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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BartmanDrinks (12) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (582) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
473ml can. Clear orange with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are toasted cereals, nuts and caramel with grainy and fruity notes. Light body, good carbonation, thin texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
473ml can. Clear amber body, small white head, average retention. Aroma of honey and grains, flowers and herbs, biscuit and caramel. Taste is bready, strongly mineral, light herbal hops, some apricots. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregorymconway (205) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Grindstone knows how to entertain with the "Broadhead Business Plan" on the back: build small brewery /brew tasty beer/ sell some/ drink more/grow beards/quit day jobs/hire friends/make rap video... but describing their beer as "not for the laid back drinker" is absolutely wrong, this is very sessionable and not offensive or abrasive. Some caramel malt and a tiny bit of hop citrus is present, but otherwise this is a light/medium bodied brew you could have a couple of, and enjoy, without thinking too hard about. Crystal clear amber body with a thin white head. Nice carbonation level. Nothing to write home about, but nothing to write bad about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheKeywork (32) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Lives up to it's name. Amber in colour. Very grainy aroma. Bitter finish and a bit metallic. Very strange taste at the end. One was enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Listigovers (413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Smell is very grainy, cereal, pours clear amber with an off white head. Fairly light bodied, mildly bitter but in a somewhat "off" way. A bit of a dirty taste. Needs a bit more, tastes pretty standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
97hill (71) - - FEB 26, 2015
Can from the LCBO, nothing special but it is a tasty beer, like the bitter hit at the end. Nice break from some over the top IPA’s This is just good simple beer. I suggest you try some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (462) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
473 mL can. Pours mostly clear copper-amber pour, couple fingers of slightly off-white head, fair bit of lacing. Peach and hop nose, some grain. Taste has a stronger malt presence, but still a fair bit of fruit. Alright but just.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (111) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Poured from can. Golden colour with minimal head. Slight haziness. Floral aroma. Sweet malt flavour, medium mouth feel. Well balanced sweetness with slight bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Purchases at the LCBO. Minimal aroma or taste. At least it’s refreshing, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (612) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a pale amber colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is same. It’s not a bad beer, but it’s definitely boring.

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