Sunday 8 January 2012

Light Beer - Flying Monkeys Anti-Gravity Light Ale

It is the New Year, my knee is mostly healed and it's time to get back into shape.

Part of my new set of rules will be light beer Sundays. In order to do this, it is time to continue the search for taste in light beer.

This week I am trying one from Flying Monkeys Brewery in Barrie. They describe their Anti-Gravity Light Ale as "purposefully brewed as a light ale which accounts for its body and complexity not usually found in beers at the lighter end of the spectrum. Antigravity is a late hopped light beer that's lighter, but still flavourful; effervescent, but not too hoppy or aggressive.

You can definitely tell where a dry-hopped dose of Hallertauer, used more traditionally in lagers, gives this light one some character.

The beer pours golden in colour with a thick white head which lasts. It is very lively with lots of bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. There is the scent of floral hops in the aroma. I am looking forward to this!

Sipping, I do find it flavouful but more sweet than bitter. There is more of the sense of hop bitterness in the aroma than in the beer. I would call this a blonde-style ale.

For my taste, it is just an OK beer but I do qualify this in the way that I am not a fan of blonde ales. I just like my hops!

If you are looking for a tasty, not bitter, well-crafted light beer, this would be one to try.

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