Having turned to Belgium for inspiration for their last seasonal, the delicious Anniversary Ale brewed to mark 25 years of bringing real beer to the people of The Rocks, the Lord Nelson brew team are back on more familiar territory for Christmas. The One Eyed Rye is a traditional ale made with 50% rye malt. For those unfamiliar with rye malt, it can impart a rather unique character, frequently richer in body and often lending a slightly spicy, smoky malt character. It's appearing in a few Aussie craft beers these days, but rarely in such a high proportion as here. According to the good folks at the Lord Nelson, this one is: "Luxurious and malty on the palate with a drying finish and lifted florals on the nose coming from dry hopping with Amarillo." On tap the pub now.
Published December 19, 2011 2011-12-19 00:00:00