Grand Teton Au Naturale (Organic Blonde Ale)

 
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Au Naturale is an easy drinking, blonde ale. The ale has a crisp, clean body and a subtle malt sweetness. All organic German Pilsner, Vienna and CaraHell malts and German organic Hallertau hops are used for purity’s sake. The play on words lends itself not only to the organic ingredients in the beer, but also to the lifestyle of those of us who live at one with nature. Grab a bottle and join us in the hot spring!

Awards
2010 - Best of the Northwest/Pacific, Golden Ale (United States Beer Tasting Championships)
2010 - Gold Medal, Munich Helles (North American Brewers Awards)
2008 - Silver Medal, Dortmunder/Vienna Lager (North American Brewers Awards)
2007 - Gold Medal, Dortmunder/Vienna Lager (North American Brewers Awards)

Specifications
Original Gravity: 12.5 Plato (1.052)
Malts: Organic German Pilsner, Vienna and CaraHell
International Bittering Units: 23
Hops: Organic German Hallertau
Alcohol by Volume: 4.9%

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2.2
Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Feb 2007 Pours from 12oz sampler bottle(room Temp) a clear light gold with a small head of foam that reduces to a fine broken layer with some lacing. The smell is a delicate nose of hops with some malt sweetness barely noticeable. The taste is also delicate when it comes to the hops and malt. The malt doesn't impart any sweetness however and the hops are not bitter in the way I like the bitterness to taste. Strange tasting brew. I'd say the dominant flavour that hits my palate is grain...Thank goodness the finish is pretty clean. I'm always excited when I get to try a new offering from Grand Teton but...this one is just too ordinary and uninspiring. Maybe "Organic" Ale is not the way to go? Bottom line: I'm glad I got to try this one but I won't be buying any when it hits the retail market.

2.8
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2015
1/2" white head dies quickly leaving behind a little lacing atop a clear straw gold brew. Aroma is little more than husky pale malts... and quite a bit of yeasty fruitiness. Flavor mirrors the aroma but with bubbles. Pale malts and a sorta lingering pale malt finish. Little hop flavor or bitterness.

2.6
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a light beer that distinguishes itself, just a little, from the pack. a delecate malty sweetness and hop aroma is there, as well as a slightly sweet, slightly citrus flavor. not bad, nothing special."

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ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Not a very good blonde. The expected citrus is there, but it is diluted by an unnecessary malty sweetness and a strange rotten vegetable taste. Appearance is nice and the smooth palate is suitable.

1.8
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
bottled, pours cloudy gold with a minimal white head. aromas of grass and hay. on the tongue it is a bit tinny and metalic. slightly sweet and sour, finishes flat and unassuming. not one of GTBC better options.

2.6
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Cloudy orange-yellow, white head. Pleasant sweet malt aroma. Taste: Sweet bready, fruity, malty, toffee, sweet corn, cream corn and some grassy hops. A bit unbalanced. Ehh, this is ok, but wouldn’t buy again.

2.3
j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Old bottle found while doing some cellar cleaning and rearranging. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a sizable beiged white head. Old paper, degraded toast and a bit of sweetness. Definitely smells old. Strange coconut note as well. Sweet and dull, lots of age and old paper and malt flavors. Not good anymore. Odd bitterness and vegetal flavors creeping in. Dumped.

2.8
anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak grainy aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

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GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Pours amber with a thin white head and some lacing. Notes of sweet dough and apples. Balanced taste, though a bit on the sweet side. Crisp and sessionable.

2.6
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Cloudy copper with a white head. Yeasty, grape like smell. Light bodied, smooth, malty, with a touch of bitterness to it. A decent session beer.


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