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Au Naturale Organic Blonde Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Au Naturale Organic Blonde AleAu Naturale Organic Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

55 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%


Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!

23 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-11-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ronniebruner:
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To be honest I only tried this beer because of the half naked woman on the label. I bought it as a curiosity/novelty beer, so I did not expect much anyways. The beer is a pale colored ale, nothing special, and average as can be. It is not bad, but it is neither memorable.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 04:32:05 | More by ronniebruner
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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Illinois

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JizackFH

New York

3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this review in an old notebook I used to use. I had this one quite a while ago, seeing as how it is now retired.

This beer pours a nice golden yellow color. It has a decent sized white head. The head left behind some nice lace on the glass. The smell is really faint and hard to pick up on this one. I am getting some light smells of roasted malt, lemony citrus, and a touch of hops. It tastes of some somewhat sweet grainy malt. There is also a light hop flavor and some citrus. The finish is pretty clean except for some lingering graininess. This has a light body and crisp carbonation. It goes down very easy and is pretty refreshing. The drinkability is pretty good. It goes down easy, but it is lacking a bit in the flavor department. The flavors not bad, I just wish there was more to it. It's a decent beer, and I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 05:34:30 | More by JizackFH
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a translucent golden yellow with orange highlights with a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was mostly grainy with slight citrusy notes and subtle hops and malt notes. It did however have faint booze. The taste was sweet and malty upfront with flowery citrusy accents and a grainy backbone. The brew was light to medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, flowery, citrusy, malty, thin finish. It drank very good easy and a very sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 05:49:52 | More by Gobzilla
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep pretty golden color with a lot of cloudy yeast and a thick white head and some lacing. Smells of citrus and yeast. Some lemon and maybe a little grain. Tastes like biscuit and grass, some lemon or orange and a little black pepper. Mouthfeel is high with carbonation and a good mouthfeel. Drinkability is decent.

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11-06-2010 01:08:54 | More by TheKingofWichita
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Rayek

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Nonic.

A: Deep gold with lots of floating yeast, despite a very careful pour. A Small a rocky eggshell head slowly falls to a thin film. Leaves bits of lace.

S: Yeasty, plus some lemon, anise and toasted grain.

T: Fairly light. Toasted biscuit flavors do the bulk of the work. Bitterness is light and brings some lemon and pepper. A light sourdough aroma completes the picture.

M: The chewy body is quick think for this little alcohol.

D: This is an OK beer, but not a thriller. Worth a one time try. but not one I'll be revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 19:41:40 | More by Rayek
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Otterburn

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap in West Yellowstone

hazy golden straw blond, medium carbonation, small foamhead that leaves some laces around.

smell: subtil bread aroma, malt.

Taste: mild bread and malt taste. a bit floral and herbal side to it.

mouthfeel: a bit watery, and a bit dry, very fine bubbles with low carbonation. shy on the taste

drinkability is good, pairing with pizza

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08-07-2010 20:30:25 | More by Otterburn
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw gold colored brew, slight chill haze. Small white head. Sweet malt with a light flowery hoppy scent. Light sweet malt front, just a touch of flowery hops to finish. It also has an "organic" taste, something to do with the water i think . Light bodied brew. Not a bad brew, would be nice to sit outside in the sun and suck down some of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 02:43:07 | More by Tballz420
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck. Picked up at Brewer's Haven in Boise, ID
A) Pours with a finger thick head that slowly settles to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Mellow upward carbonation. Transparent body. Gold to bronze in color. Very little lacing when tilted back for a drink.
S) Subtle caramel with hints of honey. Grainy.
T) Floral but on the earthy side. Honey and malt sweetness. Hints of apple and plum. Finishes with a sweet taste with just a touch of hops.
M) Light body. Not too fizzy. Slightly dry.
D) A nice blonde. Great for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 20:13:44 | More by u2carew
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.

Oddly, this Blonde Ale won a gold medal for Dortmunder/Vienna Lager in 2006 from the North American Brewers Association. Go figure. It's organic and German all the way--or at least, the malts are Organic German Pilsner, Vienna and Carahell, and the hops are Organic German Hallertau.

Following a hard pour, big patches of lace cling to the glass after the head subsides. Pretty dark for a Blonde Ale--dirty Blonde, perhaps? The clarity is here, though. Fresh oily herbal hop aroma with a sweet, grassy malt nose. Very clean, with a broad malt character of bread and toasted grain, which is grassy as well. Not shy, the hops boast a firm but graceful bitterness; the flavor is sublime, with the hopvines' own terroir showing off. Finishes a tad malty-sweet, with a lingering hop flavor.

So damn clean you would never figure this for an ale, but with enough Hallertau character that even trained palates could take it for a lager. Other than being a shade or two darker than the typical Blonde, this is a superb ale to be had.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 13:51:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 11 Jan 2008. Courtesy of my brother, thanks!

Small white lacy head. Bright clear golden amber color. Aroma is peachy tart, earthy, mushrooms. Reminiscent of a very light fruit juice, predominantly apple, slight peach. Fairly sweet throughout. Slightly tart in the finish. Light body and alcohol.

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Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 17:54:01 | More by htomsirveaux
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.38/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought back from Frontier Liquor store in Junction City, KS

Very surprised by this beer. When I see "blonde ale" I assume it will be watery and not that interesting, but this is anything but.

Nice orange amber color. Hazy with white head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is well-balanced, fairly sweet without being cloying. Rich. Just a little bit of aromatic hops but mostly malt heavy.

Very easy drinking. Wish they sold these in Oklahoma because it would be a great beer to drink in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 02:35:46 | More by jmbranum
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udubdawg

Kansas

3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a lightly-hazed golden blonde color. Head is white, creamy, two fingers thick, and both lasts and laces the glass well.

Aroma is light, faintly sweet, and as the level drops and I can really get my nose in there I get a little floral hops, a sort of crackery/grainy malt character, and a bit of a minerally note. No diacetyl or fruitiness to be found.

Initial taste is disappointingly sweet, however there is a low level bitterness that builds on the palate and eventually balances the malt. There is also a bit of a minerally note I'd expect more with similarly colored but greater-hopped German lagers. Perhaps a sulfate issue? In short, it is reasonably tasty and could be a bit more clean.

Body is very creamy and carbonation extremely soft and well integrated, but overall a little low. Drinkability would be higher with a secondary malt flavor that would add complexity and satisfy, but you can't do too much with the style. As it is this is a hot weather-only quencher, pretty well done for the style, and otherwise a mediocre beverage.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 20:31:00 | More by udubdawg
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of my Yellowstone haul. I have to admit I picked it up because of the label. I went with something lighter to go with fish.
It's a light amber color that is lightly cloudy giving a slightly mystic look, similar to the label. The aroma is light grain with a touch of floral. The taste has a grain/corn sweetness to it. It's medium-light body goes down VERY easy finishing clean, leaving little aftertaste or lacing in the glass. It's an ok beer, one to compliment a meal, not be over-analyzed.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 00:54:35 | More by DesMoinesMike
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale golden color with a decent white head of fluff.

The nose consists mostly of flowery dish soap with some graininess and lavender.

Grainy malt, some corn and again some soapiness. There is a pretty moderate spiciness going on from the hops I would guess. Almost peppery. Nothing in the flavor really jumps out.

More than light bodied, smooth feel, but just lacking in some carbonation. Lightly dry finishing.

This is nothing I need to revisit again. Even for a blonde ale, this doesn't drink very easy. Would work for weaning a BMC drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 23:53:25 | More by jera1350
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks go to mighty n8dietz for this one amongst many in a recent haul he made for me.

Color is a toasted sienna ad caramel color with a quick head and foam and some ok bubbling.

This beer really smells like lightly dampened barley. Add a soft toasting and a little earthy hops, and you have a pretty nice sniffing blonde.

The taste is a little more bland. You can taste a little cereal grain and fresh malted barley. This gets watered down towards the finish. The soft, earthen hops show up for only the middle of the palate and thats it. All in all a grain and water texture. This is pretty easy to drink session wise, but it just seems to be lacking in the flavor arena.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 02:46:42 | More by scruffwhor
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Haybeerman

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Ruddy copper/amber color; kind of a hazy suspension. Poured <1 finger coarse white head that dissipated quickly. Left a couple rings of lacing.

S: Faint malts that smelled of wet grains. Yeast esters and some peppery spice.

T: Unfortunately taste was just like the nose. Just a very dull beer. There was a fleeting bitter crispness near the end.

M: Light body (thin). Moderate carbonation. A bit cloying in the middle.

D: Nothing bad (off flavors). Just pretty average and nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 18:44:21 | More by Haybeerman
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a light orange /yellow color with a small white ring....it smelled of malt first then some hops some floral notes..the taste was malt forward with some crisp hop taste ..reminded me of a pils..the mouthfeel was thin..it pretty drinkable for the summer season..wont buy this to often but wont turn it down either

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 21:56:33 | More by gatornation
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jjanega08

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A= pours a slightly hazy amberish dark yellow color with a very very small head on it that falls fast to almost nothing on top of the beer... I expect a lot more head from a Blonde. The lacing is also minimal.

S= The smell is a malty sweetness. Light grain and caramel odor. Not much in the hops category. Slight biscuity nose as well.

T= The taste is actually somewhat offensive. It starts sort of sweet... maybe a little too sweet with no hop balance and then turns into a strange fruity ester taste before finishing somewhat minty or medicinal... Wow this beer is one of the most offensive tasting beers I've tasted to date. Blonde Ale you say??? Not likely.

M= Decent carbonation and weight. I wish it wasn't as coating so my tongue wouldn't feel like this.

D= Wow I'm glad I got this in a mix six and didn't buy a whole six pack of it... I've had a few Grand Teaton brews and they have been pretty good to me. This beer on the other hand is bad. Strangly estery and medicinal. Sort of tastes like a homebrew that didn't have healthy yeast. Too hot fermenting? Low cell count? I dunno I'm not gonna try too hard to guess but this is pretty bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 01:18:39 | More by jjanega08
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Au Naturale Organic Blonde Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.