Cisco Grey Lady

Nicole and I had a few friends over for the All-Star game, so we decided to do an impromptu tasting. This was the first beer of the tasting. I grabbed this one out of the fridge after Lisa said that she really didn’t like stouts. My other choice was going to be Stone’s Smoked Porter.

The players for this tasting (and the next one on the following post) are: Nicole (likes fruity beers and wheat beers, starting to get into IPAs), Lisa (favorite style is amber, doesn’t like stouts), me (likes wheat beers, IPAs, stouts and will try anything once).

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: Cisco Brewery was founded by Dean and Melissa Long, who also founded Triple Eight Distillery, the region’s first micro-distillery.

Random: I’ve read a few reviews about this beer online and happened to find it at my local liquor store. I was actually looking for Cisco’s Pink Lady, which is Grey Lady with cranberries added and aged in Chardonnay barrels. But, alas, I could only find this one, which also has good reviews.

I poured this into the stemless wine glasses and proceeded to get called a douche (again) by Lisa and Nic. Anyway, this poured with a crazy amount (about four fingers worth) of fluffy white head that took awhile to dissipate. The color is a cloudy, light orange. On first sniff, I get a lot of citrus, which is to be expected for a witbier. On first sip, there’s a nice amount of carbonation and definite lemon taste to it. Lisa says that the first things she get are “awesomeness” and “coconut.” I’m starting to think that her and Nicole are mocking me, but it’s okay, I’m not sensitive. The more I drink it, the more sweetness I get on the finish.  We all agree that it’s a pleasant brew that we could throw back with no problems. Lisa says that she’s never had anything like this before. To me, it definitely tastes like a typical witbier, but has a little more going on. Nicole also says that she likes it and gets the typical citrus taste that comes with a wheat. The only thing that I would mark this beer down for is a lack of spice. The spice is definitely muted, but still present. This is definitely a nice summer beer. It goes down easy. It has a low ABV, so it would be a nice session beer. So, final review, solid brew, but not the best witbier I’ve ever had.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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