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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Our first draft-only Explorer Series release, Key Lime Pie is an American sour blonde ale brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, a Japanese variety with a unique lemon-lime citrus character. Also added in the brew are lactose and lime peel, which give the beer a complex sweet-tart interplay and a bold aroma of the beer’s namesake. The addition of lactobacillus gives the beer a slightly sour edge, and a generous malt bill provides a solid foundation with just a hint of graham cracker crust.

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3.3
cheap (6244) - CHINA - JAN 22, 2018
Can. Ok, so it snot lime green, go figger. Smell is what? Not much, nothing sticking out. At first I think the taste is slightly artificial but then I change my mind; it does start to taste like key lime pie, no lie. Me and my sig tau fraternity brother, Tony McCune, were experts on the topic because of tequila junction in the station square, in Pgh, 1980. It was the coolest mexican food place in PGh at the time. Their chips were to die for, YES! So yes, not bad on this one.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (803) - - DEC 29, 2017
12floz can, BBD: 11.30.2017, $1.75 unit cost, pint glass. This is a to the point buzzword review. Golden, thin head, lime sorbet aroma, nice t\and short tart key lime flavor, salty, carbonated, light-medium bodied, surprisingly pretty good.

3
jrodooo5 (1753) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Not my cup of tea! Pours transparent gold w/ a thin white head & minimal lacing. Aroma is tart & very limey. Taste starts like a Berliner Weiss but then the lime really takes over. I suppose it's as advertised but not really my thing!

2.1
Beaver (1885) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2017
12 oz can, drink by 11/3/17. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a big fizzy white head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is citric lime and vanilla cream soda.

The flavor is sharp tart lime with some vanilla and cream soda. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit thin.

Overall, an interesting beer, but I didn't care for the vanilla and cream soda. I remember Short's doing a better version of this.

3.3
ads135 (5232) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2017
It’s actually pretty impressive how much this tastes like a key lime pie. Citrus tartness, has a slightly medicinal lime quality though. Not bad. Picked up at On the Rocks in Lawrence over thanksgiving in 2017.

2.6
trapped (3864) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 28, 2017
Can, thanks to Unclemike. Mildly cloudy yellow with large fluffy off-white head, sharp lime/ascorbic acid aroma, medium carbonation, mildly sour taste with artificial feeling lime flavor, thin body, abrupt finish. The artificial lime flavor gives the sensation of drinking a lime soda, with vitamin C supplement.

3.7
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2017
can. pale golden with one finger head. lightly tart, but with a nice vanilla sweetness. lime, a reasonable approximation of graham cracker. i love key lime pie, and had several beers that attempted these flavors. this is easily the best.

3.1
Catmommy4 (6) - Belton, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
Interesting. Creamy and sweet with the tartness of key lime. Surprisingly nice. Would be a nice dessert beer in the summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
rdixon77 (3120) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Thanks Danny! Nice key lime flavor. Pretty sweet, with a nice bit of tart bite. Graham cracker taste in the flavor as well. Pretty interesting stuff.

3.4
drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2017
10/13/17. 12oz can from Hy Vee, Moline. Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Light key lime aroma, doughy pale malts. Lightly sweet flavor, a touch of tartness, key lime, doughy pale malts. Surprisingly tasty.


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