Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Florida Beer Key West Sunset Ale (2016 re-review)


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20Chad9976 (1557) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2016


AROMA: Light caramel maltiness, a hint of butterscotch. No hops. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Mostly clear shade of dark amber/light copper. Large, white, frothy head. Good lacing and retention. 3/3

FLAVOR: Malt-forward palette, though not especially sweet. Mild caramel/toffee flavors and some dry bitterness in the second half but no hop distinctiveness. No flaws, but not much to spec. Way too mild. 10/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body; fairly crisp. Smooth and clean aftertaste. Too light for the style. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is clearly a mild beer intended for a pedestrian audience. Succeeds as such, but not a great example of the style. 5/10

TOTAL SCORE: 26/50 
 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

NOTE: I originally reviewed this back in 2010. You can read the text review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2010/07/key-west-sunset-ale-chadz-beer-reviews.html