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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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165 Ratings

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 4
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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2009 23:58:01 | More by jujubeast6000
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 02:55:13 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 02:32:42 | More by captenaj
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3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 03:19:52 | More by russpowell
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 19:56:16 | More by AgingWarrior
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 01:16:39 | More by aerozeppl
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3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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).

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 02:54:55 | More by babaracas
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3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 23:56:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
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2.03/5  rDev -40.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 19:07:38 | More by ATLbeerDog
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3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 23:45:49 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 04:43:56 | More by headparrothead
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 19:37:00 | More by dstc
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3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 18:49:15 | More by Patrick999
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3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 22:17:32 | More by cjgator3
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3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 19:48:46 | More by Drew966
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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
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