Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing “Splash Down” Belgian Style Golden Ale

Jun 12, 2014 2 Comments

Grand Teton Brewing Splash Down Belgian Style Golden Ale

For the most part, there’s a Belgian beer for just about any palate in this world and one of the gold standards for Belgian Style Golden Ales or Strong Pale Ales is Duvel.  Rated as the best beer of its style on Beer Advocate, Duvel’s vibrant and enthusiastic sud drives home its identity making it a can’t lose beer. 

However, in the beer world sometimes one craves an alternative to the norm…something that embraces and surprises one’s senses.  For lovers’ of Belgians or beer in general, we give you Grand Teton Brewing’s “Splash Down.”

Taking the refined road to sophistication, the Splash Down delivers a refreshing interpretation of the style with a non-in-your-face constitution that is typically associated with ales like Duvel.  This relaxed beer is something any beer lover should enjoy drinking all summer along while sitting on a front porch or back deck. 

Here’s my complete review:

Grand Teton Brewing Splash Down Belgian Golden Ale (-%)
Pours hazy citrus orange rind in color with a healthy foam head.  Subtle and relaxed the nose expresses yeast of pink bubble gum, spice, and a touch of citrus.  The palate is largely a continuation of the nose with the weight of yeast felt and tasted of the front half followed by candied citrus fruit that cascades into rounded light refreshment. Just a perfect summer time ale. 

Recommended for: Summertime and Belgian beer enthusiasts

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2 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing “Splash Down” Belgian Style Golden Ale”

  1. The Tin Man says:

    Sounds perfect………just hit 100 degrees here…bet that would taste great!

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    I recognize that view! Not sure I like the bubblegum notes but the rest seems OK. Did you know that Belgium has the most brands of beer in the world? Over 400 apparently!

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