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Grey Lady - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | 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:
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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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.6%

09-02-2013 21:27:02 | More by mportnoy
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -71.6%

03-10-2014 14:27:12 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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Zach_Nolan

Florida

1/5  rDev -71.6%

01-20-2014 20:45:06 | More by Zach_Nolan
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

06-07-2013 03:07:32 | More by lisahope27
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jk3

New York

1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

02-11-2012 12:32:44 | More by jk3
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

06-10-2013 19:10:19 | More by sendbeer
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g_jenkins

California

2/5  rDev -43.2%

02-03-2014 05:46:57 | More by g_jenkins
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Lukebell15

Texas

2/5  rDev -43.2%

01-27-2014 02:26:36 | More by Lukebell15
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gfreed

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pine-Sol color... er, i mean, somewhat dark lemonadish in color with a loose and fluffy head that was rather difficult to generate. Oranges dominate the aroma, followed by lemons and some pepper, plus some floor polish-- the lemon kind, of course. Nice stream of bubbles in the glass, too. A real battle in the taste between the oranges and the lemons. The oranges come out on top, but not in a good way. Very little evidence of yeast or any real beer flavor: this is mostly a citrus cooler. And the beer is surprisingly flat given the bubbles. It tastes more like an orange rickey than beer-- just add ice, a swimming pool, a cheap novel and a humid afternoon. Blahblah. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 18:30:06 | More by gfreed
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.2%

05-20-2014 22:24:31 | More by waughbrew
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mweso2000

Georgia

2/5  rDev -43.2%

02-12-2014 23:03:27 | More by mweso2000
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -43.2%

02-22-2014 21:14:21 | More by JDavidRice
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emceecue

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -43.2%

10-23-2012 01:14:36 | More by emceecue
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matthewfox79

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale yellow in appearance
Smelled like a mop bucket
Tasted like a mop bucket
Mouth feel was thin with little lacing on the glass
Overall impression was that this is not for me at all
This is not my style of beer but then again this is not my style of brewery...12 bucks for a 6 pack of local brew says it all. This beer needs to stay on that little island

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 23:52:01 | More by matthewfox79
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Ograd001

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -43.2%

04-14-2013 12:05:16 | More by Ograd001
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shivtim

Georgia

2.05/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Slightly hazy straw/copper in color. Nice thick foamy white head.

Nose is heavy on spices. Cloves. Some floral notes. Interesting but odd.

Taste is off-putting. Lightly spiced water. Almost like an astringent, watered-down tea flavored with pear and nutmeg. No semblance of hops or malt.

Mouthfeel is watery.

Just not a good beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:06:43 | More by shivtim
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.1/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a small head that dissipates quickly to small bits of foam on the top.

S: I get the smallest hint of citrus and wheat, but mostly its smells quite bad. It sort of smells like a dirty sock. It does not make me want to take a sip whatsoever.

T: Better than I though based on the smell. A bit of the citrus comes through, but overall there just isn't much. I am just glad the sock smell is not prevalent on the flavor profile.

M/D: Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Just not good. Not going to finish this one, and don't normally pour beers out. I doubt it is too old since I got it in MA, but its possible.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 01:56:27 | More by mdaschaf
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

08-14-2012 20:52:14 | More by Nickfellow007
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

06-16-2013 22:50:17 | More by Massbmx
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cbutova

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Hazy pale straw-gold body with a fizzy white head. Retention is pretty low from a cap that builds to about two fingers in size. No lace from a tiny ring.

S- Lemon/citrus peel, clove, general yeast spice and some light caramel malt. Not much going on.

T- Very thin/watered down feeling flavor that is very lemon and clove forward, which ends up giving it a citrus soda feel. There is some coriander, yeast spice, bread and light malt but none of it really offsets the dominant citrus soda feel.

MF- Light watered down body with high carbonation, you could easily mistake this for tonic water or soda.

Lemon lime soda beer, it would actually make a very nice soda, but that is the whole problem here. Too thin for any style with a flavor that is out of check. Now that I think of it, it tastes a lot like Baja Blast, an exclusive soda to Taco Bell.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 01:31:18 | More by cbutova
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havoc1

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

04-13-2014 18:08:34 | More by havoc1
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soughtbygod

California

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

this beer pours a hazy gold color with a 1 finger white foam head this beer has about as much carbonation as a sprite it is way over the top.

the smell is of spices i cant place them nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander maybe even ginger

the taste is everything described above in the smell, but the aftertaste is almost like a copper penny mixed with dove soap.

the mouthfeel is a little too much of a bite for me due to the high carbonation kinda is destructive to the flavor and enjoyment of the beer

over all not that impressed

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 22:07:24 | More by soughtbygod
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

07-01-2014 21:45:49 | More by Petegrieco
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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, no date, poured into a SA Perfect Pint

A - Pale, cloudy straw yellow with about a finger's worth of white head. Decent retention and a loose lace.

S - Light in the nose; hints of coriander, maybe a little clove.

T&M - Lighter bodied; feels almost a bit watery. Very light spicing with coriander being predominant. Very light lemon zest. I think the best thing I can say feel wise is that there is a light crispness that is somewhat refreshing, but there isn't enough carbonation and it ends up feeling a bit flat.

O - Really far too light to me. Not enough spicing, not enough citrus...feels rather watery.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 01:45:09 | More by ZeroSignal
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brianjay

Massachusetts

2.38/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The local paper labeled this as one of the landmark new England beers. Alright, let's see if this should represent my proud, beer-swilling homeland:

I poured this into a large, opened mouth glass to give it the proper Belgian Witbier-style presentation it deserves. The body was a hazy gold, looking to be full of carbonation from the bubbles inside. The head was also bubbly, airy and white.
Promising smell of citrus notes. The taste came off as overwhelmingly tart with a slight lemon-pepper peaking out. The texture was grainy and oily as it slipped over the tongue.

It looked lively and bright, but it ended up tasting quite stale and leaving a strange aftertaste. Maybe there is something wrong with this particular bottle. All and all, a little disappointed if this is suppose to represent New England beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 21:03:46 | More by brianjay
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Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.