Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by ktrillionaire on 05-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,061
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,588
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
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Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrCruz23
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good deal here...

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale cloudy straw color. A large foamy head shows good retention by way of a frothy film and lacing.
Aromas somewhat clean at first, then, a light whiff of orange peel and fleeting hint of coriander. A sweetness begins to develop, including wheat malt, vanilla and banana.
The citrus flavors are at the forefront, including orange peel and a lemony middle palate. It is well balanced by the coriander spice and the gummy and somewhat doughy wheat. Little to no bitterness.
Light, crisp, well balanced and very refreshing. There is a good depth of flavor, yet, it is clean at the same time.
Really nice example of a Witbier. I think it deserves higher ratings.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Very pale straw color with a slight bit of haziness. Thick head that stuck around a while and left meh lacing. Bottom of the glass spent the whole time producing rising bubbles.

S---Grains, coriander and more lemon/lime than the advertised orange peel.

T---Light & subtle, like a witbier should be. Light spiciness (coriander), lemon.

F---Light & airy. Chuggable, but that would be a waste of this beer's subtleness.

O---This is definitely one for a hot summer day. Cigar City is a quality producer and this is a quality product.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbw23
2.72/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DocRoc
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cosmo4u
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent wit. Notes of coriander and spice are mild but enough to distinguish Fairly light in the mouth makes this a highly drinkable beer, especially in hot weather..

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Gold with a small head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Slightly skunky wheat malt.

Taste: Extremely mild wheat with a tiny citrus note. Empty aftertaste like diet coke.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and high carbonation.

Overall: Rather disappointing. Ends up TOO easy to drink.

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
1.75/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 04/23/18... poured into a simple clear glass mug)

L: sunbeam yellow liquid, slight haze... very loose foam forms on pour, collapses rapidly, thin collar; virtually no lace

S: sugar cookie, mild coriander, subtle lemony zip... moderate pungency in fragrances, which drops off considerably with loss of suds

T: spicy citrus comes to the fore, zesty/peppery flash, finishes with a dry, toasty grain; aftertaste leaves a pithy bitterness, hint of earthy yeast

F: light-bodied (perhaps a touch too much, too thin), dry; spices enhance and add edge to its acidic zip and lively carbonation... some sips later on do have a soft silkiness in viscosity

O: not bad, American take for sure... would like to try a fresher can or have it on tap... its dryness and spiciness stand out, making it quite drinkable in session or accompanying something like grilled chicken atop a salad with almonds, mandarin oranges, citrus vinaigrette, etc, or shellfish

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,588 ratings