Key West Southernmost Wheat - Florida Beer Company
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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +28.8%
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!!
03-20-2012 16:19:43 | More by Seanont
3.23/5 rDev -5%
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!
03-12-2012 22:30:07 | More by drwolfe
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
3.78/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
03-01-2012 04:40:18 | More by jsisko01
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
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
01-24-2012 03:45:18 | More by Swim424
3.93/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
01-14-2012 03:34:46 | More by yuenglings
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
Reviewed from notes:
appearance: hazy golden yellow orange with a 2 finger white head
smell: wheat, citrus, sweet,
taste: wheat, citrus,
mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,
overall: very easy drinkable witbier, I can see how this beer would be good to introduce into the non craft beer drinkers palate.
01-12-2012 03:39:25 | More by THECPJ
3.6/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured into a Shiner Bock pint glass. No readable freshness date.
A- Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a 1/4 inch head that almost instantly fizzes away to nothing...like absolutely no foam or bubbles (besides the ones rising from the bottom) at all.
S- Wheat followed by Belgian yeast that's not very apparent. Faint orange smell with a touch of wet cardboard. Overall pretty bland.
T- The wheat and Belgian yeast are more noticeable in the flavor. The usual bubblegum notes with some lemony zest to it. A tad of spice. Much better than what I was expecting considering how lifeless the beer seemed at first, although I am kind of a sucker for Belgian wheat ales. Not really picking up lime as much as I am orange and lemon but that's no big deal.
M- Not much carbonation in this one, which was expected considering how little bubbles and foam were present in the pour. Other than that, pretty slick and tangy from the citrus notes.
O- Not bad, but not great. Would be a perfect beer to drink under the sun of the Keys if it had more carbonation to it.
11-15-2011 01:47:09 | More by Immortale25
2.63/5 rDev -22.6%
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
09-24-2011 03:58:31 | More by rsdaugherty
3.93/5 rDev +15.6%
A: Straw hazy yellow pour with a tiny head of white dusting
S: Great smell of belgian wit yeast , spices of coriander, orange peel, and tangerine.
T: Just as the aroma implies, this is a nice belgian wit with some coriander spicing. Mid body there is a bit of a chalky taste mixing with noble hops that are pretty well represented.
M: A light to medium light body with mild carbonation.
O: An enjoyable witbier, glad to have tried it.
09-15-2011 23:04:14 | More by alpinebryant
3.93/5 rDev +15.6%
A- pale yellow straw with a hazy body, and a white cap on top.
S- belgian spices coming through, coriander specifically. The lime is the pleasant twist here, where usually you would expect orange.
T- Bready and yeasty, with coriander and light orange. The lime adds a unique sour and tart profile.
O- Really nice surpise here. Every wit is the same these days, and I like them so it's fine. But a tarter version was a great change of pace.
09-14-2011 21:28:44 | More by Tschnab
3.28/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
09-12-2011 23:26:00 | More by StaveHooks
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle poured into my Real Madrid weizwn glass. Hazy light yellow, looks a bit like prima pils. Less head than I expect from a witbier, especially given the high carbonation. Pour resulted in slightly more than a finger's worth of bright white tight bubbles. Decent lacing, but not exceptional.
Smells like a typical wit, a little bit stronger than Hoegaarden and less spicy and more citrusy than the germans. The bottle states that it is brewed with 2 kinds of hops, one being cascade. I can't smell (or taste) the cascade, but I'll take their word for it.
Surprisingly, I can taste the lime. It tastes like a wit, with a lime. The lime presence isn't quite as strong as it would be in say a certain mexican corn-lager with a lime dropped in, but it definitely there. Not bad, but I'm a purist with my wits. Interesting aftertaste, the lime and citrus lingers a bit more than desired.
Mouthfeel is medium, with high carbonation. Slightly heavy for a wit, but fairly typical, especially the high carbonation.
Overall, this is a good American wheat beer. Not as good as Brooklyn's wheat, but I like it better than SN's kellerweis. That being said, I would seek out a German hefeweizen before this one.
09-08-2011 02:38:49 | More by nitro0292
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
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
Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.