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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (220) - 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 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.

   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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft at GABF, new State! Pours a nice looking deep copper with a fluffy head that lasts. Nose is crisp and fresh, nice bready notes and some spicy noble hops. On taste, much hoppier than anticipated, really nice bitterness that verges toward a dark pilsner. Lots of bready melanoidins and spicy hop flavors. Very decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Drank the 2008 version at the brewery on tap and in the bottles I brought home. Medium rich on the palate, pours a nice copper color with a modest head and some lacing. I really liked the aftertaste, both on the palate and in the nose. The mild hop bite at the end is the thing that sets this one apart. Very nice. Best year so far for Diamond Bear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells malty and sweet. Tastes biscuity with a nice breaddy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
The beer pours a bright amber-brown with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is mostly caramel with an earthy yeast tone and an herbal hoppiness. The malt has a tasty German character. Itís a bit nutty. Itís mildly sweet with a drying finish and a gentle hop bite. Thereís a lot of nice German flavor bouncing around. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing. Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Average carbonation. A bit slick. This is a surprisingly tasty beer, particularly for one that I was mostly looking forward for the state tick. Itís got some nice, authentic German flavor and a nicely balanced tone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pint on tap. In my opinion, the best beer from Diamond Bear Iíve had. Dull copper color, clear, no real head or lacing...Nice aroma. Malty, caramel-tastiní, little bite. Iím partial to the style, I like this one lots! The sweetness at the end is nice, too.

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