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: Belgian 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:
#28,357
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,595
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
388
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 1,595 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Pinkylives
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
1.75/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 04/23/18... poured into a simple clear glass mug)

L: sunbeam yellow liquid, slight haze... very loose foam forms on pour, collapses rapidly, thin collar; virtually no lace

S: sugar cookie, mild coriander, subtle lemony zip... moderate pungency in fragrances, which drops off considerably with loss of suds

T: spicy citrus comes to the fore, zesty/peppery flash, finishes with a dry, toasty grain; aftertaste leaves a pithy bitterness, hint of earthy yeast

F: light-bodied (perhaps a touch too much, too thin), dry; spices enhance and add edge to its acidic zip and lively carbonation... some sips later on do have a soft silkiness in viscosity

O: not bad, American take for sure... would like to try a fresher can or have it on tap... its dryness and spiciness stand out, making it quite drinkable in session or accompanying something like grilled chicken atop a salad with almonds, mandarin oranges, citrus vinaigrette, etc, or shellfish

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Photo of ajm5108
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much what you’d expect. Pours a pale straw, quickly fading head. Smell is Belgian wheat and mild coriander. Taste has a little lime twist at the end - no real orange peel. Simple, no frills, but nothing to get excited about

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, "CANNED ON 04/27/18 @ 18:19 ACTION PACKED!"

Pale straw color with a thick white head. Slightly hazy. Sticky lacing on the glass.

Lemon and peppery spice aroma. Wheat, coriander, and vanilla as well. Strong overtones of vanilla upon tasting, which take over a little too much for my liking.

Medium-light bodied, creamy, and effervescent, thanks to the strong carbonation. The creaminess keeps it from being refreshing.

Overall, the beer is pretty true to style, but the creamy vanilla aspect of it was too strong. Would have liked it to be more refreshing and quenching. Glad I tried it, but not something I would buy again.

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Photo of StephenBechler
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a flute. This beer has a pale, straw yellow hazy color with a medium size bubbly white head. Head retention is good, ends with a thin covering, then white ring on the top of the glass that stays throughout. Minimal spots of thin, filmy lacing. Aroma is lemony with a hint of wheat bitterness. Flavor brings out the wheat, coriander and lemon. This is a pretty tasty beer and true to style. Mouthfeel is rich enough with the wheat, lemon and spicing all prominent on the tongue. It is light, but in a good way. A nice, summery beer but a Wit all the way. Well worth a try!!!

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Photo of Junior
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid pale, cloudy body but the head sure doesn't last long. Nose features lemon, honey, light sice, and a mild biscuit note.

Flavor is similar; pleasant but not overpowering. I get a bit more orange in the taste, with a delicate yet sturdy texture that carries the flavor admirably. Not too yeasty, and definitely not too carbonated, this is a solid, if relaxed example of the style.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dkloubec
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mintz82
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit citrus acidic. I would agree with other reviewers that it's a little bland for a craft tier brew but it's a solid 4 for me. Above average but not outstanding. It's a little boozy for the style, I definitely taste some heat on the first few mouthfuls.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Danmullens1
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonBoy23
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings