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Key West Southernmost Wheat - Florida Beer Company

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Key West Southernmost WheatKey West Southernmost Wheat

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BA SCORE
78
okay

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Drew966 on 04-24-2008)
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Reviews by Chessmaster:
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Chessmaster

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%

This beer claims to be a Belgian tyle witbier. Unfortunately, while a decent American wheat, it isn't a witbier

A: pours a cloudy, light straw color appropriate for a wit. The head quickly disappears, leaving no cap nor lacing.

S: clean wheat. No spice nor citrus

T: clean wheat. None of the advertised lime or spice,

M: average

O: okay for American wheat beer style, not remotely like Belgian witbier.

02-09-2014 01:52:20 | More by Chessmaster
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Shakerman

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-03-2012 02:01:17 | More by Shakerman
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue IX:

Nothing wrong with having a gimmicky theme to a beer; and the whole Key West/key lime thing in a Belgian Wheat sounds terrific.

A good, healthy dose of white lacing rims the glass and sticks like a champ. Hazy pale golden yellow is par for the style. Pleasant aroma--a touch soapy from the spices with a hint of lime peel, though nothing new or out of place and it seems to fit very well. Very smooth with a tight crispness in the back end; moderate sized body. A light lime flavor throughout, coriander and orange peel are very flavorful, faintly soapy, but the modest hop bitterness and flavor cleans that up. A slight bready tone, clean and a little doughy but light as well. Finishes with a citric--both orange and lime--and earthy mineral twang with some orange sweetness and dry malt, making for an interesting aftertaste.

This beer works! Great balance between hops, malt and spicing, as well as the lime. Easy to drink, though one bottle was good enough.

09-20-2010 17:11:34 | More by BeerAdvocate
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-08-2013 03:07:28 | More by iemailjack
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CoalPorter

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from bottle into conical pint.

A - Cloudy whitish yellow color, a fizzy white head that burns away quickly leaving no lacing

S - wheat, crackers, banana, hint of cirtus

T - Banana again, light wheat, sour notes of key lime definitely come through, no real hop presence

M - medium

O - Ok lawnmower beer, the addition of the key lime is cute, but there's not a ton of complexity here, I think one is my limit.

09-07-2011 20:33:54 | More by CoalPorter
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dkoehler42

New York

3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

This beer is a solid belgian wheat beer based out of Florida. It has a distinctive citrus smell and taste, though more lime than lemon/orange. The mouthfeel is enjoyable, but not great. All in all, it's a good beer for hanging out in South Florida and I would get it again.

04-05-2010 04:29:32 | More by dkoehler42
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Bottle sampled at the brewery. Sour wheat aroma. Cloudy yellow with some foam. Heavy carbonation and demonstrated in the bubbles. Corriander, orange peel, and infused lime taste. Too many weak tastes thrown together. Thin mouthfeel.Redkneck beer for a hot drunk afternoon.

02-22-2009 02:55:13 | More by Sammy
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev 0%

Interesting and funky, Southernmost Wheat is half Belgian witbier and half Tequiza or Miller Chill. I get chalky Belgian yeast and clear notes of coriander, but also a spritz of sharp lime that cuts through it. It even looks a bit greenish in the glass. Somehow it just doesn't come together though. The yeast character fights the flavor of the lime. If it was less yeast-influenced it might work, but as it is, it's quite jagged. It neither smells good nor tastes good. And to be honest, I can't even imagine swigging this one ice cold on a hot summer day.

09-07-2009 02:28:53 | More by NeroFiddled
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rmolledo

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Got this bottle from the brewery.

A: Pours a Hazy Golden with a rocky frothy head that stays for quite a while.

S: Smells like a cross between a Hefeweizen and a Saison. I smell the banana and cloves, But I also pick up a peppery spicy aroma.

T: Similar to a hefeweizen but with more of a tangy after taste. The lime peel makes this beer just a bit too tart for me. I'll blame it on the bottle because this was great on draft at the brewery.

MF: Thick with lots of carbonation.

D: A refreshing American Hefe-Style wheat beer. Alot more complex than I thought this company would offer. Perfect for the summer.

04-26-2010 22:53:23 | More by rmolledo
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cjgator3

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

"Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed with spices and key lime."

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a touch of orange that produces a thin white head. The aroma is wheat with some orange and coriander and other spices with a touch of lime and yeast. The taste is very nice with some wheat and spices and a touch of lime in the finish. Overall, Southernmost Wheat is a very tasty Witbier that has an interesting local twist to the style that is definitely worth a try. Recommended.

06-16-2008 22:17:32 | More by cjgator3
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

01-29-2013 04:58:40 | More by cliff1066
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +24.1%

Pours an apropriately cloudy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head.

The smell is full of spicy corriander, some fresh grain, a little must, and a nice hint of orange and key limes.

This is a fairly well-executed wit with classic spice and citrus flavors augmented by the key limes. I really like what the key limes do in this brew.

The feel is light and full. Very refreshing.

I came into this not really expecting much. The brewery has a reputation for "meh" beers and I thought this would be no exception. I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't find a single thing wrong with this beer. Overall it was solid, not mindblowing, but solid.

07-20-2011 00:47:53 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

Got this one from Sebletije, cheers Seb!

Pours a semi-hazed bronze with a pinky of fast falling pearl white head. Zero head retention or lacing

S: White pepper & lemon

T: White pepper, coriander, & grainy bread. A bit of phenolic profile, white grapes & lemons as this warms. Finishes with a bit of apple peel & juicy fruit

MF: Light/medium body with low carbonation, a bit wet

Drinks pretty good, just not a depth of flavor to hold your interest, but a good thirst quencher & good shot at the style

01-02-2009 03:19:52 | More by russpowell
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MrWilliams

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-12-2014 11:01:09 | More by MrWilliams
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beerboy9960

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

A big thanks to Miamichaels for this extra.

A- This beer pours a cloudy, hazy golden color with a little white puffy head.

S- The smell is of musty wheat and citrus, primarily lime.

T- It has a real bready, wheatlike taste upfront, but finishes with a nice lime bitter aftertaste.

M- It has a medium mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

This was a decent beer from a brewery I had never heard of before. I probably wouldn't seek this out in the future, but it was nice to try this once.

07-22-2011 02:53:04 | More by beerboy9960
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Gmann

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

Pours a cloudy bright light orange color with the typical wit whittish hue. The head was rather small and disappointing, settled into a barely there ring.

The aroma is big on the coriander which is on par for the style. The coriander gives the beer what I consider that post farmers market veggie funk. Kind of like rotting produce, which is why I am not a big fan of this style. There are notes of white pepper and orange peel; I didn't pick up much of the key lime.

The taste is of a light wheat base with a huge coriander spice note. Some white pepper and a veggie characteristic. I pick up a light tartness which I assume is from the lime. The flavor is rounded out by the orange peel. Average for the style.

The feel is fairly light with spritzy carbonation. Sweet overall on the palate but finishes noticably dry.

A ho-hum wit ale. It hits on the main style characteristics. It could use less coriander and key lime and more belgian malts and yeast.

09-04-2011 21:59:31 | More by Gmann
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-24-2013 01:04:34 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my parents Outback Bowl beer glass. Picked up as part of a mix/six at Total Beer & Wine.

Pours cloudy yellow, light foam. Lime citrust smell. Wheaty too. Taste is a very strong key lime, but in a way that blends with the overall wheatiness. Tart citrus dominates, but not to a puckering level. Light and refreshing all at once. some orange/corriander too.

A different take on a wit, with pretty good results.

03-03-2012 12:01:16 | More by KTCamm
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-10-2012 01:46:12 | More by Keith_R
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RobDB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-23-2012 02:59:51 | More by RobDB
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odbjs735

New York

1/5  rDev -70.6%

05-08-2012 04:24:57 | More by odbjs735
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-26-2014 05:15:59 | More by Jasoncolliver
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy yellowish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some spice. Taste is the same citrus, some wheat tartness, a touch of spice, refreshing but not overly flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

02-04-2012 16:05:55 | More by tone77
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-20-2013 04:08:03 | More by nyrblue2
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JoannaFL


2/5  rDev -41.2%

11-05-2012 00:42:29 | More by JoannaFL
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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.