Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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3.08/5 rDev -16.5%
Pours a hazy pale straw color with a huge two-finger-plus head and plenty of effervescence. The head dissipates pretty quickly yet some amount retains for a good long time simply because there is so much of it. The nose is soapy. The flavor profile includes wheat upfront and something funny that is hard to place and not terribly pleasant. The finish is dry.
Unimpressive, to say the least.
07-29-2014 03:40:21 | More by 57md
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
a bit baseline for cigar city, who obviously makes some of the most outlandish and delicious ales on the market. this is a coriander heavy white ale, loosely belgian, and not as good as i expected it to be, although still quite tasty and certainly refreshing. the nose on it is rather floral from the yeast and the hops, cool complexion. the taste is just dumbed down a bit to me though, lacking the dramatic engagement i usually get from cigar city beers. that said, it is a clean finishing well carbonated very summery white ale, and in hot muggy florida weather, i see it as an excellent choice for refreshment. lost in a crowd of awesome craft beers i think, but a decent example of the style. wishing for more of a belgian yeast profile in the taste, and maybe a little more dryness in the feel, but overall a solid brew.
07-26-2014 15:22:57 | More by StonedTrippin
3.39/5 rDev -8.1%
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
07-21-2014 03:07:46 | More by russpowell
3.96/5 rDev +7.3%
"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
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Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale
07-17-2014 17:12:33 | More by Jadjunk
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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