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Grey Lady - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.8%

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 01-09-2008)
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2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy, pale, goldish color. Small, off-white head with decent lacing.

S: A big blast of pepper and spices - hard for me to place what they are though. Coriander and allspice?

T: Wow, definitely a lot going on here. Spicy, citrusy, peppery. What's off-putting to me is it all wraps up into this weird finish that I can only describe as soapy. Bad bottle, maybe?

M: Light bodied and thin. Having a tough time describing the finish due to the above-mentioned flavor.

O: Can't quite wrap my head around this one. The aroma was very interesting and inviting, only to be let down by that odd flavor. Starting to really think I got a bad bottle. I really like most of the other beers I've tried from Cisco... Will try again when it's back in stock by me and re-review if any different.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 16:14:48 | More by alohaspicoli
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A - light straw color, with a wispy foam head.

S - Lemon zest, coriander, and yeasty esters.

T - First, biscuit flavor from the malt with some earthy spiciness. Then orange/lemon zest. The finish is dry and sour, with a slight reminder that there are hops in the beer.

M - The mouthfeel is slick and unpleasant.

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With the farmhouse taste of Belgium looming, Cisco's Grey Lady gives a sense of Earl Grey tea and peppermint through its tangy citrus, bready wheat and its vibrant bouquet.

Its heady pour floats a cottony thick blanket of stark-white foam that settles to a veil across the glass then holding firm through the session. Its delicate hazy body beneath is bright straw with a scattering of golden light. Lacing spottily, I expected this Belgian wheat beer to have more togetherness.

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Its light body is zesty and creamy early, but as its bready texture trails, it takes with it the more sprite character, leaving the acidity and peppery warmth to contend wit a flat cola texture. Charging in with late spice- the peppermint cooling/warming sensation teases the aftertaste.

There some uniqueness to Grey Lady- Its a more savory taste with exotic spice combinations to give the beer an identity. However, I wish that it remained breadier and creamier later in the session before falling apart.

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Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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