Key Lime Sublime - 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by stakem:
4.22/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to sendsilk by way of jcartamdg for hooking me up with a pair of growlers from this new brewery. I appreciate the effort gents in looking out for me and my quest to try new offerings in this style!
Poured from a 1-liter swing top growler into a berliner bowl. The brew appears a clouded pale yellow that almost looks creamy like vanilla yogurt. A finger worth of white froth appears when poured down the middle of the glass and fades leaving patchy lacework on the glass. Because I just had the moonlight version of this brew, I will make a lot of comparisons to that. This offering not only is more clouded but also offers better head stability than the moonlight.
The smell of this brew has a minor fruited quality that does not initially jump right out and scream lime. However, as it warms up it does pick up a distinct lime character that is zesty and tart smelling. As I stew over this brew more, a bit of candy lime aspect comes out overtop of a base grainy sweetness that is very much like wheat and/or cereal.
The taste is slightly more zesty and tart than the moonlight version. There is a faint bitterness that to me comes across like the bitterness imparted by the zest/pulp of limes with the faintest oily touch that persists into the aftertaste. The grainy sweetness has a cereal to bready flavor about it that is quite pleasing. I almost get a light touch of vanilla yogurt flavor included from mid palate into the aftertaste. As I enter the second half of my glass, and the brew warms up a bit. More of a yogurt to mild cheese note comes out that can be found in both the flavor and aroma.
This is a light bodied brew with modest amount of carbonation. For a light brew, it carries with it almost a smooth creamy feel. This is a very quaffable brew that I could see myself killing several pints of effortlessly during the summer. While the tartness of this brew is not up to the level as some other's takes on the style, I found it impressively balanced and equally enjoyable. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this offering is just how clean and easy drinking it is for nearly 5% abv (not to mention how masterfully hidden that alcohol is.)
Serving type: growler
01-21-2012 01:41:08 | More by stakem
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had in Dec 2012 at Independent-Tampa
A-Nice 1.5 inch of head which recedes slowly, served in weird glass that looks like a hybrid tulip/snifter (I'm sure it has a name, I just don't know it).
S- Smells like a clean sour key lime, mixed with white grapes, and maybe some granny smith apple
T-Nice tart/sour lime right up front, followed by generic citrus and lemon.
M-Very light and delicate, nice carbonation that hits all the sweet spots in your mouth, very prickly.
O-This is THE best berliner I've had by 7venth Sun and I wish they made more of it. Not up to Funky Buddha standards yet, but close. Well done!
Serving type: on-tap
12-27-2012 02:45:13 | More by BAstoutsNsours
3.78/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Nice lime note on this with a touch of sweet wheat bread. Citric and lactic tartness and a nice note of lemon zest. The flavor is mild to moderately tart, though there is a mild wheat flavor and sweetness. Enjoyable lime and lemon flavors which also add a bit to the tartness.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 16:13:18 | More by womencantsail
3.68/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a hazy golden yellow color, white head, thin collar.
S - Citrus, key lime tart notes, light sour pucker. There's a touch of malt in there, which reminds me of a cracker crust or something, pretty neat.
T - Similar notes to the nose, key lime, citrus, bready malts, yogurt, light tart fruits. Not quite as key lime-forward as I was expecting from the nose, but still some nice tart fruits and citrus. Finish is dry tart citrus with a touch of acidic sour.
M - Light body, light carbonation (older growler), refreshing, dry finish.
O - A decent berliner, but not my favorite from 7venth Sun. That said, I would drink early & often. This brewery continues to do good things and I look forward to more stuff from them!
Serving type: growler
05-11-2012 14:40:50 | More by Sean9689
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler shared by ChrisPro. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.
A - A finger of white foam settles to a near-complete cap, collar, and minimal lace. Lightly hazed green-tinged pale straw body.
S - Nice key lime aroma, complete with pie crust and whipping cream, as well as a mild hint of sour citrus. Base beer seems to be overwhelmed by the key lime addition, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
T - The taste is quite similar, but without the same intensity of key lime and a bit more pale malt and vanilla. Some wheat and tangy yeast in the finish. Perhaps a tad watery.
M - Watery, medium-light body, low carbonation, a touch grainy, and no obvious alcohol.
D - Very easy to drink - I like it more than the base beer by a fair margin. If it tasted like it smelled it'd be superb, but unfortunately it's merely good. A touch more spritz would also help liven up the flavors, but perhaps the lack of bubbles was due to the age of the growler.
Serving type: growler
04-23-2012 05:14:44 | More by MasterSki
Key Lime Sublime from 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.