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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
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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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap at the Cigar City Brewing tasting room in Tampa. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it poured a slightly hazy, pale gold color with no head. The nose is very muted, with floral (juniper?) smells, and very light spicing. The beer is light and smooth, with flavors of slight sour citrus and a smooth, bready spicing. Light in mouth, this beer has an aftertaste that is mostly coriander spicing. The finish is minimal and quick, making an easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 02:14:04 | More by ExtraStout
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-19-2013 02:35:59 | More by Ajlvt
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into white wine glass.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with rapidly rising and even more rapidly falling head. Looks too still for a Wit.

Smell: Orange peel, coriander, spices, wheat, and a touch of banana.

Taste: Nice wheat backbone with just the right amount of orange peel and coriander. The yeast is well integrated as well, with clove, banana and spicy notes. Cracked black and white pepper. The orange peel really lingers.

Feel: Very light with moderate carbonation. Finish is relatively dry. Nice feel, but overall the beer could be slightly more effervescent and crisp.

Overall: This is a very safe Witbier, as it simply falls the rulebook, but the execution is fantastic. Improve the appearance and finish, and this would be world class.

Serving type: can

03-18-2013 18:25:45 | More by bsp77
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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-18-2013 04:17:37 | More by wendymerissa
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Qwest_35

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-18-2013 00:49:23 | More by Qwest_35
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RWACKO

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-17-2013 21:21:16 | More by RWACKO
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-17-2013 19:11:32 | More by JasonSiedman
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nkeckhar

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2013 18:13:15 | More by nkeckhar
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Poppellian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-17-2013 02:38:07 | More by Poppellian
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice hazy cloudy straw hue with a good two finger white head that fades to leave thin clouds and a thin halo. Not too bad.

S - Nice wit notes....coriander, wheat, lemons, light malt sweetness and faint orange. Very pleasant.

T - Solid wit, lots of wheat, solid coriander, light on the banana. Citrus becomes awfully faint too. Finish is lightly sour too.

M - Mouthfeel is fizzy and on the thinner side. Little syrupy too.

O - Overall, not a bad white ale in a pinch. That said there are much better wits out there that are readily available. Still, another unique beer.

Serving type: can

03-15-2013 23:02:11 | More by rudzud
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MCain04

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

a: yellow and opaque, bright, big fizzy pure white head that sticks around but not much lacing.

s: lemon, wheat, herbs, coriander, some other spices

t: follows the nose with coriander and curaçao peel playing a big role. taste lingers, but tastes a tad sour on the very back end. Perhaps a little stale, as it is on the older side

m: thin bubbly body is a little to champagne-like for me. also a bit sticky on the back end.

o: not a bad white ale, certainly a good beer on a warm spring or summer day, but the mouthfeel brought this one down.

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 22:05:22 | More by MCain04
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cosmicevan

New York

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

canned in early january, thanks to dimenhetfield for the can. enjoyed from my humidor series tulip.

a - brew poured a pale yellow with constant champagne like carbonation and a big fizzy head. the head fizzed away quickly and left a thin skin of fizzy bubbles that were gone quick, but almost immediately replaced by the next bubble racing from the bottom. the visual carbonation is intense...almost as if there is an alka seltzer tablet in there.

s - surprisingly has a fizzy smell. some orange, lots of wheat, some vanilla. corriander and even some white wine characteristics.

t - banana corriander, decidedly wheat beer.

m - fairly fizzy. overly so.

o - overall...cracker please. not my favorite beer and not my favorite wit, but definitely not a bad wit. actually a pretty good wit.

Serving type: can

03-13-2013 03:31:44 | More by cosmicevan
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into a HF tulip.

Pour: Mostly clear straw yellow with two fingers of fluffy white head. Some lacing but not much. Head fizzles relatively quickly

Smell: Big wheat up from and some lemon. A touch of pepper and clove. Lots of dough yeast

Taste: Bready sweetness up front, and some clean lemon peel. A touch of banana, white pepper, and clove. Lots of doughy yeast through the finish.

Mouthfeel: insanely drinkable. Very refreshing. Spices are subdued on the taste which makes this even more drinkable. Only complaint is that it is a touch watery.

Overall: was disappointed to see old Jai Alai on the shelf, but this more than made up for it. A delicious warm weather beer

Serving type: can

03-11-2013 22:28:05 | More by cfrances33
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-11-2013 18:18:03 | More by mctizzz
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-11-2013 16:28:07 | More by johntfox
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-10-2013 02:31:02 | More by Danielr26
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ucfalum08

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2013 16:51:34 | More by ucfalum08
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TwoForty

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-04-2013 21:49:55 | More by TwoForty
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Strangeclouds

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-03-2013 17:35:00 | More by Strangeclouds
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-03-2013 13:56:19 | More by DrIPA
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-02-2013 20:49:28 | More by 2dogbrew
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JamesWn

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-28-2013 20:55:17 | More by JamesWn
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lionssoccer13

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-26-2013 16:07:52 | More by lionssoccer13
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-25-2013 21:39:17 | More by KVNBGRY
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Coldsnack

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-25-2013 21:32:35 | More by Coldsnack
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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