Key West Southernmost Wheat | Florida Beer Company

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Key West Southernmost WheatKey West Southernmost Wheat

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of mullenite
2.31/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Glassware - Shaker Pint

Appearance - Golden yellow in color with a short fizzy white head that recedes in to a solid cap. Leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass but nothing really spectacular.

Nose - Kind of funky what aroma and not much else. There is a little bit of assorted citrus but it is mostly just funky wheat.

Taste - There is a little more citrus in the taste but any refreshment that would have provided is being over powered by the funky wheat.

Mouthfeel - Thin and watery with a lot of carbonation...

Overall - It is what it is, another thin watery beer for the masses. I would not recommend this to anyone and will not be buying any more of it myself. I wish, as probably the largest craft brewer from Florida, they would make a better beer but instead we have to live with mediocrity.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Obtained a sixer at Publix. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with a tan tint, showing a nice little off-white head. No lacing.

S: Wheat, miscellaneous citrus, lemon, coriander with subtle notes of acidic lime juice.

T: Starts out with a wave of artificial citrus, followed by a waft of decently structured wheat, finished by a bitter lemon lime tang. Refreshing brew, albeit a little confusing. The beer tastes confused: it's not sure if it's a Corona with a lime wedge or a Blue Moon. A little too busy.

Drinkability: I could have like 3 on a hot summer day.

Value: At $7.00 for a six pack, this is a good choice for a beach beer down here in the Sunshine State.

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Photo of theghost3
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden with lots of carbonation bubbles. There's a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing.

The smell is mainly yeast, wheat, lime, and slight hops. The taste reminds me of Tequiza with its kind of cheap, artificial lime flavor. There are also flavors of yeast, sour hops & a hint of sweet mandarin oranges. Nasty sour aftertaste. The mouthfeel is crisp but too acidic (no doubt from the artificial lime).

This could be refreshing on a really hot day. However, there are too many good Wits out there that don't have the cheap lime additive to choose this.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extra from bkrefetz - served in a weizen glass. A witbier with key lime already in it. I do like key limes, but this sounds suspicious.

A - Pretty good looking - a pillowy white two fingers of foam with excellent retention and a few spots of lace. Hazy golden straw/peach-flesh color with a letter more intensity near the top of the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, wheat, some light key lime, spice, a touch of banana. It's pretty decent.

T - I don't dig the taste quite as much - pretty simplistic, with malted wheat, a touch of spice and key lime, and not much else. There's a odd funky aftertaste.

M - Some carbonation burn on the upper lip, but doesn't feel overly bloaty. Soft medium-light body and a slightly sticky finish. Pretty refreshing.

D - I could pound brews like this, but why bother when there is much better stuff to be had?

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting and funky, Southernmost Wheat is half Belgian witbier and half Tequiza or Miller Chill. I get chalky Belgian yeast and clear notes of coriander, but also a spritz of sharp lime that cuts through it. It even looks a bit greenish in the glass. Somehow it just doesn't come together though. The yeast character fights the flavor of the lime. If it was less yeast-influenced it might work, but as it is, it's quite jagged. It neither smells good nor tastes good. And to be honest, I can't even imagine swigging this one ice cold on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown bottle - bought as a single recommended to me by store owner

A - Cloudy straw yellow color with a 1 finger thick bright white head that quickly dissipates to small foam on top and around glass

S - soft lime aroma, corriander, citrus, wheaty aroma, spiciness

T - Beligian spice with citrus lime and orange peel taste pretty good to me. Its very light on the hops (bottle says it has cascade and first gold hops)

M&D - very light body and light mouthfeel makes it very drinkable and very refreshing. I thought it was a pretty good Witbier and i was a little shocked that this one tasted as well as it did.

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Photo of Redrover
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on at Savannah's in St. Petersburg. This is an interesting resturant with a very good beer list.

12 oz bottle with a kind of eerie green label. Poured into a pint glass, the beer is a hazy light gold with a quickly collapsing white head.

Nice citrus nose with spice.

The beer has hints of lime and orange with coriander (just like the label said). It is light and was refreshing on this 90-degree day.

Mouth us crisp but a bit thin. I had a couple but the citrus started to become a bit cloying.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a fluffy white head that provided some nice lacing.

Nose is lime, wheat and citrus

Taste is wheat, citrus & lime

Mouth feel is light, but it's a wheat beer.

Very drinkable wheat beerr, especially on a hot summer day.

A very nice wheat beer with a lime twist

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Key West Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company
Style: Witbier
ABV: unknown
live review @ home 3/25/09, bottle>pint glass

A 2.5 - light golden straw color with a hint of light green? small head gone quick, minor lacing. noticeable carbonation. not as cloudy as most witbiers. very clean and clear in color.
S 3.5 - mellow fresh lime and citrus notes
T 4.0 - mellow fresh lime and citrus notes on a very mild and thin wheat base
MF 2.5 - thin. watery. high carbonation.
D 3.0 - okay not bad, just not a good example of a witbier. The lime twist is a good surprise for a hot day if you want a lighter beer. Very clean, crisp, crsip witbier.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle sampled at the brewery. Sour wheat aroma. Cloudy yellow with some foam. Heavy carbonation and demonstrated in the bubbles. Corriander, orange peel, and infused lime taste. Too many weak tastes thrown together. Thin mouthfeel.Redkneck beer for a hot drunk afternoon.

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Photo of captenaj
4/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
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

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Photo of AgingWarrior
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy light gold color into my Sam Adams beer glass. The pour produces about a half a finger of white head. Lots of little carbonation bubbles and a good bit of lacing. Pretty good head retention.

Smells like citrus fruit and grains.

Tastes a lot like it smells. Pretty refreshing drink, but the finish isn't as crisp and clean as I like from a witbier.

Well carbonated with a light body, mouthfeel is a little thin.

Easy to drink and refreshing. It's 79 degrees outside and I've been doing some work in the yard and this beer fit the conditions.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.15/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of babaracas
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a big fan of wits. Got a single. Smell: wheat, orange, spice - coriander?, yeast. Taste: yeasty, wheat cracker underpinnings, orange peel, leafy hop flavor, lime peel, a touch of bitter lime juice. Nice fruitiness and bitterness to this one. Mouthfeel: the soft banana feel of a hefe is present (without the taste).

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.02/5  rDev -41.6%
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

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of headparrothead
4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found on tap throughout the Keys. Had it at the Island Grill on Islamorada. Paired with seared ahi dinner. Great beer for sea food.

Found the beer to be very drinkable. Excellent choice for after a hot day on the water. Poured cloudy yellow - definitely unfiltered. Head was nice and fluffy although an orange slice killed the head immediately. On the second round I skipped the orange (beer does not need it). Head had good retention. Has a very nice aroma - there's a lot going on. The orange and lime fought for my attention but turns out to be a nice touch, the lime that is. Just enough coriander creates a nice balance of spice and citrus. Good to the last drop - sediment and all.

Found the bottle in local supermarket. Very good from bottle exceptional from tap.

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Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden wheat beer color with foamy white head that falls slow to almost nothing. Minimal lace.

Smells like a typical wheat. Hops and citrus.

Nice taste. Citrus, especially lime comes through at the end.

Rather full in the mouth with the right amount of carbonation.

Easy drinking beer. Much enjoyed.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now this seems like a good idea. Key lime and witbier, sounds good to me.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow gold. Pleased to see some sediment left behind in the bottle, I was afraid this would be a bland, filtered American Pale Wheat. Not enough head and retention for a witbier, though.

S - Smells like a good American take on witbier, spicy with orange peel dominating. To me, smells like a White Rascal.

T - Taste is crisp and spicy. Lots of coriander and pepper. I think I can pick out some lime in the finish, but it doesn't beat you over the head. This one seems to be more about the spice than the fruit. Bitter from the spice, and actually a little bit of hop too. The bottle says Cascades were used; interesting choice of hop for a witbier. More of a wheat backbone becomes noticeable as it warms. Tasty, interesting take on witbier.

F - Some prickly carbonation, but that's par for the course. Light-bodied.

D - I don't know what the ABV is, but I can't feel it in the slightest, so it must be pretty low. Good summer beer. I wish I could actually get this on tap somewhere in Key West. I think I want to try serving it with a Key lime in order to bring out more of the lime. Still, good idea and effort from the Florida Beer Co.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Key West Southernmost Wheat from Florida Beer Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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