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: 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

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#30,767
Reviews:
233
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1,560
pDev:
11.59%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"The Cracker Cowboys of Florida were colonial-era settlers, often of Scots-Irish descent, who arrived in Florida when Spain traded their territory of La Florida to the English. The term Cracker in Florida usage relates to the whip these "cow hunters" used to herd cattle in Floridas Palmetto Prairies, Called Quágueros by the Spanish, these hardy and hard working Cracker Cowboys helped to shape the history of Florida, the nation's oldest cattle raising state. We brew Florida Cracker White ale with unmated wheat, orange peel and coriander and then ferment it with a French Saison yeast strain to give it a spicy and dry finish. Perfect for a warm day on the Palmetto Prairie." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Witbier. Florida Cracker is one of Cigar City's year round releases, available in 12 oz. canned 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served above 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a fizzy crisp ecru-white head over a very clear golden straw body. Carbonation is plentiful and vivacious. Retention is slightly above average, lacing is light and speckled. 4.25

(Smell) Floral nose with hints of slightly bitter orange peel, peppery coriander and slight notes of a perky yeast. Potency is medium/high. 3.75

(Taste) Fluffy wheat creates a solid malt base, following through into a perky spiced finish with a touch of coriander and lingering orange peel for a touch of balance. Cleanliness is top-notch, this drink has a very nice arrangement of flavors, with nothing going overboard. The yeast profile works very well for this beer, perhaps making it a touch cleaner and perkier than other Witbiers that I have had. Very tasty, refreshing enjoyable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is fluffy, chewy, clean. Carbonation generates a moderate frothiness for a lightly crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is just right. Alcohol presence is very light, off characters are minimal. Very clean, highly drinkable. 4

(Overall) A fantastic Witbier that would make a very tasty ale in the dead heat of the summer months. Very clean, flavorful and balanced all calls for a highly drinkable beer. Comes close to matching some of the world's most prolific Witbier recipes. Recommended. 4

Cigar City Brewing's
Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale
3.96/5.00

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint at the brass tap. Pours ultra pale straw that's cloudy and hazy. Head is made of large bubbles and deflates fairly quick to a thin sheen of foam across the beer. No lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and sweet bread with notes if lemon citrus.very clean and straight forward. Taste mirrors the aroma, sweetness is crisp with citrus mixing in a bit. Coriander shows on the pallet and the finish is clean. After taste of unbaked bread. The mouth feel is refreshing and just fizzy enough to excite the taste buds. A wonderful summer option.

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3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Canned 4/4/14.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, spice, yeast, and slight citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with very earthy aromas and flavors.

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Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,560 ratings