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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle. Brewed with marshmellow, lime, and graham crakers...wtf?! Only Shortís woudl be so bold as to under take such a beer, I like it. Pours a dark orange color with minimal head. Lime notes big time in the nose along with some underlying graham cracker notes. So the taste is, lets just interesting. Soft sweetness covers the palate with the lime and sweet flavors taking centerstage. I want to imagine eating key lime pie as I drink this and this comes as close as any beer Iíve ever had. Curious as to what the base beer was for this. Not really sure how to describe or rate this beer. Medium/light mouthfeel. Glad to be abel to try but not sure I could drink a whole lot of it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2031) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Cloudy brownish color and medium head. Citrus aroma and taste, with emphasis on sour. Enough hop bitterness to avoid a "soda pop" or "dessert" taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5356) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/17/2010. The fruit beer pours a medium amber copper color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, sweet, lime and bready. A medium bodied fruit beer. The quick description of this beer is that it taste just like Key Lime Pie, semi-sweet lime, graham crackers and whip cream. Malts are fruity, sweet and lime. Nice carbonation. Amazing. Weird for a beer but it works. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF! Just didnít get this beer...hazy tangerine pour with a small ivory head. Aroma of citrus and just a hint of lime. Flavor again shows citrus and a bit of lime but not tasting the cream, crust, or meringue. Pretty light body...probably the most disappointing of any Shortís beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Got this one from my Kuhnhenn Mead hookup. I would give him e shout out by name but I donít want you to steal him from me :) A: Pours a nice golden orange with a very small whispy head. No retention or lace. S: Aromas of light citrus and mild lime zest. Mild sweetness beneath with hints of cream and bread. T: The citrus is there but it is not at all biting. Hints of lactose sugar, crust, and a dash of half and half. Creamy and smooth, but I wish it had a bit more of the bite that key limes pack. M: Rather mild in carbonation. Smooth, but pretty still on the tongue. D: Pretty good. It was a great shot, but it fell a bit short of hitting the mark. I love that Shortís experiments like they do. Some are dead on, others are a bit off. This one is the latter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle thanks to badnewsbeers. Pours with a a hazy orange body and a scant off-white head that fades. Aromas of lactose, yogurt, bitterness, lime zest and grain. Taste is dairy, sweet, lime, hay, and grain. Decently reminiscent of a Key Lime Pie, as far as a brewed beverage is concerned. Lightly metallic. Creamy finish. Very interesting. Medium bubbles. Very drinkable as well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Poured a lighter amber with little or no head and minimal lacing. Nose is boozy sweetness, with cinnamon and graham cracker. Taste definitely has some lactose with elements of breadiness, citrus and sourness (lemon?). This is pretty sweet but tempered by the tartness of lime. Body is thinner, carbonation light and feel is creamy. I couldnít drink a lot of this but Key Lime Pie is certainly what they achieved here.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2010
From 12oz bottle. Pours amber with little head. Nose is cinnamon graham cracker and lime, except itís not inviting or pleasant in any way. Tart and funky, but not enjoyably so. Sour aftertaste. Blech. Another Shortís drain pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Purchased from Salut in Kalamazoo, Mich., and poured into a pint glass. Aroma is of fruit, candy, malt and alcohol. I can taste notes of pie crust and lime.......... but, maybe itís because they mention it on the bottle. All in all, this is an interesting shortís creation. The only thing is it could use a little carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Aroma:Sweet and sugary, and not much more. Appearance:Dark orange in color, very little head, low retention, poor lacing. Taste:This beer is hugely sweet on the foretaste, no hops at all. Thereís a big non-sour lemon-lime flavor that exists in the foretaste and midtaste, along with some graham cracker flavor. The midtaste just dilutes the previous tastes a little bit. The aftertaste includes just a hint of sourness. Palate:Light to medium in body, light carbonation, a little astringency in the aftertaste. Overall:This very unique beer is a dessert beer with a lot of sweetness, almost sickly-sweet, and not at all sessionable.


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