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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Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice head that takes its time dissipating leaving some nice lacing in a clear plastic cup (it's all I had while on vacation by the pool).

Smell is really nice, Banana and Clove. Smells of some of the good hefes from Germany that I've had.

Taste is really good as well. I get the clove, banana, and wheat malts. Really awesome taste.

Mouthfeel is nice and carbonated. I can see where all that awesome head came from.

Overall, this is a really good beer. Reminds me a lot of a good German hefe that I had not too long ago. I am on vacation and this beer is not available locally. Guess I need to stock up before I head home.

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Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of SteveB24
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

appearance; color is hazy straw, pours a finger of sticky, white head that settles into a ring of lacing.

smell; belgian yeast, citrus peel, and corriander.

taste; wheat flavor is intensified by belgian yeast. coriander and orange peel linger on the tongue, along with floral and vanilla notes.

mouthfeel; light/ medium body. medium carbonation.

overall; a filling, more complex take on wheat beers, i can see the appeal but i am not sure if i would ever buy it again.

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Photo of scripna
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Viperman1316
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of 2Xmd
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Mikeynas
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Joe_Suave
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Stevedore
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz pour on tap at Hot and Soul in Ft. Lauderdale. Poured into a unlabeled pint glass 5/21/2014.

A- Slightly hazy straw yellow body, one finger white head, some retention and a bit of lacing. Looks the part of a wit, though it seems to have more of a pilsner character.

S- Wheaty, biscuity pale malt sweetness, a little bit of spices- coriander, citrus peel. Smells good, nothing special though.

F- Executed fairly well- biscuity pale malt sweetness mixed in with coriander and citrus. Some citrus peel character, a slight bitterness that I can't place, but not very bitter at all. Enough wheat character, not exactly a hefeweizen but definitely can tell this is a wit.

M- Lighter in body, refreshing, very easy to drink yet not watery at all. Refreshing and no off-flavours at all. Everything is quite agreeable here.

O- Solid white ale, nothing special but certainly a good choice for a warm summer evening.

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Photo of Eastside151
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of drkastner
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of NoProblem
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mrjmann
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kevindp9
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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