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Solstice Gruit - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Solstice Gruit
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 04-18-2010)
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-08-2011 17:48:15 | More by FrankLloydMike
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Messiinnnaaaa

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2011 04:03:58 | More by Messiinnnaaaa
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StJamesGate

New York

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
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!)

Serving type: cask

08-09-2010 13:03:12 | More by StJamesGate
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: cask

08-04-2010 19:01:33 | More by soulgrowl
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2010 00:18:59 | More by kingcrowing
Solstice Gruit from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
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