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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Note: The bottled version is brewed and bottled by AIB.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madquacker (1094) - 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 (3070) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2003
I actually thought this had a tettnanger quality rather than saaz, but I have noticed that there is a change in character from batch to batch. One of the good things about this type of beer I suppose. Overall a good beer to have at the Lord, good crispness at times and quite a reasonable balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
5/4: Nice aroma, spice and citrus in there. Nice hop flavour/bitter, well balanced with sweetness of malt. More of a german-style lager than a pilsner though. Nice body (dont know bout the thin water everyone else is talkin bout?). I personally liked it.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 Much respect out to Ecz, Duff and Motelpogo on this one. Water = yes. Unremarkable = no doubt. The hops be misplaced making it taste something like a XXXX hopped with Saaz. But me have to say that it was ok to watch cricket on the pub tele wit anyhow.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Amber colour, mild caramel aroma with unexciting caramelly, sweet flavour, not much hop evidence. Decent palate nice rich and full mouthfeel. My vote goes to this being an APA and a fairly dull one at that, why does a place like this go to the trouble of brewing their own beers yet serve them at sub zero temps so you can’t taste them? Maybe I’ve just answered my own question, maybe they don’t want you to taste them....


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