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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
71
okay

312 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 16.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Belittle

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-10-2014 19:06:24 | More by Belittle
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newbrewer_zb

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

01-08-2014 17:33:19 | More by newbrewer_zb
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drbenderdo

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

01-02-2014 21:14:27 | More by drbenderdo
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JP412

Maryland

4/5  rDev +32%

12-28-2013 17:33:46 | More by JP412
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neil2me

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -1%

12-25-2013 04:26:12 | More by neil2me
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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-23-2013 22:08:42 | More by MarkyMOD
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Florida

3/5  rDev -1%

12-17-2013 03:50:53 | More by CMOrak
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Light golden-amber color, 1f off-white head. Minimal lacing, lots of bubbles.

S-Lots of wet musty grains.

T- Just enough malt and a touch of floral hop to elevate it above a typical AAL.

M- Light and refreshing, well carbonated. Not enough, though.

O- When it was this or AAL on tap, it sufficed. Barely.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 01:28:10 | More by NiceTaps
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DerekF

Hawaii

2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had this while waiting for my flight at Fort Lauderdale airport. Not much of a nose, slight hints of citrus and malt. Appearance is a light, burnt orange, more transparent than I like in my beers. Mouthfeel is crisp, and the beer itself is rather watery. I'd almost compare it to a weak Sam Adams' Boston Lager, perhaps with a bit more sweetness and a slight citrus note that is mostly present in the aftertaste.

Overall, it seems like an attempt to create an accessible, yet tasty beer, but falls well short of the mark. Perhaps the only saving grace is that bars that would normally serve heineken, coors and that sort of ilk tend to also serve this. While it isn't by any means a good beer, it is still a craft beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2013 21:22:05 | More by DerekF
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Hanselpb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-01-2013 22:12:39 | More by Hanselpb
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +32%

12-01-2013 01:54:13 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-23-2013 16:31:35 | More by OriolesFan1008
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MightiestBeard

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-10-2013 17:49:43 | More by MightiestBeard
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-06-2013 13:03:34 | More by Morockm
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weller1js

West Virginia

3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a lightly yellowish-amber, moderately carbonated, white foam, little lacing.

S: mild yet balanced between malt and hop notes, light spicy-sweetness is noticeable.

T: begins crisp, yielding to taste similar to the scent, balanced between lightly sweet, slightly buttery maltiness, and a light spicy bitter hoppiness, finish is consistently similar.

O: balanced and basic, would be a good casually drinking session beer, nothing too noteworthy.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 23:13:31 | More by weller1js
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-16-2013 15:31:04 | More by Bonis
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -1%

10-14-2013 12:58:23 | More by Agentveba
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brandonlovesbeer

South Carolina

2.99/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Arkansas

3/5  rDev -1%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -1%

09-08-2013 15:31:10 | More by Drknight
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1%

09-08-2013 13:03:58 | More by PaulD
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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-06-2013 20:21:08 | More by attometer00
Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
71 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.