BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small white head. Toast and caramel. Fairly plain and simple. About what I expected.
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ trailer. Bright amber color with ivory foam. Vegetal, caramel, bready yeasty aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice toast, lightly sweet spicy caramel, bready, lagered flavors---not too bad.
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, fluffy of white head. Aroma of cereal and caramel. Taste is bittersweet caramel.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Light roast and a pleasant caramel sweetness in the nose. Pretty light all-around, though. Flavor has similar attributes plus a hint of butterscotch and crisp hops in the finish. OK, but nothin special
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
FROM NOTES: August 12, ’12.
A: Sweet, bready malts, grassy notes and a caramel sweetness with faint herbal spiciness in the background.
A: Pours a clear amber with a large white head that dissipates into decent lacing.
T: Mild malt sweetness with a dry finish. Sweet German malts with bittering hops and a mild alcohol burn to balance.
P: Medium body and lively carbonation.
O: Technically sound marzen with no obvious faults. A sweet malt-forward refreshing beer from Diamond Bear.
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beers pours decent with a nice light reddish brown color to it, a nice white one finger head and good lacing on the glass. The smell is okay with a mild malty caramel scent to it, but not much more than that. The taste is decent up front with a good bitter malt flavor that follow up with a nice sweet caramel taste but dissapates afterwards. The mouthfeel is okay leaving you a mild bitter taste and good carbonation. Overall, this is an average marzen styled beer but doesnt blow you away on flavor or taste...pretty run of the mill.
Nosambee (2) - Malvern, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this brew overall. Diamond Bear had a tasting session at a local liquor store (Celebrations Wine and Spirits) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I’m not going to break it down by color, head, lacing, etc. I’ll just say that it is a flavorful beer that was well worth the money in many aspects. I had tried a few other brews of Diamond Bear’s in the past and all were acceptable, but this one was exceptional IMPO. I don’t want to tout it as being the best I’ve had, but its definitely worth a try.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. Our friend Chris hated it and immediately dumped it out. I liked it. It had a caramel color but a chocolately taste.
Caytinator (963) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. In my opinion, the best beer from Diamond Bear I’ve had. Dull copper color, clear, no real head or lacing...Nice aroma. Malty, caramel-tastin’, little bite. I’m partial to the style, I like this one lots! The sweetness at the end is nice, too.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at the Afterthought in Little Rock, AR. Pours a clear, copper-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened, grainy and bready malts with a touch of toasted caramel. A light spicy grass in there too. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened grainy and bready malts with a light toasted caramel. Solid grassy, lightly spiced hopping to balance that helps dry this out with a light bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a crisp, clean, moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a well done Oktoberfest. Very easy drinking with a dry, nicely hopped finish along with a lightly sweetened and toasty malt backing. Not bad.