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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
80
good

80 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 80
Hads: 222
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: Drew966 on 04-24-2008

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

to be fair had this out of bottle in a parking lot, was pleasantly surprised not a bad beer at all. as most witbiers for me a little light on the finish, but was craving another and the cooler did not have any left just a few other styles. would drink another for sure. (269 characters)

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.37/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy light orange, 1 inch white head, spotty lacing

S: Spice, clove, lime, wheat malts, really nice smell much like a hefewiezen

T: Same as smell, that spice really comes through to make a magnificent experience, lime comes through, little sweetness, wheat malts, bubblegum on the tail end

M: Medium to light, carbonated well

O: Really nice beer. The bottle says belgian style which I totally get with the spice and bubblegum taste from the belgian yeast. Has just enough lime kick to make this a great beer experience. (533 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big citrus aroma
Appearance- Pours a clear bright yellow with a small white head
Taste- Has a very nice wheat and citrus blended flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- I really enjoyed this beer, I would drink it again. (305 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOD 150/14. Pours a hazy golden with a touch of amber. World class retention, outstanding head volume and lacing.

World class nose of coriander, a nice citrus sprightliness that is lime heavy with notes of orange, a general subtle spiciness from the wheat, yeast and a touch of biscuit.

Light medium body with a very smooth texture. World class carbonation with good effervescence in the middle and a rousing prickly punch in the finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding - quite intense, nicely complex and well balanced. It begins with a rush of coriander that yields to clove. Phenolic clove slowly fades into the middle citrus elements - tart lime that flows into a subtly sweet orange. Wheat makes an appearance as the background over which the finish begins - slightly grainy and cracker like. The finish is a slow fade of coriander, clove and lime. (865 characters)

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking wheat, yellow/golden color, nice and thick looking, not clear. Decent head with limited retention but pretty good lacing. Very good aroma also, strong wheat malt aroma with a good bit of coriander. The taste is pretty good, the coriander and clove stand out, not exactly what I like, like more wheat and banana generally, but this one is pretty good. Didn't really pick up on any citrus, didn't pick up on the lime. Decent mouthful, pops a little and somewhat creamy. Overall I felt this is a much better beer than the ratings it is getting. (560 characters)

Photo of ZBowden
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy lemon yellow with small white head, smells sweet of wheat and citrus slight hops, tastes of sweet malty wheat slight yeast on the front and finishes citrusy and hoppy, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. (207 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque yellow with a one finger cap and solid lacing.

Aroma: citrus peel, mostly orange but a touch of key lime as well.

Flavor: Key lime peel comes through more as a tart citrus, and is balanced well by the sweet orange. Hints of coriander, over a fairly neutral grain and yeast profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dissipating finish.

Overall: I'm a fan, cool twist to a popular beer style. (408 characters)

Photo of Figboot2001
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured from bottle into a standard pint glass. Appearance is a light yellowish with a fair amount of haze. Very little white head.


Smell - Quite a bit of wheat and just a little hint of citrus.

Taste - Slightly tart upfront. Not as wheaty as you would think based off of the smell. Just a hint of lime/citrus. Lingering after taste that's slightly piney.

Mouthfeel - Really light body on this one. It's almost like a sparkling water.

Overall - Not bad, but not really great either. It's pretty light and goes down fast. You could probably crush quite a few of these on a warm day. (601 characters)

Photo of nmann08
2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle, pours a hazy light yellow with a fizzy white head that disappears just as fast as it arrived.

The nose is heavy wheat, lemon, hay and straw notes. Very earthy with just a faint bit of citrus. The flavor is similarly as boring and non-complex. There is this disgusting corn syrup flavor that I don't like, mostly just more wheat and lemon.

This isn't that good. I am sure it may be refreshing in the warm weather and my options are limited, but I wouldn't seek this again. (492 characters)

Photo of Chessmaster
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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. (408 characters)

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.04/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I really do love wheat beers, and this one was a Belgian white. But it wasn't what I was hoping for.

The beer poured out a cloudly, yellowish color, more so than other whites I've tried - it didn't look to appealing to me. As far as a scent or odor - I couldn't smell one - nothing, nada, zip - I almost inhaled the beer trying to smell something from it.

Mouthfeel was worse than what I've experienced from other beers and the taste was just marginally better than other Belgian beers I have tried. I did get to taste the orange flavor and the coriander and all that - but it just didn't impress me.

Overall, I think I'm being a bit generous on the rating - maybe I picked up an old bottle or something. I'll give it another try, but not after I partake of others I enjoy. (778 characters)

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass, pours a light golden with a foamy white head, cloudy
S: prevalent wheat beer aromatics and esters, citrus, lime, banana, coriander, cloves
T: big taste of yeast and wheat, finish is bananas and cloves, slight sour lime aftertaste,
M: lively carbonation with a refreshing mouthfeel
O: a nice refreshing wheat beer, the flavor of the key lime complements the breast yeasty qualities of this beer (438 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is a light golden yellow with a tight white head. The nose has a ton of yeasty spice, light pepper, coriander, light lemon. Not quite as dusty and spicy as the nose, a bit more lemony and sweet. Still, strong balance and not sugary. Dry finish and strong carbonation, lightly champagne esq. The strong zest and yeast characteristic seem to slightly mute the overall flavor but still a nice refreshing beer. (411 characters)

Photo of KajII
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a medium golden yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white sudsy head that receded rapidly, down to a layer of thin puddles and a medium collar with some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a straw malt and a soapy yeast with notes of citrus (lime), wheat and a bit of coriander.

The taste was lightly sweet and quite yeasty from the beginning with a decent wheat presence, a good dose of citrus and a bit of spice towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with the wheat lime flavor left to linger.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a slight dry yet watery texture and a moderate carbonation.

Overall a tasty Witbier with a nice lime citrus twist...

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Photo of woodychandler
2.62/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is another of tone77's many bottles to keep me busy when not actively engaged in The CANQuest (TM). I am reminded that it has been over four years since TheChauffeur1 and I visited on our month-long journey. Wow, time flies like an arrow while fruit flies like a banana!

From the bottle: "Beer of the Conch Republic"; "Belgian-style ale brewed with spices & Key Lime"; "Head south. You've made it. The Southernmost Point. The Conch Republic. Home of the Sunset. You're as far South as you can go in the Continental USA. Now the sun, the sand and the ocean waves are calling your name. That slower-paced, sun-drenched lifestyle is patiently standing by. And the distinctive all natural flavors of coriander, orange peel and Key lime that grace this white-wheat ale are waiting for you to pop the top off and dive right in."

I greatly agitated this so as to ensure anything that may have floculated would be in suspension. It also meant waiting for it to settle so that it would not explode on me, but now I (and it) am/are ready to go. The pour produced a finger of foamy, bone-white head that simply could not last in the face of today's humidity. Color was a murky orangish-yellow, reminiscent of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose had the spice of the coriander and the citrusiness of the orange and lime as expected. Mouthfeel was medium and I got an unexpected tartness on the tongue as though the fruit was not interacting well or they had just used too much of it. Either way, I know that I have had more refreshing examples of the style. Finish was dry, but kind of bland and boring, without any real snap to it. A once and done, sorry. (1,655 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in weizen glass, chilled

A: cloudy dark yellow with a one-finger head that melts down into microbubbles--attractive
S: Belgian yeasts (with pear) dominate
T: Decent, benign Belgian wheat; not complex and not flavorful, but still appealing in the pear and apple flavors that exist.

A wheat-beer hater would not know this is a wheat beer--kudos! (352 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy nectarine color with no head to speak of.

Aroma of pineapple, tangerine, peach, herbs and cracker.

The taste was lightly tart peach, pineapple, and tangerine along with herbal notes and wheat cracker. Finished clean.

Lighter bodied and dry with very little carbonation.

Not a bad little wheat beer. I liked the tropical flavors while on vacation in Florida. (391 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Key West Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company
Style: Witbier

LOOK: Cloudy, peach colored brew with active carbonation rising to the surface. Head dies down to a ring around the edges.

SMELL: Dry, crackery wheat smell, lemon and curacao orange peel, coriander and clove.

TASTE: Light and airy, with lemon tang and a light spice. Fairly strong hop bitterness. Citrusy, partly from orange peel and lime additions. Grainy and earthy as well. Wheat malt, citrus and spice altogether work pretty well.

FEEL: Well carbonated on a light-medium bodied beer. Has a more or less clean finish with some spices and Belgian yeast lingering into the aftertaste.

OVERALL: Seen by many as an ideal vacation beer, the Key West Southernmost Wheat is a solid representation of a witbier. Would pair nicely with marinated steak tacos. Above average. (837 characters)

Photo of Seanont
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Beer while on vacation

This beer probably gets some extra points as every thing taste better on vacation.

Pours nice and the color is on the money for the style.

The taste is well balanced and surprised me that the taste was very on the traditional Belgium style Wit and not your normal American Wheat beers.

Nice flavors and the lime twist was very subtle and works well with a nice smell

I had low expectations when I bought this beer but was very surprised on how good good it was.. Well done!! (508 characters)

Photo of drwolfe
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Surprisingly tasty. The tagline of 'Belgian style with spices and key lime' had me a little on edge, but in the end no worries. I'm not a huge fan of coriander, however, the spices and the lime are blended well enough that you don't notice it too much. Makes for a nice warm weather brew.
Cheers to the Conch Republic! (318 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (443 characters)

Photo of jsisko01
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a very hazy, pale yellow-golden color with barely any head. It fizzes very loud and dissipates instantly. No lacing is present..

Smell - Mostly consists of lime and clove.

Taste - Strong flavors of lime and citrus, along with clove, coriander, orange zest, wheat, and quite malty.

Mouthfeel - Light body with high carbonation.

Overall - This is a very refreshing and good tasting beer.. Quite acidic so watch out if you're the type to get heartburn. (472 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (287 characters)

Photo of Swim424
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into hoegaarden mug.

Pours a hazy golden yellow. small head. leaves a little lacing. definitely tastes of lime. a bit citrusy and very limey. Best lime flavored beer I have had. Nice medium body. Would be a great beer on a hot summer day down here in florida. (268 characters)

Photo of yuenglings
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer from a beer of the month club.
Has a light hazey yellow color with a small head no laceing. Has a strong citrisy banana clove with slight grassyness to it. Good overall taste sweet citris wheat. Would buy agian the wife also likes it seems like a good summer beer something to drink on a hot day. (310 characters)

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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.