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:
#28,329
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
1,517
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Ttaylor77
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fazango
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcarlosv
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockyM72
2.91/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TomTrocc
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrosso
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had Florida Cracker poured from 12-oz. can, gift from a friend, into pilsner glass. A bit maltier than traditional, but a solid take on the Belgian White.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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

Photo of Zythophile
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can Date: 7/21/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Looks like white grapefruit juice with some fine head.

It smells like... fresh wheat. Plus there's a little bit of sweet floral something present. Almost cloves. As it warms up, I can't avoid the fresh banana bread.

Taste is moderately sweet banana bread with raisins. (I just report; you decide.) There's some savoriness, and I haven't had that from this style in quite some time. I'm glad to have that back. The citrus notes are notably non-acidic, and really seems to go in tandem with a blossom flavor. Sweetness is in the light-moderate range. Slight bitterness on the back end.

Feel is a bit thin for the type, and prickly carbonation comes out fairly easily.

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Photo of Juan_Andere
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 05/22/17"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a beige color that is very hazy. The head is medium-large, fluffy, and white. The head also has very good retention.

Aroma: The beer has a nice soft lemon coriander aroma.

Taste: There is a nice mix of what tastes like lemon, coriander spice, and peppercorn.

Mouthfeel: It is soft and smooth. The beer has a nice full texture but isn't heavy.

Overall: It is simply a well made and very clean beer with very good flavors. It is a very enjoyable beer to drink and I would recommend it.

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Photo of Gatch
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't drink too many Wits so I'm not the best judge of character for this style. That being said, this is probably pretty good. Decent flavor but a bit thin. Has some Hefe taste and feel with hints of clove, banana, pepper, etc. Good finish with some fruit and yeast. Ok, maybe it's better than pretty good. I just don't care for the style. Figured I'd try it since I haven't had one in so long. Oh well.

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Photo of dertyd
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint from the draft.

Appearance: Hazy darker gold color with medium bubbles and a white head rising just about quarter of an inch. Slight sticky lacing.

Smell: Light banana skin and citrus fruit. Little bland but not bad.

Taste: Smooth malts and banana fruit, you feel orange and malts. It's a light feel which definitely accompanies a warm weather day.

Mouth: Bready citrus finish which feels a touch sweet. Not sticky but just enough.

Overall: Grabbed this little gem at a bar and grabbed another three glasses considering there wasn't much out there. Still worth grabbing if it ever crosses your eyes, Salud!

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Photo of Curt3
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wjbent
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,517 ratings
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