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Grand Teton XX Au Naturale Organic Double Red Ale

Grand Teton XX Au Naturale Organic Double Red Ale
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
To commemorate that twenty-year history, the brewers of Grand Teton have chosen four of our favorite beers--three current, one historical--to update and enhance. XX Au Naturale Organic Double Red Ale is the third release in our 2008 XX series. Au Naturale Organic Blonde is the newest member of Grand Teton’s mainstay beers, first brewed in 2006. Crafted with organic German malt and hops, it has a clean, smooth character reminiscent of the best European lagers. For our 20th Anniversary celebration, we’ve traded in the blonde for a redhead while keeping our German roots. Still brewed with all German organic malt and hops, the XX Au Naturale is bigger, maltier--and redder--than the original. The reddish Vienna malts that give this ale its color provide a spicy sweetness and some caramel notes that perfectly complement roast or grilled chicken, pizza, or pasta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep reddish body with a thin, bubbly, whitish head. Smell: Aroma smelling of gently toasted malts, a hint of caramel, some fruitiness, and floral, spicy Noble hops. Taste: Light caramel over toasted grains with a single pinch of basic table sugar. Light apricot fruitiness. Floral, faintly spicy hops with a mellow bitterness. Small touch of alcohol ushers in the bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A bit of a gaudy presentation for what is a basic, though well-balanced and reasonably enjoyable red. Just glad I wasn’t on the wax-removing crew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Retarded 1L wax dipped bottle. Why, WHY do we have to wax dip swing top bottles? This annoyance aside, this was a nice malty, hoppy beer. Pretty typical for the style, but tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2009
10th rating, Damn wax covered fliptop. Shared at bartzilla’s tonight with naven. Pours deep red with a tan ring. sweet nose candied malt taste its ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
pours a semi-clear burnt auburn with a foamy dirty-beige head, and good lacing. smell is of roasted caramel, malt, some spice, barley, some sweet fruits. taste is caramel, toasted walnuts, an organic funk, spice, hops, and some grain. overall would have scored better if it was not for the organic funk that stays with you after you are done drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
1L swing-top bottle. Pours hazy amber with an average, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -bread, cookie, cereal, grain-, average hops -flowers, grass-, average yeast -sweat, horse blanket- with notes of plum, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours out red with thick creamy head. Taste is sweet and spicey. Nice malt and hop balance. Subtle bitterness. Smooth finish. Not the typical aggressive west coast double red. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
1litre bottle-Pours an orangish amber with some floaties and has an off white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of malt, hops, sweetness, sugars, and caramel. This full bodied brew is very well balanced and quite drinkable. Good tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bronze red pour with a lightness to it. Detectable citrius with dough yeast wiffs. Caramel malt flavor with some citrusy hop balance. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2008
1 litre waxed swing top bottle which took fifteen minutes to open. Clear amber with a frothy light tan head, nice lacing. A mild aroma is spicy herbal hop. Medium body with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Good flavor is grainy malt grist with light caramel. Has a subtle herbal hop sweetness to finish. Pretty nice beer here, though the bottle is a pain in the ass to open.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1951) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Aroma is a roasted malt scent with some hop tones. Color is a bright amber with a slight haze, very good carbonation and a thick tight head. Taste is malty and crisp. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth yet with a crisp feel. Finish comes in malty and slightly sweet then a little hop flavor with a hint of bitterness. After taste is clean with the bitterness hanging around a bit. This is a really good brew its easy drinking and well balanced.

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