Key West Southernmost Wheat | Florida Beer Company

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Key West Southernmost WheatKey West Southernmost Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States | website

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
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
241
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
30.55%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 241
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!!

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Photo of drwolfe
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Surprisingly tasty. The tagline of 'Belgian style with spices and key lime' had me a little on edge, but in the end no worries. I'm not a huge fan of coriander, however, the spices and the lime are blended well enough that you don't notice it too much. Makes for a nice warm weather brew.
Cheers to the Conch Republic!

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Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my parents Outback Bowl beer glass. Picked up as part of a mix/six at Total Beer & Wine.

Pours cloudy yellow, light foam. Lime citrust smell. Wheaty too. Taste is a very strong key lime, but in a way that blends with the overall wheatiness. Tart citrus dominates, but not to a puckering level. Light and refreshing all at once. some orange/corriander too.

A different take on a wit, with pretty good results.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a very hazy, pale yellow-golden color with barely any head. It fizzes very loud and dissipates instantly. No lacing is present..

Smell - Mostly consists of lime and clove.

Taste - Strong flavors of lime and citrus, along with clove, coriander, orange zest, wheat, and quite malty.

Mouthfeel - Light body with high carbonation.

Overall - This is a very refreshing and good tasting beer.. Quite acidic so watch out if you're the type to get heartburn.

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Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy yellowish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some spice. Taste is the same citrus, some wheat tartness, a touch of spice, refreshing but not overly flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Swim424
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into hoegaarden mug.

Pours a hazy golden yellow. small head. leaves a little lacing. definitely tastes of lime. a bit citrusy and very limey. Best lime flavored beer I have had. Nice medium body. Would be a great beer on a hot summer day down here in florida.

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Photo of yuenglings
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer from a beer of the month club.
Has a light hazey yellow color with a small head no laceing. Has a strong citrisy banana clove with slight grassyness to it. Good overall taste sweet citris wheat. Would buy agian the wife also likes it seems like a good summer beer something to drink on a hot day.

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

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: hazy golden yellow orange with a 2 finger white head

smell: wheat, citrus, sweet,

taste: wheat, citrus,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: very easy drinkable witbier, I can see how this beer would be good to introduce into the non craft beer drinkers palate.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of Immortale25
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Shiner Bock pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a 1/4 inch head that almost instantly fizzes away to nothing...like absolutely no foam or bubbles (besides the ones rising from the bottom) at all.

S- Wheat followed by Belgian yeast that's not very apparent. Faint orange smell with a touch of wet cardboard. Overall pretty bland.

T- The wheat and Belgian yeast are more noticeable in the flavor. The usual bubblegum notes with some lemony zest to it. A tad of spice. Much better than what I was expecting considering how lifeless the beer seemed at first, although I am kind of a sucker for Belgian wheat ales. Not really picking up lime as much as I am orange and lemon but that's no big deal.

M- Not much carbonation in this one, which was expected considering how little bubbles and foam were present in the pour. Other than that, pretty slick and tangy from the citrus notes.

O- Not bad, but not great. Would be a perfect beer to drink under the sun of the Keys if it had more carbonation to it.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
2.66/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – I assume my (bad?) pour resulted in zero and I mean zero head, opaque golden yellow with pale edges 2
S – Lime, grapefruit, dried grass, grain, yeast 3.5
T – short version… Lime & orange wheat. Long version… lime, wheat middle, to a tart orange zest finish, slight coriander. Clean & potentially refreshing… but all around I’m not enjoying this brew greatly 2.5
M – Light in body, a watery beer with excessive carbonation 2
O – A Key Lime twist on a light citrus wit that fails to achieve liftoff, lots going on but not well coordinated 2.5

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw hazy yellow pour with a tiny head of white dusting

S: Great smell of belgian wit yeast , spices of coriander, orange peel, and tangerine.

T: Just as the aroma implies, this is a nice belgian wit with some coriander spicing. Mid body there is a bit of a chalky taste mixing with noble hops that are pretty well represented.

M: A light to medium light body with mild carbonation.

O: An enjoyable witbier, glad to have tried it.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pale yellow straw with a hazy body, and a white cap on top.

S- belgian spices coming through, coriander specifically. The lime is the pleasant twist here, where usually you would expect orange.

T- Bready and yeasty, with coriander and light orange. The lime adds a unique sour and tart profile.

O- Really nice surpise here. Every wit is the same these days, and I like them so it's fine. But a tarter version was a great change of pace.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy grapefruit juice, with a small white head that sink pretty quick.

S - Coriander, , a sugary bbq-like smoke aroma, green bananas, tangy yeast.

T - Citrus hops, tangy wheat, key-lime is noticeable and adds a nice tartness. Slightly bitter and clean on the finish.

M - Light bodied, active carbonation, slightly peppery on the tongue.

A good amount of key limes blend with the yeast and spices to really make a different kind of Wit. Nice clean flavors.

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Photo of nitro0292
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into my Real Madrid weizwn glass. Hazy light yellow, looks a bit like prima pils. Less head than I expect from a witbier, especially given the high carbonation. Pour resulted in slightly more than a finger's worth of bright white tight bubbles. Decent lacing, but not exceptional.

Smells like a typical wit, a little bit stronger than Hoegaarden and less spicy and more citrusy than the germans. The bottle states that it is brewed with 2 kinds of hops, one being cascade. I can't smell (or taste) the cascade, but I'll take their word for it.

Surprisingly, I can taste the lime. It tastes like a wit, with a lime. The lime presence isn't quite as strong as it would be in say a certain mexican corn-lager with a lime dropped in, but it definitely there. Not bad, but I'm a purist with my wits. Interesting aftertaste, the lime and citrus lingers a bit more than desired.

Mouthfeel is medium, with high carbonation. Slightly heavy for a wit, but fairly typical, especially the high carbonation.

Overall, this is a good American wheat beer. Not as good as Brooklyn's wheat, but I like it better than SN's kellerweis. That being said, I would seek out a German hefeweizen before this one.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of chocosushi
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wit brewed with Real Key-Lime
12oz->Saison Dupont glass

A ~ Quite an aggressive pour yielding a 1/4" of head
in an effervescent ring. Slightly murky orange with a brown tone.

S ~ Good punch of tangy yeast with the key-lime coming through rather nicely...hint of spice (coriander)

T ~ Very spirited, subtle flavors: A touch of key-lime, touch of pear, touch of sun-kissed grain/malt & a touch of spice all on a lovely soft body of mellow citrus-peel & yeast. Wonderful.

M ~ Nice balance! Malt does not attack the palette one bit & the addition of key lime was very refreshing & pleasantly tart.

D ~ Was extremely surprised by this one. Would not expect a beer representing Key West to be true to form. Extremely delicious, should be seeked out.

cheers!

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Photo of beerboy9960
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to Miamichaels for this extra.

A- This beer pours a cloudy, hazy golden color with a little white puffy head.

S- The smell is of musty wheat and citrus, primarily lime.

T- It has a real bready, wheatlike taste upfront, but finishes with a nice lime bitter aftertaste.

M- It has a medium mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

This was a decent beer from a brewery I had never heard of before. I probably wouldn't seek this out in the future, but it was nice to try this once.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.2/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an apropriately cloudy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head.

The smell is full of spicy corriander, some fresh grain, a little must, and a nice hint of orange and key limes.

This is a fairly well-executed wit with classic spice and citrus flavors augmented by the key limes. I really like what the key limes do in this brew.

The feel is light and full. Very refreshing.

I came into this not really expecting much. The brewery has a reputation for "meh" beers and I thought this would be no exception. I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't find a single thing wrong with this beer. Overall it was solid, not mindblowing, but solid.

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Photo of readbaron
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Puts a hazy golden yellow with a bit of foam that quickly fades into a thin ring. No lacing to speak of.

Smells good. An intriguing blend of Belgian yeast and lime, with some subdued wheat/bananna backing.

An interesting take on a Belgian pale ale for sure. Strong citrus/lime flavor somewhat balanced by Belgian yeast. Very faint wheat/hefe finish. The lime really dominates this one. A bit too much for my palate.

Feel is good. Medium-light body, relatively dry, nicely carbonated.

Overall - pretty tasty. I won't seek this out, but enjoyed the bottle.

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Photo of happygnome
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a pale golden color with about a quarter inch of head that disappears quickly leaving only a trace of lace around the edge of the glass, there is no carbonation around the center of the beer. Carbonation bubbles can be seen rizing to the top of the beer.

s: the lime notes are the main aroma that hit the nose followed by the wheat and corriander notes.

t: lime juice followed by wheat and corriander notes similar to the nose.

m: light bodied beer with crisp carbonation

overall, a decent brew that I am glad i tried, but i will not set up another trade for this. Very refreshing.

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Photo of shand
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a wheat beer glass.

Wow. Where's the head? This is a witbier! My glass has tons of room for it's prodigious head! But I got wisps that quickly disappear. The body itself is a slightly hazy yellow. Smell is mostly of sharp yeast with just a touch of lime. The taste is pretty good. The yeast isn't as aggressive as I find many witbiers to be, which is a good thing. The lime also helps mellow it out. I'm enjoying this, even if it isn't mindblowing.

The mouthfeel is a little thin, but it works with the refreshing character the beer has. The drinkability is superb. All said, this beer is better than the sum of it's parts. It's just an enjoyable, easy-drinking beer that I wouldn't mind seeing around more often.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a proportional head. White foam top drops too quickly for me leaving just a thin film. No lace at all though.
Smell is nicely malty with a nice mix of citrus and spices balancing it.
Taste is also well-balanced with malt, spice, citrus and a faint hop note.
A nice warming in the throat from this medium-full bodied brew. Effervescence is a bit constrained for the style. A well constructed, consistent beer. Good stuff. I could drink this a lot.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Darkness tulip 2/25/11

Pour is as expected from a witbeer white head 2-3 fingers thick and a golden yellow hazy color. Moderate lacing of about 60% of the glass.

Smell is of yeast and lime. Very typical of the style minus the lime.

Taste is smooth and crisp with a hint of lime. Nothing really stellar about the taste but a solid twist on a Belgium type wit. I had this after a couple of strong ales and would like to revisit the taste in the summer.

Mouthfeel is moderate, very smooth, almost no bite on the tongue or roof of my mouth.

Drinkability is good if I was on the beech in Key West on a 90 degree day but outside of that its average. Nice to try but I won't be revisiting unless its a hot day and the mood strikes me.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a pale yellow beer, bubbly with a small white head.

An earthy, grassy aroma with a little spice to it. A definite orange citrus flavor as well.

The flavor is more orange citrus than earthy, creamy on the tongue even, and very carbonated.

It's really just an average witbier as far as I can tell.

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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.
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