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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

176 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Darkness tulip 2/25/11

Pour is as expected from a witbeer white head 2-3 fingers thick and a golden yellow hazy color. Moderate lacing of about 60% of the glass.

Smell is of yeast and lime. Very typical of the style minus the lime.

Taste is smooth and crisp with a hint of lime. Nothing really stellar about the taste but a solid twist on a Belgium type wit. I had this after a couple of strong ales and would like to revisit the taste in the summer.

Mouthfeel is moderate, very smooth, almost no bite on the tongue or roof of my mouth.

Drinkability is good if I was on the beech in Key West on a 90 degree day but outside of that its average. Nice to try but I won't be revisiting unless its a hot day and the mood strikes me.

UMNbeerhunter, Feb 27, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Shakerman
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Shakerman, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -11.8%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of CoalPorter
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

CoalPorter, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of dkoehler42
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

dkoehler42, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of Sammy
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Sammy, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

NeroFiddled, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of rmolledo
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

rmolledo, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"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.

cjgator3, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

cliff1066, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RomaniIteDomum, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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

russpowell, Jan 02, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

MrWilliams, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of beerboy9960
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerboy9960, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of Gmann
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Gmann, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Steve_Oldrati
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Steve_Oldrati, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

KTCamm, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Keith_R, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev +17.6%

RobDB, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of odbjs735
1/5  rDev -70.6%

odbjs735, May 08, 2012
Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

wrecknut, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

nyrblue2, Feb 20, 2013
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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.