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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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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2006
(Bottled) Very hazy, dark ruby red color with a smallish, but tight and creamy, tanned, lasting and lacy head. Strong aroma of cloves, oranges, and some chocolatey malt. Slightly sour. Orange-spicy, yeasty flavor with smooth, sweetish maltiness and some hops in the background. Dryish ashiness in the finish with hints of orangeish acidity. Medium-bodied, soft palate with smooth carbonation. A bit too spicy, but quite smooth, full and enjoyable brew. Way better than the diluted 4.5% version, and without the ginseng feel. I could actually drink one of these on Xmas eve.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
(Draught at Olutkellari Helsinki on 2008-12-03) Dark reddish brown and clear. Medium sized quickly disappearing white head. Malts and metallic aromas in nose. Full bodied palate and dryish with medium carbonation. Strong malty flavour that contains also vegetables, spices, cough mixture, bitterness and little bit of roastedness. Bitter and spicy aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3922) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 RBESG08 grand tasting
From my two ratings for a Kerstbok, this was the one where it just said "Kerstbok" so this is probably it. Hazy brownish amber colour, strong sweet malty nose, slightly spicy malty taste. Not the best beer on the tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2007
Dark brown, near black colored. Medium sized beige head. Licorice, chocolate, spiciness with cinnamon in aroma, some berry tones also there. Medium bodied. Flavor is more vinous with obvious licorice and again this cinnamon spiciness. Aftertaste is somehow sour with cripy palate, licorice and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle, thanks oh6gdx) Pours dark red. Strong spicy aroma with herbal tea, clove, cinnamon and cardamom. Fruity notes of oranges, lemon and citric peels. Malt are notable, most caramel and a light roast, but no hops in the aroma thanks to the spices. Spicy flavour with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Some citrus notes with a light sour touch. A light roastiness is also present. Rather soft mouthfeel, but the tiny sourness brings it down a bit. Light bitter and light sweet. Medium body. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2219) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2012
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. 33cl bottle. Brown colour with a good duration of a beige head. Aroma is buttery, light sirup and toffee ans spicy. Flavor is toffee, caramel and chemical spicyness and sweetness. Slightly bittery in the final. Carbonation and body are medium.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled. Extremely compact and adherent head, optimal resistance and total duration. "Dirty" brown color, hazy and with light fizz. Unusual and complex aroma; notes of cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, withered flowers and clear mildew. Dry fruity taste, smooth carbonation. Thanks to mabjork for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1621) - FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Beautiful beer: dark red-brown colour and dence beige head. In the aroma there is little bitterness, liitle sweetnees, roasted malts and some spicys. Flavour is little bitter, there are some sweetness and spicys. Soft beer with nice carbonation and some biting spicys makes this nice beer. Not earth-shaking beer but I drink this and enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Smells a bit of alcohol and nuts. Hazy nut brown, thick head which stays through the glass. Tastes smoke, long satisfying bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2008
Cellared for a year. Dark reddish brown, lovely firm beige head. Nicely spicy and yeasty nose, christmas, some orange zest, strawberry, wheat and candy sugar. Sweet sugary flavor, balanced spices, liquorice and little hops, wheat and yeast in the herbal finish. Slightly ashy and strongly herbal with yeast poured in. Very round soft palate. A lovely, balanced christmas brew. The year has done good.


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