Key West Sunset Ale | Florida Beer Company

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Key West Sunset AleKey West Sunset Ale

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.81/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

It's a decent looking beer, pours out a red-brown color with a finger of head that stays afloat fairly well. The aroma is weak, but what I can get is sweet grains and malts. The taste is perfectly quaffable, it's got a well-rounded, solid "beer" taste and not too much more. It's maybe a hair sweeter and just a hair hoppier than the generic-labeled "BEER" can archetype. The mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is good. This isn't a bad beer, it's just thoroughly mediocre in every way. That said, it wouldn't be a bad beer to pour the unadventurous without supporting Big Beer.

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.58/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

We were visiting Florida and my mother in law picked up a 6 pack of this beer for me, because she knew I like to sample local beers. At least her heart was in the right place.

The beer was an amber color with just a film of head.

Not much aroma. Mostly grain, maybe a little caramel.

Not much taste either. A hint of caramel and a hint of hops.

Light-bodied. It did quench my thirst, but then again, so does water.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Orange amber, sudsy topping

SMELL: Grainy, toasted, faint caramel, herbal, buttery, peppery

TASTE: Dry, grainy, slightly acrid, husk, herbal, yeast, light broth, absent aftertaste, bone dry finish

This beer probably has potential but seems to be stripped down, cleansed too much or just not brewed well. Lacks any real character and mimics industrial-like mass produced beers. This sunset has no soul.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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