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Niagara Falls Gritstone Premium Ale

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Formerly brewed at Niagara Falls Brewing (Moosehead)
Style: English Strong Ale
Brampton, Canada

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This full-bodied, dark ale, styled after British ales, is more assertive and darker than traditional Canadian ales. A blend of roasted malts from Canada and Great Britain create an brew that’s smooth and rich with a subtle darker flavor.


Loic99's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Loic99 (23) - - JUL 25, 2001
mmmmmm nice & malty. crisp,consitent and a total pleasure to drink...one of my favorite Canadian pivo!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Tap. Nice beer, but not true to style. Aromas of caramel, and butter. Aroma is sweet, with average length. Palate is silky, with a thin body. Amber, with a frothy head.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
On tap at Windmills in Kingston. Deep copper with a thick nitro-looking tan head. Aroma is not good: veggie compost with sweet undertones. Flavours are decent enough-- toffee, vague dark fruits, low bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle shared by Dogbrick as a precursor to his Portland beer tasting. Pours a clear gold/copper with a medium off-white head. Malty nose with cream and caramel. Creamy malt flavor with a bit of a bitter hop finish. Not knocking my socks off, but better than I expected.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
Pours a dark amber with a small white head. Light malt aroma. Taste is mild caramel, malt and hop. Nice balance but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Sample at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. Bottle courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Grainy malt and hops in the nose. Medium, smooth body with flavors of sweet malt, mildly bitter hops and a touch of molasses. The finish is malty with a lingering light hops aftertaste. Okay overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
deep reddish/brown, big beige head. nose; smells good, malty, herbacious, bread dough, taste is a little nutty, crisp, some roastiness, overall pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2009
At my hotel in Niagara Falls. This was a lot like an amber ale. The appearance was amber, white head. The aroma was bread, caramel, malts. The flavor was caramel, and a sourdough bread taste, actually enjoyable. The finish was bitter, mainly from noble hops. The mouthfeel was thin/medium. Not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
On tap at the Woolwich Arms in Guelph The aroma was almost no existent slight sweet hops Pours a pale cooper with a small white head with good lacing The taste was fairly mild and i am unsure whether the keg was old or not so this one will need to be revisited at some point

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle. Strong ale? Eh? Not quite. Pretty mild, a bit corny and syrupy, not fermented enough. Lacks any kind of decent hop character. Way too sweet. My mom would probably like this. Ah well.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2008
[1582-20080810] Tap. Mild old brown grains aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick white foamy head. Fruity grains flavour is a little sweet. Medium body. Fair.
(@ TFOB 2008; Toronto, ON)


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