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

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
0,25cl pour @Braukunst Live München 02/2014. Pours a deep aubergine brown. Aromas of raisin, sweet malts. The red wine cask has a powerful imprint on tannin-dry palate, spicy Australian red and dark berry notes overpowering the roasted malt toffee or hop spice. Mild and suave blend, very easy to drink, but will hopefully gain in proper "beer character" a bit with age.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Leicht süßer Antrunk, leichte Holznoten. Dunkel herb, wenig aromatisch. Minimale Säure. Rundes, vielleicht etwas zu mildes Imperial Stout. 11/9/9/9//10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1152) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Mørk brun uklar med flott lys brunt skum som ligger helt ut. Lukter sure kirsebær... Surøl? Søt fruktig smak, noe sure toner men ikke surøl...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4201) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Batch 860B. #00607. Skibotn 4 Mai 13. Dyp mørkebrun. Kjempehøyt luftig skum med litt farge. Litt lacing. Svakt syrlig aroma. Smaken friskt syrlig. Overraskende. Stikkelsbær? Myk munnfølelse. Smaken behagelig syrlig. Blir litt uvariert. Litt sedimener igjen i flaska. Alkoholen godt kamuflert. KI=3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjerkeaa (176) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown pour with insane carbonation. Please watch out, when you open this one up. Bottle doesn’t say any specific serving temp, but I opened it a slight bit above 12 C. The spray almost reached the roof. Anyway, dominant aroma of berries, almost sour-like qualities. Quite pleasant. Taste is more like a sour/coffee stout, with emphasis on the latter. A very weird mix of some coffee roast bitterness, mixed with the aforementioned berries. Works out excellent, in some weird way. Must try, pretty unique.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
250 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with an off-white creamy head. Aroma is rather rich and complex with red wine, wooden notes and tartness. Flavour of caramel, bread, musty yeastiness, tangy red wine notes, wood and berries. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Aroma is rather nice, flavour isn’t that good unfortunately.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6172) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
25 cl bottle.
Pours dark red-brown color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, distinct red wine also with wood and yeast. Flavor is also sweet with caramel, toffee, some distant red wine notes, wood and subtle yeast, lots of sugar also. Stuffy and sweet palate, nice aroma though.
4334

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
250ml bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen

Pours dark brown, almost black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, vinous notes, syrup, tartish berries, complex malty notes. Taste is quite complex, sweet, vinous, malty and musty with notes of berries, syrup and dark ripe fruits. Finish is sweetish, sticky and vinous with some wood, berries and syrupy notes. Quite complex, but feels a bit unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home. Batch #866B: brewed 20.12.2012, BBE 20.12.2017. Bottle #11237.
Aroma is slightly sour with red wine and some cranberry juice. Flavour has woody tones, red wine, juicy tones and some vinegar. Also some sugary tones. Too much red wine here and no signs of quadrupel.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decay_of_mind (16) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
The opening of my bottle was explosive. Maybe, caused gashing effect. But in spite of that, the taste was perfect. Citrus notes, vanilla, vine. Hoppy palate.


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