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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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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.!


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, fluffy of white head. Aroma of cereal and caramel. Taste is bittersweet caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2142) - 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.

3.8
   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. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (959) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Opaque amber color with a thin head. Getting some wet hay and grapefruit smell. Moderately malty first, then some bitterness to round it out. Simple, but hits the notes for the style. Has an interesting bitter/pine aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation, though it has a fizziness to it like seltzer water. Fairly average beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This was a excellent seasonal. I really enjoyed the blend used in creating this. It was almost as if it had more of the fall, Christmas style aroma than a typical Oktoberfest beer.


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