Diamond Bear Rocktoberfest
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
A malty-sweet German style lager. This beer is a lager brewed in the classic Marzen/Octoberfest style. Brewed with Munich malt and Saaz hops, this lager is aged cold for superior flavor and smoothness. A pleasant malty sweetness and a smooth finish make this beer very drinkable, a perfect companion for cool autumn evenings.!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is an eclectic assortment of maltiness, toastiness, nuttiness and fruitiness Ė fruitcake drizzled with warm liquid toffee. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is fairly rich and malty, but not sweet - excellent balance. In fact, this actually trends slightly bitter in the finish. Whatís not to like? Bottle courtesy of BVery!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (219) - USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a copper gold color. Two finger head, okay lacing. Itís not clear, itís a little cloudy, and a little sediment floating around in there.

Aroma is amazing. Itís quite malty, and a little hoppy. Quite bready. It is quite sweet smelling. It smells like a Caramello bar. Such a high caramel aroma, I want to take a bath in it..

With a nose like that you would expect the taste to follow suit. But not so fast. Iím a little disappointed in the taste. Itís very malty in taste, itís also a little hoppy. Itís bready. Itís sweet, but Iím not so much tasting the caramel I was smelling. Iím really tasting the malts. Itís very bready to the taste. Itís a little sweet, but very bready.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Itís easy drinking. Itís sweet, and dry. Thereís barely any bitterness. Itís highly drinkable, and 6.1% ABV, is barely noticeable. Itís medium body at best. Maybe just a tiny bit of bitterness on the finish.

Overall, this is really good. Absolutely try this one if you can find it. I wish that caramel on the nose could make it into the taste. But otherwise, itís still a fine Marzen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2474) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, BVery with the hookup, poured into an English pint glass. Slightly hazy copper with small off-white head. Aroma is light herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and little small lacing. Taste is caramel malt, some slightly oxidized bread, some herbal hops, hints of dark chocolate, and slightly bitter finish. Slightly past its prime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small white head. Toast and caramel. Fairly plain and simple. About what I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, fluffy of white head. Aroma of cereal and caramel. Taste is bittersweet caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 12, í12. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nosambee (2) - Malvern, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
I enjoyed this brew overall. Diamond Bear had a tasting session at a local liquor store (Celebrations Wine and Spirits) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Iím not going to break it down by color, head, lacing, etc. Iíll 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 Bearís in the past and all were acceptable, but this one was exceptional IMPO. I donít want to tout it as being the best Iíve had, but its definitely worth a try.

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