Smokey The Beer | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States

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

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild copper color with a one-finger head into my glass.

Grainy, slightly smokey malt penetrates the nose. Very muted.

Taste is full of smoke with a sweet, grainy background. Almost like a lighter version of liquid smoke.

Mouthfeel is chewy, sweet and full of lingering smokiness. Very palatable.

Its always nice to have a local version of this style. Its rich, satisfying and definitely something that you'll want to savor slowly and sparingly.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly light amber with almost no head but a nice light smokey and malty aroma that's very nice.

Wow, the taste is awesome, it's smokey but also very rich malty with a light hoppy/smokey finish. Very nice crisp an smooth mouthfeel with a dry finishthays really good. One of the best rauchbiers I've ever had.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jneiswender
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at the Burlington Hearth. Served on tap in a 12oz glass, cool.

A-light gold body, nice head

S-faint campfire, some sweet malt smell

T-sweet malt, strong smoke, ketchup


D-really nice beer. Great food beer. I would drink this again.

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3.84/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of founddrama
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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