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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

317 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 16.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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brandonlovesbeer

South Carolina

2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this beer at a restaurant in Cocoa Beach, FL named, "A N.Y. Pizza House." On an unrelated topic, the pizza was very good. Not the best I've ever had, but good. Especially if you like garlic.

I mention the restaurant for one reason. Because one of their lead cooks, and their resident beer guy, was one of the most hated employees according to the waitresses and other cooks.

Why? Because he was a know it all.

My final point about this restaurant. This same beer guy used to work for a Budweiser and Coors distributor, delivering beer. Other than that experience, he knows nothing about craft beer.

He was actually telling the waitresses to do something called, "Rolling" the beer. With all of their beers. But especially the craft beers so that the sediment doesn't sit on the bottom.

So with that intro let me get to the review: FYI: The brewery is a few miles down the road. So this was truly a local beer.

Look:
Typical Amber color. Bordering on Orange.

Aroma:
My first stiff gave me an apple juice aroma. Then, as I delved in deeper, I began pulling out some light citrus notes. However the malt was definitely the main character of this beer.

Taste:
It was a typical Amber Ale. Nothing special. Not bad. Not great. Just average.
There was no apple in the flavor, which was surprising after the strength in the aroma.

If you've never had it, I recommend trying it (if for nothing else), for the experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 02:18:34 | More by brandonlovesbeer
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Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
70 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.