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Diamond Kerstbok 4.5%

Diamond Beer
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Helsinki, Finland


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Type: Christmas beer Production: Top fermented, refermentation in keg Alcohol volume: 4,5 % Density: 11,5 Plato Bitterness: 20 EBU Color: Dark Head: Thick, lasting Flavor: Christmas flavors, cinnamon Taste: Soft, easy, cinnamon Aftertaste: Caramel Spices: Traditional Christmas spices Malts: Pilsner malt, caramel malt, chocolate malt Serving temperature: 8-13 °C Packing: 30 L 24 x 0,33L

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 20.11.2009
Aroma is quite light with some sweetish malt, spices and fruity notes. Flavour has spices, some ripe fruits, malt and grain. A bit watery palate. Nothing much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
.33cl bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is malts, cranberries, gingerbread, herbs. Flavor is mostly same. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
330ml bottle (from Finland) @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Mid brown colour. Sweetish and fruity with some subtle spices. Entirely forgettable. Presumably a watered down version to allow it to be sold outside Alko stores. Drinkable but just seems thin and a bit weedy. Sweet, spiced and thin is not a winning combination for me. No best before date but I think the bottle was getting on a bit so that may not have helped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2011
330ml bottle picked up at the K-Supermarket Kamppi in Helsinki. Dark-brown body, slightly unclear. Patchy, off-white head. Credit for the nice label illustration. Subdued malt-spicy aroma. Brown malts with cinnamon in flavour followed by bitter spices towards the end. Drinkable without further excitements (hotel room, Helsinki 06.02.2011).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ ChrisOs - Christmas Tasting.

Clear medium amber color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted - caramel, spicy, cinnamon, christmas spices. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101228]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, short and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma (pepper, cinnamon and glove). Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, sharp spiciness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, sharp spiciness. Dryish and sharply spiced ale, quite one-dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (6411) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2011
33cl bottle. Brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly spicy, malty, bit odd really. Thin body, flavor cinnamon, malt and sugar. Not really something I would try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
28th December 2010
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Clear amber beer, big tan head. Light palate. Low carbonation but still slightly crisp. Sweet malt with some subservient fruit - strawberries and generic fruit. Finishes dry. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (4101) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Pours slightly hazy brown with a medium head. Aroma is malts and some spices. Flavor is quite watery with malts and christmasy spices. Drinkable but rather boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle at Chriso NY Tasting 2010. Very deep amber. Thick lasting beige. Some fruit and spice on aroma. Some fruit salad sweetness in mouth. Bit of dryness on end. Bit too sweet.

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