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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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805 Ratings
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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 20
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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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Acquired in a trade from RayUF07, thanks bud!

A- Pours an ever so slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a huge fluffy, cloud-like, bubbly, thick white head that sticks around for a while and leaves some lacing.

S- Citrus, spice (clove and nutmeg mainly), biscuits, freshly cut grass, slightly bready.

T- Subtle spices, clove and cinnamon, orange zest, citrus peel, slightly bready, nothing much on the aftertaste.

M- Light with medium-high carbonation.

This is a light, tasty, easy drinking belgian style beer that I can imagine being extremely refreshing on a hot summer day. I'd definitely pick up a six pack of these for mowing the lawn or laying on the beach.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 16:44:14 | More by gcamparone
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-21-2013 01:46:48 | More by jonathaniler
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kirbmeist

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2013 14:45:52 | More by kirbmeist
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HarryHood

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-20-2013 00:55:15 | More by HarryHood
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Amerikon

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-16-2013 05:23:16 | More by Amerikon
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-16-2013 01:10:51 | More by SourAddict
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

02-14-2013 06:00:00 | More by Flashyspoons
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jorrx003

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-12-2013 02:16:06 | More by jorrx003
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-12-2013 00:15:22 | More by ssimpson89
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a weird color, somewhere in limbo between straw and yellow with a pretty hefty haze, giving a grungy, unfiltered look and feel. The skull-white head grows and then bellies up almost instantly - completely vanished within 20 seconds of the pours. Being so volatile, a quick swirl can bring it back, but only for a very brief moment. Aroma is packed with some nice spices; clove, coriander, and other warming spices. Some moderate bubblegum on the very tail end thanks to the Belgian yeast. Not really picking up much of a hop flavor - maybe some lightly floral notes deep down in there, but it's stretch.

Pretty light on the palate with a thin-medium body, densely packed with carbonation; crispy and snappy on the tongue. Orange peel and lemon zest come out in the flavor right away - the lemon more so as it warms up. More clove, coriander, and perfume-like spices jump on the palate while a very light hop profile makes its way in. Slighty wet and floral, they are almost too far in the background to matter, though. I'm picking up a moderate funky flavor and aroma near the latter half of the beer now - corky, musky, cellar-like, wet wood. Is this a characteristic of the yeast strain? It was actually quite pleasant, not overpowering or off-putting at all - a nice little addition. Very "wet" on the palate despite the high carbonation. At times, it seemed a bit watered down and not packed with as much flavor as it should've had - but at 5% ABV, you've gotta give them some leeway.

Listed as a witbier, but it drank more like a spin-off of a toned down Belgian style. Not a bad crack at the style, especially when you consider the relatively low ABV, but nothing comes close to the real thing. I could imaging this one going down well on a warm beach somewhere.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 04:23:35 | More by tectactoe
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

2/5  rDev -45.9%

02-07-2013 22:52:48 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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RandyKemka

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-07-2013 20:04:59 | More by RandyKemka
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-07-2013 08:12:55 | More by beernads
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twax

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-05-2013 11:06:55 | More by twax
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-05-2013 02:53:30 | More by st9647v3
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-05-2013 01:03:55 | More by craft_shannie
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-04-2013 23:38:59 | More by bbrown12
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sammy806

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-04-2013 02:18:15 | More by sammy806
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned December 28, 2012. Served at around 40F. Thanks to Mark for this gift.

Pours lightly hazy gold with a two finger white head that recedes to a light cap and doesn’t leave much lacing behind.

Aroma is pink bubblegum, banana, coriander/spice, some lemon and citrus, wheat/grainy, Belgian yeast. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is lemon citrus, some sweet fruity malt, spice/coriander, Belgian yeast, minimal alcohol, moderate sweetness, mild to moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, somewhat sticky, good to sharp carbonation.

Pretty good Wit, although admittedly not a style I normally seek out.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 23:34:46 | More by elgiacomo
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-03-2013 07:14:35 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-02-2013 01:08:48 | More by BGsWo22
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chris1919

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap I love everything about this beer. I especially enjoyed the mouthfeel and the way it just settles over your tongue and slowly enlivens various taste buds.
Despite the can-craze this beer (not unlike Avery's White Rascal) is about a full point lower. Obviously everything is better on tap but I just don't think I'm buying into this can thing. Maybe others are different but I still feel like there's a hint of metal in the taste no matter what they tell me. Even with that I still love this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2013 02:00:20 | More by chris1919
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-25-2013 21:48:08 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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RogerTheShrubber

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-23-2013 23:46:38 | More by RogerTheShrubber
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

01-23-2013 16:16:47 | More by phishbone23
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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