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

bottled
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


BartmanDrinks' rating

2
   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1652) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Had this on tap and the can offering - I will write this review on the canned sample I acquired was a lot different than the draft sample - yes this has all the attributes of an "amber ale" (great catch-all category) but this canned version verges on bland.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Liquide de feu, surmonté d’une petite mousse innocente. Le nez est fruité, avec un peu de caramélisé. Bouche également fruitée, texture très mince, avec un brin de sucre d’orge et une petite amertume pour couronner le tout. Une rousse plus fruitée que franchement sucrée, avec d’agréables notes de houblon mais qui n’impressionne pas vraiment au final, par ses notes fruitées cliché, et sa minceur.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
dleblanc87 (15) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Crap... this is just an ipa they put food colouring in... instead of nice notes of caramel all i get is citrus flavours and more hops then you can shake a stick at... even the colour is wrong...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (673) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
473 mL can. Light amber with a head of loose white that laces. Mild and bready malt base with light toffee and spicy-floral hops. Light sweetness, balanced finish. Light body, average plus carbonation. Light on the palate with a slightly sticky finish. Simple, refreshing, well made, just not exciting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at stoudts irish bar. Pretty bland beer though better than a macro in a pinch.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (202) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a deep bronze colour with just over a finger of white head. Retention is short and lots lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Some malt but very faint.

Flavours: Malt, cereal and some grassy notes.

Mouthfeel: A bit thinner mouthfeel with average carbonation.

Overall: The aromas are very faint. The flavour is mainly malt with few other components. Mouthfeel is thinner. An okay beer but not anything great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Clear amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, grains, slight caramel and faint hops. Taste of caramel malts, grains, faint citrus, hay and faint hops on the finish. Light bodied, medium-high carbonation. Very sessionable but nothing to great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (997) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
can. Poured orangey-amber with a big creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet with cereal grains. Medium bodied with a creamyish mouthfeel and carbonation, sticky and tart at the end. Flavour is grainy, some caramel malt, hop presence shows as bitter-tart grapefruit note without the citrus sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1343) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
mostly clear amber colour. some hops, light citrus and caramel malts. On the palate it is mildly bitter hoppy with a resinous malty backbone. Has some bite and medium body. I just hate all these lightly hopped pales of Onterrible. boring brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (811) - 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.


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