Lloyd's Light

Georgia
United States
Lloyd's Light, Arches Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at Victory Brands in Atlanta, this beer is meant to be a sessionable drinker. Its light, crisp profile makes it the perfect complement to hot summer days, or practically any day. It’s just beer… "whatever man."

Profile

ABV: 
3.8%
IBUs: 
12
Served at: 
35 - 40º F
Hops: 
Magnum, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Callista
Malts: 
Rahr Premium Pilsner, Rahr Two-row, Flaked Corn
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lloyd's Light by Arches Brewing has been evaluated as an American Light Lager (2015 BJCP Category 1A).

The aroma has a subtle graininess to it with a little bit of corn and a wafting of sulfur that dissipates soon after the initial pour. There is no hop presence detected and, appropriately for the style, the aroma lacks anything of great interest. The appearance can rival even the behemoths of this style – this beer is pale yellow with a small thin white head and crystal clear.

The flavor has a bit more to offer than the aroma. There is a pleasant bread-like note that has a touch of richness to it. This drinks like an all-malt lager rather than a macro lager that has been cut with substantial corn or rice to lighten the body and flavor. The bitterness is minimal but enough to provide an appropriate balance to the malt-laden interpretation of this style. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy for an American Light Lager, lacking the requisite lightness and crispness found in the best examples.

Overall, this is a very well-made beer that is a grade or two above its intended weight class. Considering that this beer is crafted more than engineered, it should be applauded for its depth of flavor while staying true to just making a clean, simple beer.

Brewery Introduction

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey... Read More

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