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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Broadheads 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (421) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3517) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
473ml can. Light orange appearance, hazy. Small clingy white head. Nose has caramel and light citrus. Taste - caramel malt, some sweetness and maybe a hint of orange. Nice mouthfeel, but overall a simple brew that was pretty average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UXO (1870) - CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one finger of medium-dense ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grainy caramel, bready, floral. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry bitter and lightly spicy finish. (3/5) Its really, really hard from to get excited about an amber - and this doesnt really change my opinion much. Malt-forward, with some floral hoppy character, but not much depth or complexity. (11/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2016
Cannette de 473 ml. Liquide cuivr clair surmonte dune fine mousse blanche qui sestompe rapidement. Armes de malt sucr, malt caramel et avec une touche de houblons terreux. Similaire en bouche, corps mince, un peu de sucre rsiduel, gazification modre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lux_edwards (299) - - MAY 18, 2016
Can. Pours a clear amber with no head. Aroma pretzels and syrup. Taste is sweet. Palate is flat and watery. Overall a forgetful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 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. Buy it once but not aging is asking for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (10139) - 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 (73) - 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. Dont think Id buy another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (2219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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 (1696) - Hopville, 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 (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Liquide de feu, surmont dune petite mousse innocente. Le nez est fruit, avec un peu de caramlis. Bouche galement fruite, texture trs mince, avec un brin de sucre dorge et une petite amertume pour couronner le tout. Une rousse plus fruite que franchement sucre, avec dagrables notes de houblon mais qui nimpressionne pas vraiment au final, par ses notes fruites clich, et sa minceur.

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