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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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795 Ratings
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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 19
Gots: 74 | FT: 6
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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kayna7x

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-07-2014 03:53:41 | More by kayna7x
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misscritta

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-11-2014 20:14:01 | More by misscritta
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NoleDoc

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this from can to glass on 3/21/13, originally canned on january 17, 2013. So fresh! I was excited to try it as I've heard it was a damn good beer. Nice bright yellow color. Very refreshing mouthful. You totally taste the crackers in the beer. Another cool thing... Watch out for the messages on the bottom of the cans.

Serving type: can

03-22-2013 03:26:51 | More by NoleDoc
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hoptualBrew

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

20 oz on tap, straw yellow clear like a light lager but damn is the look misleading! Candy sweet funky yeast and pale malt steal the nose, wow! This is a great smelling brew! Taste follows the nose - orange peel, clove, light maltiness, candy sweet yeast funk, light citric hop bite at the end. Carbonation is beautiful & so is this brew!

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 23:11:16 | More by hoptualBrew
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chris1919

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap I love everything about this beer. I especially enjoyed the mouthfeel and the way it just settles over your tongue and slowly enlivens various taste buds.
Despite the can-craze this beer (not unlike Avery's White Rascal) is about a full point lower. Obviously everything is better on tap but I just don't think I'm buying into this can thing. Maybe others are different but I still feel like there's a hint of metal in the taste no matter what they tell me. Even with that I still love this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2013 02:00:20 | More by chris1919
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can that was muled in a car from Florida back to Maryland and it spent a whole week in the trunk in the Florida heat of June. With that said this was a very tasty beer and seemed like an authentic Belgian. I thought it came across more as a hybrid of a Saison / Belgian Blonde ale and not your typical witbier. Perhaps the 100 degree heat changed it. Whether it did or not, its a very solid Belgian beer and feels like 7% and not 5.5%.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 00:43:41 | More by bubseymour
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one before but a good friend had his wife bring me another up from Florida so I am doing the full review. Outstanding appearance with a billowing head. Murky but not overly so. Great smell, rocking the belgian. The flavor is outstanding, not as good as the top in the class but very good, tasty, extremely enjoyable. A beer I hope to revisit many times.

Serving type: can

04-27-2014 16:28:35 | More by JamieDuncan
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at Cigar City.

A: Mildly cloudy, light mustard yellow, with about a half finger or so head that stayed at least a bubble formation throughout the session.

S: Straight up orange peel and coriander. Pretty intense!

T: I got a smooth, honey-infused taste (along with the other ingredients I mentioned on the nose), with a very tropical flair from the fruit.

M: Mild lacing, and very organic fruit sweetness that wasn't cloying in any way. My wife said it best: "It was like biting into a Florida orange." Minimal lacing.

O: Awesome stuff, and if I lived in Tampa, I'd pick up growlers of this stuff all the time.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 21:48:07 | More by Chaney
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babaracas

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky light amber with two fingers of white foam, settles leaving wispy rings of lace along the way. Smell: spicy and slightly citric with light fruit esters, lightly toasted. Taste: pale sweetness, wheat cracker, a little sweet caramel, quite spicy, lemon, notes of clove and greenish banana. Light-medium bodied, active carbonation, spicy and mineral finish. More than your usual wit; amped up all around, except for the abv. From growler filled 5/21.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2011 01:57:42 | More by babaracas
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Zraly

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of a good friend from the Tampa area.

Pours a hazy gold with a two-finger white head. Aroma of citrus and wheat.

Really crisp wheat flavor enforced by lime and orange notes. A touch of funkiness keeps things interesting and from it tasting like most other witbiers. Not that *that* would be a bad thing; I think a well-made witbier is nothing to snark at these days. Slight tang and mineral note in the finish. The orange peel and bread notes from the wheat really work seamlessly together, though.

Carbonation is spot on. Coupled with the overall cleanliness and full but refreshing aspects of this witbier, the mouthfeel is flawless. So smooth and tantalizing. Perfect for hot weather or an everyday sipper. Delicious. CCB shows they can make not only some super-bad ass high gravity stuff, but the softer and easy-drinking selections as well.

Serving type: can

11-10-2013 21:23:55 | More by Zraly
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California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Indiana

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Modernrickk

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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twizzbeatz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-22-2012 04:26:16 | More by twizzbeatz
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Florida

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.