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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White AleFlorida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale

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809 Ratings
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Ratings: 809
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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It seems as though Cigar City has really embraced CANning of their beers, and just in time to be a part of The CANQuest's (TM) rapid approach to review # 1,000! I scored this at Monde Market in Philly this past weekend and I am now on the lookout for Hotter Than Helles in a CAN.

From the CAN: "White Ale Brewed with Curacao Peel and Coriander"; "Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass."; "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 whips these 'cow hunters' used to herd cattle in Florida's Palmetto Prairies. Called Quaqueros 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 unmalted 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 Prarie."

The admonition to "pour gently" does not sit well with The CANQuest (TM), whose perfection of the inverted Glug has been an ongoing venture. I promised the ex-Old Lady, however, that if a CAN specifically forbade this sort of treatment, then I would abide by the brewer/brewery's wishes. The Crack! unveiled a brimful CAN and so a very gentle Glug ensued. It saddened me to do business that way, especially since I only got a sheen of fizzy, bone-white head that quickly dissipated to wisps as a result. Color was a hazy lemon-yellow (SRM = 4 to 5). Nose was kind of light in terms of both orange peel and coriander. My first draught gave me a fizzy, highly carbonated mouthfeel and the taste remained muted for the style. Yes, I was getting the citrus and spice flavors, but nowhere near what I am used to from other beers in the style. Finish was semi-dry and really kind of bland overall. A swing and a miss from a usually stellar brewery.

Serving type: can

01-15-2014 21:27:58 | More by woodychandler
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harrymel

Washington

2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Canned 06MAR13

Had this before at a wedding in FL. It was nice there. Pours a near excellent clarity golden with a solid central dome of bone white foam, unimpressive for the style. Smells of flowers, grass, some light lemon, a little bit of sweet dough and seeds of paradise. Flavor is nice and sweet with yeast overtures and some bits of coriander. Pretty one dimensional flavor, but refreshing nonetheless. Thin bodied for the style with hi carb and a wet finish. Meh.

Serving type: can

04-17-2013 05:08:45 | More by harrymel
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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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