obguthr (5083) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tea, dried leaves aroma. Hazy amber, thin head. Dried leaves. Medium body, easy carbonation. Stale.
tia (1474) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Orangey golden with white head. Smells like cereal, cooked veg. Not great.
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle shared at the 22nd Richmond Tasting. Hazy amber, thin fizzy tan head, fair head retention. Aroma of toasted malt and floral hops. The taste is toasted malt, citrus hops. Thin-medium bodied.
bierkoning (11669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from VipinVelp, thanks! Amber color. Toffee, citrusfruit and plums in the aroma. Malty sweetish plummy toffee flavor with hints of berries. Soft grassy hops. Decent.
Douberd (3976) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Diamond Bear Pale Ale) Bottle 355 ml, from vipinvelp. thanks! New US state. Served into a shaker.
Dark orange colour on the body, little activity in its clear body. One finger of creamy off-white head on top, with okay retention.
Lots of caramem malts on the aroma, light toffee, light grass, hints of hops.
Nice taste, caramel, toffee, cookie dough, some hops, metallic finish wiht light bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, mildly dry on the palate.
Not bad, honest pale ale that can be drunk the whole day out in the garden.
deanso (7406) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle traded with Vipinvelp.
Thin creamy white head. Pale clear amber pour. Slight bitterness and some caramel
vipinvelp (3300) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, light brown lacing lasting foam head. Barley aroma, sweet caramel notes. Light bitterness taste, lasting. Very nice. (Memphis 201505)
weihenweizen (2626) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle from BVery, poured into a shaker. Hazy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is pilsner malt, light body, light carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, hay, and some herbal hops. Not my thing.
beer_rookie (261) - USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nod to my home state brewer Diamond Bear. You donít really think of Arkansas for beer, maybe for wine, but certainly not beer.
It pours with a thick head. Lacing lingers and lingers. It has a copper color to it, but the aroma is pretty stout. Itís not very enticing. The aroma is even bitter. But itís good that itís not a total indicator of the beer,
The beer isnít quite as bitter as it smells. Itís bitter, but not so much that itís undesirable. I like it. Iím not a fan of the style, but itís actually pretty good.
The more I drink, the better it feels to the palate. Itís a roasted hoppiness. Itís spicy, but itís also light. Itís strange. But itís good.
Overall, itís a good beer. A little more sweetness and it would be amazing.
BVery (8909) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Murky orange amber pour with a small spotty white head. Earthy, caramel sweetness, some cardboard. I donít like English-style pales typically, and this doesnít help to change that.