Brewed by Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Style: American Pale Ale
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Note: The bottled version is brewed and bottled by AIB.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattkatz (13) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle pour in pub style shaker, literally around the corner from brewery. Not sure why the bottle stamp is 280212, its nearly August?! Hazy orange color with creme colored head, that seems lasting and leaves thin lacing. This is a true session ale, with low hop profile, smooth palate, and no aftertaste. At 4.9 abv, you can enjoy quite a few of these in an evening, or instead, use it to warm-up to something with more hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
Had on Bottle and Tap. florals of citrus with a balanced malty dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2718) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2012
One of my first pale ales back in the day, and this rating from the bottle back in 2008. Hazy, tawny amber-gold with a wickedly fluffy, lofty head of cream that persists and manages to mess up the glass in its wake. Nose has hints of grapefruit, apricot and peach, toasted grain, light peppery spice and just a twist of sweet Riesling. Taken aback on first sip. Deeply woody, piney and smoky, highly phenolic with a pleasantly complex malt flavour coming through. Late hint of fruit esters, citric and like the aroma hinting at a peppery and wine-like quality on the finish giving a perceived astringency. Well rounded, flavour-wise with a meaty body belying its modest strength. A very likeable brew. (33cL, no date stamp, The Beer Store Morley) 7-4-7-3-15 2012, bottled. Produces up a cloudy, orange gold with a tight and creamy, off-white head that is lasting. Peach, Starburst™ candied lemon, cantaloupe, light yeast and citrus sherbet comes through on the nose. Quite creamy and foamy in mouthfeel. Taste is candyish, yeasty, bready and pleasantly sweet with supple, ripe stone fruit and spice in back. Finish has toasted grains and winey fruit but is short lived. Similar to the original I remember, but lacking in certain ways. Still a decent drop now it is mass-produced! (33cL, no date stamp, Thirsty Camel, Butler) 7-3-6-3-14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
Draught at brew-pub. Pours hazy light orange pale, with creamy head and minor lace. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, herbs and oranges - malt character - bread, caramel, grainy nutty notes. Light-medium body, average carbonation, moderate bitterness, slick thin body, a touch gritty on the finish. Moderately bitter, light-moderate sweetness to round out.,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gramoit (378) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2012
Friends of mine had raved about this, so I gave it a try. Unfortunately i was a little disappointed, with nothing standing out. Fairly bitter, citrus hops dominate the taste. Overall not a bad beer at all but one I will not be yearning for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkMaclean (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
An old favourite, not bad inthe bottle but better on tap if it’s not too cold. caramel, floral, maybe a little butterscotch, amber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, bitter, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a small white head that quickly disappears. Nose is distinctly biscuit. A touch of orange pops out after a littler warmth. Touch earthy in the taste. Biscuit takes over with some citric bitterness on the finish. A quaffer. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackbock (115) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2012
(bottle) First whiff of this smelt delightful. Beautiful sweet malt and citrus hop aroma. First taste was surprisingly thin. Dark yellow/amber colour. Frail head which rapidly dissipated. Some puny bitterness there, nothing outstanding. Some soapy drab/off melon flavours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeliriumT (405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2012
Not much of an aroma from this beer. It doesn’t give you the hop nose that you’re expecting from a craft pale ale. Overall very drinkable but not as interesting as you might hope from what is considered to be a boutique beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigbish (619) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Not as good as the other beers at Lord Nelsons. Smooth drinking if you’re going to have a lot though.

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