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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Growler, courtesy JdubFL via northernbrews. Pours a hazy, dark, brazen-gold hue with a small, swirly, off-white film at the head. Tiny sugar spots emerge from a sudsy wash to dot the glass. The aroma is like a liquid cheesecake.....no joke! The graham cracker crust is unmistakable, and there’s a creamy-tart lactic element that almost exactly mimics that of New York style, heavily creamed cheesecake filling. There’s just a faint whiff of key lime in there somewhere, but it is nearly lost amidst the sweet, cheesy elements of the nose. Flavors aren’t nearly as distinct, and come across entirely too sweet. Notes of caramel and bronzed sugar do more to muddle the distinction of the cheesecake into more of a messy, sweet-tart cream taste. Lime-like acidity comes through a bit more on the back end. The palate is thick and sugary, entirely too cloying for what it should be. Sugar clearly runs rampant in this one, which I don’t particularly care for. Major props for the incredibly accurate nose (although it is the wrong dessert pie that they nailed), but the rest of this brew just doesn’t suit me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Growler courtesy of jdubFL. It pours deep gold with copper hues and off white head. The aroma carries sweet malts, grains, cinnamon graham crackers, mild tartness and then a touch of tart citrus like fruitiness. The taste starts sweet and thick with malts and brown sugar and then rolling into cinnamon graham crackers, black licorice, a touch of citrus and then more cinnamon like into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Thanks to GOT for the sample. Hazy light brown pour with a gushing head. Sweet lime and graham cracker aroma, get better with warmth. Taste is much the same. Unique tasting brew, but key limes are more tart so it is hard to give this a complete thumbs up. Bonus for originality.

2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Nose was amazing! Smelled like cheesecake. Dead on. Sugars, sweet milk, confectioners sugar, graham cracker. Flavor not so much. A sweet awful mess. Weird thick mouthfeel. Lemon was overbearing. Sweet and low.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Big thanks to jdubfl for this one. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is sugar and lots of it with fruit, citrus, and lime. Flavor is horrendously sweet with citrus character throughout. It is reminiscent of key lime pie, because key lime pie is just this sweet. I enjoyed it in the 3-4oz I had of it. Finishes like a lot of sugar and key lime.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Growler…Cloudy amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is nutty and lightly fruity with malty notes of caramel and praline – just a touch medicinal. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor is cloyingly sweet and sugary; moderately tangy and fruity with a modest caramel component. Did I mention sweet and sugary? Lord, why? Sweet, mildly tangy finish with just a trace of key lime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Thanks to Cloudskipper for sharing this and other Shorts . You’re awesome Chris! Pours medium golden copper with a thin white head. Sweet and tart citrus in the nose. Same in the flavor with a finish that rings of graham cracker pie crust. Paired well with Cowgirl Creamery’s Mascarpone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Pours copper brown with no head. Light carbonation yet full body. Aroma pure of key lime. Flavor is also this with an interesting cream/lacto component. Surprisingly awesome, and utterly unique! Cheers to shorts for this quaff. One-dimensional perhaps, but great nonetheless

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
Draft at Sheffield’s Chicago. Pours a murky coppery color with shaving foam on top. Nose is sweet and odd, distant lime like notes and graham cracker. On taste, reminds me of the green Kraft marshmallows, sweet and slightly limey with a cookie note. Some phenolic, peat like notes as well. An odd one, for sure.


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