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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:
#27,860
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
1,509
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
358
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,509 |  Reviews: 217
Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Everything this brewer does works for me.

A: Pours a large flowing multi finger head with a murky straw body, but settles fast and no lace.

S: As it warms it's plenty aromatic. Offers sweet lemon, citrus, grass, yeast, white cracker.

T: Abundant lemon up front yeasty esters over a white cracker malt body, with a spicy, peppery finish.

M: Crisp, refreshing. Light and wine like, semi dry finish.

O: great craft, great belgian style. move other other wits.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is straw, not too dense but hazy.

Smell is citrusy more so then wheat or spice, prominent notes of lemon dominate, very subtle wheat and moderate coriander.

Taste is similar with a interesting dominant flavor of citrus or lemon, almost watered down wit flavor with a strong citrus note; wheat and coriander are present but not notable.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a little sweet, not quite so dry as the 'french saison' yeast would seem to create.

Overall a citrusy witbier with lighter wheat/spice flavor.

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Photo of ValarMorgulis88
4.72/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm in love with this beer, which is perfect to drink in the hot, humid temperature of the South.
Cigar City continually impresses me and is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries in the S.E.
L: golden
S: nice smell
T: Heaven
F: clean and crisp, very refreshing
O: it's like a better version of Allagash White

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

Photo of Jsalz21
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dave1999
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jeffyboy65
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scootny
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Given the location of Cigar City, an excellent rendition of a hot weather beer is de riguer imo. This does not disappoint. A surprisingly larger head for a wit that stays a litter longer as well. A bit of lacing and a light ring as the head settles. The color is spot on, with a pale straw gold hue. Cloudiness give the perfect "double shine" that is expected and I find so inviting in this style.

As I bring the glass to my mouth I get a full blast of lemony tartness and a wheat malt twang. Light bubble gum and a bit of sweet green apple. Some faint soap and a mild floral hop flourish. The usual spices of coriander and curaçao pepper.

Taste is right down the strike zone for me. Tangy lemon with the aforementioned soap. Wheat malt twangs hard with just the right amount of light sugar and grain to balance. Faint bubblegum flows into a light melon rind. Juicy and dry, the finish is surprisingly crisp with a bit more hop presence than one would expect. Just a bit... and I like what they do. Helps to bring out a bit of peppery spiciness. The dryness makes for an longer finish than is typical. Depositing bits of grain and faint sweet dinner rolls. Then what seem like noble hops (Hallertau?) have the final say.

Feel is the weak link here. Carbonation is a bit too subdued for my tastes. Body is good, but the low carb kinda thins it out. Still, a pleasant enough pass along the tongue and swallow. Still retains a crispness that makes for a refreshing drink, especially on a hot day or night.

A really well done take on this style. In the upper echelon of this part of the beer world. This is one I'll be getting more of .

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Photo of scottb489
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color glossing underneath a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some light clingy lacing sliding quickly into the beer. The smell had a sweet citrus, sweet cracker, light tangerine and a little bit of yeasty goodness all combining nicely. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to blend nicely. A light sweet citrus/yeasty aftertaste bleeds into the finish somewhat dry. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation was a little more subdued than most witbiers but I’m thinking that’s probably the age of it that may have caused that. Overall, I say this was a pretty good witbier that I would love to try again.

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

Photo of FloridaCracker1984
4.76/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of ackeeper
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A very decent White beer

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Photo of Beachops
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,509 ratings
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