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Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat | Big Top Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Top Brewing Company
Florida, United States
bigtopbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smooth citrus notes, and hints of graham cracker. Perfect for the Florida lifestyle.

Added by PorterLambic on 10-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,856
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
21.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of kybeerdrinker
1/5  rDev -71.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of 48oen33
1.12/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

When you like to drink craft beer you experience all kinds of quality. From poor mediocre to excellent. I find most excellent beers are brewed by guys with formal training but sometimes a rookie can make a good beer. I have tried craft in at least 25 states. This beer that I tried in the Florida panhandle in a can was the WORST craft beer exampl I have ever tasted.
Absolutely dog shit. It had a revolting sour spoiled taste like they dumped fake lime juice concentrate in the fermenter.
It also had an almost tobacco like foul odor to it. I still cant believe that a brewer with any experience could make such
a bad beer. MY advice to Mr Bigtop is to sell his building to the circus and get out of the brewing business. Truly elephant
dung would smell better than your Key Lime beer. Unbelievably bad.

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Photo of EatMorChikin70
2.57/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to like this, but can find no reason to purchase again. I caught a faint scent of key lime in just one of the six cans I tried. I never caught a taste of key lime- not in initial taste, drinking, nor aftertaste. Remove "key lime" from the name, and it would not be missed. Mediocre. Pass on this.

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Photo of tjmiller718
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of barnzy78
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a plastic cup at Disney's Old Key West Resort Hospitality House bar. Slow pour reveals a golden colored beer with a bit of haze and virtually no head. Aroma consists mainly of fresh key limes with some wheat and yeast. Taste is actually like a key lime pie beer: tart key limes, biscuity grain tastes like graham crackers, cracked wheat and yeast along with some very modest hops. Lighter body, lower carbonation, finishes more sweet than bitter. Overall, nothing I'd buy again, but fits the mood here in Florida. However, if you are looking for a key lime pie beer, this is it!

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Photo of jhartley
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a can of this at Olivia's at the Olde Key West Resort when we went for lunch.
Poured into a regular shaker pint glass from a 12 oz. can. No dating the can.

Appearance: Crystal clear golden yellow body with the smallest amount of head. Dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Plenty of lime and vanilla sweetness, other than that, not much else.

Taste/Moutfeel: Plenty of lime, but not a lot tartness to it. Plenty of vanilla-graham cracker sweetness, a little too much. Thin body with an easy drinkability.

Overall: Not something I would really seek out and try again. It was ok, but it does remind you of a key lime pie. If the sweetness could be dialed back a bit it might be a little bit better.

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3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkermitj
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

We bought it as a joke but were surprised about how much it tasted like key lime pie. Not that you're always looking for that in a beer but certainly interesting and drinkable

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Photo of scratch69
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WesMantooth
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can.

It is a hazy, unfiltered orangish gold. Off white to beige foam.

Smells a little citrusy, like dirty dishwater (stale) and grainy with a bit of corriander spice.

Tastes a lot like key lime pie, but not necessarily a real good one. Kind of like a frozen pie, or some artificial flavored candy a bit. There is biting lime, some wheat, a hint of sweet creme that is a little cool whip like that I swear I am not imagining, and a slight corriander kick.

Fairly easy drinking. Enjoyable, especially on the ocean front on a 90 degree evening, but not great.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheLefty1616
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
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3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
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3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat from Big Top Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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