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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
kustie (1276) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle. Golden color with off-white head. Aroma has citrus, malt, yeast and fruits. Taste is malty sweet with quite long somewhat dry aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, citrus and other fruits, malt and some spices.

3.2
realadam (155) - HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2017
I love how by the first sip you can already feel that you are not drinking some avarage beer. Citrus aroma dominates and a pleasant bitterness in the taste. As the label says: it is the perfect beer to drink after cutting the grass.

3.4
jmgreenuk (9863) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 13, 2017
Can shared with Kermis. Poured a hazy straw colour a thin white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a zesty citrus light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation.

3
Lowenbrau (4684) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
Keg @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 22-03-2015.
Pours some hazy straw-golden with nice white head. Honey, herbal nose. Light body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is yeasty, cereal, citrusy, herbal, some harsh notes. A little watery.

3.1
nybol (2311) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2016
Fin smag af belgisk gær, og humlen minder meget om en ægte blond. Ramt rimelig godt de belgiske.

3.2
Christos (5883) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
(Nøgne Ø Blonde) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 4.5% Pale orange colour on the body, clear, with a small ad thin white head on top, low retention. Faint aroma, some malts, a touch of citrus. Taste also of malts, straw, faint hop presence. Medium thin body, highly carbonated. Okay.

2.7
Icedwarf (1758) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2016
Fles 0.5L @ Farris Bad hotel, Larvik. Lichtgeel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht hoppig en ietwat vlak met iets van gras en hooi. Standaard bier, niet echt bijzonder.

3
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Can shared, post BAF road soda. Cloudy straw with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, herbs, citrus and hay. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. [25-09-2016]

2.8
DerGantzel (445) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2016
Fresh malty and citrus aroma. Pale and a bit hazy with a fine white foam. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Lively carbonation. Medium body - a lightly drinkable beer.


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