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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This listing is for the draught version (5.2% ABV, and the 50cL bottled version at 5.8% ABV
In cricket, ‘Nelson’ is a superstitious term used when a score, or multiple, of 111 is reached – 222 is a Double Nelson, 333 is a Triple Nelson, and so on. What that has to do with this beer is anyone’s guess, but it’s certainly another multi-layered moniker that plays on the English-ness of all the Lord’s beers. But, ironically, the Double Nelson is actually their take on an American-style Pale Ale, and a quite fine one at that. It has the highly-hopped citrus and pine characters you’d expect of the style, with a dry, bitter caramel finish from the malt billing. But despite so much flavour packed in, it’s a surprisingly refreshing ale. You may want to double up.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosslew (320) - - MAR 11, 2014
Pours thick, dense orange. Floral aroma. Mandarin also. Hoppy on the tongue but with nice orange finish. Has bitterness in finish but not overtly strong. Has American west coast feel. Nice flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

hawthorne00 (3943) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle, 5.4% ABV. Consumed on one leg, naturally. Amber with a large off-white head that collapses. Smells very English - bread crust, mild citrus, pine needles, peach. Firm bread with shiny crusts, more berries than peach with a fine dry and moderately bitter finish. I liked this a lot.

vanvenlo (1881) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
Vintage Cellars bottle(27-Feb-16)Crisp fruit spice aroma.Cloudy amber,cream head&suds lace.Soap herbal berry flavour.Soap herbal finish&berry herbal after.

Lunkie (1932) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
Malt herbal hop aroma. Murky Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt herbal flavour. Smooth palate.

TedE (1326) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
500ml bottle into shaker. 5.4%. Listening to ’Station to Station’ as Bowie remembrance. Caramel, bitter fruit nose. Slightly hazy golden/bronze beer with solid white head. Steady fine carbonation. ’Golden years’,indeed! Surprisingly flat mouthfeel with subtle pine and grapefruit finish that lingers a while. Great beer, brilliant music.

Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
Draught, listed at 5.4%. Hazy amber. Medium head. Fresh fruity aroma, papaya, light citrus and quite a bit of caramel.

Pyobon (1399) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
(Bottle - says 5.4% ABV, 45 IBU). Slightly hazy amber brown with big persistent light tan head. Pleasant distinctive aroma; mainly pine, but with citrus notes and caramel hints. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, maybe a shade too much. Taste is hops all the way, although not in an overwhelming way, just the flavour is hop driven from nice herbal and spicey notes at the start to some decent hoppy bitterness in the finish. In the mid palate there’s some balancing caramel toffee. Nice hop driven pale ale.

gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
Draught (middy) at Buckley’s in Sydney on October 14, 2015.
Hazy golden color, off-white to yellow head. Hoppy, citrus, fruity, fresh taste. Citrus, a bit bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, sort of high CO2, medium bitterness. Citrus hoppy scent. Really well balanced, highly drinkable!

StevieT (2012) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2015
On tap at The Happy Wombat. Wow, huge hop punch, don’t even think about it if you’re afraid of IBU’s. Thick resin finish, great stuff.

KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Best After 11/Feb/15. Poured a hazy orangey amber with a one- to two-finger off white foamy head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma very nice and moderately strong of sweet floral hops, citrus, fruits. Taste slightly sweet malt followed by floral, citrus and fruity hops; hops dominated. Light body. Crisp, very flavoursome and with a moderately bitter finish. One to sip and enjoy. Very good!

Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a small but lasting white head. Moderate carbonation. Aromas of pine needles, orange zest, lemon and flowers. Taste is sweet malt at the front before a fairly restrained but noticeable lemon and pine resin bitterness washes in. Collapses a little at the end into a light tropical fruit finish. Gentle peppery aftertaste. Not bad at all.

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