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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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810 Ratings
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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 21
Gots: 76 | FT: 5
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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CloudStrife

New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. Canning date smeared on the bottom.

A: Pours a clear very light pale yellow with a white head on top. The head is fairly quick to dissipate, leaving a ring around the edge. No lacing.

S: Lots of coriander in this aroma that blends with a citrus aroma from what must be the curacao peel. Yeastiness in the background.

T: The flavor is substantial in this brew with a range of spices, fruitiness and Belgian yeast. The coriander and yeast combination is fairly strong but the flavor isnt dominated by them. Floral aftertaste from the hops.

M: Light body with a sizable dose of carbonation. Refreshing and crisp finish that works great on a summer day.

Overall real drinkable beer with a load of flavor. While it may not be my style this one can be appreciated for being finely crafted. A much better alternative to any of the macro wheat beers.

Serving type: can

03-14-2014 02:07:23 | More by CloudStrife
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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.