Lloyd's Christmas Ale | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Lloyd's Christmas AleLloyd's Christmas Ale
Lloyd's Christmas AleLloyd's Christmas Ale

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by one of our favorite Christmas comedies, Lloyd’s Christmas Ale is an expectedly festive Imperial brown ale that delivers lots of enjoyment. A spicy blend of ginger, fig and special ingredients for a brew that’s sure to be the hit of your next Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by puck1225:
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2.54/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured dark cloudy brown into a pint glass. Not much of a head and virtually no lacing. The smell was not bad, sweet. The beer had a flat feel. In fact, it sort of tasted like flat cola. The fig ang ginger taste was there but did not have a good beer base on which to build.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of prototypic
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, brown sugar, some spice. Taste is malts, ginger, a bit of hops, some sweetness at the finish. Feel medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.09/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/24/18.
Bottom of 16 oz can stamped “Canned on 11/12/18”. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Very deep reddish-brown, opaque. When held to the light, penetration occurs around the edges.
Head – Large (Maximum five cm, aggressive center pour), tan, dense, average retention time, diminishing to a two to five mm ring and a partial layer.
Lacing – poor. A few small islands cling to the sides of the glass.
First pour – Medium brown, clear.
Aroma – 3.25 - Upon opening, ginger. Upon sitting, the fig begins to come through.
Flavor – 3 - Begins with a light cleaning solvent flavor. Aftertaste is weak ginger, mostly on exhaling, with a ghost of hops. No figs, no alcohol (8%), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3 – Doesn’t taste horrible, just doesn’t taste good. No malt detected. Less than one and done.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark plum-cheery mahogany in color works for it. All fig aroma, honey malt--sweet and savory, not too much holiday spice. Flavor is predominantly christmas pudding--plums and twiggy figs. Some cocoa dust, hint of heat from ginger. Body is medium, and maybe the feel should be stickier; it ends up being a bit flat, and less than luscious. It's less than inspiring beer; however, it happens to be wholly reminiscent of the holidays. It draws on my good tidings of the season.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance resembles Pepsi or coke cola,a lot of carbonation but still had a good feel about it. Aroma was this beers strongest character trait,figs and malt forward followed by a small amount of ginger. Taste was a little sweet but far from sickly sweet with fig coming through the most. Finish and aftertaste is where the finger comes out but not at all strong. Didn't have high expectations but this was a pretty good beer that I would get again

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Lloyd's Christmas Ale from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 11 ratings