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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3501) - 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.

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11477) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
20 IBU, enjoyed at the brewpub. Reddish tinge, a little head. Malty aroma. A little complexity. Very decent drinkability, and an enjoyable lager. Underrated.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Cornerstone. Mild caramel nose. Medium palate. Taste is also mild caramel and some bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13229) - 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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
looks like this beer is built on Grindstone just more content, now golden in color but much the same taste intensified, harsher

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, copper-brown colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty with a light sweetness. Some toffee and a touch of caramel with a hint of bread. A tad bit fruity as well. Flavor is a bit thin with a slightly toasted, grainy toffee up front. Light sweetness from a hint of caramel and a few nuts before a light earthy hopping comes in and helps finish this fairly dry with a slight graininess. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth body and a light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Marzen. A bit thin, but it has a balanced toasted toffee, grainy and bready maltiness with a light, earthy hopping. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Tap at brewpub, interesting note about the hard water in the area, but still makes for a beer with little flavor, nice coloring though so that certainly helps slight hints of caramel come through but only briefly

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