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:
#31,639
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
1,584
pDev:
11.59%
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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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Photo of LAM01833
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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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased an individual can of this now that Cigar City is distributed to Wisconsin. This was canned in Brevard, NC on June 21st so this is pretty fresh still.

Florida Cracker pours a light golden hue with a one fingered head that dissipates quickly. There is very little lacing as well.

The aroma is light on the coriander and orange peel. A bit of wheat is present.

The flavor is light. The coriander, orange peel and wheat are still somewhat muted like in the aroma. The finish is smooth and spicy at the same time.

Overall this was a decent beer but I have had better Wits locally.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of PJCarnell
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

Photo of eldoctorador
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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Photo of ajm5108
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much what you’d expect. Pours a pale straw, quickly fading head. Smell is Belgian wheat and mild coriander. Taste has a little lime twist at the end - no real orange peel. Simple, no frills, but nothing to get excited about

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, "CANNED ON 04/27/18 @ 18:19 ACTION PACKED!"

Pale straw color with a thick white head. Slightly hazy. Sticky lacing on the glass.

Lemon and peppery spice aroma. Wheat, coriander, and vanilla as well. Strong overtones of vanilla upon tasting, which take over a little too much for my liking.

Medium-light bodied, creamy, and effervescent, thanks to the strong carbonation. The creaminess keeps it from being refreshing.

Overall, the beer is pretty true to style, but the creamy vanilla aspect of it was too strong. Would have liked it to be more refreshing and quenching. Glad I tried it, but not something I would buy again.

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Photo of StephenBechler
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a flute. This beer has a pale, straw yellow hazy color with a medium size bubbly white head. Head retention is good, ends with a thin covering, then white ring on the top of the glass that stays throughout. Minimal spots of thin, filmy lacing. Aroma is lemony with a hint of wheat bitterness. Flavor brings out the wheat, coriander and lemon. This is a pretty tasty beer and true to style. Mouthfeel is rich enough with the wheat, lemon and spicing all prominent on the tongue. It is light, but in a good way. A nice, summery beer but a Wit all the way. Well worth a try!!!

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,584 ratings