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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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Reviews: 80
Hads: 223
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 30.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | 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 ATLbeerDog
2.02/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From a bron bottle - Pours a whitish/pale with a small almost non existent head. Smells of yeast, spices, and lemon. First sip has some spicy notes but mot much flavor a with a bland finish bitter. Fairly light bodied but carbonated well. Worth avoiding

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Photo of jjamadorphd
2.04/5  rDev -41%
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.

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Photo of donniecuffs
2.2/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a modestly hazy yellow into a pint glass, with zero head, very little carbonation, and little to no lacing. The nose revealed very subtle lemon, grass, and hay; not much else. The taste seemed like a watered-down version of itself, with very subdued notes of the above flavors, and an awkwardly bitter finish. Very thin, unbalanced, and more carbonated than the appearance.

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Photo of sauron681
2.21/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Whoa and yikes! I'm glad i only got two bottles of this beer. Pours a clear, golden boringness. Very minimal head thats thin and almost invisible lacing. Smells of sour budweiser. Very light in the mouth for a wheat beer, watery and thin, and to me "airy'

Has a faint citrus-bitter taste, quite flat, no taste of lime whatsoeve, gives me that gut-rot feeling.

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Photo of Sammy
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

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Photo of mullenite
2.31/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Glassware - Shaker Pint

Appearance - Golden yellow in color with a short fizzy white head that recedes in to a solid cap. Leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass but nothing really spectacular.

Nose - Kind of funky what aroma and not much else. There is a little bit of assorted citrus but it is mostly just funky wheat.

Taste - There is a little more citrus in the taste but any refreshment that would have provided is being over powered by the funky wheat.

Mouthfeel - Thin and watery with a lot of carbonation...

Overall - It is what it is, another thin watery beer for the masses. I would not recommend this to anyone and will not be buying any more of it myself. I wish, as probably the largest craft brewer from Florida, they would make a better beer but instead we have to live with mediocrity.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.62/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
2.66/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – I assume my (bad?) pour resulted in zero and I mean zero head, opaque golden yellow with pale edges 2
S – Lime, grapefruit, dried grass, grain, yeast 3.5
T – short version… Lime & orange wheat. Long version… lime, wheat middle, to a tart orange zest finish, slight coriander. Clean & potentially refreshing… but all around I’m not enjoying this brew greatly 2.5
M – Light in body, a watery beer with excessive carbonation 2
O – A Key Lime twist on a light citrus wit that fails to achieve liftoff, lots going on but not well coordinated 2.5

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Photo of nmann08
2.82/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of theghost3
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden with lots of carbonation bubbles. There's a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing.

The smell is mainly yeast, wheat, lime, and slight hops. The taste reminds me of Tequiza with its kind of cheap, artificial lime flavor. There are also flavors of yeast, sour hops & a hint of sweet mandarin oranges. Nasty sour aftertaste. The mouthfeel is crisp but too acidic (no doubt from the artificial lime).

This could be refreshing on a really hot day. However, there are too many good Wits out there that don't have the cheap lime additive to choose this.

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Photo of Gmann
3/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of Chessmaster
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of konadrinker
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer came in a 12oz bottle and I poured it into a Pilsener glass.

A -The beer had a frothy white head with moderate retention that was about inch tall. Color was a light hazy amber. There was a lot of carbonation.

S -The aroma had a light to medium intensity. Smell was grass, yeast, and a very light lime pulp.

T- Had light flavor intensity. The beer had notes of lime, grass and yeast. It reminded me of a Corona with a big lime in it.

M -Light with a slick finish, fizzy feel.

D - Drinkable after working out in the yard. Don't think I would seek this one out but would quaff if offered.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Obtained a sixer at Publix. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with a tan tint, showing a nice little off-white head. No lacing.

S: Wheat, miscellaneous citrus, lemon, coriander with subtle notes of acidic lime juice.

T: Starts out with a wave of artificial citrus, followed by a waft of decently structured wheat, finished by a bitter lemon lime tang. Refreshing brew, albeit a little confusing. The beer tastes confused: it's not sure if it's a Corona with a lime wedge or a Blue Moon. A little too busy.

Drinkability: I could have like 3 on a hot summer day.

Value: At $7.00 for a six pack, this is a good choice for a beach beer down here in the Sunshine State.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

GF Brought this back from a cruise.

A: Very cloudy golden white color? with a half finger of head that quickly dissipated. Almost no lacing.

S: The first thing that hits you is the lime juice. Behind that coriander and some hints of citrus. Big wheat smell as well.

T: Lime up front then the wheat with the spices thrown in. The lime juice (while real) does dominate this beer.

M: light body. Quite refreshing.

D: Look key west is the 6th circle of hell beer wise. That being said in that context this isnt that bad. The lime juice in a wit is different. Too bad it is 35 degrees out right now. For the dead of summer you could drink these all day.

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Photo of armock
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that fades quickly leaving spotty lacing behind

S - Has a wheaty nose like most wits plus some lime

T - Follows the nose with wheat malt upfront and a good bit of lime in the finish

M - This beer has a light body with higher carbonation to it

D - I like wits a lot but the added lime flavor really wasn't doing much for me it would probably be better and more refreshing in the summer

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a murky gold in color. Decent head on the pour, but it's gone before I can sit down. Smell is wheat, lemon zest and citrus. Taste is much the same, with more of the citrus coming through. Decent mouthfeel. An easy drinker on a hot summer day. Nothing special, but by no means offensive either.

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Photo of drwolfe
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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!

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Photo of KajII
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
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 ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very hazy, light yellow-orange body with a thin ring of white of bubbles up top.

Smell: Cloves and allspice set against a scent smelling of pilsner malts. Oh, and limes. Maybe a slice or two of banana.

Taste: Wheaty, pilsneresque maltiness with a sweet blend of honey and light caramel. Pinch of spices lend the flavor a dull earthiness. Fruit flavors of banana and oh-so tangy lime. Some slight perceived acidity. Spicy hops with a light bitterness. Finishes relatively fruity and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: An easy going, easy drinking that's acceptable enough for a single bottle serving, though I certainly wouldn't sign off on an entire six-pack.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy grapefruit juice, with a small white head that sink pretty quick.

S - Coriander, , a sugary bbq-like smoke aroma, green bananas, tangy yeast.

T - Citrus hops, tangy wheat, key-lime is noticeable and adds a nice tartness. Slightly bitter and clean on the finish.

M - Light bodied, active carbonation, slightly peppery on the tongue.

A good amount of key limes blend with the yeast and spices to really make a different kind of Wit. Nice clean flavors.

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Photo of CoalPorter
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 6/16/2008 (Draft @ Sunset Pier, Key West, FL):

Pours an orange cloudy colored body, with some creamy white colored head, lasting. Has a lemony, and wheaty aroma. Spicy. Belgiany. Very light taste, some hops Some spiciness, tastiness. Kinda weak, but okay. Not okay as it really warms up, more watery and loses its taste.

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Photo of UMNbeerhunter
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of happygnome
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a pale golden color with about a quarter inch of head that disappears quickly leaving only a trace of lace around the edge of the glass, there is no carbonation around the center of the beer. Carbonation bubbles can be seen rizing to the top of the beer.

s: the lime notes are the main aroma that hit the nose followed by the wheat and corriander notes.

t: lime juice followed by wheat and corriander notes similar to the nose.

m: light bodied beer with crisp carbonation

overall, a decent brew that I am glad i tried, but i will not set up another trade for this. Very refreshing.

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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
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