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RATINGS: 198   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
A fair amount of lime. Not too sweet, but enough to balance the lime well. Get some bread and such as well. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap. Deep dark golden pour. Smells like key lime pie. Note for note. The flacor leans towards lime. Plenty of graham cracker and malt. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Draft at Brickhouse. Murky unfiltered amber-burgundy brown color. Medium bodied, thick sugary malt feel. Graham cracker and lime flavor. Wow. Very mellow and malty for what it is. Caramel and lime sugar. An awesome beer, highly unique.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northernbrews (25) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Had many glasses of this at the Short’s Multi-tap at HopCat. Pours a cloudy orange w/ nice off-white head. First sniff....wow....smells like f’in key lime pie. Tart key lime, sweet malt, gram cracker crust, cream.....awesome. Flavors follows suit w/ tart limes up from that balanced by some cream and gram cracker flavors.....damn is this good. Nice creamy mouthfeel and amazingly drinkable. I have had many "desert in a bottle beers" and none have been as spot on as this one. This would be a heavenly combination with cheesecake! I sure hope Short’s bottles this....I know I’ll be bugging them until they do......extremely well done!! Re-Rate--not nearly as good in the bottles as on tap so had to bump this down and adjusted my ratings as an average between the tap and fresh bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
The ale pours amber with a light golden hue and no head. The aroma of a bit of sweet lime on top of yeast. The flavor starts at as a clean ale with a good body, and then the lime tart flavor comes in delicious on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
This was one of my favorite beers of last year’s EBF, when it was extremely fresh, lightly tart, not even overpowering in sweetness. When you actually can capture graham cracker crust and whipped cream perfectly in a beer, you’re pretty talented, even if 75% of your bottles are infected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Had this on tap at the hopcat and on tap at the MBG winter fest 10’. Poured a hazy caramel color. Aroma was tart lime, graham cracker and some sweet cream. Taste was tart lime again, some dry bread notes in the middle and a finish of sweet cream and tart lime. Ok, it tasted like key lime pie. Is the name suggestive? Yes. Shorts does a lot of experimental beers like this, but I can’t think of another one that was better executed to match the name. This stuff is great. It’s pretty sweet, so I don’t know if I could drink a pint of it, but for a dessert beer, it is really good. This with plain cheesecake would be amazing. Bottle it please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10675) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft sample at MBG 2010 Winterfest. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex lime aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Heavy creamy lime flavor with a medium to heavy sour lime finish of long duration. Refreshing brew that is a standout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5286) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1TipsyPair (4) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
I love their experimental beers, this one is interesting and good. Balanced sweet with bitter.


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