Key West Sunset Ale - Florida Beer Company

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Key West Sunset AleKey West Sunset Ale

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339 Ratings

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an amber color with some light red tints. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head that has a rather decent retention. Upon fading the head gives way to a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is almost none existent. All I can pick up are some lighter notes of a bready nature mixed with a tiny biscuit and hop

Taste – The taste begins with a dry biscuit and bready flavor. These flavors remain throughout the taste, but only very light changes are in the taste otherwise. A lighter citrus and grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. It starts out light and grows slightly stronger toward the end with a light caramel flavor coming to the tongue. In the end a bready and lightly bitter flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light to medium in creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. Decent for the crisper and bitter flavors and makes it rather easy to drink.

Overall – Nothing really all that great. Pretty bland in the taste department and lacking any complexity or nose. Nothing to really go out of your way for.

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

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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.


Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
70 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.