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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Janern (5) - - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
Skal være en lettdrikkelig sommerøl i følge etiketten, men det er ikke i nærheten av en sydenøl som for eks corona/sol. Den er lettdrikkelig, men friskerr enn sydenøl.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1007) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2013
Golden with a white head - nice belgian yeast aroma - Good malt body with some citrus and spicy yeast notes with some bitterness as well - Citrus and slightly bitter finish - This was nice and refreshing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (457) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2013
Pours hazy light golden, creamy off-white head. Aroma is yeasty and floral with hint of sewer.. Taste is wheaty, malty, floral and fruity. Spicy with coriander. Lots of things going on in this beer. Oily sweet mouthfeel. Spicy lasting finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2013
DØE 2013. No good beer. Mix of soap, dishwasher, sewer. Yellow coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
DØE:light barnyard aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, too much hoppy, light soft fresh finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle, 50 cl. Hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light fruity esters with hay, citrus, grass, hints of coriander with slightly astringent yeasty notes. Light body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Flavor is sweet wheaty and yeasty citrus with a hoppy, light to medium bitter grape fruit bite. Finish has a light yeasty tartness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorm (838) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Lys gyllen farve med hvitt skum. Lukt av sitrus og malt. Smak av malt, og sitrus. Supermarked.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, citrus, herbal, yeast, hops and coriander.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (1359) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle, traded with Cunningham. Light, crisp and very high on aroma. A coriander-like yeasty spiciness merges with fruity notes of mandarine, apricot and peach, followed by honeyish hints. The coriander spiciness and citrusy notes coupled with the light body invoke some reminiscences of a witbier while drinking. It finishes with a strong, grapefruity bitterness and releases some hints of camomile as it warms. Very good!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (515) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Hazy orange beer with a huge head dissolving to a permanent layer with lacing. Aromas of of grainy malts, belgian yeast and some crisp fruitiness. Taste is mostly malty and grainy, almost like a pils with some belgian yeastiness. As it warms up, some citric fruity flavors come out. Quite thin body with little to moderate bitterness in the finish. Pouring in the yeast makes the beer completely opaque and adds a bit tastiness, but brings a slight metallic sidenote.


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