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Grey Lady - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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80
good

520 Ratings
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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.23%
Wants: 10
Gots: 56 | 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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2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from can into pint glass

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.

O - Definitely not a favorite in the Belgian Wit category. The sourness of the beer was unpleasant and seemed to put the beer half way on the path to a Berliner Weisse. Sourness has a place, just not in Witbier.

hail_seitan, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Its herbal tea and lemon character is a match made in beer heaven. Even as a spicy waft of seemingly allspice carries into the nose, a soft pillow of musty wheat, fresh-baking bread and husk gives a mellow and rustic scent in support. A slight cola-nut sweetness rounds out the scent as the first sip draws close.

With a delicate savory taste of bread crust, cashew and toasted wheat, the light flavor of cola with lemon expires on the tongue- just ahead of peppery spice, mint, coriander, clove and citrus. Its herbal tea-like finish is mildly earhty, slightly woodish (sassafras), and playfully acidic in finish.

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.

BEERchitect, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden pour with just a touch of haze. Massive head with a lacing that retains very well. Light nose of coriander, Belgian yeast and a sweet fruity spiciness with lemon notes. Very light medium bodied with an attempt to be slick over a normal level of carbonation. The flavor profile is a bit weak, but nice. It begins with a blend of light spice that progresses to light coriander. In the middle, the citric lemon and wheat characteristics are evident. The finish is crisp with lingering notes of spice and citrus. A nice offering for a hot day session. A bit more body and flavor intensity would make this one outstanding.

tillmac62, Mar 17, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a witte glass.

A: Very hazy golden pour. Fine bubbled creamy white head. Collars of fine mesh lacing.

S: Fragrant perfume on the nose. Lots of sweet orange peel. Church incense. Black licorice. Muffled black pepper. Doughy at its core. A much bolder nose than you'll find with most whites.

T: Licorice and lavender. Floral. Black pepper. Sweet, oily orange peel butts in and soon becomes the dominant flavor. Yeasty and chalky. Doughy, wheaty base. Mild wheaty snap of tartness. Doughy and wheaty on the finish with soft floral and spicy accoutrements.

M: Light bodied. Round with a chewy, frothy texture. Fine bubbled carbonation scrubs very gently.

O: Where many witbiers can be understated in their complexity, this one is brash and bold with its flavor additions. It certainly makes it stand out from the pack. An excellent beach beer on a sunny summer day.

ryan1788a5, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

BH712, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I will start by saying this: I received this beer as a gift, and I had no prior knowledge of what to expect.

Upon pouring into my glass, this beer took the appearance of a wheat beer. The aroma reminded me of a spice from my kitchen cabinet, but I could not put my finger on it. I took one taste, and realized that this beer is not for me.

After reading about the brew, I realized that the ever-so-prominent spice I was observing was coriander. Which, since I cook with coriander often, made sense as soon as I discovered this ingredient.

As beers go, I'm sure this one is appealing to many. But for my own personal tastes, this one is not for me.

geaux750, Feb 25, 2014
Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.