Niagara Falls Gritstone Premium Ale

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


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 thats smooth and rich with a subtle darker flavor.

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   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 of my favorite Canadian pivo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2010 decent malty ale. served ice cold, so it takes a while to open up and is pleasantly sweet with a light hop bite when it does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (2075) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7458) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (3313) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12480) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3123) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (704) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3258) - 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.

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