Key West Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company

Key West Southernmost WheatKey West Southernmost Wheat
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #630
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
79
Ranked #45,223
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 17.58%
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
253
From:
Florida Beer Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  9
Gots
  41
SCORE
79
Okay
Key West Southernmost WheatKey West Southernmost Wheat
Notes:
Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 253 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Seasmom:
Photo of Seasmom
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a great deal of smell, but nice wheat taste right at the first touch to the tongue, slight evervescence.

108 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Seanont
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Beer while on vacation

This beer probably gets some extra points as every thing taste better on vacation.

Pours nice and the color is on the money for the style.

The taste is well balanced and surprised me that the taste was very on the traditional Belgium style Wit and not your normal American Wheat beers.

Nice flavors and the lime twist was very subtle and works well with a nice smell

I had low expectations when I bought this beer but was very surprised on how good good it was.. Well done!!

 508 characters

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

Appearance: Pours a very hazy, light yellow-orange body with a thin ring of white of bubbles up top.

Smell: Cloves and allspice set against a scent smelling of pilsner malts. Oh, and limes. Maybe a slice or two of banana.

Taste: Wheaty, pilsneresque maltiness with a sweet blend of honey and light caramel. Pinch of spices lend the flavor a dull earthiness. Fruit flavors of banana and oh-so tangy lime. Some slight perceived acidity. Spicy hops with a light bitterness. Finishes relatively fruity and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: An easy going, easy drinking that's acceptable enough for a single bottle serving, though I certainly wouldn't sign off on an entire six-pack.

 715 characters

Photo of BColton1
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a murky gold in color. Decent head on the pour, but it's gone before I can sit down. Smell is wheat, lemon zest and citrus. Taste is much the same, with more of the citrus coming through. Decent mouthfeel. An easy drinker on a hot summer day. Nothing special, but by no means offensive either.

 299 characters

Photo of CoalPorter
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into conical pint.

A - Cloudy whitish yellow color, a fizzy white head that burns away quickly leaving no lacing

S - wheat, crackers, banana, hint of cirtus

T - Banana again, light wheat, sour notes of key lime definitely come through, no real hop presence

M - medium

O - Ok lawnmower beer, the addition of the key lime is cute, but there's not a ton of complexity here, I think one is my limit.

 419 characters

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from Sebletije, cheers Seb!

Pours a semi-hazed bronze with a pinky of fast falling pearl white head. Zero head retention or lacing

S: White pepper & lemon

T: White pepper, coriander, & grainy bread. A bit of phenolic profile, white grapes & lemons as this warms. Finishes with a bit of apple peel & juicy fruit

MF: Light/medium body with low carbonation, a bit wet

Drinks pretty good, just not a depth of flavor to hold your interest, but a good thirst quencher & good shot at the style

 505 characters

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.

 182 characters

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

Photo of chris1919
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.02/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From a bron bottle - Pours a whitish/pale with a small almost non existent head. Smells of yeast, spices, and lemon. First sip has some spicy notes but mot much flavor a with a bland finish bitter. Fairly light bodied but carbonated well. Worth avoiding

 253 characters

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

 161 characters

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 6/16/2008 (Draft @ Sunset Pier, Key West, FL):

Pours an orange cloudy colored body, with some creamy white colored head, lasting. Has a lemony, and wheaty aroma. Spicy. Belgiany. Very light taste, some hops Some spiciness, tastiness. Kinda weak, but okay. Not okay as it really warms up, more watery and loses its taste.

 330 characters

Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Key West Southernmost Wheat pours yellow in color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle that has a label with the marker in Key West that indicates the southernmost point in the United States pictured. The aroma is a little bit of citrus and wheat. The flavor is very wheaty, there is a bit of coriander and key lime is definitely present. The key lime is a nice twist on the citrus component of wit beer and it works pretty well. Very light, easy drinker. Sampled at the brewery tap room.

 502 characters

Photo of cjgator3
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed with spices and key lime."

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a touch of orange that produces a thin white head. The aroma is wheat with some orange and coriander and other spices with a touch of lime and yeast. The taste is very nice with some wheat and spices and a touch of lime in the finish. Overall, Southernmost Wheat is a very tasty Witbier that has an interesting local twist to the style that is definitely worth a try. Recommended.

 516 characters

Photo of nickfl
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of captenaj
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this beer at a Total Wine shop in Fort Myers, Florida.

Appearance: Poured a pale copper color with a small, thick head.

Smell: Subtle fruit smell with minimal hops aroma.

Taste: Slight hops and mildly sweet. Also can taste the yeast. Goes very well with fish.

Mouthfeel: Full without being too thick.

Drinkability: Very subtle alcohol with a full taste makes this a great drinking beer.

 403 characters

Photo of Gmann
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy bright light orange color with the typical wit whittish hue. The head was rather small and disappointing, settled into a barely there ring.

The aroma is big on the coriander which is on par for the style. The coriander gives the beer what I consider that post farmers market veggie funk. Kind of like rotting produce, which is why I am not a big fan of this style. There are notes of white pepper and orange peel; I didn't pick up much of the key lime.

The taste is of a light wheat base with a huge coriander spice note. Some white pepper and a veggie characteristic. I pick up a light tartness which I assume is from the lime. The flavor is rounded out by the orange peel. Average for the style.

The feel is fairly light with spritzy carbonation. Sweet overall on the palate but finishes noticably dry.

A ho-hum wit ale. It hits on the main style characteristics. It could use less coriander and key lime and more belgian malts and yeast.

 959 characters

Photo of aerozeppl
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

GF Brought this back from a cruise.

A: Very cloudy golden white color? with a half finger of head that quickly dissipated. Almost no lacing.

S: The first thing that hits you is the lime juice. Behind that coriander and some hints of citrus. Big wheat smell as well.

T: Lime up front then the wheat with the spices thrown in. The lime juice (while real) does dominate this beer.

M: light body. Quite refreshing.

D: Look key west is the 6th circle of hell beer wise. That being said in that context this isnt that bad. The lime juice in a wit is different. Too bad it is 35 degrees out right now. For the dead of summer you could drink these all day.

 653 characters

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