Cigar City is my favorite Florida brewery.
There, I said it.
The sunshine state is fast becoming a beer lover’s paradise, boasting fine breweries from north to south. Cigar City Brewery’s remarkable craftsmanship and cool, innovative approach (Crowlers, anyone?) sets them ahead of the crowd.
Florida Cracker is a white ale brewed with curacao orange peel, unmalted wheat and coriander. The brew pours a cloudy straw-gold, with a billowing white pillow head, which clings to the sides of the glass, and hangs around for awhile. Traditional Witbier aromas include sweet wheat, light lemon, coriander, and clove. The flavor starts sweet and lemony and finishes with a tangy sharpness, savory toasted grain and spicy character
notes contributed by the use of a French Saison yeast strain. While citrus clings to the edge of your tongue.
A refreshing and flavorful take on the style! Balanced hops, spiced finish, and very creative for this Florida brewery.
The perfect beer for a summer’s day, fish fry, tubing down the river, or for your enjoyment at Burro Bar!
Florida Cracker Belgian- style White Ale
Style: White Ale (Belgian Wit)
Reviewed by Wes Schaefer, Bartender, Burro Bar