Lord Nelson Backburner IPA

Style
Belgian IPA
ABV
5.7%
Bitterness
42 IBU

The Lord turned 30 in 2016 and is showing no signs of resting on it laurels. Having embarked on a series of occasional limited releases in 500ml bottles in the previous couple of years, it's entered the world of cans with a couple of beers brewed off site to be sent far and wide for fans of the brewery that can't make it to the spiritual home in The Rocks. One is an old favourite, the Quayle Ale, while the other is a brand new beer.

Backburner is an IPA, following in the footsteps of the popular Double Nelson but coming with a twist. The beer is darker and maltier than most IPAs doing the rounds these days and also features a Belgian witbier yeast and the curacao orange peel and coriander often found in such beers. The intention is to give the beer the spicy characters found in witbiers, albeit in tandem with richer dark malt characters and more fruity hop characters.

There's some disagreement at Crafty Towers as to where this combo has ended; on one side, there's a feeling that the beer is all about sweet, toffee like malts and a date like dark fruitiness, on the other, confidence that the grapefruit, orange and spiciness are there too. We all have different palates, which is part of the reason why we don't rate beers, so if any of the above flavours and aromas sound like your thing, grab a tinnie and judge for yourself.

Published November 13, 2016

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

Frigid Cloud 2 B
HCH 2024 B

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 Brewery Dead Ahead
English Golden Ale
5.2%
Lord Nelson Victory Bitter
5.0%
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%