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Brewed by Broadhead Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Ottawa, Canada

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Broadhead’s Grindstone Amber is a tenacious and tasty, rich-coloured amber ale that is hell-bent on hitting the spot. Bolstered by just the right balance of base malts, and finished with a strong but sweet sharpness, Grindstone is not for the laid-back beer drinker.


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2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BartmanDrinks (11) - Ontario, - NOV 30, 2012
Growler from the source - Looks and smells like a macro amber, tastes like the upset was in the works, but didn’t pan out.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2404) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a clean rich amber colour with a frothy warm cap, decent retention and lacing. Typical amber aroma with roasted malts, caramel, malts, grain and hops. The caramel does show a little more than most amber ales after breathing. It also shows up in the taste. Grainy finish with the mild hop lingering. Medium-bodied, so just a plain refreshing amber ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Clear reddish-amber with a small, light tan head. Very grainy with some caramel and toasted malt, bread crust, melanoidin, crunchy. Medium body and carbonation. Similar to the nose with plenty of grainy, crunchy malt, toffee, slightly roasted, melanoidin; dry with fair bitterness and a dry malty finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
On tap at the Victory Cafe. Brown with a skim cap & serious lacing. On the boring side of things, which is disappointing considering the interesting lineup at this bar. . Drinking this at the bar while listening to the two guys from Spearhead drone on & on about how innovative their brewery is. Yeah ok get over yourself.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
[5778-20130913] Tap. Doughy cereal grains aroma. Clear, light orange red body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Grainy cereal flavour has a bitter base. Medium body. Good. (7/3+/7/3/14) 3.4
(FOSB 2013 @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (244) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Scent of roasted malt, caramel, and biscuit. Clear golden colour. Earthy flavours: Slight bitterness with flavour of malt and caramel. Medium body with mild carbonation. Nice, but not particularly noticeable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Very long lasting head. Still clingy and foamy after finishing the Backbone. Nutty malty scent. Nutty and bitter. A bit warming. It’s okay but not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
On tap at the ’Smoke Shack’ in Ottawa - a reddish ale with a frothy head that dissipated with an aroma of see malts. Rated of malty bitterness, some sweetness and a hoppy balance. Kinda nice I thought.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Tap at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries. Pale amber colour - the aroma is softly sweet with some definite diacetyl. A bit of DMS and a fairly non-descript bitterness. Pretty crap. Watery palate as well

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
2013-09-13. Crisp golden amber body with a small off-white head. 3+ Aroma is mild, cereally pale malt. Flavour is mild, lightly grainy cereal pale malt, moderate bitterness throughout lingers in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay. On tap at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries, Toronto

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Where and how: on tap @ C’est What Festival
Aroma medium strong approach. Sweet malts with fruity hints. Red apple touches.
Appearance:
Top: medium off white creamy head.
Base: hazy, amber gold.
Palate : semi dry, drinkable, lighter carbonation. Medium bodied with medium walls. Long lasting finish.
Taste:milder - floral hops , light hints of plum. Dry fruits with soft malts, caramel. Slightly nutty end.
Other notes drinkable


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