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

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RATINGS: 156   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, - DEC 31, 2013
If the first beer of the new year is an omen, 2014 is going to be a ripper. This well-travelled Australian-Norwegian collaboration has effectively done a round-the-world trip - from Australia to Norway in a wine barrel and back again by bottle. It’s an atypical quad with a hint of De Dolle (as someone smarter than me points out below. I love the De Dolle range, so we’re off to a flyer.) Lovely appearance: walnut brown with a persistent head. Rich aroma with obvious barrel and red wine notes from the barrel maturation on the trip to Norway. Shiraz barrels would be my guess - definite white pepper on the nose. Also present: blackcurrant, ginger ale and sherbet. The sherbet hints at a sour-sweet character which becomes fully apparent on the tongue. There, the beer reveals itself as an extravagant blend of brown sugars and fruity acids. There are sour cherries, turpentine, shiraz, perhaps even white rum. The body is lush and marshmallow soft. I love beers that take my palate into unexplored territory and this is one of those. Exceptional. (250ml bottle courtesy of Allovate of Perth via Bergstaden of Norway - immense thanks to both for the experience. Batch 866B. BB: 20/12/17)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4600) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
wihlan (227) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1655) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5962) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nip bottle, thanks Eric: Murky brown with a huge head showing some wild yeast presence. Dark fruits meets acidic red wine. Tannic and oak with some toast and earthy tones. Light funky notes popped up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (599) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H deep reddy brown beer strong aroma of malt and wine flavour of rich dark fruits sweetness from the wine treacle and brown sugar big alcohol on the finish very sweet and rich beer nice but couldn’t drink a lot of it

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
250ml bottle courtesy of Rune - opaque dark brown, thin tan head, fruity vinous aroma, no lacing, very sweet, viscous, sugary, malty, full of flavour

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnRMurdoch (3198) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6017) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (320) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3006) - 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!


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