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:
#29,910
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,539
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, golden and a slightly fuller body than the typical Belgian White. Great orange peel and coriander notes, goes down smooth. Wash down your gatorburger Southern Belgium refresher.

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

L) Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a small white head.

S) Nose is surprisingly strong. Lots of coriander, grain, lemon zest, and a bit of citrus.

T) Taste is quite nice, everything in the nose is on the palate. Slight sweetness backing up the profile.

F) Medium-high carbonation, somewhat light for a wit, decent mouth-feel.

O) Really solid. Easy 6-pack to burn through and good to pair with all kinds of foods.

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy pale yellow with a fuzzy white collar.

Smell is quite phenolic with clove, as well as banana and wheat bread.

A big frothy mild body brings flavors of banana candy, wheat, and spicy phenols with semi-bitter yellow apple skin, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

CAn poured into tasting glass

Hazy golden yellow, thin white foam ring , good lacings

Faint banana year aroma

Taste of cloves and banana, lighter in taste than the German originals

Good sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of Vic333
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good citrus zing. Nothing spectacular, but a respectable Belgian White

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

Taste: crisp cracker, wheat bread, lemon, herbal, coriander, orange peel notes. Same with the citrus nose. Pale Gold, somewhat hazy, large white head, and some lace. Medium body. Dry finish appetizer ale. 16 IBUs

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Photo of Jps715
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Very pale, slightly hazy, very little head, no lacing; Smells good; mildly carbonated; pleasant mild flavor, kinda bland, with a slight citrusy under-taste.

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Photo of tcbro023
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into an Elk Creek pint glass

L: Nearly clear light golden pour with 3 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast and leaves sticky lacing.

S: Lemon/citrus... biscuity grains.

T/F: Follows the nose. A light bodied beer... zesty carbonation. Crackery malts/light grains. Mild yeast and strong citrus character. A little spice/clove. Easy drinking.. slightly sweet cleaned up with mild hops.

O: Nothing earth shattering, but a well-made light citrusy Belgian white. Tasty... great for warm weather.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCooke1234
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,539 ratings