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
Ratings:
1,479
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
348
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,479 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours pale yellow with a full white head. The head retention is strong with plenty of lace.

Smell: It has aromas that feature earthly elements, lemon, coriander, wheat and orange.

Taste: It has a spicy taste with the coriander and orange in the forefront. There is a strong wheat and lemon presence as well. Earthly elements and other spices round out the taste.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with a spicy dry aftertaste.

Overall, this is a lighter beer with plenty of spices, orange and lemon flavors and earthly elements with a dry finish.

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Photo of warpig372
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NelCet
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbcamillo
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice light change of pace. Refreshing ,very smooth. Nice white head

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Photo of Satorn
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesGrove
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 7th September 2016. Poured into a Spiegelau Wheat Ale glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Wheat, coriander, clove and overripe banana sweetness with a hint of citrus peel.

Taste: Coriander and wheat upfront with a touch of lemon citrusness. However after that, the taste just suddenly falls off to almost nothing.

Mouthfeel: Dry-ish, light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: It was certainly refreshing and quite nice when it first hits your mouth, but after that, I felt that its main problem appeared which was that the taste just falls off really quickly to nothing after the initial hit.

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryAcker
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Famous for interpreting the English brewing tradition, Cigar City did not venture well into Belgium with this Witbier.
Boys, stick to your knitting.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 12 oz can in a globe glass.

L - Light golden color with a bluish tint of very light haze. White colored head is not very impressive, but it hangs around as a thin partial sheet and some lacing, all made up of tiny, clear bubbles.

S - Fresh aromas of crisp, cracked wheat and barley overlaid by strong citrus and herbal notes.

T - Lemon-like citrus and a low herbal note are the primary flavors. Some grainy wheat in the mid-palate. the lemon returns in a tart, dry finish.

F - Thin to medium body. Low, slightly prickly carbonation. Low hops bitterness. No alcohol presence. All seem appropriate for the style.

O - This is a light, drinkable beer that would be great in hot weather. I wouldn't say it is completely true to the style, due to its low wheat and malt flavors and overly assertive citrus, but it works very well on its own.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good witbier from the brewery cigar city. 12oz can poured into a teku glass.

Notes of orange, vanilla and citrus leading to lemon/lime. Worth it at least once. Cheers!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,479 ratings.
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