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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Witbier is definitely one of the most underappreciated styles in the beer world. There’s a lot to like about them: fruity smell and taste, thirst-quenching and easy-drinking. That describes Cigar City Florida Cracker to a tee. In fact, this beer is so good I’d say it’s one of the best examples of the style I’ve ever had. That it’s available in six-packs of cans and is a year-round offering is pretty amazing.

I poured a 12oz can into a tulip glass. It was canned on 10/15/15 and a six-pack cost $8.99 ($1.50 per can or $0.13 per ounce).

Appearance: Looks like a glass of tepid orange juice. Pale orange body that’s extremely cloudy; some sediment visible some of the time. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which evaporates quickly and completely.

Smell: Strong orange and coriander aroma. Slightly floral. Overall very clean and extremely inviting.

Taste: Orange is probably the predominant flavor, though there’s a nice coriander spice that really comes through on the second half. Body has a light wheat character, though it probably could be dialed up a little. The back end has a slightly dry bitterness that complements the orangepeel and coriander perfectly. Though the palette here is admittedly simple and repetitive, it’s as equally tasty on the last sip as the first.

Drinkability: Now that I live in Florida, this is exactly the kind of beer I want to have on hand at all times. The mouthfeel is – not surprisingly – light and crisp, to match the drinker-friendly taste. It’s refreshing every time it crosses the tongue; which is preferable for a warm climate brew. I am a bit surprised that Cigar City Florida Cracker is 5.5% ABV, since it feels like something lighter. This could be sessioned quite easily, I just wish the same flavor was present in an even lighter brew.

RATING: 9/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geeklimit (284) - USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours a.clouded dull straw with minimal sudsy head. Strong Belgian yeast aroma. Typical Belgian yeast flavor with a follow through of light wheat flavor. Straw aftertaste, strong carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apcamhi (11) - - DEC 2, 2015
I love this beer! Great flavor, very smooth and refreshing. Exactly what I expect from a wheat beer and Cigar City does it best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can in Coldwater, FL. Nice yellow body with medium head. Nose is sour, malty. Taste is wheaty, some sour, some spices and toasty. Smooth, creamy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (1805) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Drank out of can so I cannot describe appearance. Aroma is grainy malt with grass and citrus orange. Flavor is dry grainy malt with orange peel and coriander. Spicy yeast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Keg at CBC CG, London. It pours a lightly unclear pale golden color with large white head. Aroma is grainy and wheaty with straw oats grass and light lemon. Taste has dry crisp straw and oats, some light sweet orange peel and citrus. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
From. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty, citrusy fruity, spicy. Sweet taste like aroma, fruity and spicy. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Can from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A hazy golden/yellow coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Spice, yeasty, aroma. Tastes similar, spice, yeasty, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
GABF 2015. They got the spice right, coriander, some grains of paradise. Cloudy yellow color and lightly sweet wheat flavors. A lot of brewers can’t do this style but they got it right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 23, 2015
can. cloudy white under a small white head. a pretty typical white beer aroma...maybe a little on the citrusy tart side. carbonated seems lower than what i’m used to in the style. medium bodied, lots of flaked product, light vanilla, some pithy lemony bitterness.

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