Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pajdo (4) - Nowogard, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2016 Puszka, zlote, metne, wyczuwalne drozdze, chmiel i lekkie cytrusy. 17IBU to IMHO niewiele. Piana obfita, srednio trwala. Przyzwoite piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnG_BrgNor (571) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden with semilasting head. Aroma and taste is spices, yeast, citrus and coriander. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a tiny white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits yeast spicy and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sondovia (44) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
Surprisingly smooth pale beer. We Are so glad the normal pale ale bitterness was somehow absent and there were no citrus! Jiha!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6563) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle (50 cl) Sundvollen Hotell, Norway. Shady straw golden, medium to large white head. Grainy malt, peppery phenolics, herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium to high bbitterness. A bit XX Bitter-ish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (397) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 12, 2016
Very poor simular blonde. Nothing special. Not bad, but not interesting for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (1855) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2015
How:bottle Appearance: hazy straw color, medium to small white head. Aroma: fresh yeast, hay, citrus peel, floral, Palate: light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (377) - - OCT 28, 2015
Hazy light yellow color. Fruity nose. Quite dry, yet a good touch of malt. A bit hoppy. Tastes of citrus, cookies, and bananas. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nonshaugen (480) - Fetsund, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
Pale to straw yellow, one finger long lasting white head, wild carbonation storm going on. Hints of fruits and spices in the aroma. It hits you immediately with dry bitterness and carbonation and spices. Citrus and pepper, absolutely delicious! A-class beer indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (712) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a cloudy yellow liquid and a frothy white head. Somewhat sweet and dry aroma with pepper, yeast, toast, citrus, hay and flowers. Nice balance. Medium sweet with a dry and moderate crisp finish, quite short duration. Similar taste.

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