Key Lime Sublime
7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery

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7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery
Florida, United States
Berliner Weisse
4.23 | pDev: 11.58%
Oct 31, 2014
Jan 12, 2012
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Ratings by TheGordianKnot:
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Reviewed by TheGordianKnot from Tennessee

4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
First had a 5oz taste, then went back for the whole sha-bang it was so good! Served in 12oz tulip...

A- Pale canary yellow. Very hazy, almost opaque with off white edges. Small film of head falls quickly.

S- Holy shit- this smells like a key lime pie! Tart lime upfront, sweet marshmallow meringue hint, lemony also with a floral finish. Believe it or not, but also a nice graham cracker aroma!... Insane

T/M- Boom shakalaka! A tart pie in my mouth! I mean, so incredibly similar to the nose. I even find some more graham cracker on the palate; and this is endorsed by BA urwithdave (great guy, btw) Such a tasteful and flavorful berliner. Perfectly tart to keep style in mind, but not go overboard. As it warms, the fruit flavor transitions from lime to orange in a way, different but great. Light body, low carbonation, refreshing and ultimately this is world class per style, IMO!

O- Couldn't resist this beer. Tried to get growlers to go- even begged the brewer claiming I drove just from TN for it, but he wouldn't budge... :( Though I may have some higher rated beers on BA when this is said and done- this beer and Zombie Dust would be my 2 beers I could drink ALL day, EVERY day... Unreal!
Jan 15, 2012
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Reviewed by BAstoutsNsours from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had in Dec 2012 at Independent-Tampa

A-Nice 1.5 inch of head which recedes slowly, served in weird glass that looks like a hybrid tulip/snifter (I'm sure it has a name, I just don't know it).
S- Smells like a clean sour key lime, mixed with white grapes, and maybe some granny smith apple
T-Nice tart/sour lime right up front, followed by generic citrus and lemon.
M-Very light and delicate, nice carbonation that hits all the sweet spots in your mouth, very prickly.
O-This is THE best berliner I've had by 7venth Sun and I wish they made more of it. Not up to Funky Buddha standards yet, but close. Well done!
Dec 27, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by CGMLS3 from Florida

Nov 18, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by pperez38 from California

Aug 17, 2012
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Reviewed by brokensail from California

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Nice lime note on this with a touch of sweet wheat bread. Citric and lactic tartness and a nice note of lemon zest. The flavor is mild to moderately tart, though there is a mild wheat flavor and sweetness. Enjoyable lime and lemon flavors which also add a bit to the tartness.
Aug 07, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by macrosmatic from Florida

May 21, 2012
Rated: 4 by piconaut from Florida

May 20, 2012
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Reviewed by Sean9689 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks, ChrisPro!

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow color, white head, thin collar.

S - Citrus, key lime tart notes, light sour pucker. There's a touch of malt in there, which reminds me of a cracker crust or something, pretty neat.

T - Similar notes to the nose, key lime, citrus, bready malts, yogurt, light tart fruits. Not quite as key lime-forward as I was expecting from the nose, but still some nice tart fruits and citrus. Finish is dry tart citrus with a touch of acidic sour.

M - Light body, light carbonation (older growler), refreshing, dry finish.

O - A decent berliner, but not my favorite from 7venth Sun. That said, I would drink early & often. This brewery continues to do good things and I look forward to more stuff from them!
May 11, 2012
Rated: 4 by biniek13 from Minnesota

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Rated: 4.25 by ChrisPro from Illinois

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Reviewed by MasterSki from Canada (ON)

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler shared by ChrisPro. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a near-complete cap, collar, and minimal lace. Lightly hazed green-tinged pale straw body.

S - Nice key lime aroma, complete with pie crust and whipping cream, as well as a mild hint of sour citrus. Base beer seems to be overwhelmed by the key lime addition, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

T - The taste is quite similar, but without the same intensity of key lime and a bit more pale malt and vanilla. Some wheat and tangy yeast in the finish. Perhaps a tad watery.

M - Watery, medium-light body, low carbonation, a touch grainy, and no obvious alcohol.

D - Very easy to drink - I like it more than the base beer by a fair margin. If it tasted like it smelled it'd be superb, but unfortunately it's merely good. A touch more spritz would also help liven up the flavors, but perhaps the lack of bubbles was due to the age of the growler.
Apr 23, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by mrandypandy from Georgia

Feb 12, 2012
Rated: 4 by THECPJ from Delaware

Jan 26, 2012
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to sendsilk by way of jcartamdg for hooking me up with a pair of growlers from this new brewery. I appreciate the effort gents in looking out for me and my quest to try new offerings in this style!

Poured from a 1-liter swing top growler into a berliner bowl. The brew appears a clouded pale yellow that almost looks creamy like vanilla yogurt. A finger worth of white froth appears when poured down the middle of the glass and fades leaving patchy lacework on the glass. Because I just had the moonlight version of this brew, I will make a lot of comparisons to that. This offering not only is more clouded but also offers better head stability than the moonlight.

The smell of this brew has a minor fruited quality that does not initially jump right out and scream lime. However, as it warms up it does pick up a distinct lime character that is zesty and tart smelling. As I stew over this brew more, a bit of candy lime aspect comes out overtop of a base grainy sweetness that is very much like wheat and/or cereal.

The taste is slightly more zesty and tart than the moonlight version. There is a faint bitterness that to me comes across like the bitterness imparted by the zest/pulp of limes with the faintest oily touch that persists into the aftertaste. The grainy sweetness has a cereal to bready flavor about it that is quite pleasing. I almost get a light touch of vanilla yogurt flavor included from mid palate into the aftertaste. As I enter the second half of my glass, and the brew warms up a bit. More of a yogurt to mild cheese note comes out that can be found in both the flavor and aroma.

This is a light bodied brew with modest amount of carbonation. For a light brew, it carries with it almost a smooth creamy feel. This is a very quaffable brew that I could see myself killing several pints of effortlessly during the summer. While the tartness of this brew is not up to the level as some other's takes on the style, I found it impressively balanced and equally enjoyable. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this offering is just how clean and easy drinking it is for nearly 5% abv (not to mention how masterfully hidden that alcohol is.)
Jan 21, 2012
Rated: 5 by bob727 from Florida

Jan 17, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by klshanks from Illinois

Jan 15, 2012
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Reviewed by hdelavega from Florida

4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed at the Seventh Sun opening party.
On tap.
Poured a hazy golden yellow, crisp fizzy white head.
In the nose I got sweet fruit and white pepper all dominated by lime and other citrus notes.
The flavor was nice and tart, the sweetness and tartness of the "lime" do shine through very well, there is a nice sweet presents in the finish.
Mouthfeel was pretty light with a high carbonation.
Overall, very refreshing, the key lime tea blend was very well highlighted. I can't wait to try this again!
Jan 12, 2012
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Reviewed by jcartamdg from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Had on tap at the grand opening. Very hazy pale yellow with a decent head that sticks around. Aroma of lime upfront, citrus and wheat. Taste is amazing! Tart lime, sour notes and a hearty wheat finish. This is a very tasty, easy to drink, refreshing beer. Great work Justin!!!
Jan 12, 2012
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