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:
1,485
Reviews:
210
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
350
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,485 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4thFloyd
3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Budlum
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great example.

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Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of OldSwampy
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can bottom says "CANNED MAR/10/16 15:28 CHEERS"

And cheers to you. Color: apricot and cloudy with a white head, perhaps a bit of tint in the suds. Fairly fine carbonation, moderately durable foam. Smell: cereal, with some dry tropical grasses. Taste: It's balanced, but not very big. It's pleasant enough, with some expected yeasty and fruity flavors, but it's a bit watery on the backside. Also a bit of pepper on the top. The flavor blend is nice, but it would be better if it were stronger, more forceful. Mouthfeel minimal. My first beer from this brewery, and I'd be glad to try another.

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

Photo of johnnyd10vt
1.74/5  rDev -54%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

About the color of a lager, slightly hazy, thin lacy white head. Virtually no smell. Taste is relatively bland with just the slightest Belgian twang.. Not entirely my cup of tea, but I could drink if nothing else were available.

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Photo of Rubin90
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Rice
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tbunting75
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a thick creamy white head.

It has that funky belgian smell that is so good with some notes of sweet and spice and then that wheat-y finish. Very nice. Taste is a nice wheat flavor with some spice and coriander notes. Subtle citrus undertones give it some real complexity and depth. Its pretty carbonated which makes this beer "pop" when you drink it. Very light mouthfeel and very smooth.

Overall I wasn't expecting much, but this beer was really good - nice balancing of the complexity of the style while still making a very drinkable beer especially in hot florida weather. .

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

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

Photo of nogophers
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mark_mla
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer for a hot day. Vey easy drinking.

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Photo of MarkQ617
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my second review of a CC beer. Tough to come by back home, but seem to be one of the better FL breweries. Color pours a hazy straw yellow, good look. Flavor is bread, orange, and just a taste of coriander...similar aroma. Mouthfeel was a touch intense for a white, but youll find worse. All-in-all its worth your time.

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Photo of eire
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigP83
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian wheat, lots of coriander and Orange flavors. Not real heavy on the "bubblegum" flavors I usually get from Belgians

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,485 ratings.
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