Lord Nelson Brewery "Old Admiral - Dark Ale"
Lord Nelson Brewery
Sydney's finest and oldest breweries.
Taken from their website: - In 1986, the Lord was taken over by its current custodians, including Managing Director Blair Hayden. With the aid of an 1852 photograph the new custodians took a beautiful old pub and restored it to its former Colonial glory. A stunning sandstone façade was revealed along with many convict made chisel marks on the locally quarried stone.
In keeping with the ambience of the architecture the new custodians were inspired to create beers in the style of the traditional English style ale with no added sugar and extremely full flavoured – instead of lager as made by the big Brewers dominating the market.
A microbrewery was built in the back area of the bar and cellar and the rest is history. Over a quarter century in fact.The brewing process begins in the mash tun in the hotel's cellar, then our Ales are fermented in the brewery at the rear of our bar, matured directly below this space in our cellar and conditioned in the Bright Beer room before being sent through to the taps in the first floor bar.
The beer has a roasted, malty aroma. The beer has a dark, cloudy, ruby appearance. Some caramel malt immediately hits the tongue before more slightly roasted malt with good bitterness. The beer has a perfect body and great weight. I can however pick an unusual flavour in there - maybe strange biscuit and am not that keen. Good bitterness and great body.