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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (982) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
god lukt a citrus, lite skum. litt uklart øl. frisk god smak av citrus. Et godt øl i sommer varme dager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy/unclear pale yellow with a small white head. Light fruit esters, dry grass, hay, citrus, coriander. Taste is light/medium sweet and light bitter. Light/medium body, watery/oily texture, medium carbonation. Refreshing, but not that interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2855) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy blond body with an average white frothy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with coriander and flowery hints. Its well balanced taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries herbal and citrusy notes. Ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1533) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating rerated 10.06.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, light malts, hops, flowers, citrus, grass, hay, some dried fruits and herbs. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, hops, hay, yeast, flowers, leafs, citrus peel, grass. Medium bitterbess. A nice fresh easydrinking Norwegian grocerystore blonde.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
Sample from tap, CBF 2013. Cloudy, golden-orange colour with a small, white head. Fruity aroma with coriander, orange zest, yeasts, citrus and floral hops. Pale malts. Taste is light sweet. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, adds lots of freshness. Finishes dry and spicy with yeasts and sweet fruits. Good, refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours a golden look with a frothy white head. Good aroma with floral hints, spices and citrus notes. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, refreshing and spiced taste. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation and a short light sweet-bitter finish. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange soda color with a disappearing head. Aroma of orange, ginger and resin. Slightly bitter taste. Medium light body. Sticky feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
20th October 2011
Very hazy gold beer, little white head. Light crispy palate, fairly dry. Minerals. Dry pale malt, pinch of chalk. Mild citrus hop before the dry finish. Okay but utterly standard stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (632) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin vaaleankeltaisena, sameana, isolla kuplaisella ja pilvisellä vaahdolla. Haju on vahvan belgihiivainen, sitruksinen, kukkainen, ruhoinen, pippurinen ja yrttinen. Maku on belgihiivainen, hapan, maltainen, greippinen, yrttinen, ruhoinen ja taustalla on hieman havua. Suutuntuma on pirskahtelevan hiilihappoinen humalan kompatessa. Kokonaisuutena raikas ja maittava perushyvä belgi, tuhti ruokakauppaolueksi. Ei mitään vikaa, muttei ihan räjähdäkään.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
500ml bottle. smells of citrus - lemons and lime. pours a cloudy yellow with a small head. tastes very fruity - lemon and apples. nice, sweet after taste.


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