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: 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:
#30,721
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
1,560
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,560 |  Reviews: 233
Photo of Junior
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid pale, cloudy body but the head sure doesn't last long. Nose features lemon, honey, light sice, and a mild biscuit note.

Flavor is similar; pleasant but not overpowering. I get a bit more orange in the taste, with a delicate yet sturdy texture that carries the flavor admirably. Not too yeasty, and definitely not too carbonated, this is a solid, if relaxed example of the style.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dkloubec
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mintz82
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit citrus acidic. I would agree with other reviewers that it's a little bland for a craft tier brew but it's a solid 4 for me. Above average but not outstanding. It's a little boozy for the style, I definitely taste some heat on the first few mouthfuls.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danmullens1
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonBoy23
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucular
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid Belgian witbier. Not overly heavy on the spices, to the point that it is almost a bit bland. No alcohol detectable, this drinks smooth and easy. I'll give it a solid B.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lighter (though not light) gold in color, with just a touch of haze, and a nice fat white head that lingers to go with some pretty solid lacing. You definitely get a nice touch of yeast and wheat on the nose, along with some balancing citrus bitterness. Very nicely balanced flavor: wheat is strongly forward, but not aggressively so; there is some acidity/bitterness from the citrus and even a bit of the yeast. Mouthfeel is good; a bit lighter than average, but there's some good carbonation to give you a kick. Overall, a very nice wit that would be in place any time of year!

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

Clear golden pour with a white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma. Really nice taste with some clove, banana, cracker, coriander and lemon flavors standing out.

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Photo of 58spdstr
4.61/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at the Oskar Blues/Cigar City brewery in Brevard, NC where they are now brewing it. I’m a fan of Belgian Wits and tend to try them when the opportunity presents. My wife drinks them more often, so I at least get exposed to a variety of both draft and canned Wits. I REALLY like this beer. It has a very true to form floral aroma, a nice but not too fruity front end and an overall complexity that seems to impart a little more weightyness than some Wits. It certainly is right up there with White, White Rascal, Lunatic Blonde and other popular Wits that I drink and I plan to try it in a can as well as get it again on my next trip to OB.

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

Photo of Stooven
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatornation
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed lemon yellow color with a white head. Smell of citrus peel and coriander. taste follows nose with wheat and banana,some clove and apple. A nice refreshing Wit, would hit this again.

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Photo of Maatc
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My girlfriend turn me on to this beer, Its always a must get when I'm in Florida .

This is great beach beer, great cold in the can or glass this is a summer favorite and on my top list of wits as is cigar city.

good tasting beer , minor after taste .

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chikinhammr
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/4/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white white with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy bitterness, yeast spiciness, and wheat tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a fantastic witbier! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Extremely flavorful for the ABV, with an awesome mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced yeast, spices, and pale/wheat malts. Very well rounded complexities. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. One of the best I have had.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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