otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: cloudy straw and bread crust hues under an attractive white head of fluff which fades into a solid layer with some scattered lace. Swirls nice.
Nose: mandarin, mango, and cantaloupe atop saltines and white table crackers. Citric pith and zest along the edges. Banana peel – dry on the outside, meaty on the inside. Star fruit. Grains of paradise for a hint of spice.
Palate: creamy mouthfeel with sweet breads in the middle. Grains of paradise in the middle through to the finish. Lemon peel along the sides with some sun-kissed hay. Bananas and star fruit in the middle. Saltines and white crackers last longest in the finish, parching and inducing thirst at the same time. Cantaloupe and mango.
Final Thoughts: yum! A Florida native I am but Florida Cracker I am not. Home state technicalities aside, this was a fine interpretation of this classic and at one point almost extinct Belgian beer style.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp vignlrmony Belgian wit. Better than hoegarden. Lemony finish. Great for outside drinking
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
typical cracker-like combo of wheat and pale malt, with notes of coriander and bitter orange. a nice example of a Witbier, but nothing special either, just a solid brew.
adam42381 (369) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a CCB pint glass.
Appearance: Poured a medium gold with a 1 finger white head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Wheat with coriander and a touch of citrus.
Taste: Sweet wheat up front followed by coriander and orange in the middle before a nice mix of spices and hops at the finish. Aftertaste is orange peel and spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Decent drinkability. Not a style I’d drink a ton of, but it’s good enough to drink a couple.
Overall: Good beer overall. Another solid offering from CCB. Would make a great summer beer. Worth a shot.
DialSquare (2042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Proof -- yeast, bubblegum, light spice, grain, citrus zest, lemon, grain, coriander, well balanced, -- very drinkable.
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof - on tap. Pours a murky, translucent light golden with a thin white head. Aroma of bananas with just a hint of bubble gum The flavor leans to the sour side in a good way - with some strong lemony accents. Finished with some yeasty notes, coriander, hints of bubble gum. Spritzy mouthfeel which sits just right. Overall, a solid wit.
scotchzi (301) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is like straight lemonade. Smell is lightly tart with a bit of pepper. Taste is a little bit of citrus with corriander and a little bit of funk. Decent session beer.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
...had this a few times on draft, and it differed each time. The First time it was nice and smooth, with lots of creamy wheat and subtle citrus. but the Last, it tasted thin, watery, lacked the smooth carbonation. Was bland tasting, I dunno maybe bad batch, or wrong temp.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour @ Cigar City Sample 3of12. Light colored with small head. Spicey nose and belgian yeast. Taste is similar with a smooth finish. Pretty good.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CCB. Pours yellow with a white head. Scent is malts and spices. Taste is coriander and malts. Not a style I search for but given the heat outside it was very good.