Key West Southernmost Wheat - Florida Beer Company
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3.4/5 rDev 0%
Interesting and funky, Southernmost Wheat is half Belgian witbier and half Tequiza or Miller Chill. I get chalky Belgian yeast and clear notes of coriander, but also a spritz of sharp lime that cuts through it. It even looks a bit greenish in the glass. Somehow it just doesn't come together though. The yeast character fights the flavor of the lime. If it was less yeast-influenced it might work, but as it is, it's quite jagged. It neither smells good nor tastes good. And to be honest, I can't even imagine swigging this one ice cold on a hot summer day.
09-07-2009 02:28:53 | More by NeroFiddled
3.68/5 rDev +8.2%
12 oz. brown bottle - bought as a single recommended to me by store owner
A - Cloudy straw yellow color with a 1 finger thick bright white head that quickly dissipates to small foam on top and around glass
S - soft lime aroma, corriander, citrus, wheaty aroma, spiciness
T - Beligian spice with citrus lime and orange peel taste pretty good to me. Its very light on the hops (bottle says it has cascade and first gold hops)
M&D - very light body and light mouthfeel makes it very drinkable and very refreshing. I thought it was a pretty good Witbier and i was a little shocked that this one tasted as well as it did.
08-23-2009 20:16:07 | More by BayouBengal1537
3.45/5 rDev +1.5%
I had this on at Savannah's in St. Petersburg. This is an interesting resturant with a very good beer list.
12 oz bottle with a kind of eerie green label. Poured into a pint glass, the beer is a hazy light gold with a quickly collapsing white head.
Nice citrus nose with spice.
The beer has hints of lime and orange with coriander (just like the label said). It is light and was refreshing on this 90-degree day.
Mouth us crisp but a bit thin. I had a couple but the citrus started to become a bit cloying.
08-06-2009 15:28:40 | More by Redrover
4.05/5 rDev +19.1%
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a fluffy white head that provided some nice lacing.
Nose is lime, wheat and citrus
Taste is wheat, citrus & lime
Mouth feel is light, but it's a wheat beer.
Very drinkable wheat beerr, especially on a hot summer day.
A very nice wheat beer with a lime twist
05-12-2009 23:12:23 | More by FLBeerGuy
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Key West Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company
live review @ home 3/25/09, bottle>pint glass
A 2.5 - light golden straw color with a hint of light green? small head gone quick, minor lacing. noticeable carbonation. not as cloudy as most witbiers. very clean and clear in color.
S 3.5 - mellow fresh lime and citrus notes
T 4.0 - mellow fresh lime and citrus notes on a very mild and thin wheat base
MF 2.5 - thin. watery. high carbonation.
D 3.0 - okay not bad, just not a good example of a witbier. The lime twist is a good surprise for a hot day if you want a lighter beer. Very clean, crisp, crsip witbier.
03-26-2009 02:04:05 | More by unclejimbay
3.25/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
03-14-2009 23:58:01 | More by jujubeast6000
2.25/5 rDev -33.8%
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.
02-22-2009 02:55:13 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +17.6%
I purchased this beer at a Total Wine shop in Fort Myers, Florida.
Appearance: Poured a pale copper color with a small, thick head.
Smell: Subtle fruit smell with minimal hops aroma.
Taste: Slight hops and mildly sweet. Also can taste the yeast. Goes very well with fish.
Mouthfeel: Full without being too thick.
Drinkability: Very subtle alcohol with a full taste makes this a great drinking beer.
02-17-2009 02:32:42 | More by captenaj
3.65/5 rDev +7.4%
Got this one from Sebletije, cheers Seb!
Pours a semi-hazed bronze with a pinky of fast falling pearl white head. Zero head retention or lacing
S: White pepper & lemon
T: White pepper, coriander, & grainy bread. A bit of phenolic profile, white grapes & lemons as this warms. Finishes with a bit of apple peel & juicy fruit
MF: Light/medium body with low carbonation, a bit wet
Drinks pretty good, just not a depth of flavor to hold your interest, but a good thirst quencher & good shot at the style
01-02-2009 03:19:52 | More by russpowell
3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
Poured a hazy light gold color into my Sam Adams beer glass. The pour produces about a half a finger of white head. Lots of little carbonation bubbles and a good bit of lacing. Pretty good head retention.
Smells like citrus fruit and grains.
Tastes a lot like it smells. Pretty refreshing drink, but the finish isn't as crisp and clean as I like from a witbier.
Well carbonated with a light body, mouthfeel is a little thin.
Easy to drink and refreshing. It's 79 degrees outside and I've been doing some work in the yard and this beer fit the conditions.
12-27-2008 19:56:16 | More by AgingWarrior
3.15/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
12-11-2008 01:16:39 | More by aerozeppl
3.48/5 rDev +2.4%
Not a big fan of wits. Got a single. Smell: wheat, orange, spice - coriander?, yeast. Taste: yeasty, wheat cracker underpinnings, orange peel, leafy hop flavor, lime peel, a touch of bitter lime juice. Nice fruitiness and bitterness to this one. Mouthfeel: the soft banana feel of a hefe is present (without the taste).
11-01-2008 02:54:55 | More by babaracas
3.23/5 rDev -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.
09-19-2008 23:56:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.03/5 rDev -40.3%
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
09-13-2008 19:07:38 | More by ATLbeerDog
3.2/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
09-10-2008 23:45:49 | More by FtownThrowDown
4.33/5 rDev +27.4%
Found on tap throughout the Keys. Had it at the Island Grill on Islamorada. Paired with seared ahi dinner. Great beer for sea food.
Found the beer to be very drinkable. Excellent choice for after a hot day on the water. Poured cloudy yellow - definitely unfiltered. Head was nice and fluffy although an orange slice killed the head immediately. On the second round I skipped the orange (beer does not need it). Head had good retention. Has a very nice aroma - there's a lot going on. The orange and lime fought for my attention but turns out to be a nice touch, the lime that is. Just enough coriander creates a nice balance of spice and citrus. Good to the last drop - sediment and all.
Found the bottle in local supermarket. Very good from bottle exceptional from tap.
09-06-2008 04:43:56 | More by headparrothead
4/5 rDev +17.6%
Pours a hazy golden wheat beer color with foamy white head that falls slow to almost nothing. Minimal lace.
Smells like a typical wheat. Hops and citrus.
Nice taste. Citrus, especially lime comes through at the end.
Rather full in the mouth with the right amount of carbonation.
Easy drinking beer. Much enjoyed.
08-27-2008 19:37:00 | More by dstc
3.83/5 rDev +12.6%
Now this seems like a good idea. Key lime and witbier, sounds good to me.
A - Pours a cloudy yellow gold. Pleased to see some sediment left behind in the bottle, I was afraid this would be a bland, filtered American Pale Wheat. Not enough head and retention for a witbier, though.
S - Smells like a good American take on witbier, spicy with orange peel dominating. To me, smells like a White Rascal.
T - Taste is crisp and spicy. Lots of coriander and pepper. I think I can pick out some lime in the finish, but it doesn't beat you over the head. This one seems to be more about the spice than the fruit. Bitter from the spice, and actually a little bit of hop too. The bottle says Cascades were used; interesting choice of hop for a witbier. More of a wheat backbone becomes noticeable as it warms. Tasty, interesting take on witbier.
F - Some prickly carbonation, but that's par for the course. Light-bodied.
D - I don't know what the ABV is, but I can't feel it in the slightest, so it must be pretty low. Good summer beer. I wish I could actually get this on tap somewhere in Key West. I think I want to try serving it with a Key lime in order to bring out more of the lime. Still, good idea and effort from the Florida Beer Co.
08-09-2008 18:49:15 | More by Patrick999
3.83/5 rDev +12.6%
"Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed with spices and key lime."
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a touch of orange that produces a thin white head. The aroma is wheat with some orange and coriander and other spices with a touch of lime and yeast. The taste is very nice with some wheat and spices and a touch of lime in the finish. Overall, Southernmost Wheat is a very tasty Witbier that has an interesting local twist to the style that is definitely worth a try. Recommended.
06-16-2008 22:17:32 | More by cjgator3
3.68/5 rDev +8.2%
Key West Southernmost Wheat pours yellow in color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle that has a label with the marker in Key West that indicates the southernmost point in the United States pictured. The aroma is a little bit of citrus and wheat. The flavor is very wheaty, there is a bit of coriander and key lime is definitely present. The key lime is a nice twist on the citrus component of wit beer and it works pretty well. Very light, easy drinker. Sampled at the brewery tap room.
04-24-2008 19:48:46 | More by Drew966
Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.