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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 24
Gots: 112 | 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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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

stomioka, Sep 26, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A simple 12 ounce can makes the house of the Florida Cracker. On to the beer:

A soapy head sits on top before fading into a lace while underneath, a pee yellow beer is waiting to be consumed. The soft and sweet aroma of this witbier features aromas of orange peel, coriander, and the sweetness of oats, so at this moment this beer is spot on per style. What I wasn't expecting was the spicy flavor of this witbier, and it makes a bold statement and pleasant contrast to the bits of orange and sweet oats. In fact, the spicy character brings an appeitizing dry finish with a linger of fruity and spicy. It also seems to add zing to the carbonation, further adding to the enjoyment.

Just what I needed for a warm afternoon. Smiles all around this BA after I finished the can.

DoubleJ, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Boston71, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

cuvtcuv, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12pz can poured into a wit glass.

A: Dull golden and cloudy. Fine-bubbled white head sputters out after a while.

S: Wheat,my rackety malt, musty and lightly spicy Belgian yeast. Whiffs of peppery coriander and faint orange peel.

T: Crackery malt and some doughy wheat. Dry. Dusty yeast. Mild peppery coriander. Sort of a brief lemon/lime character. Oily orange peel is a constant throughout. Dusty, yeasty finish is dry and abrupt.

M: Light bodied with some creamy, wheaty froth. Very crisp and biting in the carbonation department.

O: It's easy to imagine how quenching and refreshing this would be on a brutally hot and humid day. The overall crisp and dry qualities make it very easy to get to the bottom of this can. A solid pairing with feta cheese.

ryan1788a5, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -15.2%

Yeah, really not overly impressed here. There was a lot of vanilla in both the nose and taste. The aftertaste was a nice bit of wheat and slight hops to finish, that was the good part. There was something a little too sweet that I can't place my finger on. This was good, easy drinking, extremely smooth. Just not blown away by any means. But it did taste like a wheat beer and a sessionable one.

cambabeer, Sep 10, 2014
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.