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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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83
good

906 Ratings
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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 100 | FT: 7
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

ToastySteve, Feb 23, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

gcamparone, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jonathaniler, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kirbmeist, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

HarryHood, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Amerikon, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

SourAddict, Feb 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Flashyspoons, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jorrx003, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ssimpson89, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
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.

tectactoe, Feb 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

FLBEERGUY25, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RandyKemka, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

beernads, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

twax, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

st9647v3, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

craft_shannie, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bbrown12, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

sammy806, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
3.46/5  rDev -6%
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.

elgiacomo, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Charlie_Hoss, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BGsWo22, Feb 02, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

chris1919, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SkeeterBoganski, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

RogerTheShrubber, Jan 23, 2013
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.