Key West Sunset Ale | Florida Beer Company

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72
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429 Ratings
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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:
429
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
16.45%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of holtonwes
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Florida cracker cafe in st. Augustine. Orange-amber with a thin white head. Pretty transparent. Smell is caramel, roasted malt with some citrus and pear. Taste is about the same. Light body and pleasant carbonation. A nice refreshing Florida beer

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Photo of thornburyslasher
3.47/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frenzeljr
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Powers30
2.21/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdwolfgang
3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shradical
4.5/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tpauer
3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NelCet
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vader06
3.74/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery taproom.
Reddish amber body with good clarity and a durable off-white head.

Good bitter-sweet balance. Ample light and medium malt flavor.

Feel: a bit thin but this works OK with the medium+ carbonation and light dryness.

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Photo of lwillitz
2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 1-finger khaki head over a cloudy body of orange amber; medium visible carbonation

S - grains with a touch of fruitiness; weak

T - quite bland; grainy with a grassy bitterness, yeast, dry finish

M - light/medium body, high carbonation

O - not good

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Photo of HawkinsNOC
4.34/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjd315
2.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of TuffBunny
3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think that this brewery has stepped up it's game since some of these earlier reviews. I bought a six pack on advice of the young woman working at a small liquor store instead of driving half an hour to look for craft beers. I was a little skeptical, but decided to give it a try.

As far as appearance and aroma, it pours a nice orange amber. The aroma has some sweet malt and maybe a little bready. It did pour with a little bit of head.

The first taste, I was thinking that it wasn't a bad example of what it says it is, an American Amber Ale. Maybe a little on the bland and generic side. The taste has some nice malts, slight bitterness but definitely present hops, and a little lingering tartness. It's a very clean presentation with no perceived defects. The carbonation is a little higher than I expected, more like some saisons. The mouth feel has appropriate body for the style, but only a litte on the lighter side. Overall, I have to say tha t this is a very standard, but decent beer. It's definitely not either bland or wattery. Not "interesting " but certainly pleasant and enjoyable.

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Photo of DOSullivan
3.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 429 ratings.
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