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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: 219   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
250ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Very winey aroma, some flemish brune woody aspects, including a hint of sourness and sweatiness. Was over-keen to come out of the bottle, so probably something wild’s going on in there. Later aroma is sweet, some toffee. Nice roast in the mouth, toasty. Relatively light palate, but that’s because the carbonation is quite high. Burntness carries through to the finish too. Some winey warmth after swallowing, and a pleasant bitter bite too. A real mixed bag, it has some nice positives, but I think the wild aspects are taking it in the wrong direction. That, and I’m no fan of wine bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Dark brown beer, small beige head. Nose is red wine and dark fruits, tartness and some acidity, red berries. Flavor is dryer and less sweet than the nose, plums, funky notes, toasty malt. Finishes with more toasty malt, caramel notes, red wine and tart notes, pretty dry. Woody and dry palate. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle picked up at The Beer Tree, Amsterdam. We consumed this in our Captains Suite, Central Stena Britannica, Friday 9th October 2015. It seemed apt to have this beer aged at sea on a boat. Almost black in colour with a creamy beige head. A slight sour and funky nose, but this is fruity and boozy. Thick and rich in the mouth and softer than expected, really, really fruity. This is a beast of a beer. The red wine cask has really left it’s mark, this is woody, fruity but also really full bodied big, big beer. It’s lovely. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
msbernac (1916) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle Aroma-dark fruits, raisin, caramel, coffee, Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Oberall-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from Geers. Dark brown colour, creamy beige foam. Gusher! Nose of caramel, red wine, raisins and sugar. Vinous, some notes of balsamico. Bitter hoppy finish. Nice but too pricy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2367) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Darkish brown with a decent light chocolate head. Aroma is plums, dates, prunes, figs, red wine, oak. Full bodied, slightly velvety mouthfeel, fruity with a vinous finish and a warming hint of booze. Taste is plums, red wine, oak, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown colour, with an off-white head that is quite large for this style. The aroma is amazing, lots of vanilla, wood, red wine barrels right off the nose. Getting lots of dark fruits, chocolate, this beer is a true sipper and a great beer to nose all night. The taste is similar to the aroma, a bit sweet with hints of toffee and caramel with the high alcohol very well hidden. The red wine touch makes this a great Belgian Strong Quadruple and a big favourite of mine, highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6412) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
250ml bottle. Cloudy, opaque, dark brown colour with red glimmer and huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, beige head; humongous lacings. Vinous aroma, hints of oak, blue grapes, dark berries, a touch of cinnamon, cautious hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet with dry overtones, vinous, slightly fruity, minimally chocolately, notes of blue grapes, dark berries, hints of warming alcohol; full body, some alleviating carbonation. Rich and complex, thereby flattering sweet-ish and relatively "easy" drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Had this quite a while ago in Delirium Hoppy Loft. Didn’t rate it then, will do now. Really enjoyed this beer, was very full of taste and lots of wine taste in it. Is it really because of the story, no idea, but did enjoy it a lot in general.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle, nice label! Pours dark brown with reddish shine and slight frothy big ever lasting cream head. Aroma is very nice and sweet with slight acidity and some sherry grapes. Sweet fruits, some berries among over-ripe raspberries, caramel malts, toasty backbone. Red wine, oak and some vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet, then turns acidic. More quad in taste. Caramel, toasty malts, vanilla, some oak and vanilla. Some marmelade and berries. Quite high carbonation makes the body light for ABV. Really balanced. Slight bitter tannins. Alcohol makes finish dry along the toasty malts.

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