Key West Sunset Ale | Florida Beer Company

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72
okay
433 Ratings
THE BROS
67
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zerk on 12-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
433
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
16.12%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The color is orange to amber in the vein of a Key West sunset. I have no idea if this was intentional but they emulated the colors of a Florida horizon. The head was pretty thick but it collared quickly.

The scent was a touch citrusy but had weak malt aromas.

The taste was easy and refreshing and beats many of the adjunct thirst quenching, beach beers. I taste roasted malts and grains with a lemony softness. There's a bit of a roasted or toasted quality but it is mixed or lost in an ease of drink.

I found this to be a very good beach beer, different than so many others and just different enough to drink again.

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Photo of Traveler407
3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium bodied amber with a citrus taste and aroma. Pour is filtered with a offwhire color head.
Good session beer
Enjoyed this beer very much
Being fromMelbourn, it's very nice to have a fair local beer which is becoming more available throughout Florida.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Labeorphile
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Decent reddish amber color with a thick head and a good deal of lacing. But then it goes downhill.

Aroma is very grainy and malty and the taste is the same, although also with an unpleasant metallic taste. Carbonation is suitable for style.

Overall an average beer. Better than the mass produced junk filling out the rest of the store's freezer, it that's about it.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 433 ratings.
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