Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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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

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#22,490
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
145
pDev:
11.14%
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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the better basic lagers out there right now in my experience, this one is really good. on tap at the prohibition pig in Waterbury, its a real treat, and one of the few recent examples of a real basic lager style exciting and impressing me. absolutely crystal clear in the glass, with a ton of tiny bubbles scrambling around and a tall white head that lasts and lasts. its very light in shade, almost looks watered down compared to other lagers. it smells really crackery rather than bready in its malt complexion, and it has a very mild hopping but a distinct one, maybe saaz or similar, that balances it out with a touch of limey acidity and a clean bitterness. the lager yeast is boldly flavorful, which I like a lot, it has fresh baked elements, pizza dough, fluffy, and really drying. this is one of the driest lagers I have ever had. a little thin in body maybe, but I think it flatters the flavors and makes I easy drinking, and with all the bubbles it never feels watery really. its just really well put together, and a great great compliment to the spicy wings and heavy meat focused foods they have in there. yummy for summer!

edit: awesome to see this one in cans now!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles covering most of the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing running down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts, but there is a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops, which also contribute some hints of floral and grassy flavors.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a bit subdued compared to other pilseners, but is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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 jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 7/25/17, lost in the back of the fridge I guess.

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, some sticky lacing, hazy slight sediment like haze, golden honey color

Nose tons of raw gristy lager malts, almost straw like, cereal, toasted grain mildly sweet aroma, fruity lager notes

Taste brings more of the same, raw malts, toasted grain, bready dough, cereal grains, all lager malt characters, a bit of sweetness but not a lot, mild grassy hop with a bit of bitterness, just enough to add a nice balance, soft lager notes with a touch of a fruity complexion, although the hops kick it up a notch on the finish and get a little spicy bitterness, otherwise dry semi crisp soft lager finish.

Mouth is med ot lighter bod, soft lager with a bit of crispness, decent carb

Overall still a nice enjoyable lager, although wish I had it in summer rather than now, but still tasty.

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Clear, light gold with a green hue. Decent start to the head which leaves only a few small spots on the glass.

The malt dominates the smell with an almost fruit punch sweetness. Mellow and mild.

The taste mimics the smell with the fruity base. The hop is more pronounced but not overpowering. Full bodied, particularly for the style. Moderate carbonation. The finish has a touch of sour dairy.

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

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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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a light clear straw yellow, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like doughy and bready malt, with slight grassy hops.

This is quite simple, but very, very tasty. It's got a nice doughiness to the bready malt quality, with a slightly slick feel and a little bit of floral/grassy hops.

This is very light bodied and a bit thin,, with a good level of carbonation.

Zero Gravity makes some really underrated beers.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes, Sample at The Microbrew Invitational 6/3/2017
Slightly hazy deep yellow, bubbly white head. Rich bready pilsner malt soft floral hops light fruit and earth. Pretty nice lager.

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Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
2.82/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Green State from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 145 ratings