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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: 203   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
vancurly (1) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
Tasted first at the brewery, then at home with some takeways. For mine Australia’s finest offering at present, and enough for me to sign up to this site and start proselytising. The profile is profound. The aromas jump from preserved red berries to wooden barrels to empty red wine bottles. Ideally consumed in a Chesterfield lounge, in slippers with a faithful retriever at your feet. But a warm Sydney spring day is still good. Flavours expand on the nose. Dry porcini and Christmas cake. Kinda the way your mouth would feel after a day in Rutherglen. Great collaboration. More please...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
25 cL bottle from the Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, served In a chalice. The nose has big molasses and oak, along with toasted malts, raisins, figs, and a hint of tart fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with molasses, oak, figs and roasted malts, along with a hint of sour cherry in the finish and just a touch of salt. The finish is long and roasty with tart fruit and oak. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a great oak-aged quad with just a hint of sour fruit. 2014-09-28

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7107) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2014
250 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good for the style; a murky dark amberish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells good too; dark pitted fruit, Belgian yeast, and oak with a spicy vinous presence. Tastes like it smells with a dry, vinous mouthfeel. A great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2782) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Well prepared after hearing stories about this beer developing a wild carbonation I chilled it to about 1c and opened it outside. A bit lively, though luckily didn’t spray all over the place. Dark red to brown body, pretty big offwhite head, could clearly have cauesd a mess had it been warmer. Aroma of cherries, roasted malt, wood. Taste is slightly sour, though a sweet toffee presence keeps it in balance. Tart berry and yeast notes, red wine, coffee. Nice thick body, warm sweet slightly sour aftertaste. A really nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014This beer’s tears cure cancer - too bad it has never cried!… Pours hazy and nearly black with dirty-orange fringes when held up to bright light. The head is large, frothy and khaki-colored with fantastic staying power. The interesting bouquet is an excellent merging of chocolate, cinnamon and a port-like note. Medium to full-bodied and a touch creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is roasty, a smidge chocolaty and vinous with a slight, red wine-like, acidic component. The flavor is a tug-of-war between burnt bitterness, chocolaty sweetness and vinous acidity, with the outcome being near-perfect balance. Finishes charred, lightly bitter and tangy. This world class collaboration was shipped my way by Plovmand!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 250ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, vanilla, sugar, cherries. Taste is of fruits, sugar, slight red wine, slight roasted malt, faint ashes. Palate: Sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Overall: A fine, distinguished sipper. Possibly just a tad too heavy. 100ml is plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4229) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle (250 ml). From kbudd19, thanks! Slow gusher. Cloudy brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is quite winey with a sweetness, black cherries, oak and light spiciness. Taste is medium sweet with an important wine presence again along black cherries, oak and light spiciness. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Winey/oaky mouthfeel. Warming finish. Quite complex. Quite sweet, not it’s almost cloying, but that’s not really a problem because it comes in 250 ml bottle. The wine barrel treatment is really presence. Good sipper!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
33cl bottle at La Cerveteca. Pours an inky, oily black with some sudsy, creamy, lacing white head. Nose has a lot of port, black currant, wood pulp, a hint of nail polish, brandy, raisin, caramel, cherry cordial, malt, some cask strength red wine. Flavor has plenty of wood pulp, cherry, raisin, caramel, some cheap red grape, fruit cake, dried apricot. Surpringly thin, oily finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Flaska systemet - mörk som natten och doftar mycket angenämt. Fruktiga aromer som påminner om en lambic. Smaken var däremot ganska otrevlig. Brända toner med syrlighet som, ja, en lambic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet in Norway. A barrel-aged Quad that aged on the voyage from Norway to Australia where it was bottled. Drunk from a half-pint glass. Deep dark ruby brown pour with a thick beige head. Musty, red wine, earthy barrel character nose. A good sour, earthy tart, sherry flavor with oak & barrel. Delicious stuff.

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