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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 25
Gots: 120 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours cloudy straw in color with moderate notes of orange peel, coriander and hints of vanilla. Flavor has upfront citrus with coriander notes that lead into lemon/lime like notes and finishes with citrus and flowers.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 05-19-2011)
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

helios7, Today at 07:57 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

LoganMc, Monday at 11:50 PM
Photo of FLima
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 2 weeks ago.
Hazy orange color with a thick head with short retention.
Aroma of coriander, Saison yeast, curacao, and a slightly tart scent.
Flavor of Saison yeast, mild curacao, spices, bread dough, a touch of sourness, oranges and green wine.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Flavorful and refreshing with a funky and curacao touch. A mix of a Saison and a Witbier. It has its own character and flexible enough for summer or even slow drinking.

FLima, Sunday at 06:43 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JohnTurano, Sunday at 02:15 AM
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sort of like a Blue Moon Belian White slightly less sweet. It is what it is. Maybe on a boat under the hot FL sun. ??? Meh.

doremite, Sunday at 01:52 AM
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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My first ever chance to sample a Cigar City brew and would you know it - they ran out of their mother%&#king Stouts! I was disappointed by this fact (dear reader you know me as somewhat of a Stout aficionado). My bitter tears would soon be soaked by the dry and tasty Florida Cracker.

Poured from tap into 100ml sample cup at the Sip & Savour event in Sydney.

A: Cloudy pale straw body with a thin white lace on top. This really could have come from the Sixpoint Meatball Wheat Ale tap and I would have been none the wiser. 8/10.

S: Ok, it’s not Meatball then: Bold orange peel forward notes lead to a light toasted biscuit base with a hint of clove and earthy hops in the finish. It’s Hoegaarden and then some... it’s never a bad thing to be compared to the original Witbier if you are a Witbier. 8/10.

T: Yes, that big orange peel character shouts “Floriiiida!” before continuing to a mid-palate dry bread base, then following this are clove/coriander notes and a long dry Saison-like finish. It’s even more-moreish than Sixpoint’s Meatball (sorry Sixpoint!). 8/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a light carbonation. This is the low point of the brew, could have used a more creamy texture, nonetheless it is still decent. 6/10.

D: This is the boldest Witbier I've had in a long time, the orange is prominent but well balanced with the clove/coriander notes and the long dry finish really makes it a constant sipper... in fact the sampler was gone before I finished my notes! Still it is bitter consolation for me as I was really, really, really looking forward to trying one of their famous/much lauded Stouts. 8/10.

Food match: Those pulled pork sandwiches I salivated over at the event... mmm, pulled pork.

doktorhops, Saturday at 08:17 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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2.2/5  rDev -40.2%

LadyCraft, Nov 18, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

BColton1, Nov 17, 2014
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1.4/5  rDev -62%

melloyello35, Nov 17, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

Tim725, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

SLOTHLIFE, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Great Summer beer.

worussell3, Nov 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

lanciloti, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mrn1ceguy, Nov 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

LeeEvolved, Nov 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

October 25, 2014

Draft, Shaker Pint

A – A good inch of fine white foam on top of a straw-colored, slightly hazy, bubbly beer. Bright and inviting.

S – Orange peel, Caribbean spices, tangy yeast. Some untoasted white bread. Plenty of lemon-lime and tropical hop notes.

T – Very citrusy, lemon-lime quite prominent, with orange and white pepper notes. Mild malty sweetness balanced with a hop bite.

M – Very bright, bubbly, with a Brut champagne-like finish. Barely sweet and barely bitter. Great for washing away mild food flavors.

O – I had this beer for the first time paired with raw oysters and spicy horseradish cocktail sauce, and it was an incredible match. Perfect for mild seafood, sushi, etc. Probably my favorite Cigar City regular offering.

infinitebruner, Nov 07, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.