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Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis

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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Beechworth, Australia

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In Norwegian tradition alcoholic beverages are sent across the globe to benefit from the temperature variations one experiences when crossing the equator. This beer was brewed at Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth, Australia. Maturation took place in red wine barrels on its journey to Norway. Blending and packaging was carried out by Nøgne Ø.

Editor’s note: Brewed at Bridge Road, bottled at Nøgne Ø. Shipped to Norway in barrels previously used for red wine.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (503) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Mörkt, mörkt röd-brun, nästan så den är svart med ett stort brunt skum. Doft: Källare, malt, röd vin, ek, alkohol, söta torkade äpplen, kanderat socker, kryddor torkad aprikos. Smak: Kola, söta körsbär, humle, malt, kanderat socker, söta torkade äpplen/äppel likör, trä, kryddor, jul must, belgisk karamell malt, frukt soda och lite alkohol.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle bbe 17, a gusher Dark brown. Very lovely flemish red- like vinous acidicy on nose, but with a much fuller malt backing. Full soft bodied, oaky, vinous, but still malty, body. Feels a bit salty even. Really nice drink, intersting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abstractbeer (236) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
2014-03-25. Dark, pretty black color. Large rocky head. Red wine and wood dominates the aroma. Almost like a sour ale, but without that bretty component. Cherry notes. Somewhat muddy flavor, but definite flavors of coffee, burnt wood. Some fruityness flying around in the beginning and in the aftertaste. Full body and very soft carbonation. Great balance, a hint of sourness and a backbone of bitterness with a sweetness coming through here and there. Interesting and different!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
From this tiny bottle comes a hazy deep sienna-coloured brew capped by a dense 3-finger-thick beige head that retains beautifully. Aroma is equally vinous and sour, with sweet oaky notes. The palate is sweetly malty, but is driven by the red wine notes and a pleasant sourness that is softened by the oak traits. Velvety in the mouth and very full-bodied, with no indication of the 11% ABV. The finish is lightly sour and dry. I was highly skeptical that this little beer would be worth the $18 I paid, but I needn’t have been-- it is a truly outstanding offering. It is amazingly complex and balanced and extremely drinkable, with a flavour set that highly appeals to my palate. The designation of Abt/Quadrupel seems a little strange to me as it most resembled a classic Flemmish sour brown, but then again, I am no judge of style-- I loved this beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1337) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a frothy beige head. Nice aroma of dried fruits, caramel, raisin and yeast. Sour, sweet and bitter taste, bitter and sour finish. Medium body.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frode (96) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle 25 cl.
Black, with tan head. Rather fizzy. Aroma is sour, grapes, but with some sweetness. Slightly malty, and some citrus. Medium sweet, and less than expected, but still medium sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
250ml bottle pours black in color with a huge light brown head that retains well and leaves only a few spots of lacing as it settles. Aroma is red wine grapes and light grains with some roasted notes. Taste is a bold malty sweetness with a light roasted grain and herbal hop bitterness finishing with a red wine dryness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Much more complex than I can describe here, this is an outstanding strong Belgian style ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle explosion...god damn I am having bad luck tonight. Black almost stout like pour, a shit ton of foam that leaves breadcrumbs all over the sides of my glass. Aroma, very interesting Mr. Holmes, bright acidic red wine notes, oak, leather, brown sugar, raisins, reminds me more of an American sour than a Belgian quad. Taste, wowza, this is a really interesting beer, while the aroma is fairly acidic smelling, the taste at first blow delivers a burst of malty sweetness, the wine like acidic notes then follow, a little bit of after heat shows up in your throat once the dust settles. A very interesting take on a quad and one that in my humble opinion works really damn well!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timyone (5) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
I have a bit of a blocked nose and for some reason was smelling tomato. I enjoyed the thick mouth feel, and really got an aged complex beer taste. Worth a try

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of strong residual sugar with some vinous notes and some dry fruits notes. Taste is also a very interesting mix between some residual sugars; some brown sugar notes with some vinous notes which kind of re-balance the sweetness. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting but I would be really curious to taste this beer without the red wine notes.


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