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London Calling - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Maltier and less bitter than an American pale ale, this true session ale is all about balance.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 05-16-2008)
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Really just an average beer.

Limbo569, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

vdub191, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Rekrule, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

fastestmanalive, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

JesseK001, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Focusf111, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

DrewLikesBeer, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

papat444, Dec 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

oline73, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Caudalie, Aug 02, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

we need more session beers and milds, especially in the summer when all day drinking is the norm (don't judge me). this one pours a nice copper color, just a little hazy, with a receding off white head. the nose is a good mix of English malts and American hops, sort of the best of both worlds, and the taste agrees, with a breakfast cake malt body on the sweet side, and a crisp citric west coast hop without a ton of bitterness. my main complain here was the body, its a little too big to be an all day pounder in terms of body and weight. its heavy and filling, despite its low alcohol content. good balance though, and a nice crisp finish. cask would do this well, and it rocks with all the awesome pizzas. a good beer overall, but there are far more exciting beers on the menu at American flatbread.

StonedTrippin, Jul 17, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cask and dry hop with Glacier: Poured a slightly hazy dark orangey color ale with a small bubbly head. Aroma of fruity hops with light dry caramel malt is simple but refreshing. Taste is dominated by fruity hops with some light dry caramel malt notes is very refreshing. Body is light with good carbonation for a cask. This is one of the better mix between low ABV and flavours that I have tasted in along time.

Phyl21ca, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

chippo33, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

InspectorBob, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dunix, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

nh2032, Apr 13, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I walked in to American Flatbread looking for a session beer and this one jumped out at me. The body was light and drinkable, with a barley character of doughy, toasty malt balanced by a mild spicy hop character. I'd love to try this one on cask, but my draft pint was plenty satisfying.

tempest, Jan 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at American Flatbread, Burlington, VT

I think this was my first "session ale," as the style was just starting to get widespread recognition as a valid option in the US at the time. I was surprised at the full flavor and good quality of this ale, but then again, it's Zero Gravity, which is a high quality brewery, so...

Anyhow, this beer was served in a pint glass, a slightly hazed copper color with a small cap of white head that didn't linger too long. Aroma was very basic, dry, bready, malty sensation with a hint of earthiness. Similar on the tongue, with malt sweetness and a good breadiness, subtle notes of citrus zest and pith, and some mild earthy hops for a good balance. Light-bodied, and very mild overall, basic, but not at all dull or flavorless. A good introduction to the style, I believe.

Rifugium, Sep 25, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled on tap at the brewpub may 31/2010. the menu listed it at 3.6%.

pours slightly hazy pale amber with a small dense white head. the head drops fast and leaves light spotty lace behind.

aroma is nice. grainy. white bread and cracker. fruity. light herbal character. hint of alcohol. touch of DMS.

taste is nice. bit of grain. wheat bread and cracker. hint of alcohol. faint toasty character. herbal. just a touch of honey and caramel sweetness. a bit fruity.

mouthfeel is good. nice light body. just under medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. initially it was far too cold, hiding most of the flavour, but it really opened up as it warmed, becoming more balanced and showing a nice depth.

grub, Jun 14, 2010
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London Calling from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.