Key West Sunset AleJanuary 1, 2007 Melbourne, FL
Florida Beer Co.
Amber color from pale and crystal malts with a biscuity and slightly sour aroma. There is tart orange fruit, juicy malt and peppery hops in the mouth, followed by a long finish that is packed with peppery and spicy hop notes, tangy fruit and creamy malt. Blue cheese, please!
- Roger Protz
Magnificent color and talkative head introduce this beer and a mellow nose complete the invitation. Intriguing, to say the least. The hop presence is muted but the fine malt facet makes up for that and the beer proves itself a good companion to me on a sunny afternoon a long way from Florida. There's substantial character here even if one doesn't wait for sun to set.
- Fred Eckhardt
Aromas of delicate honey-kissed apricot and orange with some light caramel notes. Similar on the palate, with a fairly light—but nicely balanced—body and gently dry finish. An amber ale with enough character to provide rewards beyond just quenching one’s thirst. As mild as a Key West sunset.
- John Hansell
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Fred Eckhardt lives, writes about and drinks beer in Portland, OR. He is the author of The Essentials of Beer and Sake (USA).
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher & editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
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