ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big citrus aroma
Appearance- Pours a clear bright yellow with a small white head
Taste- Has a very nice wheat and citrus blended flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- I really enjoyed this beer, I would drink it again. tillmac62 (756) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2015
BOD 150/14. Pours a hazy golden with a touch of amber. World class retention, outstanding head volume and lacing.
World class nose of coriander, a nice citrus sprightliness that is lime heavy with notes of orange, a general subtle spiciness from the wheat, yeast and a touch of biscuit.
Light medium body with a very smooth texture. World class carbonation with good effervescence in the middle and a rousing prickly punch in the finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding - quite intense, nicely complex and well balanced. It begins with a rush of coriander that yields to clove. Phenolic clove slowly fades into the middle citrus elements - tart lime that flows into a subtly sweet orange. Wheat makes an appearance as the background over which the finish begins - slightly grainy and cracker like. The finish is a slow fade of coriander, clove and lime. Puma28 (1) - New Braunfels, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
One of my favorite types of beer, Belgian white, with a distinct lime hint. Absolutely love this brew. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
pour is a light golden yellow with a tight white head. The nose has a ton of yeasty spice, light pepper, coriander, light lemon. Not quite as dusty and spicy as the nose, a bit more lemony and sweet. Still, strong balance and not sugary. Dry finish and strong carbonation, lightly champagne esq. The strong zest and yeast characteristic seem to slightly mute the overall flavor but still a nice refreshing beer. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow-tan with a thin white head. Lemon-lime aroma, quite nice for the style. This is pretty much what all the macro lime beers would love to capture, a really sessionable beer with a faint lime signature. Zesty and quite fresh, this is very refreshing, though it does have a slightly artificial feel to it. Mellow medium body, this is a great Summer session beer.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Has a whiteish/golden color. Smell is of citrus and spice. Taste is a bit tart, citrus, mild spices, refreshing. Overall a solid offering. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. There was no apparent freshness date. I received this while at #BBC13.
Drjohnrock (831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Appearance: Pale yellow hue, mostly clear body with consistent bubbles visible. Forms a small, white, soapy head which evaporates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Standard for the style, although a little milder than most. Clean, refreshing aroma.
Taste: There are more fruity wheat beers than you can shake a stick at, but you don’t see too many American breweries experimenting with the witbier style. Though Key West Southernmost Wheat claims to be brewed with actual key lime as well as some other traditional spices and additives, it doesn’t really come through in the taste. That’s forgivable because at the core this is still a pretty tasty, solid witbier.
A light orange flavor seems to be the first thing I notice. A hint of spice is also detectable. Through the middle is more fruity and refreshing taste of lemonade but without any tartness. Just a touch of citrusy bitterness at the apex of the swig, where it then returns as it started with a light juice-like flavor. Coriander and orange peel flavors are noticeable in the aftertaste, but they fade quickly.
Drinkability: Considering the name of this product, there’s already an implication of the beer’s drinkability. In fact, I have had this beer in Key West in the extreme heat of July and it was indeed as refreshing as marketed. The mouthfeel is thin and tepid, but extremely smooth , plus the clean aftertaste is ideal. At 5% ABV it’s probably a little heavier than it needs to be, since I could see this palette being highly sessionable. Not that any real beer drinker will struggle with back to back servings, though.
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Twelve ounce bottle from Whole Foods in Sarasota, Florida. Quite hazy orange/yellow color, assertive bittersweet fruity/yeasty/spicy nose, orange and lime more prominent in the flavor which, while not quite as strong as the aroma advertised, is rather nice: a hot weather beer with some substance. The low overall ratings must be because this isn’t a bourbon barrel aged stout. Well, folks, that’s not what it’s trying to be. This is my first brew from the Florida Beer Company and it won’t be my last. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to daknole. Whitish yellow with a smooth hazy body, thin white smooth head. Big lemony citrus and spice aroma. Taste is light tart citrus, lemons and a light spiciness. unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
On tap @ Florida Beer Co. Pours bright yellow, creamy white head. Huge aroma of fruit loops cereal. Lots of coriander in the nose. Flavor of wheat malt and lime zest. Creamy texture. Very refreshing. Amazing how good a fresh beer will taste.