Old Faithful Ale | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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78
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113 Ratings
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Old Faithful AleOld Faithful Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Faithful Ale is golden blonde in color with a crisp body and light malt sweetness. We cold conditioned this ale to give it a pleasantly smooth character and dry palate. The domestically grown noble hops give this beer a light, floral hop aroma, making it exceptionally easy to drink.

18 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Todd
3.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Malty, Fruity, Rind, Watery
Bright golden with a creamy one-finger head, Old Faithful has a clean nose with aromas of soft toasted malts. Prickly carbonation and a light body keep it within style guidelines. Expect semi-sweet graininess, light fruitiness and a flash of lemon rind on the palate. Unfortunately, the flavors are short-lived and watery. This Blonde Ale finishes clean, too. Not bad, but forgetful. It's almost like tasting it never happened.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015).

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Photo of MFMB
2.9/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwesthoven
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer. Blonde in color, smells of zesty citrus and slight hops.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elkinbrown
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crytion
3.39/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of some bready and slightly grainy aromas. Mixed with these smells are some lighter notes of yeast and a bit of earth and grass.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and more biscuit like taste. As the taste moves on it dries a little bit with it taking on a more cracker like flavor. All the while, some taste of a very light hop of earth and floral come to the tongue. With a hint of an herbal flavor joining at the very end, one is left with a rather drier and slightly more dankly hopped (but still overall lightly hopped) flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in thickness for a pale of its strength with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. For the style it was rather appropriate and made for an easier drinking feel.

Overall – Nothing too special in terms of pale ale’s here. Decent, but somewhat run of the mill.

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Photo of ALC82
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrandoBrews
3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I think this is underrated. It's quite good extra pale type, loaded with balance. Hops are present but not dominant or too aggressively bitter, while the grain is fresh and light, but definitely flavorful, a tad nutty, and well please,I she'd on the whole, but maybe dryer than I like my golden ale types to be. I have not seen this one before, and I always love trying new ones from these guys. Carbonation rocks, body is medium, and the experience overall is a satisfying one. I could do several of these no problem. Grand Teton always does a nice job making their simple beers memorable, and I think this one deserves more credit!

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Photo of LoganMc
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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Old Faithful Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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