RateBeer
overall
43
29
style
Brewed by Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Style: American Pale Ale
Sydney, Australia

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Note: The bottled version is brewed and bottled by AIB.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2005
Can’t say it looks, smells or tastes like a pilsener (in a blind tasting I reckon I would guess at an American Pale Ale) but in its latest incarnation it’s a bloody good beer. Poured a deep orangey-gold with a skinny 0.5cm head. It has that APA fruit salad aroma, with strong orange marmalade notes, passionfruit and grapefruit. Tart grapefruit on the tongue with some sweet caramel notes and a fine lingering spicy-bitter finish. (According to the brewpub website, Saaz hops.) Nice sweet-bitter malt-hop balance in this one, and none of the carbonation problems with the bottled Quayle Ale. This is very good in the bottle, even at a wallet-threatening $9.95 a pop. (630ml bottle, Best Cellars, East Sydney)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2005
Clear yellow color, short white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some grain. Soft sweet and light bitter taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Deep golden coloured beer, with some suspended yeast. Aroma is fairly bready and spicy. Strange that they call this a pilsener as it really tastes like Goldings in here. A touch of caramel malt. Flavour is bready, a little yeasty, with a heavy spicy hop flavour. Well-balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Tap at the Lord Nelson: Hazy amber without much head. Some tropical fruit aromas (NZ Saaz??) with passionfruit being the most prominant, backed up by some malty notes. Malty taste (tastes like a bitter in fact). There are some yeasty notes here also but definitely a palate dominated by malt and herbaceous hop flavours. This is finished with a lingering light bitterness and easy carbonation. I wouldn’t have thought this was a pilsner, though it does taste somewhat different to the last time I had it. A nice refreshing beer nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madquacker (1072) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2004
Hoppy citrus flavours predominate. Goes down easy on a warm day. A good micro brew. They could lose the faux nautical crap from the pub though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Nice hops on the nose. Too me it was like an APA, but with too much bitterness on the finish to make a session of it. Bottle Mar 30,07. Cloudy orange body with good fluffy white head. Yeasty floral nose and soft spice in the taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A pale pilsner with some head. A spicy hoppy aroma with some decent taste. I abit more bland than I had expected.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
predominantly cascade hop aroma. dark golden/light amber colouration, small dishwater head. floral cascade, woody/earthy flavours. thin and dry palate. passable pilzner

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
I agree that this is far more like a APA than a Pils...Nicely hopped, nice ABV, a strong fruity aroma with a citrusy malt flavour. crisp bitter finish, my favorite drop at the Lord.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
WTF? When I had this it was DEFINITELY an American Pale Ale. Weird. Anyway this was easily my favourite of the Lord Nelson beers. Quite a fruity aroma with a fair bit of American hops. Flavour has solid malt, lots of Cascadey grapefruit flavour, fair bitterness and the sourness is more covered by the other flavours. Nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50