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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Key Lime Pie is made with fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow fluff. The prominent flavors are immensely sweet, then tart, with subtle hints of graham cracker coming through in the nose and remain on the back of the palate. Key Lime Pie is a Gold Medal Winner at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 very FLAT. adding some carbonation would have made this much more palatable. the nose on it is very weird. the first whiff smelled like crap, but soon after i could pick up the graham, marshmallows, and lime. the taste was sweet, but not too much. the lime juice is very present. this is definitely not my cup of tea, but i think the flavor was well done for what it is. chicks who like beer might really dig this one. the lack of carbonation was really a killer though.... ** had this again on tap this time. STILL FLAT!

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtw (1119) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Smells awful, like crushed up graham crackers soaked in beer, the beer from a bottle that you might have found at closing time in a bar, possibly with a cigarette butt in it. No marshmallow or lime apparent in the aroma, but any alcohol presence is hidden behind the gross smell of cracker. Taste is surprisingly acceptable, given how horrendous it smells. Notes of marshmallow sugar and hints of lime but I wouldn’t have identified it as key lime pie in any way. Sweet finish and medium to full body, and it was certainly a fun exercise in palate agility, but not anything I plan to revisit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of lime, graham crackers, and whip cream. It pours a mostly transparent amber with just a touch of haze. A rather vigorous pour only yields a thin off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts light-moderately sweet with cream and graham crackers. The finish has some light tart lime notes along with some light bitterness. Graham crackers and whip cream really linger in the aftertaste for quite some time. I’m kind of up in the air on the beer. Sometimes I take a sip and I think it tastes great. Other times, I just think it’s ok. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2917) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at Brickhouse BBQ - Pours murky amber with no head. Smells of pie crust and lime, but kind of funky and bitter sour. Some off flavor is present that I can’t place. Same flavor is present as smell, with the same off-taste. Sour and acidic, with lots of dark chocolate. Fairly light and slick in the mouth. Not feeling this one--the lime was just too sharp to really enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Draft on tap at Brickhouse BBQ (Madison, WI). Pours a murky amber pour, darker, light doesn’t get through, almost moving to brownish. A small offwhite head dies to a tiny film, scant lacing. Aromas are a graham crackers, biscuits, a touch of lime wafts up. Fairly simple. Initial is toffee, biscuits, grainy bready malts moving into lime juice and rind, a touch of creaminess, cakiness. Light acidity, bigger cakiness. Toffee, caramel, bread moves into decent limes. Pretty much like a lighter key lime pie version. This certainly is interesting, that lime flourish in the finish supported by biscuits, cake, and graham crackers all around. A touch of lactose? Not overly sweet, but it is sweet. Burping up a touch if cinnamon and heavier graham and biscuits, Light bitterness, but really an emphasis on the lime in the finish. Not bad, but I had higher hopes. An extra point for the innovation, it does suck me in a bit, I’ll admit as a HUGE Key Lime Pie fan. Cheers

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
on tap, reddish brown muddy color with no foam, faint malty aroma, flavor of caramel and slight lime, murky finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Big ole Growler thanks to JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a hazy lt amber with a small off white head...aroma is malty lime pith, brown sugar and toast, tons of caramel and fruit...flavour is similar, key lime and creme, toast, marshmallowy...finish is tart fruit and caramel and pretty darn good...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2511) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
On tap at HopCat. Pours a yellowy gold with little head and aromas of sugar and limes. Flavor was pretty interesting. Malt presence up front was pretty solid... kind of a caramel/bread mix that then yielded to a sweet key lime finish. Sounds odder than hell, but it was pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Growler, courtesy GoT. Pours a mostly clear, dark golden color and topped by a small, smooth head of off white foam that dissipates and leaves a sudsy wash behind. The aroma shows notes of sweet limes, graham cracker, and some sweet filling. The smell resembles that of cheese cake with a touch of lime. The flavor comes off very sweet with plenty of sugar and caramel malts to go with some sweet lime and citrus fruit flavor. The flavor seems to have taken a wrong turn from the nose due to all the sugar. Thick and sugary on the mouthfeel and too cloying for me. This is certainly a unique brew, but maybe if it was less sugary and a little more tart they would have something.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap. Poured a clear gold with a very small quickly dissipating near white head. Aroma smelled like key lime pie, graham cracker and lime with a strong sugary note. Flavor began quite sweet with sugar and graham cracker, but the lime does build a bit. Quite smooth. I don’t even enjoy key lime pie, but I enjoyed this beer!


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