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:
1,469
Reviews:
206
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
336
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,469 |  Reviews: 206
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

Photo of Buck89
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. A moderately hazy golden-straw color with a modest white head. The foam left fairly quickly and did not leave any trace. The aroma was nice and detectable on the pour out of the can - oranges, black pepper, and coriander.The coriander was most prominent on the first sip. Prominent peppery spice and dough, crackery malt, and a bit of citrus. Medium-bodied and dry on the finish.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is quite intense on spices but it's not too pungent. Some sweet wheat malt and vanilla in the background. Taste is also quite spicy but the flavors blend very well together. Overall leans toward the sweet side but it's really mellow. Medium body, quite smooth on the palate but also quite effervescent. It's a great example of the style with it's nice wheat and vanilla sweetness, smooth mouthfeel and tasty spices.

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Photo of edthehead
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattflippin
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chasegator
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look- Cloudy golden with a minimal white head
Smell- Orange peel, citrus and light vanilla hint
Taste- Orange, lemon, other citrus. Light flowery hops.
Feel- Medium bodied. Typical of wheat beer
Overall- ok. Not my favorite style of beer but good for what it is. Strong hints of orange peel and citrus.

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

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated APR/28/16 (4 months old),into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thin,soapy,white head,that dissolves fast.Light gold in color,with some floaties.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get yeast,sweet breads,and sweet malts.All of the aromas I am getting are very bright.Also getting a healthy dose of honey notes in the nose.

The palate follows the nose,yeast,sweet bread,and sweet malts.The overall flavor of this beer is SWEET.

Medium / thin body,with a medium dry finish

This is a pretty good beer.They didn't get very creative on this one,and that isn't necessarily a bad thing.Very smooth,and drinkable beer.

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Photo of Nunya
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-can to tulip. canned 07.06.16. consumed 11.28.16.

A: Golden yellow with a quick paced effervesce. Spongey and spotty chalk white head is thin and whispy and quick to dissipate leaving little to no dressing.

S: Sour lemon and sour oranges on the nose, sunflower seeds and daffodil flowery scent.

T: Flavor was dry and flowery orange, lemon grind is fresh and wet, with a some fresh flowery hops. Lightly tart, lemony and spicy, with some light corriander, bread and tequila lime.

M: Crisp seltzer like carbonation makes things lively on the tongue, with a light and creamy body.

O: Crisp, tart and lemony, good to style, flavorful worth a check. can appreciate.

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Photo of jaketaz
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,469 ratings.
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