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Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis

Formerly brewed at Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Beechworth, Australia


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupuLust (90) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
Shared with bartlebier. 1000 takk! Aromas of dried fruits and alcohol. Malty sweet but dry wood aged pleasant high-alcohol Ale. Not the typical Abt but a nice beer with interesting aging story.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2016 Bottle at home, bottled 20.12.12, #02343. Small gusher. Deep brown colour, creamy and stable beige head. Rich vinous notes immediately fill the nostrils, alongside ripe apples, dried fruits, brandy, apple pie, burnt caramel, earthy. Great complexity tastewise as well, nicely porto-vinous, fruity, sweet and bitter; quite alcoholic. Lingering ripe apple, vinous aftertaste. Good body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Triedalot (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2016 does not count
Nothing like the sibling the Borealis. Wine taste from the barrels put me right off, was expecting a lot after tasting Borealis.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (982) - Łódź, POLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Kolor: ciemnomiedziany, zmętniony.
Piana: bardzo obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: sporo aromatów beczki, wanilii, drewna, czerwonego wina, ciemnych owoców, melanoidyn, aromatów opiekanych, karmelu, lekki alkohol.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, gładkie, sporo nut beczkowych, drzewnych, lekko taniniczny, wyraźne nuty ciemnych owoców, trochę melanoidyn, nut opiekanych, niska goryczka, dość wyraźny alkohol, przyjemnie rozgrzewający.
Wysycenie: bardzo wysokie, przegazowane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Dark burgundy color. Sweet and sour notes in the aroma, the wine barrels leaves its mark. Taste is just wonderful with a complex, vinous taste. Some sweet tastes of honey that lingers on during the long, warm finish. Amazing Abt/Quad!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (2048) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 17, 2016
butelka, warka... bylo wiecej niz jedna? warka z 20.12.12 do 20.12.17, batch 866B - cokolwiek by to nie znaczylo. Sliczna i bardzo wysoka piana, opadajaca dosc powoli, dlugo trzymajaca sie gesta, kremowa warstwa pol cm. Samo piwo nieco metnawe, czerwonawo-miedziano-brazowe. Aromaty dosc intensywne. Owoce ciemne, zarowno swieze (wisnie, czeresnie) jak i suszone (rodzynki, figi, sliwki). karmel. melasa. ciut wanilii. lekko funky. winne. jakies nutki ciemnych slodow w strone kawy. ciut jakichs przypraw. fajna, bardzo zlozona i bardzo ladnie ulozona ta aromatyczna paleta. a w ustach jej powtorka :) do tego lekka kwaskowatosc, lekka slodycz, lekka goryczka, przyzwoita pelnia, srednia ale wyrazna lepkosc. ciut tanin. Jakbym mial to w stylach ujac, to quad z nalecialosciami winnego flandersa - taki rodzimy napoj australijski z aborygenskimi korzeniami, jak nic ;) super ukryty alkohol, lekko rozgrzewa i moze ciut daje takiego poszczypywania w ustach. jednym slowem: ekstraklasa. Zarazem ciekawe, na ile marketing czlowiekowi percepcje zryl? choc skoro skutecznie zryl, to w czym problem? ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2911) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2016
Cheers to bergstaden for this one.
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Cola brown to black in the glass. Big plume of foam rises and settles a tight, silky dollop of tannish cream. Aroma is dominated by notes of tawny Port, seaweed, muscatels and rye bread (?) with just a little vanilla, cocoa, earth and cellar must. The aroma fades quickly. Very much a glass of red wine in a dark ale. Plummy, astringent finish gives a bit of a pucker to the mouth. Smooth and silky in feel otherwise. Warming swallow but not hot. Aside the vinous notes it reminds me of a well-made Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte with cherries, chocolate and cream. Mmmm, liquid dessert - sweet, savoury, sour, tart. Carbonation is very soft to foamy. This is a tasty slow-sipper. Really packs a punch and has enough complexity and balance 4 years down the track. Impressive as I expected it to be!! (Brewed 20/12/12, 25cL)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - APR 13, 2016
250 l bottle at home. Dark brown to black with some red notes color and beige head. Malty aroma, dark dried fruits, licorice, caramel, tart fruity too - berries, vinous, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste, alcoholic. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours deep brown wirh an overflowing brown head. Aroma is tart berries, slight citrus. Taste is red berries, slight red eune, tart red berries, oak, molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1549) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2016
Small frothy beige head. Virtually none lacing. Mostly diminishing. Sparkling thick flat dark brown body. Aroma: red wine, blackberry and light malt. Initial flavor: moderate sweet and light astringent. Final flavor: light sweet and moderate astringent; long duration. Also tastes like blackberry. Palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation and moderate astringent finish. Reminded me of Gouden Carolus Classic. Stands out from the average. Gueuze-like sourness. Being stored in wine barrels gave it quite a vinous character. Sediments at the bottom of the glass. 200s USD19

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