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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

162 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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kmckinnon87

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.2%

01-21-2012 21:17:37 | More by kmckinnon87
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nickfl

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-15-2012 20:16:20 | More by nickfl
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yuenglings

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 03:34:46 | More by yuenglings
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:39:25 | More by THECPJ
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Jamstone714

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

12-30-2011 03:47:09 | More by Jamstone714
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CGMLS3

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-21-2011 01:00:57 | More by CGMLS3
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animal69

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-20-2011 00:58:15 | More by animal69
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-05-2011 20:47:44 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 01:47:09 | More by Immortale25
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 03:58:31 | More by rsdaugherty
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 23:04:14 | More by alpinebryant
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Tschnab

New York

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 21:28:44 | More by Tschnab
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 23:26:00 | More by StaveHooks
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nitro0292

New York

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 02:38:49 | More by nitro0292
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CoalPorter

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wit brewed with Real Key-Lime
12oz->Saison Dupont glass

A ~ Quite an aggressive pour yielding a 1/4" of head
in an effervescent ring. Slightly murky orange with a brown tone.

S ~ Good punch of tangy yeast with the key-lime coming through rather nicely...hint of spice (coriander)

T ~ Very spirited, subtle flavors: A touch of key-lime, touch of pear, touch of sun-kissed grain/malt & a touch of spice all on a lovely soft body of mellow citrus-peel & yeast. Wonderful.

M ~ Nice balance! Malt does not attack the palette one bit & the addition of key lime was very refreshing & pleasantly tart.

D ~ Was extremely surprised by this one. Would not expect a beer representing Key West to be true to form. Extremely delicious, should be seeked out.

cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 20:53:36 | More by chocosushi
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beerboy9960

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Puts a hazy golden yellow with a bit of foam that quickly fades into a thin ring. No lacing to speak of.

Smells good. An intriguing blend of Belgian yeast and lime, with some subdued wheat/bananna backing.

An interesting take on a Belgian pale ale for sure. Strong citrus/lime flavor somewhat balanced by Belgian yeast. Very faint wheat/hefe finish. The lime really dominates this one. A bit too much for my palate.

Feel is good. Medium-light body, relatively dry, nicely carbonated.

Overall - pretty tasty. I won't seek this out, but enjoyed the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 04:36:27 | More by readbaron
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 20:39:11 | More by happygnome
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shand

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a wheat beer glass.

Wow. Where's the head? This is a witbier! My glass has tons of room for it's prodigious head! But I got wisps that quickly disappear. The body itself is a slightly hazy yellow. Smell is mostly of sharp yeast with just a touch of lime. The taste is pretty good. The yeast isn't as aggressive as I find many witbiers to be, which is a good thing. The lime also helps mellow it out. I'm enjoying this, even if it isn't mindblowing.

The mouthfeel is a little thin, but it works with the refreshing character the beer has. The drinkability is superb. All said, this beer is better than the sum of it's parts. It's just an enjoyable, easy-drinking beer that I wouldn't mind seeing around more often.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:39:47 | More by shand
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a proportional head. White foam top drops too quickly for me leaving just a thin film. No lace at all though.
Smell is nicely malty with a nice mix of citrus and spices balancing it.
Taste is also well-balanced with malt, spice, citrus and a faint hop note.
A nice warming in the throat from this medium-full bodied brew. Effervescence is a bit constrained for the style. A well constructed, consistent beer. Good stuff. I could drink this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 20:24:32 | More by PorterLambic
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 20:55:31 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a pale yellow beer, bubbly with a small white head.

An earthy, grassy aroma with a little spice to it. A definite orange citrus flavor as well.

The flavor is more orange citrus than earthy, creamy on the tongue even, and very carbonated.

It's really just an average witbier as far as I can tell.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 02:36:58 | More by theboozecruise
Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.