Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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:
"A clean and satisfying quencher"

Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of beergrinations15
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I find this beer to be surprising and misleading in many ways. First of all it called a Lager but it is Chech Pils. It is so light that it is a surprise when you taste its richness. Currently one of my favorite lighter brews

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Photo of Givemebeer
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best American representation of a Czech pils that I've had. Perfect balance, crisp, dry, no off flavors.Dangerously drinkable but at 4.9% its perfect. A home run from a criminally underrated brewery.

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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 nebula1999
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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 stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Mule Bar. Poured a clear, glassy, amber. A foamy, off-white head resides unwavering. Smells of apricot, grain, yeast and straw. Tastes of green apple and apricot, bready malt, orange peel, and a slight earthiness with a mixture of faint taffy and bubblegum at the end. Smooth yet bold for its size. A brilliant and complex pils that proves the style doesn't get enough props.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bluehende
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had in a 4 ounce pour at the brewery. Fresh from the brewery this is an outstanding pilsner. Fresh light and a pretty heavy hop presence. One of the best I have had.

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Photo of karlt
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobbymozz
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Mack
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmhannon
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brendog9
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of deanhead
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stormgasm7
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

Enjoyed from the can.
Aromas are of bready malt and zingy yeast.
Taste is nice and a little complex for the style. Good deep flavor with lots of malt present. Some decent bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel was good for a lager.
Overall, I tend to have trouble getting excited for lagers but this beer was tasty and full of flavor for the style.

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Green State from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
3.85 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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