Grey Lady - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jamie2dope on 01-09-2008

The name "Grey Lady" comes from the nickname for the often-foggy island on which it is brewed. This hazy, Belgian-style Wit emits a complex nose with sophisticated notes.
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Ratings: 630 | Reviews: 183
Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with some stray chunky sediments floating around. Fizzy at first, but that seems to dissipate quickly. Cloves with some fruity esters make up its aroma profile.

The taste is mild, with a clove-like something noticed. A little bit of lemon zest in the finish. Reminds of a hefeweizen, yet even more crisp and refreshing. Somewhat thin-bodied, but that was to be expected. Very nice prickly carbonation. Highly drinkable, especially on a summer day.

Photo of wolvercote
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Superb. Great tasting witbier. Firmly in the rotation

Photo of Brewed81
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer for a hot day. Refreshing with a clean taste. Not much flavor really. Mostly citrus. Unfiltered look.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with white head. Bread, citrus, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with lingering yeasty notes.

Photo of iliasbeshimov
2.42/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Simple, pleasant. But nothing great.

Photo of HankSingle
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The spice! *squinting Kyle Maclachlan face*

This beer is so neat, a real collision between present, pungent spice flavors, and a clean drinking belgian body. The first one was alright, but once I'd adjusted my expectations, has become a real favorite; hard to find local belgian styles, too, and this a good one. A beer out of time, but I recommend it.

Photo of Michael914
1.66/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Taste frightfully reminiscent of Lemon Pledge.

Photo of Germanstylefan7896
2.17/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Wow what a strange one this is. Very herbal almost overpowering. Nothing like I have ever tasted in a beer and I have had 100's. Almost like a crazy herbal, ginger mix that you just cannot get past. If you want something very strange maybe, but i just cant see this one.

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wheaty, spicy, floral...no thanks.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice wheat type from Nantucket. Luckily for me I grew up in RI and traveled in MV and Nantucket a lot since 2000. I first came across this place and come whenever I return. What a combo of beautiful island with great beaches and great beer.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw like the sun trying to burn its way through an early morning fog. The head is surprisingly thin for a wit. Smell: Perfumey and spicy, citrus, white bread, traces of banana and wheat. Taste: Spicy, ginger, orange, wheat, hint of banana. Mouthfeel: Medium body and slightly above medium carbonation.

Photo of lwillitz
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into pilsner glass

A - cloudy golden yellow body under three fingers of white foam; tons of visible carbonation

S - citrus, spices, floral, herbal

T - citrus, spices (coriander predominates), wheat bread

M - light body, medium/high carbonation

O - Impressive nose, decent taste, interesting wit. Taste and feel both seem rather light--seems like a good summer brew.

Photo of vrotella
1.02/5  rDev -70.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Terrible Terrible terrible terrible lousy

Photo of NHJimD
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep yellow with a white head. Very citrusy aroma and taste. Light feel and taste.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy yellow color with a nice off white head that trails the glass. The smell is full of all spice and orange peel. The taste was very refreshing with a lemon peel in the beginning with the malt and spice coming in on the finish. Very interesting and tasty beer.

Photo of aking32753
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 ounce bottle

Photo of SierraFlight
2.97/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can into tulip thanks to Cisco rep at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach who just happened to be eating at the same time I was. Light yellow with thin white head. Aroma is coriander, clove, citrus zest, wheat malt. Flavor is similar with earthy bitter undertones. Spice notes are very strong. Finish is crisp and dry. Light bodied and thin feeling with moderate carbonation. Not something I’d go back to.

Photo of illpass78
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip that I'm told is more like a pokal.

Appearance: Pours a semi-foggy yellow with a two-finger bone white head. Lots of bubbles. Some lacing on way down. Nice looking beer.

Aroma: Citrus, coriander, spices, lemon, wheat are all present.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, but is slightly more subdued than I'd expected. It's kind of light and easy on the palate. Citrus and coriander come forward as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat light. Summery. I'd like a wee bit more body from a witbier, but not a deal breaker.

Overall: Nice little number from Cisco. Yet another beer I'd hand to Blue Moon Guy and be like, "Guy, try this instead."

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
1.2/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I found this beer to very watery and for the most part, tasteless. The body is very thin and spices and hops hardly make a showing.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served at a tasting. Just underwhelming overall

Photo of kkleu357
1.68/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Really, it looks ok and smells ok. Taste was terrible. Ended up dumping it. Just this weird tingy zip on the tongue.

Photo of CoconutLove
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Excellent and very different. I remember asking the server about it and she said, "I haven't tried it but someone else said it tasted like soap.". I'll take one!!! Pleasantly suprized and wound up having 2.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.54/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Happy #WitbierDay, and with the oddball warm November day here, the day for a white ale couldn't be better. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Looking paler goldenrod in the glass, while on top rests a semi-creamy white head which shows some head retention. It smells okay, offering vague spices, though they don't smell like the traditional witbier spices. It smells closer to ginger ale, according to my nose. Yes, I'll check my nose after the review.

Weak. Grey Lady has a watery flavor, and even then it's not exciting. I don't know what I'm tasting at the beginning...it's spicy, but why am I thinking lime and chili? The base grains offer a little creaminess and sweetness, but also bring some rough edges to the palate. Vague bubblegum as well. The beer is light bodied with a somewhat creamy texture, which is sadly the best part of drinking this beer.

Let's forget about the Grey Lady and wish everyone around you a #WitbierDay.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is hopelessly underrated. that, or the recipe has changed a lot over time, because this is a wonderful belgian wit, funky as heck, almost saison, even a touch of brett almost in the yeast profile, which makes the beer. but lemongrass and lemon verbena radiate in the nose and the taste too. faint copper hue to this pale yellow brew, head is short lived, but my pint glass might be a little greasy. the flavor is great, bright wheat malt base, and a fantastic herbal character, both hoppy and grassy and botanical like. its super carbonated, huge bubbles explode on the tongue, and the finish is about as dry as you can get. im not sure what more people were looking for in this, maybe body? its really light, so easy down as to be easier to drink than water on a hot day. the low abv makes this okay though, or at least it does for me. the infinite session beer, flavorful and dynamic, expressive and well crafted. cisco has always impressed me. everything i taste from them reaffirms my admiration for them, this is very unique as wits go and positively delicious.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.44/5  rDev +26.9%

A surprising gem. I enjoyed this one very much, especially considering the low ratings it receives. Interesting and tasty.

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Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.