Lord Nelson Victory Bitter

Style
5.0%

The brewing team at Sydney's oldest pub has dipped into its catalogue of beers again for another one-off release. This time around, they've opted for the Victory Bitter, perhaps the beer in their lineup that most encapsulates the ethos behind the brewpub when Blair Hayden returned from England in the mid-1980s and opened one of the few brewpubs of the first wave of contemporary craft beer in Australia to survive.

It's an English style bitter and a pretty one at that, pouring an appealing copper colour with a lasting off white head. It offers up what you'd expect too: floral hop aromas with a hint of woodiness about them, a touch of sweet malt and a twiggy hop flavour that presages a soft bitterness. The carbonation is high for the style but, then again, as the originals were designed to be delivered cask conditioned via hand pump, what else can you expect?

Published June 5, 2015

Name
Lord Nelson
Address

19 Kent St
The Rocks
NSW 2000

Phone
(02) 9251 4044
Open Hours

Mon to Sat: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 10pm

Regular events

Seasonal beer dinners

WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 1
Fermentis SafLager E-30

More from Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson Mac Nelson Scotch Ale
Scotch Ale
5.3%
Lord Nelson Peking Poppi
Spiced Session Ale
4.2%
Lord Nelson 111
English IPA
5.4%
Lord Nelson Backburner IPA
Belgian IPA
5.7%
Lord Nelson Brewery Dead Ahead
English Golden Ale
5.2%
Lord Nelson 2IC (500ml bottle)
American Brown Ale
4.7%
Lord Nelson Double Nelson IPA
US IPA
5.8%
Lord Nelson Anileation 2013
Dry Stout
5.2%
Lord Nelson Royal Red
English Mild
Lord Nelson One Eyed Rye Ale 2012
Rye Ale
4.6%
Lord Nelson Double Nelson
American Pale Ale
5.2%
Lord Nelson 111
IPA
5.4%
Lord Nelson One Eyed Rye
Rye Beer
5.1%
Lord Nelson Anniversary Ale
Belgian Golden Ale
6.8%
Lord Nelson Anileation 2010 and 2011 & Broadside

Lord Nelson 2IC
English Brown Ale
5.2%
Lord Nelson Quayle Ale
Summer Ale
4.2%
Lord Nelson Trafalgar Pale Ale
Pale Ale
4.2%
Lord Nelson Three Sheets
Australian Pale Ale
4.9%
Lord Nelson Victory Bitter
English Bitter
5.0%