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Trafalgar Pale Ale - The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

Trafalgar Pale Ale
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%


Brewed by:
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 01-27-2003)
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heygeebee

Australia

2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes, and to remind me not to purchase again when i go to the Lord Nelson.

Billed as 'English Bitter' on the blackboard. No.

Billed as an EPA on here. No.

Looks like, tastes like Coopers Pale. It's an Aussie Pale Ale and OK at best. Nothing wrong, but nothing really great or different either.

Straw colour, watered down taste, Coopers yeast, a bit watery. Forerunner for 150 lashes maybe?

Say no more, sadly.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2012 01:11:16 | More by heygeebee
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why the heck would a brewery call a nice caramel/malty/hoppy beer Victory Bitter...and a bitter as all sh&t beer...Trafalgar Pale Ale...I don't know...maybe cause everyone in the southern hemisphere is upside down...no clue. The Trafalgar Pale Ale is bitter with hop....not much fruityness to balance the bitterness. The beer is dry and comes of the palate clean....which may be a good thing....because if it didnt I would need to shave my tongue!!! The color is golden yellow, and has nice head!!! Certainly can smell the hops, but the dry bitter is a taste to be desired. At the end of the day, the 4% ABV and not so bad tastes yields a SESSION Beer that can be tolerated!!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2011 11:24:12 | More by WoodBrew
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hunteraw

China

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with moderate head, leaves no lacing. A little hazy. Smell is rather fruity and yeasty. Tastes more bitter than might be expected from aroma alone. Fairly well-balanced. Mouthfeel is thicker than one would expect, rich. Overall quite drinkable. Went well with the fish at the brewery's restaurant upstairs

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 11:25:36 | More by hunteraw
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brendan13

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a half pint with a small white head atop a hazy, dark golden base.
S - Slight pear like fruitness & a mild malty aroma.
T - Fruity also in the taste but with the malt coming through more giving a nice, dry biscuity character.
M - Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation.
D - Fairly tasty and highly sessionable at only 4.0%ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2008 02:22:38 | More by brendan13
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vancurly

Australia

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a) Pours a hazy orange / pale amber. White raft of a head, sinking to a decent slick. Good lace & bubbling.
s) Touch funky, but with some fruit hints, maybe pear flesh
f) Nice grain/malt taste, and PoR profile. Well balanced. A good challenger to Cooper's Pale Ale
d) A good "Aussie Pale" example, even if the blackboard in the pub says EPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2007 04:21:08 | More by vancurly
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light yellow body, with a good pillowy white head. Minimal carbonation.

Light maltiness on the nose, but not much else, not much hint of hops, not much fragrance. I wonder if this was served too cold...

The taste is a great deal better (or maybe it's just warmed up). Excellent hoppy bitter flavour. Tangy citrus notes, with a good organic grassiness. The malt is in the back seat, but it does just cushion all the wonderful explosive element up front. Good mouthfeel, very well suited to the crisp, bitter palate.

This is a very drinkable beer. Strangely, it's rather similar to the Quayle, it's just that all the elements seem to fit right in this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2006 05:53:31 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Finite

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great smell good apperance. Perfect PA colour.

Spicy and fruity. it really sticks to the style and I enjoyed it alot. Lots of bitterness with a malt backbone to support the hops.

Very good aussie PA and one that an everyday beer drinker could enjoy. close to the quality of LCPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2006 10:25:37 | More by Finite
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Promising aroma, nice first up flavour (pear, apple, nuts), but dissapears extremely quickly, a bit watery. i really get tired of noting their brews are watery, but its true, i just find that its getting too close to watery to be any good, another uninspiring beer, some bitterness, perhaps their best brew?

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2003 03:31:03 | More by rastaman
Trafalgar Pale Ale from The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
81 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.