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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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937 Ratings
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

coopdog1000, Mar 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

MaddDogg84, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Benvarine, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Ale brewed with curacao peel and coriander. Canned by Cigar City Brewing (not "brewed and canned by…"?), LLC, Tampa, FL. Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass.
Good idea, think I will…

Clouded, pale yellow coloring. Nice white head, slips down to nil.

Aroma: There it is, citrus and spice and wheat. Note perfect witbier nose.

Taste: Smooth, sweet, lightly hoppy, turning dry in the end. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, comforting. Orange and lemon flavors match beautiful with the spice and roll off the tongue with the wheat. Tastes just like a wit should.

feloniousmonk, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy lemon straw with a billowing white head that slowly dissipates.

Lemon, coriander,a touch of clove, and what form the aroma. Lemon dominates. There's an earthy, lightly funny character.

Lemon dominates the flavor, as well, with orange and orange pith taking over mid palate and carrying into the finish. Slightly sweet, bready malt forms the backbone, becoming crackery in the finish. Coriander and banana weave throughout.

Body is moderate, with fairly spritzy carbonation.

More character than expected. Yeast esters are nice and somewhat complex, considering some examples I've recently had. Citrus definitely dominates.

barczar, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Juice-O, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mike, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GFD400, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kurmaraja, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Evarigan, Mar 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

Travcofarms, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JC333, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of MadScientist
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on December 3, 2013

A hazy light golden beer with an enthusiastic head. The soapy white foam quickly fades with little head retention.

A soft wheat malt sweetness and a medium-low Belgian yeast aroma that is mostly spicy with a light fruit character. There is a light citrus peel aroma along with a moderate earthy hops aroma.

The soft malt sweetness and moderate bitterness are up front quickly followed by a medium citrus flavor that is comes from mostly the zesty peel character and backed by some of the yeast character. The yeast also brings some spice while the moderate hops have an earthy and spicy character. There is a fair amount of coriander flavor in there but it's nicely balanced and comes through strong in the finish. The balance is slightly towards the bitter and the finish is off dry.

This is a light bodied beer with strong carbonation.

A Belgian White with the flavors turned up to eleven making for a refreshing and flavorful beer.

MadScientist, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Dylanjf, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

robgage, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

NateMac13, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

gatorlove, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jlang2012, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Polymathmason, Mar 19, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Hoegaarden tumbler glass.

Booming wit. Fluffy and sudsy large but in control bleach white head with soapy retention. A body color filled with decent amounts of carbonation, an opaque lemon and green color. Quite impressive and aggressive looking beer, exceptional.

Nose is kind of interesting. Sort of has a faint hop angle, kind of spicy, but missing some of the classic Belgian sweetness and wheat chewy malt sensations. A decent lemony sweetness is noticeable just a touch.

Belgian wit, takes an American turn? Hints of tropical fruit hop on the palate. Very spice clove finish. There is a real creamy palate feel on this, hinting of vanilla and cream like flavors. Palate mixes between prickly carbonation and soft creamy malts. Some hop tangy like spice on this but very subtle but kind of stands out for a witbier.

Overall a real neat and fun wit.

smakawhat, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

erialbill, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Kegatron, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

JoeHopster, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

scm2787, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

CloudStrife, Mar 14, 2014
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.