Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Available: WY, ID, MT, UT
Old Faithful Ale is a cold conditioned ale, using imported hops. The beer is featured in Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding areas.
Alcohol by weight: 4.2
Nice bright golden color and contrasting bright white head of tiny lingering bubbles. Faint, hoppy aroma in a beer that would clearly be overpowered by too many hops. Delicate is the word here. It is a light beer, but one with finesse and a clean, malty undertone on the palate. The fresh after-taste lingers. Serve with tuna salad, a BLT, a hamburger or fresh berries, or—even better—with pretzels, to replace that brand sponsoring the ball game.
Wonderfully refreshing aroma, with hints of floral hop character and sweet malt. Golden ale refreshes the palate with a complex, sweet and toasted malt character, with a hop character that doesn’t assault the palate. Very well balanced and would go well by itself in any social session and a great complement to food. Great job in balancing flavors. This beer is one of my winners.
“Pale golden” the label promises, but this is more like a freshly-minted British penny. A big malty, cookie-like aroma with a hint of toffee and freshly-mown grass, while juicy malt dominates the palate with a gentle hint of hops. The finish is rich, malty with a strong underpinning of dried grapes. It finally becomes dry but the driver hasn’t put his foot down on the hop pedal. I never thought I’d accuse an American craft-brewed beer of lacking hop character, but there’s always a first.