Bullit (4223) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Publix, Sarasota. Pale yellow coloured with a white head. Nose is wheat, slightly spicy, maybe bit of lime. Flavour is wheat, spices, bit of orange, some sweetness. Medium carbonation. Quite refreshing. Finish is sweet and slightly dry. Decent enough.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in car universal... Hazy ambee... Big white head... Sofr drt banana wheat... Nise... Sift bitter. Light dry wheat
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy brown pour some white head. aroma of wheat, pretzels some citrus. tastes strong yeast, citrus. A bit too powerful flavorwise and overworked.
mcox90 (1706) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from jcwattsrugger. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a 1/2" white head. Aroma is very light, but I’m picking up hints of wheat, coriander, lemon and lime. The flavor profile reflects the aroma to the tee. Light bodied and tingly on the tongue. A refreshing brew. Would make a nice summertime beer.
weihenweizen (2266) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours translucent pale yellow with small white head. Aroma is light lemon, light body, low/medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is malt and some lemon. Some richness, pretty good.
DrewFace (950) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, dull light orange color. Light citrus orange and wheat aroma. More citrus in the flavor, light wheat character, mild slickness in the finish with a medium body. Refreshing.
S_Side_Smitty (602) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is heavy yeast and light grains. Taste is Belgian yeast first, immediately turning into a bright citrus and grain flavor. The finnish is long with a coriander-like vegetal flavor. Interesting.
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrus, wheat with a bit of sour pungentness. Dry tart fruitiness on the flavor. Soft detergent finish with some floral elements. Fairly straightforward.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy. Thin bodied. Lots of coriander! I didn’t really get any of the key lime. Maybe because of all the coriander. I’m just a fan of overly spiced wheats.
Chad9976 (1441) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. There was no apparent freshness date. I received this while at #BBC13.
Appearance: Pale yellow hue, mostly clear body with consistent bubbles visible. Forms a small, white, soapy head which evaporates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Standard for the style, although a little milder than most. Clean, refreshing aroma.
Taste: There are more fruity wheat beers than you can shake a stick at, but you don’t see too many American breweries experimenting with the witbier style. Though Key West Southernmost Wheat claims to be brewed with actual key lime as well as some other traditional spices and additives, it doesn’t really come through in the taste. That’s forgivable because at the core this is still a pretty tasty, solid witbier.
A light orange flavor seems to be the first thing I notice. A hint of spice is also detectable. Through the middle is more fruity and refreshing taste of lemonade but without any tartness. Just a touch of citrusy bitterness at the apex of the swig, where it then returns as it started with a light juice-like flavor. Coriander and orange peel flavors are noticeable in the aftertaste, but they fade quickly.
Drinkability: Considering the name of this product, there’s already an implication of the beer’s drinkability. In fact, I have had this beer in Key West in the extreme heat of July and it was indeed as refreshing as marketed. The mouthfeel is thin and tepid, but extremely smooth , plus the clean aftertaste is ideal. At 5% ABV it’s probably a little heavier than it needs to be, since I could see this palette being highly sessionable. Not that any real beer drinker will struggle with back to back servings, though.