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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: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2840) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from SB. Points off for exploding all over my sofa. Dark brown pour with thick tan head. Aroma of syrup, muscovado, light bretta, dried fruit. Sweet initially followed by light sour, red to black fruit finish. Boozy. Light to medium, smooth body with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (533) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Flaska från systembolaget. Tjock brun färg med ett gyllene skum. Söt doft. Körsbär, gräddkola och fat. Smått syrlig smak med inslag av kaffe och frukt. Angenäm beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget Passagen. A bit hazy dark brown/red with a large tan head. Aroma of cherries, fruit, some wood and light spices. Simliar taste. Also notes of alcohol, toffee and something that reminded of red wine. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2013
@ Basunen: halvfruktig källardoft. Ganska len smak med trevliga toner av socker och kola. God, men inte jätteimponerad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Brewed 20.12.12, best before 20.12.17, bottle 05341
It pours a dark brown color, not clean, with medium sized head, reducing quickly to a thin layer. The aroma is mild; there is some roasted malt with a vinous vein. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; it has a good flavor of pumpernickel, by having a combination of dark malts and mild sourness; the sweetness is moderate, it has a light red wine feeling and a light touch of liquorice and spices; the bitterness level is correct and the alcohol is well controlled.

It’s a very good beer; the maltiness is very rich; it reminds me of some Struise beer.
But the price tag (89kr for 25cl) is ridiculous; just because two breweries are involved, do they both want to earn a premium?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 10, 2013
25cl thanks to Cunningham. Nice dark brown color with thin persistent brownish head. Body is medium and carbonation mediumly fizzy. Taste is medium bitter, medium to low sweet, and also some light sourness in here. Aroma is caramel, wood, red wine, light yeast, herby, liquor all around. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (302) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Clear very dark red pour with a large off-white head. Aroma is hugely red wineish, cherry, port. Some alcohol too when warming up more. Taste is more red wine, sweet but good. Alcohol warms up in the end. Very different from what I've ever had before. Weird, but good :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Reddish brown clear beer with huge beige head leaving lacing on the glass. Sour red wine like aroma. Flavor is also sour red wine berryish with some sweetness. Long finish with alcohol warming but not tasting much. Full and medium carbonated palate. Tastes more like red wine than beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph. Mild gusher. Pours deep red black with a large, creamy off-white head. Aroma is fantastic, grapes, strawberry, vinious, port, red apples, caramel. Medium carbonation, very creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of red wine, fresh grapes, red apples, quite vinious and warming. Fine dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2013
Bottled. Pours brown with a huge light brown head. Smells synthetic sugers, caramell malt, abit fruity. Tastes very sweet, caramell malty, abit roasted malt and abit fruity, slight alcohol in the taste.

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