Robert Simpson Antigravity Light Ale - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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3/5 rDev -4.5%
A: Hazy apple juice in Colour. Haziness is probably because a bit of the sediments got into the bottle. No head, no lacing and apparent high carbonation.
S: Crisp apple, wet grass
T: Flavours are very light. A bit of grass, low in apple flavours, grain, slight floral hops.
M: High carbonation, thin, crips, dry
O: This is an lawn mower beer for sure. It's basicly much better then macro, but at the bottom end of Micro. IMO Flying Monkeys should relook at their business plan and where they want to go. They have made so many great product and this is way too safe for them.
12-17-2012 00:39:15 | More by Kremlock
3.55/5 rDev +13.1%
Grabbed a bottle from my brother when he came this weekend for Thanksgiving.
Bottle into pint glass just about to wash the car.
A- Crystal clear yellow pour, finger width snow white, soapy head. Lacing is decent.
S- Bananas, pears, grape skins, earthy malts and a touch of cereal.
T- Apple skins, cereal grains, slight spicy yeast taste, earthy hops.
M- Light bodied, good carbonation.
I was actually surprised to see this listed as a blonde ale. This is my first time sitting down and actually tasting and appreciating it. The word "Light" I guess threw me off all this time.
10-08-2012 18:38:42 | More by korguy123
3.48/5 rDev +10.8%
355 mL bottle from a mixed six-pack picked up at the brewery; bottled Aug 16 2012. As with their amber ale, the Robert Simpson name is absent from the packaging, with the brewery apparently casting off the last vestiges of its previous persona. Served very well-chilled, as seeing the word 'light' on a beer label is apt to cause me to do.
Pours a pale golden-blonde colour, completely translucent, and topped with one finger of puffy, frothy white head that maintains cohesion for no longer than two or three minutes, gradually wilting into a soapy cap and creamy collar. The aroma is malty and sweet, comprised of toasted bread, honey-glazed biscuits and some accompanying grassy hops to round it out. Decent so far by 'blonde ale' standards; positively impressive by light beer 'standards'.
Fairly tasty stuff, though (like their other pre-Flying-Monkeys brew, the amber) it is not as attention-grabbing as most of their more recent offerings. Biscuity malts and cookie-doughy, honey-like sweetness form the backbone, with a light brushing of grassy, slightly floral hoppiness that comes through toward the finish. Clean aftertaste with only some slight malty, honey sweetness. Light-bodied and a bit watery, which is my only real complaint with this beer - it's well above the mean for a light beer, but by blonde ale standards it just comes across as a bit diluted. Relatively high carbonation keeps it feeling quite crisp and refreshing.
The flavour profile is fairly straightforward, but far cleaner than the vast majority of the light beers I have tried previously - the categorization is definitely appropriate, as this seems akin to a lighter rendition of Railway City's Iron Spike Blonde Ale. I must admit, I am mildly impressed - although if anyone can do Light Beer justice, it would have to be these guys.
Final Grade: 3.48, a decent B-. Flying Monkeys' Antigravity Light Ale is probably the first 4% self-professed 'light' beer that I have ever been almost completely satisfied with. I'm not planning to scramble out for more any time soon (not that I've ever seen it distributed locally, anyway), but this is still a perfectly serviceable session brew that I would happily recommend to any light beer drinker seeking a more flavourful, less corny alternative. Most BAs will probably find that this doesn't have much to offer - but taken for what it is, you'd be hard-pressed to find many superior examples, at least in Ontario.
08-27-2012 22:52:10 | More by thehyperduck
3/5 rDev -4.5%
A - Hazy apple juice kinda colour, half finger of white head gone fast, medium carbonation, no lace and a ring of retention.
S -Floral, grain, gentle citrus hop,.
T - Grainy with some citrus hop, a little floral, leomn, tea-like notes.
Mo- God carbonation, light body, some grainy and citrus notes to finish.
O/D - This is very chuggable, lot's of flavour and light, not exactly great tasting but tasty enough for the style. An offering FM inherited from robert simpson that doesn't exactly fit their brand. They try to pass it off as special, but it's just another slightly more flavourful light blonde ale. The packaging claims it's hoppy but I'm sure that would depend on your experience with hoppy beers.
02-09-2012 17:42:43 | More by tbeckett
3.15/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy pale yellow/golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately/fast and leaves some lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of earthy and grassy hops with some grainy and bready malts.
Taste: Like the aromas, the earthy and grassy hops give it a light bitterness and it has a sweet grainy/bready feel.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with somewhat decent flavors and aromas.
11-30-2011 22:04:49 | More by SebD
3.03/5 rDev -3.5%
A - light yellow with a fluffy white head
S - malty bread
T - malty, sweet, stale biscuit
M - light with some carbonation, dry with little bitterness
O - wife bought in a mixer pack for my birthday, tried it, not my style and very forgettable, will not be purchased again
08-02-2011 02:26:20 | More by Stocean1
2.98/5 rDev -5.1%
color was a very light yellow/gold. decent head that faded relatively quick.
smell was interesting. i got wheat/bread, strong bitterness, and a bit of grass/floral.
taste was light but crisp. grainy, malts. a bit odd and not the best drinkability.
overall wasn't the worst but still below average.
07-14-2011 22:05:57 | More by fostachild
Robert Simpson Antigravity Light Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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