boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: This one poured a cloudy straw yellow color. There was a small white head on it. It has a lighter aroma. Wheat, citrus and some spice. The taste is decent. Wheat, citrus and some spice. A little light.
Chad9976 (1418) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Witbier is one of my favorite styles for the summer because it has genuine character and complements a light body pretty well. Most breweries tend to make these bigger than they need to be, so it’s nice to see Grey Sail Hazy Day which is a featherweight at only 4% ABV. While not the most robust or complex beer in the world, it works as a sessionable witbier.
I poured a 12oz can into a short lager glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $1.69 ($0.14 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale whitish/yellow hue; cloudy body with no carbonation visible. Pours to a small, bright white, soapy head which mostly evaporates but does leave minor lacing.
Smell: The standard witbier ingredients of orangepeel and coriander, though a little less aromatic than most.
Taste: Brewers don’t tend to experiment with the witbier style. So basically if I described the palette to this beer it would sound more or less the same as the majority of other witbiers I’ve reviewed over the years. So yes, it is a light body with a mild wheat character at the base but a pretty decent amount of orangepeel and coriander flavors that emerge at the end. It’s a tasty combination to be sure, but a bit more mild than I’d like. Otherwise, it’s pretty much to spec; no frills but no surprises or off-flavors, either.
Drinkability: At only 4% ABV I don’t think anyone is going to argue whether or not Grey Sail Hazy Day qualifies as a session beer in the technical sense. I think most would agree it is one in the hedonistic sense, though. The mouthfeel is – not surprisingly – very light. At times it does come across a bit watery and noticeably thin. I will say that it never feels flat. Refreshing while in the mouth with a pretty clean aftertaste. I could definitely see most beer drinkers having no problem sucking down multiple cans of this in the summer.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Nikki’s Liquors. Very clear yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, hint of spice and citrus. Not bad. Taste / palate are a touch muted, but still some flavor here. Okay.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very enjoyable. Not complex but this works. Nice wit base. Orange infusion readily identifiable. Great summer brew.
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ThirstyBird (2184) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a full pale what color with white head. The smell is citrus, what and spice. The taste follows. Light body and smooth.
rjplumer (664) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy burnt orange.One finger head that lingers for quite some time. Yeast banana aroma. A little bitter taste and has a soft clean finish. Worth a trying out. Refreshing.
BroSpud (1854) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16oz can. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. A nice looking wit beer. The flavors are typical for the style. Nothing spectacular here but a decent wit beer overall.
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Location: 16 oz can from Oak Tree, Groton, 9/2/13
Aroma: The aroma of this beer is pretty much a mix lemon, wheat, and spice
Appearance: It pours a hazed golde-yellow color with a small white head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is pretty much the same, plenty of spice, light lemon, and wheat
Palate: The body is light and a little watery, with a heavily spiced, tingly feel, and a lengthy finish
I didn’t love this one. We were looking for a light, drinkable beer to enjoy as a BYOB with our lobster rolls, and we ended up with a 4 pack of this. After now drinking 3, I’m still rather unimpressed. The Connecticut style lobster rolls on the other hand, those were great...
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Medium white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/lemon, some coriander, light cotton candy. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some coriander, seltzer. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable.
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is more lemon than orange, distant coriander heat and brine. Hazy lemon juice yellow. Noticeable sweet spice taste which seems to merge with the malt profile to create a wit that isn’t very citrus oriented. Body is light and thin, finishes dry. Interesting.