Smokey The Beer | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

BA SCORE
3.97/5
29 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This style is brewed using a majority of beechwood- smoked malt (smoked in Bamberg). The smoke character is well integrated and balanced by a hint of roasted malt and German hops.

Added by Brad007 on 11-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,263
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of PicoPapa
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a translucent brownish orange color with an inch of creamy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is smokey and meaty. Cherry and smoked malts as well. The taste is a good amount of smoked malts and cherrywood. Char and meat follows. Smoked beach wood finish. Malty. Medium body. Pretty good Rauchbier.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaped pint, amber and clear with a small head. Smell is a little weak, faint sweetness and some toffee at the most. Well, the flavor is much different than the smell. Starts with this lovely toffee sweetness and in the middle there's a hint of spice, finishes with that characteristic firepit flavor that never overwhelms the palate. Nice body to this one, sticking around a medium body with a neutral mouthfeel overall. A great rauchbier that is perfect for the fall, never overwhelms with flavor like some of the Aecht Schlenkerla ones do.

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Photo of koneill1976
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of founddrama
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh wow. The smoke flavor (and aroma!) is by far the dominant note, which makes it almost like a good single malt scotch. Would drink again.

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Photo of DSTUR001
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrock
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of jvodom
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of NEhophead
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

This was the first Zero Gravity beer I tried, several years ago. It wasn't that good then. Now? It's amazing. So, so much better!

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-light amber color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-malt, caramel, light smokiness, hint of spice

T-toasted malt, light caramel, grassy, nice light smoky flavor well-integrated into the beer, mild bitterness in the dry finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-nice example of the style, easy drinking and enjoyable

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Photo of sluggo013
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of nafredet1
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Bierman9
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped into the Burlington Hearth on 10NOV12 with Alewife to enjoy some good company, conversation and bier. Started with a glass of this, a 12oz fluted pils at $5.00.

This one was a clear, deep copper/amber hue. Head was a light tan, creamy layer of froth, which left decent lacework. Definitely had a smoky aroma, with some caramel also evident. Pretty nice on the tongue; fairly smooth and medium bodied.

Tasted a bit of toasty malt, with some caramel and a hint of roastyness, with a nice level of initial sweetness. The rauch character is easily noticed, but it's not too strong to put you off - just the right level. Some light floral hopping is noted in the dry finish. Quite nice! Zum Wohl!!

4/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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Smokey The Beer from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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