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


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

samzim's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (351) - Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniel0017 (426) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
A barnyard smell with geese in musty mitre basement maybe cheese, maybe mushrooms but we’ll never know. Copper color, full amber lacing glass flank. Faint taste of coral treasures on a warm afternoon. Satisfying to the senses but inevitable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Can. Deep orange-amber, off white head. Earthy grainy caramel, thin. Tea-like undertones. I did not enjoy this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalflake (71) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Can from the LCBO. Poured into a Shaker, poured a light amber with a thin white head. Malty with no real hop presence to the aroma, rather thin and weakly carbonated on the palate. Mildly sweet, clean finish. Not at all memorable, kind of a boring beer. Don’t think I’d buy another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
Can. Hazy red body, small white head. He aroma is nice, with some smoke and licorice. The taste is good, it has licorice and nice hops at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1671) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1521) - 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.

   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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at stoudts irish bar. Pretty bland beer though better than a macro in a pinch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (223) - 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.

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