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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 167   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1431) - 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 (14285) - , 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 (675) - 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 (728) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
Flaske fra ICA, batch 603A, brygget 08.08.12: diskret mendeilig aroma av belgisk gjær og bitterappelsin/citrus. Smaken likeså, men det gode førsteinntrykket taper seg etter hvert og en litt hverdagslig smak setter inn. Allikevel langt å foretrekke som tørstedrikk fremfor norsk industripils.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle, enjoyed at home. Deep hazy golden body, beautiful soft white thick head with tiny bubbles. Sadly the beer turns clearer as it gets warmer. A desirable chill haze? Aroma of citrus, yeast, rubber, a little disturbing sour cream scent, not strong. Taste is crisp and thirst quenching, spicy with orange and citrus, nice yeast characteristics. Bitterness is very present, without being extreme. Aftertaste is hoppy with malt sweetness sticking on the tounge. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Golden yellow colour, reasonable head, some sediment. Flowery citrus lemon biscuit aroma & flavour, bitter lemon aftertaste. Average Belgian blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TyggaBrown (381) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
500 ml bottle. Another fine beer from Nøgne Ø. This one is a great summer day beer, with its refreshing and fruity flavours, aroma and palate. The body is too light, that’s my main complaint.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
50 cl bottle in Grebbestad. Clear pale amber beer with a small quickly disapering offwhite head. Hoppy and citrus aroma. Hoppy with a nice touch of bitterness in the flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. Somewhat hazy golden beer with an ok white head. Yeasty perfume aroma, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, floral, pepper, apples, metallic notes. Floral citrus flavor, grapefruit, yeast, perfume, long nice bitterness, but also some biscuits and pears, pepper, grass, some pine needles. Bitter fruity finish with citrus, perfume and pepper. Great beer!


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