Key West Golden Lager | Florida Beer Company

BA SCORE
77
okay
30 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Key West Golden LagerKey West Golden Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dogbrick on 04-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
17
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
17.81%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of asuburbanman
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DougT
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JB62
4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

Photo of weeare138
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of TequilaTom
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of VinsanityDiesel
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MPSTARR
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of rydev24
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of KTCamm
2.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my parents Outback bowl beer glass.

Pours light copper with inch of slow declining white foam. Some lacing. Kind of a funky smell for a lager, hard to place. Taste is very light with a german pils bitter hanging out in the background. Some citrus.

Overall average taste, relatively clean. Unremarkable, but very good for a hot FL day.

 369 characters

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of kmckinnon87
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of nickfl
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of CGMLS3
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of xnicknj
2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pilsner glass - thanks to BastionShaw

Pours a clear golden color with a thick crop of white head. Thin layer of film retains well, leaving patches and spots of lacing on the glass.

Toasted grain, lemon peel, and faint citrus. Some notes of cereal and corn.

Toasted notes up front with corn and cereal. Grainy with some lemon peel tones and faint citrus juice. Familiar smack of adjunct flavor towards the finish.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, lingering and dry on the tongue. A pretty standard adjunct beer, although better than some of the mainstream options.

 601 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle at a Brevard County Manatees minor league game. Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup (no glass, of course), the beer has aromas of tnagy honey/mead and sark roasted oats. Color is a hazy, pale, lackluster yellow-gold. The beer has a very watery flavor, and th carbonation gives it a very sharp feel. Flavors are light toasty, sour-ish malt, and some light green/piney characteristics. Almost syrupy sweet aftertaste, but still watery. Finish is a little toasty and stale. Not my favorite, but it by far beats the BMC alternatives.

 552 characters

Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.42/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A crystal clear deep straw golden brew with slow visible carbonation. Head disappears to only a thin layer as soon as it is poured. A decent sized ring form of thin lace forms around the time.

S - Smells like hay, corn (I hope it is corn free), sweet light malt and clean aroma.

T - Tastes like corn upfront. This transitions into a bit of hay and sweet light malt with a bit of pepper and a touch of jasmine. Aftertaste is a little grassy bitterness and lingering sweet breadiness. It isn't bad, but it is too sweet.

M - Thick, but carbonation makes it harsh. Pretty refreshing, but astringent to the tip of the tongue.

D - Okay. It is really to sweet to be a sessionable lager. It lack the classic peppery pilsner bite to please most lager fans. I know it is not *supposed* to have that, but its absence just seems off - especially since that bite appears slightly, but is overshadowed by the sweetness. It would be a bit better if it wasn't so sweet.

 961 characters

Photo of BeachRez
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received from beer of month club.

A- Pours s golden yellow, with minimal head. Looks like an average lager.

S- Has a slight hop aroma, better than any macro.

T- A clean lager taste. Very crisp - not to bitter not too sweet.

M/D- Easy drinking, good for warm days. Actually tasted pretty good as it warmed up. Won't go out of my way for it, but would drink it if in the Florida heat.

 387 characters

Photo of billybob
2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear golden color with a one finger head that faded to a ring around the glass with a light wispy lace. faint corn and husk aromas match the taste. slightly sweet malt, weak corn taste mouthfeel light like the rest of the beer. easy to drink if real cold on a hot day otherwise don't waste your money.

 310 characters

Photo of utah44
3.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard Pilsener glass. A nice yellow color with a small head which dissipated quickly or should that be quickly dissipated, I forget. Smell was good like a lager. Flavor was even better than most lagers. Smell was lagery and malty. Mouthfeel was not exceptional but the finish wasn't watery, but rather clean and smooth. A very drinkable lager. I would recommend this brew to my friends if I had any.

 416 characters

Photo of kevman527
2.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recieved this beer as part of the beer of the month club. Pours a pale yellow color, similar to that of BMC. One finger of head which settled into a thin layer. Could not pick up anything in the smell. The taste was kind of bland, but the aftertaste had a little bit of hop bitterness. A smooth drinking lager, though I probably wouldn't buy them again.

 353 characters

Photo of SpdKilz
2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the BOTM Club

Appearance - Pours a light golden color with about an inch of white fluffy head that dissipates within a minute. Leaves decent lacing on the sides.

Smell - Very malty - I know this sounds bad but the first initial reaction I get when smelling this is that it is reminiscent of Bud Light.

Taste - Somewhat bitter at first followed by sweetness/malt. I can taste a some hops in there also.

Mouthfeel - Pretty fizzy, light bodied, but honestly fits what this beer is trying to accomplish.

Drinkability - Honestly, pretty drinkable. I just got done unloading some stuff from my car in the 90+ degree heat and then popped this open to finally try it. I wasn't looking for anything complex or knock my socks off great - just a cold beer better than a BMC and honestly, it isn't half bad for what it is. Not that I would go searching for this but this is pretty quaffable if you're thirsty.

 907 characters

Photo of Jwale73
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle served in a pilsener glass. Freshness dating not indicated on the bottle. Poured a translucent orange-gold with a one-inch, off-white head that quickly receded into a thin, consistent skim with strands of lacing revealed as the brew receded. Lots of tiny bubbles adhered to the sides of the glass during the session. Nose is malty sweet with a hint of corn. Taste was a little malty and sweet upfront; however, middle is a little coppery and finish is cereal grains and corn. Mouthfeel is light-bodied and lively; finishes dry and fairly clean. Not bad for the style. Not something I would go to if it was available, but I wouldn't refuse one either.

 663 characters

Photo of shivtim
2.55/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out into a standard pint. Fairly clear, deep hay/apple juice color. Small off-white head. Looks like a decent lager.

Nose is gentle hops, a slight yeasty tang, and mild fruity hints (pear?). Not too shabby.

Taste is mild but malt liquor-esque. Metal, old hops, alcohol. big let down. Gets worse with warming.

Average mouthfeel and drinkability.

 354 characters

Photo of WJVII
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BOM August 2009
Poured into a pint glass this brew has a pale yellow color that is completely transparent with a clean white head that was fluffy with an aggressive pour. There was no lacing and the head did not last. The aroma was very light, some hints of citrus and mild yeastiness. The taste is extremely light, but better than the macros. Thin mouthfeel, some malt in the front and a light citrus hop finish. Could drink quite a few of these on a hot day (maybe in the Keys) but up in WI not likely.

 504 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Key West Golden Lager from Florida Beer Company
2.92 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.