Hazy Day Belgian Wit | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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Hazy Day Belgian WitHazy Day Belgian Wit

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Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 05-02-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by greybeardloon:
Photo of greybeardloon
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Head is fluffy, and there is nice lacing. Hazy... Spicy phenols and lemon on the nose. More lemon in the taste, no obvious orange. The citrus goes nicely with the wheat. More spice and yeast. Tartness (and salt?) lingers at the edges of my tongue. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is quite thin, but that isn't all bad in a summer beer. At 4% (according to the brewery's website), I could drink a number of these on the deck. A good alternative to Gansett Summer.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy yellow hue with a small, soapy white head. Moderate lace as the she warmed. Smell was very mild but did give off hints of bready wheat, lemongrass, and that classic belgian wit yeast. Taste lead with the spicy wheat notes with a bit of the citrus coming through. Nothing over the top, but solid, imo. Feel was exactly what you would want it to be. Easy sipping summer beer. Nice introduction to Grey Sail for me. I would enjoy this again on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Roguer
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent appearance: light yellow brew, hazy, with a nice white head. Aroma is yeast-forward while carrying some nice cracker notes from the yeast and some citrus (lime/grapefruit) from the hops.

Flavor follows: this is a yeast-forward (vice spice-forward) interpretation of a Belgian Wit, and that fits my personal preferences quite well.

Extremely light and drinkable, while maintaining a fullness of flavor throughout. This is a pretty good American take on a Belgian Wit, although true fans may well prefer more spice to the flavor.

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Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Stubbie1
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy yellow in color with a thin white head. The head fades and gives way to a very small lacing. Smell is light crisp an lemon with a light yeask funk to it. Taste is a light citrus note with a dry light hop bitterness on the finish. Light on the pallet, might be a wee bit thin but overall, for the style a good beer.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of jmalex
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of brickalleypub
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angrybabboon
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 8/20/13

Appearance: Pale, light, golden yellow - lightly hazy, as the name would suggest - bright, white head - retains a small but solid, foamy head - leaves some nice lacing, almost a solid wall

Smell: Bright, crisp Belgian yeast and some nice orange notes - Belgian notes, including ripe banana, bubblegum, and clove - some light spiciness and coriander - wheat and some lightly toasted wheat bread - orange and lemon, citrus peel, some honey as well

Taste: Notably clean and bright for a wit, despite not being particularly flavorful - light, non-funky Belgian yeast, with some clove, banana, and bubblegum - nice citrus notes, including some orange and lemon - very mild, lightly earthy malts - lightly spicy - lots of wheat, with some nice breadiness

Mouthfeel: Light body, crisp, nicely carbonated, finishes clean

Overall: Lazy days > hazy days but this beer is still pretty good

This is a nice Wit. It's not particularly flavorful, but the flavors it has are excellent, and it is remarkably refreshing. Honestly, it kind of reminds me of Hoegaarden. I would drink this again.

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Photo of Diacetylkid
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of jlabadia
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It almost tastes like a sour...

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Photo of MenardMa
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Massbmx
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of cbutova
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Another new can in my distro area poured into a tulip with a hazy golden body. Texture of the cap is creamy and somewhat foamy and it forms to about one finger high. Head retention is lackluster but the creamy ring leaves an impressive blanket of lace on most of the glass.

S- Fresh baked bread with some spices mostly off the top. Even with some warming just a bit more coriander and orange peel citrus comes off with a general bready, Belgian spicy yeast.

T- One of the milder flavor profiles for a Wit I have experienced, almost tastes a bit diluted or something. Orange peel and spices come to mind but fail to really leave an impression and fade quickly rather than sticking around on the palate like many spicy, yeasty Wits. Hints of banana, pepper, coriander and yeast bread.

MF- Light-end bodied with a high level of carbonation. Texture is foamy overall with some creaminess to it. Finishes with just a bit of spicy bitters.

The only problem here is that the flavor overall is a bit diminished for whatever reason. The elements there are pretty nice but it just feels watered down in a way. Still a pretty enjoyable, refreshing brew.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 7/9/13 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts, some Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, a thin malt character and some Belgian yeast. Then some mild citrus sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very mild kick, not the best representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better alternatives within the style.

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Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Skipple
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabiMendes
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New brewery from RI, neat. A wit, although not typically my fav style, a hot day and I'm thirsty it should go down well. Also tall boy can, hooray!

Pours a huge pasty white fizzy head that hits almost 3 fingers and fades at a typical fair rate, with lines of soapy lacing, hazy wheat watery blond berlinner like color.

Nose is typical wit, plenty of wheat aromas, cracked toasted wheat, creamy wheat, a hint of a sour aroma too, as well as nice spices, a touch of salt, some coriander, hint clove like, some orange peel and zest, citrusy, hint of a grassy hop character.

Taste comes with a slight candy sweetness, orange peel candy, with light coriander like spices, nice orange peel citrus zest, as well as a grassy slight spicy like chewy hop flavor, fair bitterness from both the hops and orange zest. The wheat is there as well, lightly toasty but more creamy and general wheat flavor, little banana like with the citrus zest, and hint of tartness. It's fairly dry but a touch juicy. Finish is fairly dry too, fair bitterness too, a bit too bitter for a wit, with more grassy slight spicy hop profile, light citrus, more creamy wheat lingering with a little sticky feel.

Mouth is lighter bod but a bit creamy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, typical witbier with a bit of an over hopped profile, but not bad all around, nice creamy feel, decent wheat, decent spices and citrus, nothing too special but decent, and bonus for tall boy can, but quickly loses that as there's no date on the can.

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Photo of OntheLambic
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrispoint
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Soxfan45
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Hazy Day Belgian Wit from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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