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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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798 Ratings
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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 19
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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Reviews by gillagorilla:
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can poured into a snifter (canned on 6/12/13)

I was in FL on vacation, so I picked up all the CCB beers I could find, regardless of style.

A: Nice hazy/cloudy grayish blonde that deposited a bunch of bubbles on the sides of the glass when I poured it. Lots of bubble can be seen popping up on the surface.

S: A bit of sour funk, with a hint of tartness.

T: It is hard to distinguish a lot of flavors with all of the strong carbonation that just swirls around your palate and is very distracting. Lots of wheaty flavors that are very slightly tart and funky, quite yeasty.

M: Extremely carbonated and crisp. Lots of little bubble pinpricks are felt.

O: I don't think I am a fan of this style. The carbonation is a bit strong for me and not a big fan of the flavors.

Serving type: can

07-11-2013 00:57:27 | More by gillagorilla
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russpowell

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3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazed gold with a thumb of cream colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Pears, grainy notes, orange peels

T: Pears, white pepper, white grapes, & a little orange peel up front. More pear as this warms, a little bit of Golden Delicious Apple as well, ever so faint phenolic notes. Finishes with pears & a little bit of coriander, plus dryness

MF: Light bodied, slight carbonation

Fairly clean tasting Wit, works in the heat, but not terribly interesting

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 03:07:46 | More by russpowell
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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"The Cracker Cowboys of Florida were colonial-era settlers, often of Scots-Irish descent, who arrived in Florida when Spain traded their territory of La Florida to the English. The term Cracker in Florida usage relates to the whip these "cow hunters" used to herd cattle in Floridas Palmetto Prairies, Called Quágueros by the Spanish, these hardy and hard working Cracker Cowboys helped to shape the history of Florida, the nation's oldest cattle raising state. We brew Florida Cracker White ale with unmated wheat, orange peel and coriander and then ferment it with a French Saison yeast strain to give it a spicy and dry finish. Perfect for a warm day on the Palmetto Prairie." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Witbier. Florida Cracker is one of Cigar City's year round releases, available in 12 oz. canned 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served above 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a fizzy crisp ecru-white head over a very clear golden straw body. Carbonation is plentiful and vivacious. Retention is slightly above average, lacing is light and speckled. 4.25

(Smell) Floral nose with hints of slightly bitter orange peel, peppery coriander and slight notes of a perky yeast. Potency is medium/high. 3.75

(Taste) Fluffy wheat creates a solid malt base, following through into a perky spiced finish with a touch of coriander and lingering orange peel for a touch of balance. Cleanliness is top-notch, this drink has a very nice arrangement of flavors, with nothing going overboard. The yeast profile works very well for this beer, perhaps making it a touch cleaner and perkier than other Witbiers that I have had. Very tasty, refreshing enjoyable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is fluffy, chewy, clean. Carbonation generates a moderate frothiness for a lightly crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is just right. Alcohol presence is very light, off characters are minimal. Very clean, highly drinkable. 4

(Overall) A fantastic Witbier that would make a very tasty ale in the dead heat of the summer months. Very clean, flavorful and balanced all calls for a highly drinkable beer. Comes close to matching some of the world's most prolific Witbier recipes. Recommended. 4

Cigar City Brewing's
Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale
3.96/5.00

Serving type: can

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Served in a pint at the brass tap. Pours ultra pale straw that's cloudy and hazy. Head is made of large bubbles and deflates fairly quick to a thin sheen of foam across the beer. No lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and sweet bread with notes if lemon citrus.very clean and straight forward. Taste mirrors the aroma, sweetness is crisp with citrus mixing in a bit. Coriander shows on the pallet and the finish is clean. After taste of unbaked bread. The mouth feel is refreshing and just fizzy enough to excite the taste buds. A wonderful summer option.

Serving type: on-tap

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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