Frost Proof
Cigar City Brewing

Frost ProofFrost Proof
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #122
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,525
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 12.03%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
68
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 09, 2024
Added:
Jul 22, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
Citrus, spice, and effervescence each share a place in the sunshine inside this Belgian-Style White Ale brewed with orange peel, coriander, and wheat. Inspired by the finest witbiers of Belgium, Frost Proof Belgian-Style White Ale boasts a slightly higher alcohol strength than many beers in the style, lending a more expressive fruit character and assertive flavor profile. From the Palmetto Prairie and beyond, this beer offers the perfect accompaniment to food, friendship, and the outdoors.
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
3/9/24 Poured from a 12 oz can purchased from Washington Beer Store.

Aroma of slight banana bread, honey, coriander. "If" there is orange here it's very slight.

Taste follows aroma. Drying in the mouth.

A decent offering, but we wouldn't go out of our way to find this again.
Mar 09, 2024
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- The coloration of this is yellow with orange juice like hues, and plenty of yeast laden haze, providing a cloudy, traditional looking wit bier. The head is very white, and starts around a full finger in thickness, before slowly settling down to a cloud like texture sitting over top the liquid, and the carbonation would appear to be fine yet plentiful, as there are many columns of fizz rising to the top around the inside of the tulip glass. Lacing appears to be sticky enough to just hang onto the glass as well, making soft shapes that eventually, albeit slowly, become part of the ring of foam.

S- I had to laugh at a previous review about the band-aid smell....nothing like it lol.....but rather, there are aromas of rich yeast, plenty of freshly baked white bread, vanilla bean mixed in with baking spices of clove, nutmeg and coriander, orange peel, tangerine and grapefruit rind zest, and a finish that is of dry wheat kernel, and plenty of yeast richness, yet cleansing on the nostrils.

T- The flavors follow suit to the aromas quite well, with plenty of creamy sweetness upfront, vanilla softness, dry wheat kernel/malt caramel like richness, muted citrus flesh such as Florida orange, tangerine and grapefruit tartness, baking spice....the coriander and clove are most upfront, and the finish is mainly of heavy yeast, fresh dairy cream and a slight hopped bitterness, which does some of the balancing act to keep this one very likeable on the palate long term.

M/O- The mouthfeel is super creamy, rich, and medium/full in body, the carbonation is very velvety too, making this a highly drinkable Belgian style Wit beer. I think this pulls in what Panhandle living is all about....creamy, flavorful, refreshing....definitely a beer that I would love to enjoy again if given the chance!
Jan 30, 2024
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Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: Light yellowish orange with a large white head, really good lacing
S: Traditional yeast notes of band aid and clove
T: Sweetness up front, I get the orange and coriander that the can describes. Aftertaste is mostly the yeast notes I got in the nose.
F: Light to medium
O: A good representation of the style, a lighter version though. Thats not a bad thing in that it adds to its drinkability.
Nov 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by Creepachu

Oct 31, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, oranges. Taste follows the aroma, some spices are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and solid beer.
Sep 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.05 by evostudios12 from Florida

Jun 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.68 by PvtSnowball from Florida

May 12, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Apr 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.11 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.58 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.05 by bushwack from Alabama

Jan 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.59 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Nov 21, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can with a 6 August 2022 canning date stamped on the bottom along with "Made in NC".

Appearance. Served in a Belgian snifter where the golden body was topped by a moderate size white head that has good retention. Limited clarity.

Not a favorite style but I appreciated the complex aroma and flavor that was not overly dominated by notes of bananas or clove.
Nov 20, 2022
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Rated by Turbotomeek

4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great beer, definitely replaces the blue moon. Surprisingly fresh taste
Oct 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
most of their beers i've tried were good this style is not up to the others you have it listed as a wit - but it is more like a belgium ale - and not a very good one
Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can into a pint glass at fridge temperature.
Goldish yellow, fine dense foam.
Smells of aromatic spice, bready.
Taste hangs. Leans into Belgian wit, but keeps a Florida thang alive. Yep. Corriander. Orange zest.
Feel is festive; beach, dinner table. Thin. Refreshing.
Overall - an upgrade of Blue Moon., no orange slice required.
Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by AD17 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by ajdemma from New York

Aug 20, 2022