Friday, May 29, 2009

Cisco Brewer's The Grey Lady

In the ever expanding line up of beers available to Texas comes one from a brewery that I am completely unfamiliar with. Cisco Brewery is based out of Nantucket, and is also affiliated with a distillery and winery. They've been around sine 1995 and all their beers are packaged in big 750 mL bottles. None of their beers seems to be extreme or out of this world, rather solid every day great tasting beers. This one, their Grey lady is their take on a Belgian Wit ale.
The Beer: The beer pours a pale hazy yellow with a thin bubbly white head. The nose is yeasty, tropical fruits like start fruit, pineapple and mango. Its like standing in front of the tropical fruit stand at the market and taking a big whiff. The mouth is smooth, not very effervescent, its thick and creamy instead of crisp and refreshing. Spicy, banana flavors and the tropical fruit are all there in the mouth. A good solid beer, and one that would work wonderfully with a light salad (I actually served it with a nice Salad Nicoise) or fish. This one gets a solid B- from me. Here's what the folks at BA had to say.


corbey said...

Found four of their beers at Whip In in Austin about a month ago. Of the ones I tried, the Moore Porter was my favorite. Soft, comforting, flavorful, and a little stronger than your average porter. The two other I tried, Whale's Tale Pale and their stout, were good well-made beers, but not quite to my liking.

Barleyvine said...

Yeah my local Krogers actually had all of the ones we have available in Texas ( I believe 5 or 6 if memory serves). I'm glad you tried the porter, I'll have to go out and grab some.