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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Key Lime Pie is a beer that does exactly what it sets out to. Sweet and tangy with heavy lime (funnily enough). Biscuit and graham cracker comes through on the back end. Goes well with dessert - drinking this on its’ own may be somewhat cloying and over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle, pours an orangey amber. Lime and bready malt in the aroma and taste. Ok but hardly worth seeking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
The Key Lime Pie pours a rusty bronze orange color with a small beige head that doesn’t last too long. The aroma is graham cracker and lime. The flavor is lime and sugar with the graham cracker in the finish. Overall this is a decent beer but quite unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Interested. Some lime bread aroma amber like pour not much head. Some bread lime graham and milk. Light carbonation. Interesting. Prolly hit their mark but key like beer is what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a hazy orange . Big citrus lime aroma . Taste is tart and sweet , obviously some lime with a hint a sweet bread . Definitely interesting . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (891) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a deep orange color with a thick thick foamy chunky orange tinted head. The head really really sticks around and leaves a nice lacing. A really nice looking beer all around. A strong graham cracker aroma with a hint of a tart lime in the end. Really brings all the pie qualities to the table. It starts off with a tart lime flavor. The lime really lingers on and blends into the graham cracker pie crust flavors. Very specific key lime pie tastes. A very soft feel. Great level of carbonation. Shorts really nailed it here. As usual. I think of the key lime pie Yoplait. A really good dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap: Soft amber color with an olive green hue; slight haze, topped with only a small, white ring around the edge. Aroma is fairly light.. some sweet honey graham crackers, moderate caramel malt, light lime zest, although the lime character is more like "vague citrus" rather than explicit key limes. Taste is citric up front (again, almost more along the lines of lemon-lime than key lime alone) with a light tartness & sweetness combo, going mild on both. Light caramel malt backbone that may feign some graham cracker presence. Light, citrus spritz finish. In theory, I should love this beer because I absolutely love key lime pie. But I was let down a little, mostly due to insipidity. Not bad by any means, I just expected so much more based on Shorts’ other wacky experiments. Though, this was very early in my craft beer reviewing days, so I look forward to the eventual revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
bottle. Amber with floaties and small head. It’s every bit as strange as it sounds. Sweet with some light lime. Somehow this really does taste like Key Lime Pie. It’s a novelty, but a pretty cool novelty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8162) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4oz on tap at HopCat East Lansing during the Shorts tap takeover. Mostly clear orange amber color. Minimal off-white head. Wow, big key lime pie creme aroma. Pretty close to the target. Weird for a beer, but damn, tastes like the pie. Very much lime zest and cream. Light tart zesty taste, moderate sweet. Medium-plus body. Very light carbonation. Nice pie crust. Impressive concept.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (933) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. . Pours a goldish with a hint of ruby. The aroma is a mind-blowing like scent. It smells like you’re almost about to take a shot of tequila. The taste is just as limey, if not more pronounced. The mouth feel lingers and the taste fades into a sprucy type of aftermath.

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