Cornerstone Sandstone Lager
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A Vienna-style lager. Red in color with a slight malt sweetness. Somewhat dry for this style due to Cleveland area hard water. A regular pub offering. A Marzen style lager, amber hued with a toasted "continental" malt base and floral hop presences. Its smooth character is nicely balanced.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. Pour is clear amber with a off white head that does not last. There is no aroma to this beer. Has a very light mouthfeel. Has a crispness to it. Flavor is caramel malt sweetness with no finish. Overall just a ok brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear dark amber-copper color with a medium thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt, with a touch of hops. Medium, smooth body with a sweet caramel malt character. Hints of roasted nuts and hops as well. The finish is sweet toasted malt with a lingering malty aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light toasted, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, light chocolate, low bitterness. Light body with some crispness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Reddish body with a slightly off white head. Textbook malty aromas with hints of cookies and bread. Carmel on the palate. Only real knock is that it might need to be a little less sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
On tap @ Cornerstone: Lasting large creamy light beige head. Medium amberish body. Light grainy roasted & toasty malt aroma, clean otherwise. Grainy & toasted malt flavor. Finish is dry & toasted malt as is the aftertaste. Very little roast in the flavor. Pretty clean of fruitiness or other off flavors. Fuller light body, soft medium cabonation, & creamy m/f. Overall a pretty good amber lager. Clean, but a little thin in overall flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Another one from here that had a hop bite to it, and well didn’t taste good at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2004
This one is quite pretty with a light mahogany body and a nice, off-white head. There’s very little aroma, but the warm malts come through nicely in the flavor making this the more interesting cousin of the Grindstone Gold. The caramel and toast malt pique your interest but are short lived, leaving you with the feeling of potential unfulfilled.

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