Key West Southernmost Wheat - Florida Beer Company

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BA SCORE
78
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184 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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4/5  rDev +18%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of woodychandler
2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
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!

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Seanont
4.38/5  rDev +29.2%
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!!

Photo of drwolfe
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
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!

Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of jsisko01
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of Swim424
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of yuenglings
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.