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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Editor’s note: Originally launced as bottle conditioned Kos på Groos as a festival beer for the Skral rock/pop festival in 2008. Spring 2009 it was relaunched as Blonde, tap only. For the Free Port Days in Kristiansand June 2009 it was sold bottle conditioned once more, this time with an extra addition of Cascade hops, under the name Porto Franco. Released on bottle as Blonde January 2011.

On the label of Kos på Groos: Kos På Groos nytes best avkjølt i sola mens man opplever god musikk. Den lille festivalen med det storet hjerte og Nøgne Ø går sammen for å lage sommerens store ølnyhet. Kos På Groos er et sommerlig og lyst festivaløl av anerkjent Nøgne Ø kvalitet.
Vi sees på Groos for litt kos i sommer. Vel bekomme.

On the label of Porto Franco: Øl har lange tradisjoner til sjøs. I et kosthold med mye salt var øl en vanlig tørstedrikk. Det holdt seg også bedre enn vann når reisen ble lang. En sjømanns liv var fullt av prøvelser. Urent farvann, sjørøvere, storm og stille kunne gjøre reisen lang og farlig. Kostholdet om bord kunne ogdå være en utfordring. På 1500-tallet ble øl varmet opp og tilsatt krutt når mannskapet hadde behov for en skikkelig oppstiver! På denne tiden var det vanlig at 20 mann delte en tønne øl i døgnet.Det utgjør ca 6,5 liter pr mann. Porto Franco og Nøgne Ø anbefaler et langt mer moderat inntak. Et lite glass godt øl nytes gjerne sammen med gode venner en varm sommerdag.

English:Blonde Ale is refreshing anytime, but especially after working outside om a hot summer day.Serve at 6 degrees C and pair with seafood and other light meals. Nøgne Ø ales are bottle conditioned, so pour carefully if you do not want to disturb the yeast sediments in the bottle.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (2002) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Tap. Pours cloudy golden. Aroma fruity hops, citrus. Smooth all the way. Thin palate. Soapy feel. Not Bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light hazy light yellow, with an enormous head. Aroma is a bitter grapefruit and lemon, lightly spiced, with notes of hay/ grass and yeast. Taste is orange peel, spices and zesty hops. Finishes of with a long bitter orange peel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (5228) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle from Ica Halden, Norway (probably my favourite beer in a norwegian grocery store!). Light hazy yellow colour with a white head. Fruity and a bit citric nose. Lovely fresh flavour with a nice mix of citric hopps, fruitiness and nice moderate sweet malt background

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1001) - ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
On tap. Hoppy zests being ridden by solid malts. Slight biscuity wheats. Pleasant bitter finish and mouthfeel. Sweetness is pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Psytron (1474) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Light ambery colour, like Hoegaarden. Citric aroma, also some fruits. White head. Beer with attitude.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2312) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
31.12.2011. 0,5l Bottle. Batch 666, BB 27.07.2013. Ica Syre, Karmøy. Happy new year!! Blonde yellow colour with white head. Very lively carbonated. Hoppy aroma with lots of aromatic hops. Flavour is wheaty with very refreshing hopping. Notes of pine and juniperus. Lasting bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7018) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2011
50 cl bottle. Batch #666. Brewed on 27.07.2011. BBE 27.07.2013.
Originally rated on 20110712.
Pours hazy pale golden colour with large foamy head. Aroma of grass, lemon, apricot, some soapy notes, distant herbs, mild yeast, floral notes and earth. Flavour of citrus, yeast, herbs, apricot, dry hay, mild spices and mild grain. Very crisp with bitterness, dry palate. Very nice for a low abv brew.
3534

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 211211. Goldeb with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with fruit and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9977) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 Tap (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Olutopas Pikkujoulu 2011 - sorry Markku, I blame the northeners)
7 Fresh wheaty, a touch perfumey.
3+ Pale, hazy, small tight white head.
7 Lovely smooth wheaty grains, some spice - corriander seed - and quite perfumey. A touch citrussy.
3 Refreshing palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish is pink grapefruit bitterness.
13 All roung good sessionable crisp hoppy wheat ale.
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki) (7:3+:7-:3:13=3.4)
Looks the same. Aroma very similar, more floral and perfumy, quite a bit of corriander seed. Taste perhaps a little more agressive, more on the sourer and grapefruity side. Again refreshing, but a little over-crisp with the fiziness. Nice wheaty finish, with again a fair grapefruity bitter bite and tingle that builds up nicely over time. Don’t mind rerating this one in a different dispense - it’s the same score keg and bottle, so respect to Nogne for consistency.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2271) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Hazy golden body, white head. Aroma is really hoppy, spicy and roughly yeasty. Flavour has rough yeast flavour, really bitter bite. Very harsh blonde, but good brew.


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