Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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105 Ratings
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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:
"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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CharlesK
2.82/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bobv
3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cpetrone84
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pour is slightly hazed pale yellow with a fluffy tight white head. Nose is bread crust with light dough, fairly nice malt depth, assertive floral hops with a hint of citrus zest. Taste is a bit sweeter, more citrus hops and some malt sugar. Still a decent grain bill, bready with a note of doughy malt to it. Well carbonated, slightly bolder body for a pilsner.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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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