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Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
zerogravitybeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
98
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
29.35%
 
 
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 98
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Photo of Mulzicus
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great rep for style. Well done!

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Photo of JC333
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of skivtjerry
2.96/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Serving: Can poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Look: Straw color, good clarity but shows a lot of small protein flakes in bright light. Head is small with poor retention.

Smell: Mostly bready/sweet malt with some herbal hops... maybe a touch of licorice?

Taste: Like the smell. Flavors are subdued. The finish fades fast, ending with stinging carbonation.

Feel: A little weak all around. Very clean but nothing distinctive. In particular, could use some more IBU's in the finish.

Overall: Clean and refreshing but could have a lot more character. Definitely not a Bohemian pils. The brewery website simply says 'pilsener' and the word doesn't appear on the can. It makes the cut as a German pils but treads perilously close to American mega-brew.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Found this in a 12oz can in Vermont, late May canning date. Poured into a glass it's pretty typical for a pilsner: yellow, bubbly, white fizzy head, slightest hint of haze.

Grainy aroma, herbal hops in the back, semi sweet. Flavor wise it's actually a pretty solid pilsner. Big grains up front, cereal and dough, middle is sweet with honey, ending is earthy and herbal, bit of grassy hops in the back. Very carbonated on the tongue. It's quite hoppy and lively for a pilsner, well constructed.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread "Green State"

Haaa! I was expecting an IPA! With the word "green" in the name I associated it with hops, and to be honest, given the proliferation of IPAs in Vermont it seems like there might actually be a law that every brewery has to brew at least two! But it's not an IPA, it's a pilsner, and I guess it makes sense that if a Burlington brewery is going to brew a pilsner it'd be Zero Gravity.

Typical pilsner appearance. Mostly clear but with a slight haze (dry hopped perhaps?). Frothy white head. Average retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy pilsner malt backed by grassy and lightly herbal hops. The flavor follows, as it should, with an additional note of subtle lemon. A stiff bitterness balances it, and this is clearly done more in the Czech style than northern German. It finishes dry with some residual grassy and herbal hops that pass fairly quickly. Nicely balanced and rounded all-around. Light-medium in body with a standard carbonation that leaves it crisp and accentuates its grassy hops. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of socon67
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at American Flatbread Burlington. Served in a short pint.

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow. Medium white head and a bit of lacing.

Smell - Grassy hops. Pilsner malt. Strong noble hop aroma.

Taste - Crisp hop flavor up front. Dies down without every going away. Pilsner malt is secondary. Hop bite in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Crisp. Well carbonated.

Overall - It's pretty good, but intense in its grassiness.

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Photo of k47k
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. can with no date listed. Sampled on August 30, 2015 after chopping some wood.

Very light yellow pour to the point that it almost looks like water. Modest white fizzy head that fades.

The aroma is a lovely sensation of Graham crackers, sweet grainy malts, and cut grass.

Light and quite smooth body.

Delightful sweet graininess and cracker notes. The bitterness at the end is mild and dry. Except for how light colored it was I though it was right on the mark for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtk21351
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmalko
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VTCombi
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.82/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bubseymour
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had poured from 12-oz. can, gift from friend within walking distance of brewery, into pilsner glass. This Pilsner, true to the style--Zero Gravity's motivating principle --is thoughtful but easy drinking.

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Green State from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
3.85 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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