Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Florida Cracker White Ale ~ Cigar City Brewing

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. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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