Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 228   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 250ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, vanilla, sugar, cherries. Taste is of fruits, sugar, slight red wine, slight roasted malt, faint ashes. Palate: Sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Overall: A fine, distinguished sipper. Possibly just a tad too heavy. 100ml is plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5976) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle (250 ml). From kbudd19, thanks! Slow gusher. Cloudy brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is quite winey with a sweetness, black cherries, oak and light spiciness. Taste is medium sweet with an important wine presence again along black cherries, oak and light spiciness. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Winey/oaky mouthfeel. Warming finish. Quite complex. Quite sweet, not it’s almost cloying, but that’s not really a problem because it comes in 250 ml bottle. The wine barrel treatment is really presence. Good sipper!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8218) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
wihlan (403) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5056) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1621) - Ayr, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5392) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnRMurdoch (4796) - 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 (16965) - 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.

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