Zero Gravity Solstice Gruit
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A medieval brew made with no hops and with yarrow, sweet gale, Labrador tea, mugwort and sweet woodruff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tried on Beer Quest 2010 with all the guys. This was number 20. Pours a medium gold. Not much head and none of it lasts. Aroma is sweet. Some apples and light sourness. Flavor follows the awesome aroma and is sweet fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub in Burlington VT. Right away tastes alot like hebal tea.. Sweet honey flavors. Barkeep mentioned the effects of mugwort, and it’s relaxing qualities. I def can see that, reminds me of camomile tea. A bit of peppermint and mint leaves as well. I’ve never had a beer like this and give mad props to the creativity and resorection of an acient style. Uber medieval

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
My Bottom Line:
The cushy body of this yeasty Gruit delivers diverse herbal and flowery tones on simple caramel sweetness, leading to light bitterness and dryness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the cloudy russet.
-The bready yeast’s dominance tends to dominate the flavor profile. Did I get a pint from the bottom of the keg?
-The soft bubbling showcased the herbs quite well while making the beer very drinkable.
-The herbal are well integrated, but must be more expressive when the yeast is not as present.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Very sugary sweet, extract aroma, with mild herbals. Flavor is dry malt up front with a pure sweetish finish. Very uncomplex and boring. Where are all those cool spices and herbs they used? Who the hell knows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger - hazy copper - tastes very belgian inspired - a lot of fruity esters and a nutty sweetness - some honey tempered by an acidic kick - floral, with an indistinct herbal bitterness - a bit of rye and caraway - quite a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
A reddish amber ale with a thin big bubbled off white head. A pleasant apple and maple aroma, with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. In mouth, a sweet light malty drink, which still need to ferment for a bit. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30 2008, with Sponge and Goldorak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of all sorts of spices, herbs, flowers, not surprising i couldn’t pick out exactly what they were seeing the list here. Flavor again all sorts of this stuff going on that I can’t really describe, but it was quite gorgeous to me. Malt is basic, supportive, doesn’t get in the way of the crazy spicy and herbal character jumping all about. I quite liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Tap at Amer Flatbread. Nice golden color with zero head. Weird beer, almost like a slightly carbonated herbal tea and this one certainly wasnt my "cup of tea"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
En fût. Verre de 20 oz chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de thym avec une pointe de banane et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’herbes et de fleurs. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #1846)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Draft at brewpub, No head, deep golden color, herby aroma. A sweet herbal elixir that has a light taste of sage (although it has none). Considering there are no hops this beer still has a bit of balance, but remember it is a gruit. A nice beer, but one goes a long way.

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