Natural Blonde is a wheat beer from the Grand Ridge brewery. It is not heavily spiced with orange or coriander, but straight out of the fridge would be refreshing in hot weather. However, it does lack the fuller body of other Grand Ridge beers.
This wheat beer is naturally slightly cloudy and a very pale yellow-white as typical for wheat beers. The beer is not heavily carbonated and the fine head disipates quicky in the glass, but if you swill it around it returns quite easily.
The aroma is not strong or striking, There are slight hints or orange, but none of the coriander or other flavours associated with a beer of this type. It does lack a punch from the glass before you taste it.
When you taste this beer straight out of the fridge, you get a tingle from the fine bubbles, and the wheat tastes. With the lack of fuller flavours it can taste a bit empty and flat, with not as much body as other Grand Ridge beers. There is some spicy aftertaste, but it is not as well rounded or full bodied than other wheat beers.
Summary. Reasonably refreshing in hot weather, but lacking the full body or spicy aroma of other wheat beers. Not quite at the very high standard of other Grand Ridge products. It does not deliver the punch that I was expecting.