Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp, easy-drinking Pilsner beer that is influenced by the great brewing regions of the world, but that charts its own course through this elegant style. The Noble hops play a key role, but allow the malt to take center stage, providing a clean and satisfying quencher that is as welcoming as the Green State itself.

Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,581
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
150
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by utopiajane:
Photo of utopiajane
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours just golden yellow. Just a hint of burnished color on it. A white crown that is creamy and lasts. clear and bright. Nose is powerful with malt. This malt shows texture even on the nose. It is breaddy with a golden crust and softly biscuity too. Hallertau Mittlefruh are like downy sweet earth and saaz are sweet and lengthy with herbal. The restraiend floral is like a crisp cone. The drink is sensational . Breaddy malt takes center stage with bold textures. The noble hops are potent and each one is well defined. Swift bitterness and this finishes with sweet spice form one hop married to the sweetness in the other. Plenty of bread to finish clean and crisp with a good bubble.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of imbibehour
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Packaged June 14th 2017.

Pale bodied, and a bit opaque appearance, with a light lemon to faint brass yellow color, maybe a touch of green too. Big bleach white head, easily making three fingers with good retention, and quite a good bit of staying power. Some faint carbonation is present.

For an older lager, still a solid nose. Mild herbs, and fairly clean scented. Touches a little hair of spice as well, almost peppery but not quite.

Playful beer. Fine bubbly carbonation that almost gets a champagne like quality, but manages to add a good contrast to a honey like but not overly thick malt base. Good touching pils bread dough, with an excellent matching herbal quality. Light stinging touch of grass and an almost white pepper like warmth on the finish. Light very small touch of sweet honey rounds out real nicely.

Flavors heat and pop galore. Great pils.

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Photo of Mulzicus
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
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 -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgn4779
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of skivtjerry
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
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 -1.1%
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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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
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 +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to mug.
The appearance was a soft golden to light amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace.
The aroma had some soft sweet biscuits, grassy hops, mild clean white bread and a touch of lemon sweetness melding into a light fruity / almost sweet tea-like character.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the biscuit/white bready character flowing into the grassy hops and light fruity to tea-like parts. Clean bready aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. It's quite smooth, clean and crisp as it flows over my tongue.
Overall, pretty nice as an easy drinking lager to go with it's respected food. But as a German Pilsener, I'm not so sure. Still, I'd have again for me.

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Photo of jpleonardi
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lager on the lighter side. Good to drink year around.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev +8%
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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Photo of Holderness
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent pils that tastes a lot like many Munich Helles lagers (Jack's Abby's House Lager in particular). Simple yet well constructed. Very refreshing

71/100

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Photo of Phished880
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Paulmunsch
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Green State from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 150 ratings