

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

02-16-2014 02:53:57 | More by Lazaro
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Cervezaconcalor

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

02-13-2014 03:52:18 | More by Cervezaconcalor
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

02-05-2014 20:01:14 | More by tommy5
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Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
71 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.