Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis II
Bridge Road Brewers

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Belgian Tripel
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3.87 | pDev: 12.4%
Bridge Road Brewers
Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into chalice from 0.33 l bottle.
L: Turbid amber color with a weak white foam head.
S: Wine , caramel, flowers,vanilla.
T: Wine again, tropical fruits, plums, sweets. Pleasant unusual aftertaste.
F: Oily body and low carbonation.
O: Something different from others. Definately must taste!

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Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

33cl bottle, brewed at Bridge Road but packaged at Nøgne Ø. Served in my Indie Ale House Stout Night mini-snifter.

A - A thin white foam settles to a collar, leaving beyond stray wisps and minimal lacing. Lightly hazy rusty-auburn body.

S - Massively sweet, with big notes of stone fruits, vinous port, oaky vanilla, and candi sugar. A faint hint of spicy alcohol as it warms, as well as some jaminess and berry notes. Oak starts to dominate as it reaches room temperature. The Belgian yeast is still present in there, keeping things from becoming excessively cloying.

T - Tastes like a dessert wine; like a Muscatel or Sauternes. Very raisin and plum heavy, with notes of toffee and caramel too; not much of the base tripel lingering. Seeing as this was brewed in 2013, it's mellowed sufficiently; not getting the booziness some others have described.

M - Medium-full body, with a chewiness to it. Some definite alcohol warmth. Lower, pleasant carbonation. Tannic finish. More or less what I'd expect from an 11% barrel-aged brew.

D - Delivers as promised, and seems to have integrated and mellowed since the earliest reviews. We split a 33cl bottle at the office between like 5 people and that was perfect. It would be tough to drink a lot of this, but I enjoyed my 3oz quite a bit.

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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a murky dirty beige color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of residual sugar notes with some barrel-aged notes was OK. Taste is a mix of residual sugar notes with light fruity flavours and some Cognac notes which are clearly identifiable. Body is full with limited filtration and medium to low carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. I didn’t think all the flavours were very well integrated in this beer.

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Photo of RickyS
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark yellow color, almost orange, not a lot of head. Cloudy hazyness in the beer. The smell is very sweet but with a tonic complexity. Dates, marzipan, molasses, malts and apricots. The taste is somewhat different at first. Alcohol is present, and the yeast component is more pronounced. Sip after sip I notice less alcohol and a fruity component, almost tartness, which reminds me of kellerbier. The finish is not very pronounced and a bitter aftertaste is only faint. Medium mouthfeel. An interesting beer but not the best from nogne o.

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Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis II from Bridge Road Brewers
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 4 ratings