Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White AleFlorida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale
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:
#30,304
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
1,550
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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45
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371
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Ratings: 1,550 |  Reviews: 231
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

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

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,550 ratings