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Bridge Road / Nřgne Ř Aurora Australis

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Formerly brewed at Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Beechworth, Australia

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Nřgne Ř.

Editor’s note: Brewed at Bridge Road, bottled at Nřgne Ř. Shipped to Norway in barrels previously used for red wine.


LarsEngen's rating

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - MAY 7, 2013
25 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Bottle nr 00280. Pours dark brown with a medium offwhite head that leaves a nice lacing. Extreme complex aroma with strong notes of red wine, oak, malt, dark dried fruits, sherry and caramel. Flavour is complex too with light bitterness, medium sweetness, light dryness, soft carbonation, very full body and a long complex aftertaste with redwine, oak and some fruits. Strange but a very cool one.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElDesmadre (2129) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from humlebingen.com, thanks! Wow, where to start... The red wine imprint is unquestionable, I would even go so far as to say it is this beer’s dominant trait. Red wine, wood, some funk, redcurrant, chokeberry, some apples, leathery notes. Absolutely fruity, ’red’, complex beer. Soft, full bodied, heavy, with the sweetness being skilfully balanced by just the right amount of tartness. It gets more conventionally ’quadruply’ in the finish, with notes of dark malts, like caramel, chocolate, even faint coffee. This transition from red fruit to dark malts does not affect the barrel notes, however - they are still there. Unlike the alcohol that is so well hidden that you’re no longer sure it’s even there. Exquisite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (694) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
Deep dark red pour. Aroma is cherry, berry fruits, mild yeast. Taste is red wine, mild oak, big malt prunes and dates presence, very nice with vanilla at end. Palate is medium carbonation and full. Not my favourite style but really like what they’ve done here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (504) - HUNGARY - APR 18, 2015
A Nřgne Ř quadrupele Ausztráliában, a Bridge Road főzde falai között kelt életre, majd nemesedett a Norvégia felé tartó hajóút során vörösboros hordókban. Intenzív habkitöréssel ad bizonyosságot élettel teli karaktere felől, a laza szerkezetű, ám kellően tartós, puha és krémes habfolyam méltó díszét képezi a festői testnek, mely enyhe rubinvörös beütéssel bíró, mélybarna színben tündököl. Varázslatos aromái között az ódon vörösbor bársonyos ölelésében fürdőző mályvacukor, szivárványos élesztő és sziporkázó maláta körvonalai tűnnek fel, összességében egy flamand fanyar ale benyomását keltve. Belekortyolva örömmel nyugtázhatjuk, milyen mesteri módon sikerült kordában tartani az előzmények alapján megzabolázhatatlannak is könnyedén elképzelhető jegyek sokaságát. A sokszínűség itt valóban megtervezett formát ölt, így a leírva kissé kuszának ható elemek - melyek között a füstös feketecseresznye-fagylalt tompa, desszertszerű hatása, illetve a cseppnyi savanyú beütés élesítő jellegű, autentikus belga karaktere is felfedezhető - ízlelésük során remekül megférnek egymás mellett. Kivételes főzet, újszerű felfogásban készült quadrupel, melynek mélysége némelyekben talán tériszonyt ébreszt, s bár végtelen határainak feltérképezése kemény próbatétel elé állítja a meghökkent közönséget, megbirkózni a feladattal kifizetődő vállalkozásnak tűnik.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (2714) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2015
Excellent quad from the unlikeliest of partners, spanning the northern and southern hemispheres. Immediate aroma of pit fruit, pours out with nice fluffy head, murky brown body. Taste is plums and prunes, head lasts throughout session. If I didn’t know the pedigree, I would have guessed Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4239) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours cloudy hazel with a huge beige head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is vinous, roasty, tart, malty. Flavor is medium tart, very vinous and malty. Hmmm...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jmar33 (190) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Deep brown color, beige head. Dried fruit nose, vinous, wood, sour notes, dark chocolate. Sweet taste, oak, dried fruit, hints of coffee and chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3384) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
25cl bottle from Vinmonopolet somewhere in Oslo. A real gusher. Wasn’t quite prepared for that. Oaky and balsamic notes is noticeable already from the mess that came out the bottle before I managed to put a glass under. The rest pours slightly messy dark brown with an off-white to light beige head. Dark malty aroma with caramel, dark dried fruits, balsamic vinegar, oak and some vinous notes. Less sweet than expected and more sour and acidic notes than expected. Surprisingly easy to drink and somehow well balanced with the high alcohol content pretty well hidden. A bit to fizzy, but certainly pleasant stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Braun, schwarz. In der Nase Vanille, dunkle Früchte, Holz. Am Gaumen süßlich, dunkle Früchte, sehr cremig, holzig. Super.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9866) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Sampled @ Braukunst Live München 2015
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, schöne beige Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, holzig, Vanille, würzig. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, Kakao, Gewürzen, alkoholisch.


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