Robert Simpson Antigravity Light Ale | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Robert Simpson Antigravity Light AleRobert Simpson Antigravity Light Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ontario, Canada
theflyingmonkeys.ca

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
12 IBU

Added by drinkininthewood on 07-29-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
15.48%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RedAleMan
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikemands
4.19/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

no better light beer out there

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Photo of FRANKIE65
3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excellent light beer. Could drink a bunch of these up at the cabin.
I agree with the reviewer who can't believe it doesn't rate higher.
Good head, and, lacing on this golden brew.
Smell, some citrus, clean
Well balanced flavour, especially, for a low abv offering.
Great session beer.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of tomfriedrich
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Don't understand why this beer isn't rated higher. All I can think of is that this is a general reflection on the fact that light beer is permanently stigmatized by all the truly lousy light beers out there from Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc. Antigravity is a 'lighter' beer. There is still flavour. In fact very good flavour. If you are looking for a light, refreshing beer for a hot day, or you are just in a 'light' mood, this beer is excellent.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Kremlock
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of korguy123
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +21%

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Robert Simpson Antigravity Light Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
3.1 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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