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