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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Hazy straw color, white head. Sweet fruity nose, wheat, Belgian yeast. Light malty taste, citrus, fruity, yeasty, dry finish, hints of pepper and minerals. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (875) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
500 ml bottle. Cloudy yellow colour, thick white head. Wheaty-malty aroma with citrus and spicy notes. The flavour is wheaty-malty, with citrus notes and a spicy, moderately bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbertels (126) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
White, big head - opacity is thorough. Great and bitter taste that tickles the palate. An accomplished blonde!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (391) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2014
50cl Bottle. Pours light hazy golden, creamy white head. Smells of sweet malts, some caramel, noble hops, yeast. Taste is malts, some citrus, lots of hoppy bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VictorSA (167) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Frisk og lett blonde med gost humlepreg. Litt tynn, kunne vært litt søtere, men god syre. (Jomfruland, 05.07.14)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Uklar gyllen med et sort hvit skum, skummet holdt bra.. Aroma av malt, sitrus, appelsinskall, krydder og banan. Smaken følger aroma, bra bitterhet i avsluttningen.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1139) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle@vacation. Head: nice white. Colour: hazy golden. Aroma: hops, malt. Taste: bitter. Palate: smooth, refreshing, medium bitter finish, moderate CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy yellow, small off-white head. Medium malty, hoppy head, citrus and spice. Medium sweet, and light but long bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1232) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Unclear pale and greyish yellow. White haed and lacing. Fruity aroma of bananas with a touch of sulphur. Citrus, oranges and tropical fruits in taste in taste. Hint of coriander and pepper in aftertaste. Moderate bitterness. Well balancef and good drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (302) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
White large foamy head with delicate flower hints. Body is hazy and yellow. Pleasant and refreshing in mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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