Key West Southernmost Wheat | Florida Beer Company

BA SCORE
80
good
247 Ratings
Key West Southernmost WheatKey West Southernmost Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Drew966 on 04-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.87%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 86
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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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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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1/5  rDev -71.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.2%

Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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