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

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Had one fresh bottle, and it was really good. Had 2 bottles after 8ish months, and this is the story of these: Both gushers. Smell of sour berries, wet wood and red wine. Taste of vinegar, oak and sour red wine. Crazy carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1253) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
My 40th birthday beer, happy birthday to me! It pours a very dark brown body with a huge, somewhat creamy, very long-lived, light-brown head that reduces to a fully lasting layer, good lacing. Strong, sour and funky aroma with notes of red wine. The taste is moderate sweet with hints of bitterness in the powerful and alcoholic finish, also an omnipresent light sourness. The flavours are strong but not extremely complex or interesting, mostly funky brett notes with sour red wine and some tart berries in the back. I hardly get any notes that remind me of a traditional quad at all, the funk and sour red wine is totally dominating. The body is full and the texture is oily, the carbonation is moderate. I was really looking forward to this one, but I must admit I’m a bit disappointed. A good beer, but nothing more.
[25 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5315) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Palme, provided by MisoW, many thanks guys. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Tart aroma of berries, red vine together with brett. Taste, roasted malt, red vine, brett, cherries in chocolate, refreshing. Very tasty, complex beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (670) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled. Many thanks to MisoW. Overall a damn sour beer. Sour in aroma, sour in taste. Reminds me a lot of a Belgian kriek with a lot of roasted malt or chocolate. Sour dark chocolate finish. Very drinkable and I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Aroma peachy soury brett. Spontaneous fruits. Tempting. Very dark brown colour. Taste has nicely balanced sour brett with peach/apricot and general fruitiness, both sour and sweet. Light chocolate and roasted flavours mid-way through. Light alcohol in the finish. Really good and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1996) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Palme, many thanks. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma of berries, red wine, bit sourish, caramel. Taste medium sweet, fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, grapes, cherries. Nice one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2737) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle at Craigs. dark brown with tan head. Aroma of licorice, toffee and chocolate. Similar taste, lots of licorice, some smokeiness/peat and toffee. Nice sweet and clean

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep brown black... Thin tan lacing... Soft berryfruits... Rich fruit.... Lightest acetone nose.... Soft chocolate roast... Sweet berryfruits... Soft toffee... Big but soft whisky... Some green raisins

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2987) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
0,25 l shared bottle. Large cappucino colored head on a clear deep ruby colored body. Excellent lacing. Raisin, prues, wood, vanilla, sour cherries, bourbon barrel on the nose. Sweet & sour, dried fruity and light acidic. Medium to full bodied. Smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy murky black color a big creamy tan head. Big curtains.
Aroma: Berry fruity. A bit acidic.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate bitterness and a fine sweetness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Round sweet berry fruity. Cherry and plum. Vinous and a fresh sourness.
Overall impression: Really complex stuff. Lovely balanced.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika Oslo, Norway.


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