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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 Florida’s Palmetto Prairies. Called Quáqueros 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 unmalted 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3951) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014
Can, courtesy of martin00sr. Pours hazy pale yellow with airy white head. Clear, strong aroma of fruit, citrus, flowers and hops. Rough, estery and grainy flavour, with hoppy notes and distinct touches of citrus. Boozy aspects of sparkling wine. Rough aftertaste. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14001) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014
Can, 5.5%. Faint lemon peel aroma, the coriander seems to be hidden behind it. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Fizzy, unstable white head. The flavour is citric and yeasty with a little paper. Vinous aftertaste, like cheap champagne or white wine. Also a rough bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
12/13/13 can, drunk 2/17/14
White head fizzles away to nothing almost as fast as I can pour, while the beer looks a cloudy peach with some bubbles rising.
Doughy nose shows off lemon sponge cake-like notes of malt and yeast combined, with strong coriander spiciness drying the finish. Other than the doughiness from the yeast, the aroma seems pleasant, if somewhat underwhelming.
Fizzy yet firmly carbonated, the spices don’t dominate the flavor, but do assert themselves quite well, lending lots of black pepper notes and citrus dryness. It balances the lightly sweet pale malts and the yeastiness also adds some light fruitiness. Nice and dry overall, with enough carbonation to make it very quenching. Good stuff, not reinventing the wheel here, but extremely drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at the brewery... Hazy yellow amber... Thin white lacing... Sift dry fruits ... Light banana ok

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Can. Yellow with a white head. Aromas of funky lemon and wheat. Quite dry finish. Not bad

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (672) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Poured from 12oz can, appearing light golden in glass. Wheat, lemon and coriander on both nose and to taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, spices, wheat, citrus. Taste of toast, citrus, light grass, coriander, and peppery yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8155) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
Draugh at Cigar City (brewery location) on January 25, 2014.
Hazy lemon yellow color, white head. Sweet, light acidic, spicy taste. Spicy, acidic, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, acidic scent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Hazy light golden with a thin white cap. Nose is lightly wheaty and Belgo estery with a touch of apricot. Flavor is zesty and wheaty with a citrusy sweetness and a calming coriander/clove-like finish. A nice white.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3465) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
12 oz can. Misty yellow orange with a brief head. Nose is wheat, lemon zest, vanilla and coriander. Crisp, clean and eminently quenching especially after an hour of snow shovelling. Taste is lemonade, green banana and coriander. Simple, classic wit with a Cigar City tropical twist. Cool stuff.


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