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Diamond Beer
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Helsinki, Finland

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Christmas beer, brewed for Diamond Beer Company. Brewed using pilsner, caramel and chocolate malts, and spiced with cinnamon, cloves and orange peel. Gravity 19.4%, color 109 EBC, bitterness 33 EBU, energy 150 kJ/100ml. Only sold in Finland.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber colour with a medium good lasting beige head leaving fair lazing. The aroma is spiced (mainly cinnamon), with liquorice, roasted malt and some dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is spiced and bitter-sweet with liquorice, roasted malt, caramel and hops. Well lasting spiced mildly roasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 16, 2008
courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a firm and persistant beige foam leaving a nice lace; heavily spicy aroma showing strong notes of cloves and cinnamon; herbs and orange; very fine carbonation, sweet and medium to full-bodied, very tart palate and a respectable bitterness; long spicy finish with notes of gingerbread - not bad though a bit chemical

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9417) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
330ml bottle. Not an ideal sauna beer, but we had no choice. (Tasted with Tranquility). The light aroma is welcome, but the floweriness is perhaps out of place. Odd taste, hard to categorise. Not bad, but not great either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Shady brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and spicy scent. Spicy, malty, metallic taste. A bit acidic. MEdium to smooth mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste. Feels like some choriander and pommerance also.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6727) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2009
rbesg08 grand tasting, bottled. murky pale brown with a steady off-white head, fruitcake aroma, some warming alcohol and a lightly tinny finish. not bad

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (6285) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100105.
Pours dark amber color. Aroma of spices, caramel malts and fruits. Flavor of caramel and malts, some spices too.<br

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. I hope this is really the version I tried. Cloudy brown with an off-white head. Sweet flavor of malt, some caramel and notes of alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A spicey fried sausage of a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
33cl bottle, thanks Fatphil-Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity spicy aroma with a hint of raisins. The cinnamon is not particularly evident in the taste of the beer but there is a mild spiciness. Drinkable and another good beer from Proef!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2006
0,33 l bottle. Ruby color with thick tan head. Strong cinnamon aroma with notes of clove and caramel. Strong cinnamon and ginger flavor giving long woody finish. Sweetish and rather thick. Brings to mind some chinese sauces. The spices are over the top, but this get better towards the end. I guess it takes some time to get used to the spices.


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