RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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 beerperfect for those hot Summer days. Available May to August on draft only and in 16-ounce cans.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (6019) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Draft pour at the source. The beer is a clear pale yellow with a white head of foam. Dry and bready notes. Light esters. Earthy and floral. Mild sweetness. Lighter body and medium to high carbonation. Slight citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (794) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2016
On tap at the Bidwell: Pours hazy straw with a one finger white head. Aroma of coriander, corn, slight banana. Taste is more of the same but cant get too far past the corn water aspects of it. Nice idea, meeh execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (6992) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Can at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, corn, herbs. Tastes of malt, herbs, light corn, citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
16oz can pours a murky, faint yellow with some cloudy, white head. Nose has mild grist, honey, perfume. Flavor follows with orange, perfume, honey. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Iphonephan (6728) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From a 16 oz can shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a hazy light gold with an off white head. very light citrus nose. Tein wheat bread flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7848) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
16oz can. Poured a hazy dark orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light herbal notes, almost like spiced tea or some kind of winter grog. Funky notes, light citrus peel, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Can. Cloudy golden yellow color. Aroma of herbal hay. Taste is light straw. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (8588) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Paper and straw and not much else. Pours hazy golden. Light bitter finish. Not really like a Belgian wit. Tall can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (2178) - 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
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, 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 its 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 dont 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 Ive 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. Its a tasty combination to be sure, but a bit more mild than Id like. Otherwise, its pretty much to spec; no frills but no surprises or off-flavors, either.

Drinkability: At only 4% ABV I dont 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

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