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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Having tried the Nogne O version when it first came out and having it instantly become my favourite ever beer, I had high hopes for this. It didn’t disappoint! Massive red wine flavours mixed with the Borealis flavours I remembered. Brilliant quad, on par if not better than the Borealis. Thoroughly deserves its rating on this site!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2013
THX! to Antoine for sharing this bottle. 25 cl. bottle – clearly not fully filled – sampled. Quad aged in red wine barrels whilst travelling on a ship from Australia to Norway. Pours dark ruby wine brownish with mocha bubbles for a head. Nose has lots of soft red forest fruits, brambleberries, blueberries, even strawberries etc. blended with sweet red wine, clear wine profile but very lovely, some sugary sweetness below & wine barrels,… Taste is lots of the previously mentioned berries, red forest fruits, sweet syrupy, cane sugar & quite a lot of wine, sweet red wine blending in, even sweet tannins & sweet barrel, tannins carry lovely in the back, sweet caramel. Rich of fruits, berries & very clear wine, velvety body. One of my favourite quad’s so far, easy & fav. from this outstanding brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Pure magic! Thick, brown head that tastes both acidic and bitter - lovely! Aroma of both tropical fruits and darker berries and fruits. (Raisins?) Oily and winy (from barrels...?) texture. The balance between bitterness and sourness is perfect, and the warmer this beer gets, the more the dark and bitter take over. Tastes of licorice too, but in general the taste is pleasantly refreshing with hints of sweetness. The perfectly bitter aftertaste lasts "forever".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltmisjonen (29) - - MAR 8, 2013
There is nothing like being pleasantly surprised by a new beer. Norwegian quads have been few and far between (this is the second one actually). Beers matured in red wine barrels haven’t exactly been overflowing the market either and it’s fantastic to experience such a result. the aroma is porridge made from sour cream, brown cheese, red wine, red berries, dark fruits from the oak, body like a porn porn star, full bodied. The barrel aging is transparent, yet well integrated. Nicely done Nøgne!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
esenwu (13) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Dry red wine with delicate sweet accents. Smell is incredible. Should be just a little more fill with malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duntoyou (107) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
Eikefat, røde bør. Masse masse masse. Sitat erik dahl.... Søt fruktig smak. Fundere og mer raffinnert enn de store...mangler litt fylde i forhold til de store, men veldig bra.. slår westvltteren

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdb88 (8) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
A good quadruple with nice sweetness, and not to much alcoholtaste. Pours a nice head that sticks for a long time! The bitterness is good, and it it also have some sourness to it. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fspirit (54) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet . Oh my! Dark brownish color, little creamy head. Smells like raspberries, red wine and dark fruits. Taste is raspberries, grapes, red wine and maybe some honey. Perfect carbonation. I can’t sense the 11% ABV at all. This beer is totaly amazing! The best quad I’ve tasted so far. People who like good wine would love this beer also.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6181) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle thnx to inbreak / clubgonzo Pours deepred/brown , good white foam . Smell of red wine is very prominent already ! Scent has red wine , and a shitload ( realy , realy much ) fruits . Red fruits , leaves you smell in fall , sour touch ( barrels i guess ) sweet and complex . Waaw , what a beast ! Omg Soooo happy i didnt share this ! Where to begin ? Its more like a vlaams oud bruin , combined with a quad , than barrel aged in such a good way ! Its earthy, red fruits , very complex , sweet , has that sour touch , oak , red wine , spices perfect carbo , not heavy , but not thin neither ,... Im a shity rater , usualy i xan only describe thrre things or so in a beer . The fact i can get this much out of it means 1 thing : GET THIS ( and send it to me lol )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StoreMy (29) - Nesttun, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
Sort med et lite brunskjær. Mye skum som danner seg allerede i flasken, på torss av at denne egentlig er alt for kald når jeg henter den frem. Skummet blir liggende lenge og minner egetlig litt om eggedosis med litt sjokolade for å gi brunfarge. En syrlig duft er påtrengende helt fra flasken blir åpnet. Den minner sterkt om duften fra surøl, med halvmodne stikkelsbær, vått tre og vårfriske blader. Under dette ligger et hint om at mer fruktighet og fylde. Straks ølet treffer ganen er det en annen dans. Her er det mye smak og mange smaker, som leker på tungen. Her er eik, kirsebær, modne stikkelsbær, solbær, fiken, dadler det hele med et lett vinaktig preg og etter hvert går det mer mot syrligheten i nykappede kister. Ettersmaken følger i det samme sporet. En lett tørr fruktig, men lang og behagelig etterdønning av hovedsmaken.

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