Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (7039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Batch 860B. #00607. Skibotn 4 Mai 13. Dyp mørkebrun. Kjempehøyt luftig skum med litt farge. Litt lacing. Svakt syrlig aroma. Smaken friskt syrlig. Overraskende. Stikkelsbær? Myk munnfølelse. Smaken behagelig syrlig. Blir litt uvariert. Litt sedimener igjen i flaska. Alkoholen godt kamuflert. KI=3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown pour with insane carbonation. Please watch out, when you open this one up. Bottle doesn’t say any specific serving temp, but I opened it a slight bit above 12 C. The spray almost reached the roof. Anyway, dominant aroma of berries, almost sour-like qualities. Quite pleasant. Taste is more like a sour/coffee stout, with emphasis on the latter. A very weird mix of some coffee roast bitterness, mixed with the aforementioned berries. Works out excellent, in some weird way. Must try, pretty unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
250 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with an off-white creamy head. Aroma is rather rich and complex with red wine, wooden notes and tartness. Flavour of caramel, bread, musty yeastiness, tangy red wine notes, wood and berries. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Aroma is rather nice, flavour isn’t that good unfortunately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9946) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
25 cl bottle.
Pours dark red-brown color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, distinct red wine also with wood and yeast. Flavor is also sweet with caramel, toffee, some distant red wine notes, wood and subtle yeast, lots of sugar also. Stuffy and sweet palate, nice aroma though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6905) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
250ml bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen

Pours dark brown, almost black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, vinous notes, syrup, tartish berries, complex malty notes. Taste is quite complex, sweet, vinous, malty and musty with notes of berries, syrup and dark ripe fruits. Finish is sweetish, sticky and vinous with some wood, berries and syrupy notes. Quite complex, but feels a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home. Batch #866B: brewed 20.12.2012, BBE 20.12.2017. Bottle #11237.
Aroma is slightly sour with red wine and some cranberry juice. Flavour has woody tones, red wine, juicy tones and some vinegar. Also some sugary tones. Too much red wine here and no signs of quadrupel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decay_of_mind (17) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
The opening of my bottle was explosive. Maybe, caused gashing effect. But in spite of that, the taste was perfect. Citrus notes, vanilla, vine. Hoppy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davros (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
Explosive opening. Pours murky dark brown with a small head. Nose shows red wine, heavy oak with vanilla notes, rich malt, sultanas, caramel, fruit cake, golden syrup, even some soft phenols. Lovely. A mixture of sugary sweet and boozy tannin-laced drier flavours. some fruit cake again with more golden syrup. Very long-lasting finish. The red wine is a little aggressive, overpowering the malt complexities. Lovely syrupy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2014
Raisin, dark fruits and alcohol dominate this beer in flavour, aroma and taste. Enjoyable beer. Fairly big and one to be careful of. Would make for an enjoyable night cap on a cold winter day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (4409) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
Pours itself outta bottle a tan head, which soon is just a layer on the dark brown body. Scents of red wine, teak oil, fermented plums, dark grapejuice. Tastes coffee-malts, dark chocolate sauce, red wine, asian soy sauce. Vinous to palate. Fruity finish to the dark side. Should be enjoyed slowly. 25cl brown bottle abv11% as gift from The Arctic Beer Professor Rune, thanks man!

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