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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
This Belgian Wit summer offering is representative of the white beers made in the Wallonia region of Belgium. The pronounced yeast characteristic and subdued spicing of our Belgian Wit offer a refreshing, unfiltered beer…perfect for those hot Summer days. Available May to August on draft only and in 16-ounce cans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1418) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
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.

Score: 7/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Very enjoyable. Not complex but this works. Nice wit base. Orange infusion readily identifiable. Great summer brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2184) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a full pale what color with white head. The smell is citrus, what and spice. The taste follows. Light body and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (664) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BroSpud (1854) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
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
Overall Impression: 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2013
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.

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