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Grey Lady - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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80
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467 Ratings
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt B. for this brew

A- yellow green color. almost a mix between wheat and lemon grass color. A frothy foamy head. poor lacing.

S- orange zest, black pepper and a faint hint of clove. very nice nose.

F- a great flavor of black pepper and citrus. the citrus I believe is the orange zest, but I feel like there is something else there on the citrus end of things. I think it may be clove that mixes in there.

M- peppery spice that is heavy on the unfiltered yeast. you can definitely tell this is a wit. The pepper comes through stronger as you continue to drink.

O- an above average wit in my mind, and I could drink a six of these easily. Aside from the appearance a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 20:24:12 | More by Dodo2step
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14%

01-17-2014 23:55:51 | More by jongullotti
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2014 20:51:41 | More by Griffith
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-03-2014 18:42:08 | More by Ken_P
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rudabegga9

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

12-30-2013 15:23:15 | More by rudabegga9
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-27-2013 21:39:10 | More by JohneHoodlum
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

What an effin' find for The CANQuest (TM) at Breukelen Bier Merchants this past Saturday! I had been up to NYC for the day on an MWR trip and Alex Hall recommended them as a possible Racer X source. No luck, but loads of new CANs, including this one. Guess where I will be going on a regular basis henceforth?

From the CAN: "The name Grey Lady comes from the often-foggy island on which it is brewed. This hazy, Belgian-style Wit emits a complex, earthy nose with sophisticated notes."

The loud Crack evinced yet another brimful CAN, this one to the point that I got a bit of a spritz. The Lady is a squirter, apparently, which does not bother me, plus she is also spicy and inviting, so I feel like a good time is upcoming. We began with an inverted Glug to measure her tolerance and I found out that she does not necessarily like being turned upside-down unexpectedly, but that she deals with it nicely. The massive three-plus fingers of dense, bone-white head looked like meringue atop a lemon pie! I was so envious because as a teenage baker, I could never get my meringue right. Man, this stuf looked like marshmallow Fluf as it began to slowly fall! Before initiating my final pour, having left about a third still in the CAN, initially, I gave her a good shake to really stir things up. No sense in leaving anything in the CAN that you might want later, right? This really stirred things up, both literally and figuratively. Man, she was as angry as the hornets nest on the day that I dang near put my hand through it while retrieving a frisbee! She was swatting me with her tail and threatening to conk me with the bottle in her left hand. Color was a hazy sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with some floaties in evidence. I lifted her towards me and inhaled deeply, taking in her spicy, clove-like perfume. She smelled like my first lover, an older patchouli-wearing hippie following a Grateful Dead concert on City Island in Harrisburg, PA in June 1983, shortly before I left for boot camp. She smiled at my recollection and threw her arms around me, allowing and enabling me to uncouple her seashell bra, which I kept as a souvenir (Don't believe me? See my Facebook picture from Iron Hill's Mahalo, Apollo! release party when I wore it in her honor). Ah, what a Lady! The mouthfeel was on the thin side, and the style usually evinces such, but the spices were just about right, said as I toss my golden locks. I agree with an earlier reviewer that it falls short of Hoegaarden, but if I wanted a Hoegaarden, then I would have purchased one, wouldn't I? That is a non sequitur, but nor have I reviewed the one that he felt was overly spiced. I CAN only tell you what I like and I liked this beer. It probably would not measure up as a Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually) beer because it is more suited to warm weather. Really. Have you ever made love in the water? Cold water sucks for that purpose. Fair winds and following seas, my Grey Lady! I'll see you in the summer.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 20:27:12 | More by woodychandler
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.