Florida Cracker is a Belgian-style Witbier by Cigar City Brewing is a light and refreshing blend of wheat bread with orange and lime citrus.

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Florida Cracker is a Belgian-style Witbier by Cigar City Brewing that has 5.5% ABV.

Packaging art for the Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

Packaging art for the Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

What You Need to Know

Unmalted wheat and barley are paired with European hops and a Belgian yeast strain. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The ale pours a somewhat cloudy pale golden hue and is topped by a thick cap of dense mousse-like foam that shows excellent retention. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of bubblegum yeast, clove, flowers, and a touch of citrus.

Flavor

The palate is led by a taste of wheat bread that transitions to a modest bite — but juicy — orange peel and lime citrus. The tart bite lingers through the finish and underneath is a balance of semisweet orange, more wheat bread, and a touch of honey.

Label art for the Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

Label art for the Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

Citrus aromas of oranges and lime leaves mingle with bubblegum and dried flowers on the nose of this hazy and refreshing Belgian-style White Ale. High carbonation and herbaceous bitterness quench the thirst while lemon-lime esters and flavors of Valencia orange add unique depth of flavor and complexity.

Mouthfeel

The feel has a really smooth — almost creamy — draw that takes on a little grain on the back end. Finishes rather dryly with a modest acidity. The carbonation is moderately-high and the body is medium-light.

Overall

The Florida Cracker presents nicely and has a strong, pleasant aroma. The feel is in line with style expectations and the palate is quite good along with being appropriate for the style. Overall, this a well-made Witbier — one that’s thirst quenching and quite easy to tilt back.

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