Key West Sunset Ale | Florida Beer Company

Key West Sunset AleKey West Sunset Ale
BA SCORE
3.05/5
433 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,694
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
433
pDev:
16.07%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
81
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TuffBunny
3.85/5  rDev +26.2%
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%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JB62
3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DevWand
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OB1
3.16/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
2.95/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason_cs
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of awilkewitz
3.21/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty basic, easy to drink

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Photo of Nurt20
3.49/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
2.83/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of adamjthompson00
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JDoHo
3.32/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ninjajake12
3.57/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice dark color with a subtle, yet lasting, citrus aftertaste. It's a very clean beer that you can enjoy any day. Very reminiscent of Blue Moon, but perhaps with more citrus. Only a hint of bitterness. Not the best, but definitely a beer that goes well with everything.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bplabernie
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IckyT2012
3.37/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.01/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of NickPiezzo
3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JC333
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great tasting beer for an 88 degree day...okay on other days

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Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 433 ratings
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