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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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328 Ratings

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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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4/5  rDev +32.5%

Naterg8r, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of jlindros
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well thanks to Lukahn (Reddit) for letting my try this one, but not sure how good it'll be. At least I get to try it.

Pours a decent looking 1.5 finger fizzy fluffy head that fades at a med pace, with a little lacing but not much, mostly clear honey amber orange color.

Nose light hops I think, a little grassy and attempts to be floral and fruity but fails, some light reddish malts, little amber malt, fairly fruity though, it has a bit of a failed lager fruity aroma.

Taste starts light, fairly flat in flavor, just a bit of a grassy hop that seems to die more and more as the beer goes and can never really come through. Again a light fruity failed lager flavor, and some more amber reddish malt character, as well as some extract fake sugar flavors, almost macro ale like. Finish has a light bitterness, little sticky and more bad fruity flavors and adjunct sugars lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall it doesn't seem too bad overall except the flavor really falls off the planet. It lacks almost any real structure, and what it has is very light and tastes like it was made with some table sugar with malt dust thrown in for good measure.

jlindros, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of kuhndog
3/5  rDev -0.7%

kuhndog, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

wilfonzo, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of WynnO
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of redfire89
3/5  rDev -0.7%

redfire89, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of broller
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

broller, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Cam0h5
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Cam0h5, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Mikecap, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

Immortale25, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of tadpole
3/5  rDev -0.7%

tadpole, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Trevormcraig
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Trevormcraig, Aug 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

kaelingirl, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Key West Sunset Ale has a thick, fluffy, egg shell-colored head and a mostly clear, somewhat bubbly, amber appearance. The aroma is of musty, funky, wet malt, and the flavor is of tap water, for the most part, with some hop bitterness, orange, and caramel showing up. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Key West Sunset Ale finishes easy drinking and dull. Overall, this is average.


RonaldTheriot, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of bluetravlr
1.6/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks Mark and Joan for bringing this beer back from Florida!

A: Clear, golden-amber coloration. Initial head quickly fades . . . lingers slightly. Good amount of carbonation visible rising to the top of glass.

S: Grassy, mowed-lawn, slightly biscuity with a small amount of roast.

T: Watery with a grassy finish. A touch of grapefruit and caramel in the middle. Lingering bread and grass.

M: Very light body for an amber. Overly carbonated. Lingering grassy resins.

O: Not good at all. I normally do not seek out ambers, but I have had some good ones. This is not one of them. Way too light for an amber. Hopped terribly. Week old lawn clippings and stale bread soaked in water and carbonated.

(This beer did travel to me and was under some stress and high temperatures . . . still, the Jai Alai I received, traveling under the same conditions, was very good)

bluetravlr, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Rhettroactive, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of KajII
2.33/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear medium amber with a very small (almost none) white fizzy head that was fully diminishing in a matter of seconds, and had virtually no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was extremely mild of a grain malt and a skunky yeast with a very light note of caramel.

The taste was mildly malty with an ever so light touch of caramel early on and then began to possess a slight bitterness but with a watery feel. The flavor faded almost immediately after the swallow leaving nothing behind.

Mouthfeel was very light in body and quite watery in texture with a nice strong fizzy carbonation.

Overall a brew which was extremely light in body, flavor and alcohol, that being said it was very easy to drink and might be enjoyed on a very hot day at the beach...

KajII, Jul 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Rau71, Jul 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Rickyd, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at ESPN Club in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear light amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of caramel and toasted malts along with some light floral and tropical hops.

T: Sweeter than I expected with a light caramel malt flavor and some honey, then there is a bit of tropical fruit flavors and some light bitterness from the hops. Notes of apricot as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Refreshing and very easy to drink, light enough (in ABV) to be sessionable. Worth trying but not anything that is going to knock your socks off.

dbrauneis, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

RWACKO, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

DaleB50, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +32.5%

ng85, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

twizzbeatz, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

TimH, May 19, 2012
Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
70 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.