Southernmost WheatMay 1, 2009 Melbourne, FL
Florida Beer Co.
Available: FL, GA, NE, WI
Southernmost Wheat is the newest style in Florida Beer Co.’s Key West brand, joining Sunset Ale, Pilsner Light and Golden Lager.
Original gravity: 1048
Hazy straw gold color. Citrus is the main aroma component, along with coriander, vanilla-tinged malt, white pepper and a hint of clove. These notes follow through on its light, yet creamy palate. Delicate citrus and citrus peel finish. A pleasant, characterful thirst-quencher.
- John Hansell
There sure is a strong whiff of coriander to this hazy gold wheat, but also a fair presence of the key lime noted on the label as an ingredient. Along with both sweet and bitter orange peel, this yields a dominantly citrusy concoction, from the nose through the borderline tart body all the way to the faint bitter-sour edge on the finish. In a Key West summer, this is likely quite refreshing, but all that orange and lime and peppery coriander is a bit much for this northerner.
- Stephen Beaumont
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.
Stephen Beaumont boarded his first plane at the age of 15 and hasn't looked back since, obsessing about travel to the point that he gets nervous if he doesn't have a ticket or two stacked on the corner of his desk. When he’s not running around in search of new taste experiences, he makes his home in Toronto, where a new cultural experience is only as far away as the next neighborhood.
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