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Key West Sunset Ale - Florida Beer Company

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Key West Sunset AleKey West Sunset Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

323 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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 Ralphs66:
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-18-2013 16:56:50 | More by Ralphs66
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NicMurray

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

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

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -9.6%

Had this beer at Chili's in the Ft. Lauderdale airport. This beer was quite average, nothing spectacular. The taste was crisp with a hint of citrus, with little to no aftertaste.

It's better than a Bud or other common beers but not by much. Next time I'll go with hard liquor.

12-11-2010 03:03:44 | More by ExtraStout
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Bitzer

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

03-12-2013 23:33:11 | More by Bitzer
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lordofthewiens

Maine

2.58/5  rDev -14.6%

We were visiting Florida and my mother in law picked up a 6 pack of this beer for me, because she knew I like to sample local beers. At least her heart was in the right place.

The beer was an amber color with just a film of head.

Not much aroma. Mostly grain, maybe a little caramel.

Not much taste either. A hint of caramel and a hint of hops.

Light-bodied. It did quench my thirst, but then again, so does water.

02-08-2012 12:23:03 | More by lordofthewiens
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Lazaro

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

01-08-2013 03:07:42 | More by iemailjack
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -7.3%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Orange amber, sudsy topping

SMELL: Grainy, toasted, faint caramel, herbal, buttery, peppery

TASTE: Dry, grainy, slightly acrid, husk, herbal, yeast, light broth, absent aftertaste, bone dry finish

This beer probably has potential but seems to be stripped down, cleansed too much or just not brewed well. Lacks any real character and mimics industrial-like mass produced beers. This sunset has no soul.

01-03-2012 03:10:12 | More by Jason
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dogfishandi

New York

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-21-2014 22:51:24 | More by dogfishandi
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-29-2013 20:12:45 | More by jminch
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OStrungT

California

3.3/5  rDev +9.3%

This beer pours a golden yellow, with a thin off white head. It I look hard, I can see slight orange tints in the head. It fades very quick, leaving no laces.

This beer has a malty sweet aroma. Not much aroma really. Sort of plain. I can detect a very slight biscuit aroma. No hop aroma is present.

This beer has a bready flavor. As with the aroma, though, there is a bit lacking in the flavor. There is just not much to it. I can not taste any hops.

This beer goes down smooth, leaving a week grainy aftertaste. It is carbonated well.

This beer would probably make a great session beer. It is low in alcohol, and in flavor. I could probably drink this stuff like it was water.

03-11-2006 02:46:31 | More by OStrungT
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glid02

Georgia

3.08/5  rDev +2%

On-tap at a seafood place near St. Augustine, FL.

Pours a clear amber color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of slightly sweet and grainy malts and not much else. As it warms very light amounts of indistinct fruit aromas waft out.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors kick things off with hints of graininess. Midway through the sip an almost vegetal flavor kicks in and carries through to a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's got a decent thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is not so great. I finished my glass but didn't enjoy the last few sips very much.

Overall I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this beer and that's exactly what I got. Not the worst beer in the world but it's not too far up the ladder.

03-23-2010 22:36:10 | More by glid02
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dsauter

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

01-19-2012 23:53:21 | More by dsauter
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -11.3%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a deep orange body that is crystal clear showing off a big carbonation of big bubbles. There is a thin wisp of head that fades to a ring around the edge.

S- The smell is very light with a hint of pale malt and a green noble hop note. The smell is very dry with a light sulfur note.

T- This beer has a thin taste with a bitter noble hop with a bitter grapefruit hint to it. There is a carbonic acid bite in the finish. There is very little malt in this beer. There is a light almost sulfur note in the finish also.

M- This beer has a light crisp mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish.

D- This beer has really little depth to the hops and no malt flavors to balance it or support it. This has more qualities of a light adjunct lager than an APA.

08-23-2006 23:34:06 | More by rhoadsrage
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psykad

Florida

1/5  rDev -66.9%

12-01-2012 05:59:56 | More by psykad
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acurtis

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -33.8%

03-21-2013 20:16:54 | More by acurtis
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RDW

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-15-2014 01:16:12 | More by RDW
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En29356

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-14-2013 02:58:53 | More by En29356
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Melissaluke101

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

05-22-2014 16:18:47 | More by Melissaluke101
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SMark

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +3.6%

12 ounces poured at 53º displaying a clear, dark, tan (amber) color with a nice head of foam which quickly dissipated. Bubbles were non existent after a few minutes.

Slight malt bouquet to start which opened up as the beer was exposed to air. Hops were not noticeable.

Nice, slight malt taste with no discernable hop presence. Not overpowering but well rounded and pleasant.

Acidity in the beer leads to a good after-taste and confirms the malt flavors requiring another swallow.

Overall this beer is good and could have been a little cooler to enjoy with a warm, summer sunset.

07-15-2007 21:11:01 | More by SMark
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -17.9%

Bottle sampled at the brewery. Some lace, nothing else to look at or smell. Aggressive carbonation. Malt job, macro beer, or as we would call it back here buck-a-beer basic. Boring, hard to beleve they brew Abbey brews here, but that's what quality control can do.

02-22-2009 03:00:31 | More by Sammy
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ward2600


3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-27-2014 22:56:30 | More by ward2600
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Rootdog316

Virginia

3.08/5  rDev +2%

Golden/orange in color, this beer has an average level of foaminess and a nose that isn’t very pronounced, emphasizing sweet malt. The body of the beer has a slight amount of haze, giving it the appearance of a sunset.

This beer has a medium body and a mouthfeel that is creamy and a tad oily. The taste is mostly malty and sweet up- front, like a beer usually is, with just a touch of smokiness and caramel. Some biscuit- like notes could also be detected, and the beer finishes with a nice dosage of hops. The hops cannot mask the overall sweetness, but they make for a nice balance and an aftertaste that is a little bit citrus- like and a little bit bitter.

05-30-2011 02:21:04 | More by Rootdog316
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dirtylou

Washington

3.4/5  rDev +12.6%

12oz single, from BIF across america and BRoss42

appearance: pours a pale orange-amber, quite a clear body, small beige head with no retention and very little in the way of lacing

smell: a big whiff of sweet malt, bready, apple, syrupy, not a whole lot of hop aroma, caramel

taste: as has been mentioned, this is not much of a pale ale, certainly a lot closer to an amber ale...that said, sweet malty flavour, caramel covered apple, bready...a little syrupy, pretty decent

mouthfeel: syrupy, medium body

drinkability: pretty drinkable

04-15-2006 00:15:42 | More by dirtylou
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2/5  rDev -33.8%

Whoa!!!! Maybe I got a bad bottle or something....but Key West Sunset Ale is not very good....at least in my opinion. The color is a cloudy amber with no head and no lacing. There may be a hint of honey in the nose....but really nothing. The taste is very metallic and acidic. I really dont know how to describe this beer. The poor taste ruins the mouthfeel of this beer and I would chose Miller Lite over this one.

05-05-2011 00:33:54 | More by WoodBrew
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Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
70 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.