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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 175   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3090) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
On bottle from ICA Hasle. Golden unclear color, good foam & carbonation. Fruity aromas and ok yeast- good intensity . Medium body and complexity. Very enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
Pours pale golden colour with a big white head. Aroma of grain, grass, wheat and some citrus and belgian yeast. Aftertaste has low bitterness, the grass and the citrus is the most notable tastes. Very smooth and refreshing ale. Certainly best enjoyed in the sun as I did.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
A very decent blonde. Golden appearance with good carb. A sharp alcoholic bite. Some wheat, yeast, and spice, possibly cloves. Tried in Norway during the cabin weekend near Fredrikstad, 2012.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (923) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
Poured a translucent honey gold colour - great looking beer. Had a thick white foamy head that lasted and laced. Aromas subtle, traces of yeast. Tasted sweet followed by slight hops bitterness. Finished soft with sweetness and slight bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Medium to light body. Refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Beautiful hazy yellow appearance, with white, soft fluff. Smells typically Belgian - that wheaty, yeasty smell. Rich mouthfeel, filled with lemon, some pineapple boiled sweet and iced bun. Does feel remarkably Summery. A delicious, fresh drinkable session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5364) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2012
50cl bottle shared. Thin white head. Hazy blond pour. Refreshing beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1035) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale gold, with a huge white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves some lace. The aroma is quite muted, but does have some cinnamon, cloves and fruity Belgian yeast. Lemon hops notes are slightly diminished by a sweet yeast flavour up front. Estery yeast dominates the body, with only very faint biscuit malt notes lurking in the mix. Sweet citrus and more estery yeast make up the finish. This is passable enough, but like so many Belgian-style beers it is far too yeast-dominated.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aaron68 (580) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Cin Cin,Bislet,Oslo before football match between Vålerenga and Lyn. May 1,2012 Nice refreshing beer in the sun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5477) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
50cl, as Nøgne Ø Blonde, Norwegian brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly bitter/fruity, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1248) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
On tap at Henrik. Has a cloudy light straw yellow colour with a small white head. The aroma and flavour feels very fresh and is dominated by citrus, hay, grapefruits and some yeast. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A solid blonde!


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