Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison - Bridge Road Brewers

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90
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 10-26-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance -
Pours a pale, clear straw colour. Moderate effervescence retains a full, foamy 1cm head. Leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell -
Hops, eucalyptus, aloe vera, peppercorns, grapefruit. A bit earthy. Not as strong as some brews though.

Taste -
The hops bring out quite a leafy, peppery, and earthy taste. Hints of kiwifruit, rockmelon and pineapple. Definitely more hops than malt, but the bitterness isn't overpowering. Finishes with a cut grass and citrus aftertaste and mineral water qualities. Quite a dry flavour, and the hops are on the earthy end of the scale rather than fruity. A bit Belgian, a bit IPA and a bit sour, with everything perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel -
Mild fizz on the tongue; lively but not over-carbonated. Moderate body, clean and refreshing. Nothing to fault.

Overall -
A very refreshing brew, big on earthy flavours. Fantastic on a hot day like today. The Belgian and IPA flavours blend seamlessly to produce a wonderfully drinkable beer. Let's hope they revive this one down the track.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of admiral
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding beer with excellent aroma and taste - I want more!

Tastes like a blend of a classic Belgian with an Indian Pale ale

orange, Belgian yeast, citrus, grapefruit, slight smoke, very slight raspberry, spice and slight pine all mix together to make a great quality beer - excellent balance (other people will probably get other flavours as well - not an easy beer to describe)

Photo of danieelol
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark orange (orange when held up to light) with massive white head.

Smell is hoppy modern ANZUS hops of some description- pine, citrus. Rockmelon. Nice, full on and wholesome. Behind that; Belgian qualities.

Taste is lots of fruits- rockmelon is particularly prominent. Perhaps kiwifruit also. Nice Belgian esters and spiciness, but not syrupy.

Mouthfeel is about the Belgian spice and hop bitterness. Some fennel (not aniseed- it's not that strong and is thankfully more subtle).

Greatly prefer this to the Nøgne Ø iteration. (Modern) hoppier and drier. Of course I think this is fresher (~3 months old) than when I had the Nøgne Ø version.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of soju6
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Served a nice pale golden color with a good head that fades quite slowly to ample lacing.

S: Aroma is a mix of citrus and pine with a nice funk. Spice and an interesting fruit mix in the background.

T: Taste is a changing mix of citrus, pine, a mild malt sweetness with a bit of spice, fruit and a nice dose of funk. There is a nice bitterness with a slightly spicy finish.

F: Medium body, with an original robust flair that makes this beer stand out.

O: Not a typical saison as this one has a bit of an IPA personality without being overbearing. An ineresting and very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.

Photo of LornaLee
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tbeckett
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Purvis. From notes.

A - Poured bright and golden with one finger of white head. Strong carbonation. With the bottom of the bottle added there is alot of yeast sediment floating. Chunky spots of lace and a film of retention.

S - Strong citrus, hay, wheat, and some funk.

T - Same with citrus, hay, wheat, and funk with more hay and light funk combining for a neat flavour profile. Sweet malt as well. Nice stuff.

M - Good carbonation and medium to full body with a crisp hoppy finish.

O/D - Delicious. Interesting and flavourful with no evidence of the ABV. A solid colab.

Photo of Toffman
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer tasted on tap at the Local Taphouse -St Kilda, February 2012

As a combo style, I wasn't sure what to expect with this beer.

Pours a nice pale golden colour into the glass, with a substantial head that retains it's structure throughout drinking.

Initial smell of the beer gives me a nice fruitiness, particularly peach. Hope presence on the nose is there but surprisingly not as strong as I would expect from a offshoot-style combining parts of the IPA style. Again, the spiciness expected in the nose of a Saison doesn't come to the for as possibly anticipated by my own pre-conceptions. Never the less, it has the 'fresh' smell of a saison.

On first taste, Wow. Strong hop presence in flavour but bitterness is by no means at the same level. A nice fruity flavour from the hops stands out with a sweet, but not sickly sweet character from what tastes like some crystal malts. A gentle bitterness lasts through the entire mouthful and lasts even after that. Whilst I get the impression of this having characteristics of a saison, the expected clove'y/spicy flavours aren't prominent enough for me to recognise the style without the hint from the name in advance.

Though, in this case, I am putting this lack of Saison character down to the time the beer might have been in the keg - I am sure I would've tasted significantly more saison character if I had sampled directly from the filling tank.

All in all, it's a fantastic beer collaboration between two fantastic breweries. The beer has plenty of character and a definite unique taste which will surely be picked up and developed by other brewers.

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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark straw with a lovely pillowy off-white coarse head.

Moderate aromas - Saison funk on nose - hint of citrus.

Wow - complexity rules on an awesome taste. Hints of sour, some barnyard, with hops in the mix and grapefruit. None dominate - all so well integrated. A nod to a 5 here rather than a 4.5 due to complexity with no overall dominant element.

Mouthfeel, despite all of the above, is crisp.

What a beer - great idea, well executed.

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Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison from Bridge Road Brewers
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.