KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in a pint glass at Red Baron.
Inside my pint glass is a hazy orange amber beer with just a few stray bubbles floating around the edge of the glass.
The aroma is less intense than I would prefer, but it is spot on key lime pie. Graham cracker, lime, and cream are all present over a thin malt base.
Getting a beer to taste like key lime pie is a brewing accomplishment, even with all of the adjuncts that Shortís used. The beer has a nice progression - first the flavor is sweet and tangy, representing the sweet side of the custard filling. Next the graham cracker crust comes in, bringing a malty, vanilla, and cinnamon sweetness with it. Finally the lime bursts through in a tart way, wrapping up the flavor with pizzazz.
The carbonation is gentle and falls in between crisp and creamy. There are a lot of residual sugars in here that leave my mouth feeling sticky. The body drinks a little bit above the 5% ABV, although not by much. The creamy lactose and unfermented sugars definitely add to the viscosity of the ber.
This is a fun beer from Shortís that is worth trying fresh on tap.
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from summer. Pours an orangish color. Aroma and taste are lime, grains, and some malts.
Beerman6686 (6108) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a darker orange with a white head. Aroma was of caramel, lactose. Flavor simular, really sweet, light lime, caramel and lactos. Weird and not great.
Bacterial (2759) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Light amber pour. Odd nose on this - malt with a hint of lime. Sweet beer, slight lime in the finish. Cool to try, but I could not drink much of this.
kipper8588 (32) - - AUG 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Key lime pie has a very good flavor. Tastes like a lime flavor initially with a subtle ending. Would drink again
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Krej (221) - USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Uhhhhh... Well this is weird... But I guess what was I expecting when I ordered a key lime pie beer? That being said, Iíve never had a key lime pie before so Iím only basing this off chobaniís Greek yogurt thatís key lime pie with Graham crackers and white chocolate. Maybe dropping a Chuck of white chocolate in this beer would fix it... Hmm...
malkyore (373) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow... What a thing this is... Heavy and sweet and weird. Itís like... Off-putting. Slightly. Sort of like a recipe someone would make drunk....... Hmmm... If this were like 8% Iíd be like ok maybe but itís like 5 and it just seems wrong.
chucklemation (1247) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a pale copper with a foamy white head that slowly fades to thin. Aroma is graham cracker and some key lime. Flavor is key lime with a subtle tartness, apple, vanilla, and some graham cracker. Finishes dry with a thin body. I didnít care for this one, sadly. Such a great concept, but the flavors just donít work.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is lime and malts, taste is like milk, light beer, and lime mixed, just doesnít work for me
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and company. Pours a light body with white lacing. Aroma is lime, apple, grain and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium to soft with notes of grainy cereal, malt, lime, lemon, apples - maybe some light graham cracker...
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF. Orange hue with white head. Aroma is citrus, cereal, malt. Medium light body with crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by slight roast. Overall this was an interesting brew.