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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: 220   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnRMurdoch (4410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
250ml bottle courtesy of Rune. Almost black, reasonable head. Earthy yeasty flavour. Bg strong syrupy alcohol flavour. Sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
250mL bottle, explodes upon opening, lost maybe 1/4 of the already tiny and stupidly expensive bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a monstrous tan head. Nose brings out the dry tart red wine barrel tannins upfront, followed by Belgian yeast and subtle dark fruit. Flavour is rather exquisite, showing no sign of infection, revealing notes of dry red wine oak tannins, followed by dry dark fruits and Belgian yeast. Finishes dry, vinous and oaky. Excellent stuff, just not worth the exorbitant price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1861) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
250 ml bottle. Dark brown with tanned head. Smell is sweet fruity and berries. Taste is fruity, heavy malty body vinous and some alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty dark brown with a tan head which lasts for the entire duration of the beer. Nose is full if vibrant ripe berries and oak with mild earthiness. Absolutely massive raspberry and blackberry on the aroma. Taste is very red wine forward with ripe berries, mild vanilla, huge toffee and citric tang in front of a vinous feel and melted toffee base. Very unique. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timdom (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
Tasted side by side with its brother the Aurora Borealis 2 and some nice blue cheese. Deep reddish brown with tan head that lasted well. Dried plums, spice and cinnamon. Warming and luxurious mouth feel. Very enjoyable and contrasting to the Borealis which is aged in cognac casks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (4140) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle: Aroma is quite sour but also sweet, dark berries, molasse, port wine. Dark brown color. Oily texture, sweet/sour, barrels, plums, candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
A slow gusher. Slight hazy deep reddish-brown body, over a tanned head with short duration. Rich sweet malt nose. Notes of dark dried fruits, port and dried wood. Fat body, succulent texture. Big bitter-sweet malt base. Some fruity acidity underneath. A good deal of bittering hops is noticable. Strong barrel tones. Warming alcohol throughout. A very pleasant sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4840) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner (o order). FdRk brown color, ok foam. Immediately malty , dried fruits, cherries, nice barrel &yeast influence: high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, very well balanced. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1163) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Mörkt, mörkt röd-brun, nästan så den är svart med ett stort brunt skum. Doft: Källare, malt, röd vin, ek, alkohol, söta torkade äpplen, kanderat socker, kryddor torkad aprikos. Smak: Kola, söta körsbär, humle, malt, kanderat socker, söta torkade äpplen/äppel likör, trä, kryddor, jul must, belgisk karamell malt, frukt soda och lite alkohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (5603) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle bbe 17, a gusher Dark brown. Very lovely flemish red- like vinous acidicy on nose, but with a much fuller malt backing. Full soft bodied, oaky, vinous, but still malty, body. Feels a bit salty even. Really nice drink, intersting.

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