Key West Sunset Ale | Florida Beer Company

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Key West Sunset AleKey West Sunset Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 12-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,092
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
437
pDev:
16.01%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 437 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

the first beer of vacation! thats always such a good feeling, escape the work life for a week with the family in a nice climate, land at the airport and exchange the boots for some flip flops, and head to the nearest seafood shack for an ale and a fish sandwich, really a great experience! this beer works well in that context, rather robust amber ale, copper in color and with a decent body on it, holding a full inch of off white head too, lots of bubbles rising up to join it. the aroma is a little sweet and a little nutty, pleasing and not at all boring, mildly toasted and smooth, not quite caramelized. the flavor is about the same, not as sweet as many beers this malty are, but losing some of its lightness to the weight of the grain, not exactly a hot weather crusher, and it warms up kind of heavy too, coming apart a little bit, i get some strange minerals and dried fruitiness, more fall than summer, and it just has a lot more body than i need in the baking florida sun. its a nice wash down for a blackened fish blt, which was a heck of a sandwich, and i appreciate the higher carbonation. it also tastes fresh, has a real malt base, and is satisfying me even if the marginal utility is quickly diminishing. ill drink a bunch of these this week i am sure, a nice welcome to vacation but hopefully not the best beer i drink while i am here!

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of evanschaaf
3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spectru
3.07/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

We had a mini-vacation in Key West last month and I didn't see this beer there, but came across it in a local store. Bought a six in the spirit of having had a good time. A bit disappointed; not bad but nothing special. Amber color, slightly cloudy; one finger of head receded quickly; not much aroma; feels carbonated; mild ho-him flavor.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Key West Sunset Ale by Florida Beer Company at Doubletree Gumbo Limbo Tiki Bar

It's Florida and it's an Ale. 7/28/17

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Photo of sunsjammer
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

via undated bottle at the Marriott in Key Largo

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Photo of StevenMilligan
2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of coopdog1000
3.9/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.01/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

12oz. bottle served in my Spiegelau IPA glass - no bottle dating evident. Pours a translucent copper with a fluffy, one inch, bright white head. Nose is pretty blah - caramel malts and grassy notes. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of some hints of cardboard. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, drinkable but not good. Might be old (who knows, no dating) but it's pretty one-sided and lackluster.

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Photo of Toynk
2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shreead
3.83/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keith27614
3.97/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really refreshing

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Photo of Mack
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear amber red with a half finger of off-white foam.

Toasted malt and a smidge of citrus wafts from this brew, but nothing quite appealing.

Citrusy hops and sweet toasted and caramelly malts lend most of the flavor.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, light.

Overall, while I can't say this beer is terrible, there's not much to it and it's definitely one to pass on.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerPhilosophy
2.33/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Smell fresh, lightly hoppy. Look clear, carbonation and foam as it should be in regular lager. But taste flat, quite tasteless, just fizzy carbonation and slightly metallic acid after taste. Surprisingly disappointing. No bottling date, but for them I hope it is just old.

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Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 437 ratings