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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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971 Ratings
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Ratings: 971
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 25
Gots: 120 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

billyrenfroe, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of screamking
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into sangria glass.

Pours a light and hazy straw yellow, minimal head goes away quickly. Lots of wheat smell here, crisp and clean. A little bubblegum flavor with some banana. I also Get the coriander in there. Lots of carbonation working here, making it very refreshing and easy to drink. I didn't expect this to be this solid of a Belgian White, one of the better ones I've had in sometime.

screamking, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Very cloudy golden pour. Big soda-like fizzy white head that fades away almost immediately. Zero lacing.

S: Very mild and sweet wheaty aroma. Some spices. Coriander? Mellow.

T: Mild sweet orange up front. Definitely sweet grains. Wheaty, but I swear there's corn in there too. Again with the spice, must be coriander. Light citrus on the back end.

M: Smooth, medium bodied.

O: Nice mild, easy drinking witbier. Sweet citrus flavors, some spices and some wheat. Pretty standard but still way better than something like a blue moon. Easy drinking. Nice summer beer.

Dope, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mogburn1317, Jul 11, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can poured into a snifter (canned on 6/12/13)

I was in FL on vacation, so I picked up all the CCB beers I could find, regardless of style.

A: Nice hazy/cloudy grayish blonde that deposited a bunch of bubbles on the sides of the glass when I poured it. Lots of bubble can be seen popping up on the surface.

S: A bit of sour funk, with a hint of tartness.

T: It is hard to distinguish a lot of flavors with all of the strong carbonation that just swirls around your palate and is very distracting. Lots of wheaty flavors that are very slightly tart and funky, quite yeasty.

M: Extremely carbonated and crisp. Lots of little bubble pinpricks are felt.

O: I don't think I am a fan of this style. The carbonation is a bit strong for me and not a big fan of the flavors.

gillagorilla, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: pale yellow, hazy. large 3-4 finger white rocky head

s: coriander, pepper spice, quite wheat, lemongrass, pretty yeasty

t: wheat and spice. more spice than i expected. definite lemongrass, pepper spice, with some sweat malt in the background. back end is crisp and slightly floral.

m: light with quite a bit of carbonation

o: definitely spicier than i expected. its good, but not great. a summer drinker for sure, and light enough to have with a meal

hopsputin, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, ultra-thick pure white head. No lacing and medium retention, but it's an ultra-hot day. Pale straw colored, and hazy, with visible particles in suspension. Good looking beer.

S - Wheat, almost rye-like. Barest hint of banana or clove. I like the subtlety, but the dry wheat smell is fairly middling.

T - Banana, sour fruit, spice, and a healthy dose of wheat. A bit of sugary Belgian yeast that strengthens as the beer warms. This is a very tasty beer.

M - Medium-light, with a dry finish. Extremely drinkable in any fashion.

O - This is a wheat beer 100% worth trying. I put it up there with some of the better imports, although it's a notch below the best.

Roguer, Jul 03, 2013
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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.