Florida Cracker

Florida
United States
Florida Cracker
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
East Kent, Golding, Styrian Bobek
Malts: 
Two-Row, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats, Acidulated Malt
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Inviting aromas of coriander, cumin, cereal grains and slightly earthy notes of wheat and citrus emerge from the glass when swirled. With a pale gold shade, pleasant haze and impressive fluffy stand of white foam, the beer seems to glow when held to the light. Refreshing flavors of slightly sweet malt mingle with citrus, coriander, lemon, kiwi and honeydew tones, while the wheat character comes across as subtle, and any saison yeast complexity seems mild. Thirst-quenching and light in mouthfeel with a slightly creamy body, this beer ranks as a well-constructed example of a classic style with a harmonious balance of spice, fruit and malt.

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