Key West Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company

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Belgian Witbier
Ranked #632
Ranked #44,686
3.47 | pDev: 17.58%
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
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Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 253
Photo of Beginner2
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This satisfied me after playing tennis. (But that is not a high standard.)
Not distinguished in Looks, this at least gives me some Smells that are wheat turning fruity. Tastes are the same and sit in the mouth the same.

An early third generation brewer, Florida Beer does not seem like its peer group which focussed on being original. Rather Florida has focussed on packaging, I presume, for the tourist market for families visiting Cape Canaveral. Not a terribly interesting strategy and no big OA hugs. Probably one and done for me.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to an orange yellow cloudy consistency with a light one finger head smooth going down nice aroma just enough hint of Key Lime to make you know that it's something different than you might normally get very good on a summer day.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle served in a tulip nonic. Pours a translucent orange-gold with a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head that immediately disperses towards edges before disappearing. Particles of yeast are present floating in-solution. Nose is fairly subdued - a hint of wheat, medicinal phenols and perhaps a touch of coriander. Flavor profile is a bit closer to the style - there's some orange zest in the mix as well as a hint of cardboard. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation just shy of lively. Overall, unsure of the bottle date but I suspect it might be a little past its prime. It's just a bit lackluster.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose mild citrus, coriander, lemon, yeast, wheat, grassy. Taste tangy wheat, faint orange, yeast, grainy corn malt, slight spice, mild carbo, medium dry finish.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a fingernail of eggshell white resting on top. Light lacing. I smell pale wheat. The taste is tart pale wheat with a hint of lemon. The mouth is dry and crisp.

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Photo of dballard1215
4.43/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clean pour, fairly light head with little lacing. Cloudy straw color. Quintessential wheat beer. Fruit and spice, coriander, smell. Taste of golden wheat and floral notes with a milky but effervescent mouth feel. Absolutely wonderful beer across the board.

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Photo of Boto
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle @ Rhinehart’s in Augusta: This one pours a pale orangish color. It has a fairly good white head on it. This one has a good nose: Wheat, spices and a hint of lime. The taste is also good. Wheat, spices, a hint of lime. Better than I expected to be. I would definitely buy it again. Very refreshing.

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

to be fair had this out of bottle in a parking lot, was pleasantly surprised not a bad beer at all. as most witbiers for me a little light on the finish, but was craving another and the cooler did not have any left just a few other styles. would drink another for sure.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.37/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy light orange, 1 inch white head, spotty lacing

S: Spice, clove, lime, wheat malts, really nice smell much like a hefewiezen

T: Same as smell, that spice really comes through to make a magnificent experience, lime comes through, little sweetness, wheat malts, bubblegum on the tail end

M: Medium to light, carbonated well

O: Really nice beer. The bottle says belgian style which I totally get with the spice and bubblegum taste from the belgian yeast. Has just enough lime kick to make this a great beer experience.

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Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big citrus aroma
Appearance- Pours a clear bright yellow with a small white head
Taste- Has a very nice wheat and citrus blended flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- I really enjoyed this beer, I would drink it again.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOD 150/14. Pours a hazy golden with a touch of amber. World class retention, outstanding head volume and lacing.

World class nose of coriander, a nice citrus sprightliness that is lime heavy with notes of orange, a general subtle spiciness from the wheat, yeast and a touch of biscuit.

Light medium body with a very smooth texture. World class carbonation with good effervescence in the middle and a rousing prickly punch in the finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding - quite intense, nicely complex and well balanced. It begins with a rush of coriander that yields to clove. Phenolic clove slowly fades into the middle citrus elements - tart lime that flows into a subtly sweet orange. Wheat makes an appearance as the background over which the finish begins - slightly grainy and cracker like. The finish is a slow fade of coriander, clove and lime.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking wheat, yellow/golden color, nice and thick looking, not clear. Decent head with limited retention but pretty good lacing. Very good aroma also, strong wheat malt aroma with a good bit of coriander. The taste is pretty good, the coriander and clove stand out, not exactly what I like, like more wheat and banana generally, but this one is pretty good. Didn't really pick up on any citrus, didn't pick up on the lime. Decent mouthful, pops a little and somewhat creamy. Overall I felt this is a much better beer than the ratings it is getting.

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Photo of ZBowden
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy lemon yellow with small white head, smells sweet of wheat and citrus slight hops, tastes of sweet malty wheat slight yeast on the front and finishes citrusy and hoppy, smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Zach136
4.06/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque yellow with a one finger cap and solid lacing.

Aroma: citrus peel, mostly orange but a touch of key lime as well.

Flavor: Key lime peel comes through more as a tart citrus, and is balanced well by the sweet orange. Hints of coriander, over a fairly neutral grain and yeast profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dissipating finish.

Overall: I'm a fan, cool twist to a popular beer style.

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Photo of Figboot2001
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured from bottle into a standard pint glass. Appearance is a light yellowish with a fair amount of haze. Very little white head.

Smell - Quite a bit of wheat and just a little hint of citrus.

Taste - Slightly tart upfront. Not as wheaty as you would think based off of the smell. Just a hint of lime/citrus. Lingering after taste that's slightly piney.

Mouthfeel - Really light body on this one. It's almost like a sparkling water.

Overall - Not bad, but not really great either. It's pretty light and goes down fast. You could probably crush quite a few of these on a warm day.

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Photo of nmann08
2.82/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle, pours a hazy light yellow with a fizzy white head that disappears just as fast as it arrived.

The nose is heavy wheat, lemon, hay and straw notes. Very earthy with just a faint bit of citrus. The flavor is similarly as boring and non-complex. There is this disgusting corn syrup flavor that I don't like, mostly just more wheat and lemon.

This isn't that good. I am sure it may be refreshing in the warm weather and my options are limited, but I wouldn't seek this again.

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Photo of Chessmaster
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer claims to be a Belgian tyle witbier. Unfortunately, while a decent American wheat, it isn't a witbier

A: pours a cloudy, light straw color appropriate for a wit. The head quickly disappears, leaving no cap nor lacing.

S: clean wheat. No spice nor citrus

T: clean wheat. None of the advertised lime or spice,

M: average

O: okay for American wheat beer style, not remotely like Belgian witbier.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
2.04/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I really do love wheat beers, and this one was a Belgian white. But it wasn't what I was hoping for.

The beer poured out a cloudly, yellowish color, more so than other whites I've tried - it didn't look to appealing to me. As far as a scent or odor - I couldn't smell one - nothing, nada, zip - I almost inhaled the beer trying to smell something from it.

Mouthfeel was worse than what I've experienced from other beers and the taste was just marginally better than other Belgian beers I have tried. I did get to taste the orange flavor and the coriander and all that - but it just didn't impress me.

Overall, I think I'm being a bit generous on the rating - maybe I picked up an old bottle or something. I'll give it another try, but not after I partake of others I enjoy.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass, pours a light golden with a foamy white head, cloudy
S: prevalent wheat beer aromatics and esters, citrus, lime, banana, coriander, cloves
T: big taste of yeast and wheat, finish is bananas and cloves, slight sour lime aftertaste,
M: lively carbonation with a refreshing mouthfeel
O: a nice refreshing wheat beer, the flavor of the key lime complements the breast yeasty qualities of this beer

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is a light golden yellow with a tight white head. The nose has a ton of yeasty spice, light pepper, coriander, light lemon. Not quite as dusty and spicy as the nose, a bit more lemony and sweet. Still, strong balance and not sugary. Dry finish and strong carbonation, lightly champagne esq. The strong zest and yeast characteristic seem to slightly mute the overall flavor but still a nice refreshing beer.

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Photo of KajII
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a medium golden yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white sudsy head that receded rapidly, down to a layer of thin puddles and a medium collar with some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a straw malt and a soapy yeast with notes of citrus (lime), wheat and a bit of coriander.

The taste was lightly sweet and quite yeasty from the beginning with a decent wheat presence, a good dose of citrus and a bit of spice towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with the wheat lime flavor left to linger.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a slight dry yet watery texture and a moderate carbonation.

Overall a tasty Witbier with a nice lime citrus twist...

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Photo of woodychandler
2.62/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is another of tone77's many bottles to keep me busy when not actively engaged in The CANQuest (TM). I am reminded that it has been over four years since TheChauffeur1 and I visited on our month-long journey. Wow, time flies like an arrow while fruit flies like a banana!

From the bottle: "Beer of the Conch Republic"; "Belgian-style ale brewed with spices & Key Lime"; "Head south. You've made it. The Southernmost Point. The Conch Republic. Home of the Sunset. You're as far South as you can go in the Continental USA. Now the sun, the sand and the ocean waves are calling your name. That slower-paced, sun-drenched lifestyle is patiently standing by. And the distinctive all natural flavors of coriander, orange peel and Key lime that grace this white-wheat ale are waiting for you to pop the top off and dive right in."

I greatly agitated this so as to ensure anything that may have floculated would be in suspension. It also meant waiting for it to settle so that it would not explode on me, but now I (and it) am/are ready to go. The pour produced a finger of foamy, bone-white head that simply could not last in the face of today's humidity. Color was a murky orangish-yellow, reminiscent of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose had the spice of the coriander and the citrusiness of the orange and lime as expected. Mouthfeel was medium and I got an unexpected tartness on the tongue as though the fruit was not interacting well or they had just used too much of it. Either way, I know that I have had more refreshing examples of the style. Finish was dry, but kind of bland and boring, without any real snap to it. A once and done, sorry.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in weizen glass, chilled

A: cloudy dark yellow with a one-finger head that melts down into microbubbles--attractive
S: Belgian yeasts (with pear) dominate
T: Decent, benign Belgian wheat; not complex and not flavorful, but still appealing in the pear and apple flavors that exist.

A wheat-beer hater would not know this is a wheat beer--kudos!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy nectarine color with no head to speak of.

Aroma of pineapple, tangerine, peach, herbs and cracker.

The taste was lightly tart peach, pineapple, and tangerine along with herbal notes and wheat cracker. Finished clean.

Lighter bodied and dry with very little carbonation.

Not a bad little wheat beer. I liked the tropical flavors while on vacation in Florida.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Key West Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company
Style: Witbier

LOOK: Cloudy, peach colored brew with active carbonation rising to the surface. Head dies down to a ring around the edges.

SMELL: Dry, crackery wheat smell, lemon and curacao orange peel, coriander and clove.

TASTE: Light and airy, with lemon tang and a light spice. Fairly strong hop bitterness. Citrusy, partly from orange peel and lime additions. Grainy and earthy as well. Wheat malt, citrus and spice altogether work pretty well.

FEEL: Well carbonated on a light-medium bodied beer. Has a more or less clean finish with some spices and Belgian yeast lingering into the aftertaste.

OVERALL: Seen by many as an ideal vacation beer, the Key West Southernmost Wheat is a solid representation of a witbier. Would pair nicely with marinated steak tacos. Above average.

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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 253 ratings