Grey Lady
Cisco Brewers Inc.

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From:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #261
ABV:
4%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,951
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 17.33%
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
576
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 07, 2022
Added:
Jan 09, 2008
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  181
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: Named after the often-foggy New England island of Nantucket where it was first brewed, Grey Lady is a wheat ale brewed with lemon peel, chamomile, coriander, other spices and natural flavors. At 4.0% ABV, it’s crisp, light and full of unique taste.
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Rated: 3 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Beertwit

1.92/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I decided to try this again after a long time, but my memory was right. It looks fine, but has a somewhat unpleasant smell - a little musty and unappetizing. The taste is watery - nothing to distinguish it. Some describe it as "crushable", whatever that really means. Yes you could down a few, but there are so many better options.
I bought the mix pack of cans, so we'll see what the others are like.
May 28, 2022
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Rated by brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had a single draft in Hyannis at ferry. My 6th brew from these guys. Not a fan.
Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I picked up a 12 oz bottle of this beer for the online wheat tasting event, probably havent purchased a Cisco beer in years. But lets see what we get out of this bottle.
Pouring the cold bottle into my weiss glass. the beer pours a fairly clear golden color with minimal fizzy bleached white head to about 1 cm and then quickly fading to nothing. Several active streams of carbonation rise towards the surface, but no more foam.
Aroma is some light coriander and clove notes with a little orange citrus. Nose is very mild overall, but isnt bad for the style, just sort of barely there.

First sip reveals a light body with smooth texture, almost a little watery with very fine and slightly tingly carbonation. Physical traits make this beer a crusher for a hot day.
Flavor is similar to nose, very mild. I get some bready notes a bit of orange and the finish has some coriander that lingers. Finish is dry and the beer is gone without leaving much evidence that it was consumed.
No flaws, but this brew could definitely use some more umph on nose and flavor.
Jun 21, 2021
 
 
Rated: 2.25 by wildman69 from New York

Dec 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.41 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2020
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a wispy head that fades quickly. Yeast, cloves and spices in the nose. Fairly modest carbonation but on point. Flavor is yeasty with a bit of breadiness and somewhat assertive spices. Overall, a pretty solid beer that's refreshing on a hot day. I liked it and at $10.99 a sixer it's not a bad deal.
May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle. The initial pour had a rapidly rising head and a decent bit of carbonation and a nearly perfectly clear opacity. The process of letting the head settle (and watching it fold back into the beer itself) was interesting and made the clear opacity transition into a something hazy and opaque with a pale yellow coloration. The carbonation and head more-or-less disappeared once the process completed.

The scent comes across as pretty clean, something akin to a weak earl grey tea with a bit of banana and some yeasty notes coming on strong as the temperature warmed. Taste is similarly crisp and a bit spicy with a bit of sharpness from the carbonation -- especially if one lets it linger. Feel is a bit thin. Enjoyable overall, especially after getting back from a longer walk.
Aug 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.2 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 2.6 by Tiffpanman from Massachusetts

Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
This one pours a fairly hazy golden color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells overly clovey and fruity, kind of overwhelming. It just smells way too yeasty.

I know witbier is a primarily yeast-driven style, but this is too sweet and clovey - it doesn't feel clean. There's not much of the crisp snap I expect out of this style. It's just too perfumey.

This is creamy, and surprisingly "thick," with a higher level of carbonation.

I didn't really love this - there are multiple examples of the style that are better than this.
Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by geektastically from New York

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Sprowt20 from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2019
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Reviewed by CodyBasden from Texas

3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Hazy light gold color, head disappears quickly, fruity smell with cloves and spice, zesty taste with barely any bitterness almost taste like a cider, the feel for me seemed a little watery
Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
From the can, it pours a hazy light amber with a modest head that slowly diminishes over time. In the nose, the first impression is of spice, with some yeast and malt. In the mouth, the spcies come through, with a malt backbone.
Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can into modern beer glass. Dated 9/6/18.
Look is semi-cloudy yellow. Nose is yeasty and little spice. Taste follows nose and is what I would expect from this style. Feel is fairly light. Overall a version of this style and easy drink.
Dec 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jprudhomme7 from New Hampshire

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Canned on 4/6/2018. Poured from 12 oz. can into pint glass. It pours a hazy, golden-straw color with an almost non-existent head. The nose features wheat cracker, clove, coriander, banana, and lemon. The taste includes wheat cracker, banana and Belgian spicing. The flavors are rather subdued. The feel is thin and effervescent and super easy to drink at 4.5% ABV. While admittedly this isn't fresh, it's not a distinguished Witbier. Its best attribute is its smell.
Nov 22, 2018
 
Rated: 2.77 by Jmikec93 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.04 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by elamb106 from New York

Sep 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by Dakin from Utah

Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.83 by Jesch from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by hophugger from Virginia

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by dbinette from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by lemonox from Massachusetts

May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by Houlio_99 from Connecticut

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Apr 21, 2018
Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 768 ratings