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

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RATINGS: 180   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Comes as "Nøgne Ø Kos på Groos". Pours a cloudy opaque golden with an off-white head leaving some laces. Slightly astringent yeasty aroma - is there some Brett in here?? Medium body, sweet malty and fruity again with yeast and a light Bretty astringency. Finishes rather dry. Usually a Belgian Blond is pretty much one of the most boring styles of this world, but this is certainly an exception. Very refreshing. 201009

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Unclear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of malt, fruits and citrus. A flavor of hops, spice, bitter and dry texture.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (2006) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Tart, hoppy, fruit/berry aroma. Dryish and with a weird off-note. Weak flavour. Hops and slight milky notes. Dryish. Faint grainy notes. Metallic notes as it warms. Bitterish finish. A bit too much carbonation. 26-09-09.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruit and sweet malt. The flavor is sweet with notes fo fruit - especially peaches and malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Greenisch yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Strong fruity notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong ginger notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with citrus orange flavour. Crisp on the palate with a dry lasting finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2009 Draught, Olympen Mat Og Vinhus, Oslo. Thinnish peachy haze with a rapidly diminishing white collar. Labrador sprayed with Fairy Liquid aroma; dankness, some vegetables, lemon barley squash. Winegummy lime and tame citrussy hop stillness, like the Ardenne with flat lemonade. A little dank and watery, but OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smaskifa (124) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2009
On tap at Olympen mat og vinhus. Foggy pale yellow colour, almost no head - which reduces the appearance rating a bit. The nose is full of citrus, some spices. The flavour is a lot like their Wit, a bit less sour though - citrus, spicy and a slighly hoppy. Nice summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Draught at Olympen, Oslo. Hazy yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices and pine needles with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of spices, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish. A bit watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4614) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2009
From Akevitt. Batch 361. A hazy, yellow color. Tall but thin head. Light hops. Some yeast, clearly Belgian. Like a fusion of a cream ale, with the hops of a light flavored pale ale, and an ordinary Belgian ale.


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