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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (183) - 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 (772) - 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 (382) - 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 (8411) - 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 (7782) - 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 (6390) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3886) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
This is decent for style. Average carbonation. Pours orange clear with decent head and lacing. Some hops profile with malt profile. Light bitter finish. Nice barley. C’est What Festival.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
GRM (2965) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, National Capital Beer Festival, savoured August 17 2012; eye: coppery, semi-hazy, tiny ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: boiled vegetables; mouth: boiled vegetables, acridness, finale in boiled vegetables with presence of acridness, medium-light body, average carbonation, thin; overall: once is enough FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, National Capital Beer Festival, savourée le 17 août 2012; œil : cuivrée, semi-voilée, petit anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : légumes bouillis; bouche : légumes bouillis, âcreté, finale en légumes bouillis avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-léger, carbonatation moyenne, mince; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
[growler from brewery] Almost sour, sulfury, lager aroma with some toasty caramel and detectable hops. Clear amber under thin, off-white wisps. Sweet toasty caramel flavour with some lagery sulfur character and almost no hops flavour to speak of. Subtle bitterness leaves balance toward malty sweetness, but faint vinegary sourness could denote the onset of infection. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, lasting moderate bittenees in a dry finish.


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