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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Kiwi Hemsedal cons 2014-01-03 Hemsedal Ar: aproicots, yeasty, Ap: hazy Golden, frothy snowwhite head F: yeasty, citrus, flour, wee spicey,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (337) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Hazy totally yellow beer with really big and fluffy head. Aroma is fresh, with citrus, wheat, banana and some yeast. Smells like summer. Taste is yeasty at first, then turning into sweet and sour citrus with bitter ending. Surprisingly full texture and crispy mouth feel. Beer for the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
0.5L brown bottle, b@Eurospar. Aroma; hops, some unnameable spices, or flowers, fresh. Head is white frothy good, fluffy lacings, and unclear light golden body. Tastes roasted malts, fresh grass with flowers, spices, hops. To palate malty easy. Ends with roasted malts, bread, grass n yeast. Overall a fresh good bright beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAgutten79 (466) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
Tiltalende utseende med sin uklare gule fremtoning. Medium skum. Aromaen bringer minner fra en sommerlig blomstereng, med gjær og noe sødme også. Kan minne litt om såpe også, ment på en ikke altfor negativ måte. Frisk. Også smaken får meg til, for et lite minutts tid, å glemme at det står minus 4 på gradestokken. Ahhh, sommer... Tilbake i virkeligheten venter frisk smak av gjær, hvete og søte blomster. Bra med kullsyre og litt bitterhet også. Denne kan anbefales sterkt som en lett sommerlig tørsteslukker, men fin nå også. Noe av det bedre fra butikk.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (1005) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
Gul med massivt hvitt skum. Hvete honninglukt. Medium bitter, mye kullsyre.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (206) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
50 cl bottle from KIWI supermarket. Label says "Blonde". Pours hazy straw yellow. Extreme foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, yeasty and hoppy. Medium sweet taste. A summer-beer perfect for all seasons.

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 (1181) - 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 (659) - 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 (6480) - 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.


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