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Solstice Gruit | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States | website

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kingcrowing on 04-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Messiinnnaaaa
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now I have to admit I am totally inexperienced when it comes to Gruit. This was my firs,t but I have to say it has opened my eyes to a whole style and flavor profile that I have never imagined in beer before. It was deliciously mellow and it had that earthy taste to it and the herbs really gave it an awesome sweet flavor. It was a while ago that I tried this beer but it has had a lasting impact and I have been experimenting with home brewed Gruit now since this first encounter. Can't wait to have this again and explore more style and variations!

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the GBBF.

Pours cloudy brown-orange with no head. A bit of tar and mulch on the nose. Bright apple juice and summer fruit up front with grainy, anise sting and mild spice to end. Light, clean, some chew.

Bright and fruity - could stay on this all night and never realize... there's no hops!
Something of a revelation.
(Thanks, Impy!)

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Rusty amber, copper and translucent. Honey, rosemary, thyme, juniper, nettles, lemon peel, baked apple, clove, allspice, and sage dominate the nose - really quite Medieval, earthy, homey, and autumnal. The flavor is sweet, fresh, full of sourdough bread, honey, rosemary, coriander, and lavender; floral and herbal but far from bitter. For this level of sweetness it is too flat and warm, and would benefit from a snappier temperature and texture. Unusual and intriguing, complex and fun, but a touch too sweet and heavy.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8oz pour on tap into a small glass.

Pours a very clear ruby amber with no head at all. Nose is very spicy and herbal very nice.

Taste is also super herbal taste with a light bitterness. Very unique without the hops but still really drinkable and crisp. Worth trying for a unique beer.

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Solstice Gruit from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.