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Diamond Knot Slaneís Irish Style Ale

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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For Slaneís Aleô, we blend 5 grains and 2 hop varieties to produce a luscious ale whose smooth flavor is complimented by both C02 and Nitrogen/Creamer dispensing. Its beautiful deep ruby color is accented by the tight, creamy head produced by either of these methods. Since Diamond Knot uses no filters or pasteurization to clear our products, you are guaranteed every sip of full ale flavor!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1047) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours a reddish orange color with a somewhat absent aroma. Flavor is a little nutty, with a malt forward taste. Slightly dusty finish. Not bad. Not great. Canít complain on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4961) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Deep copper and amber coloured body with a hint of ruby-tinted brown as well, all with a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, alcohol and a bit of nuts. Medium-bodied; Rich flavour of toasted malt, alcohol, grain, rye, nuts and heaps of caramelised sugars - very nice and pungent. Aftertaste shows a big malt character with hints of nuts and rye and some subtle sweetness to finish it off. Overall, a nice beer for the style with a little sweetness at the end - very rich as well. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 19-August-2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1489) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Good. Nothing exceptional, but nothing not. Well balanced. Good malts; good hoppiness. Downside if anything is maybe a tad too watery. Wouldnít mind more maltiness. But, overall . . . good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver
Dark amber color, clean, with compact head. Caramel aroma, with a mild but interesting fruity side. Soft mouthfeel; strong caramel base, with nutty accent, moderate residual sweetness, light fruity touch; quite strong nutty bitterness too, and some hop resins in the final.
A well brewed beer, clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Brown,light tan head.Interesting toffee/malt nose. Very sweet palate with an odd hop bitterness.Flavors donít seem to blend or complement each other.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and light chocolate malt, light earthy hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light earthy hops, medium-light hop bitterness to somewhat balance the sweetness, no fermentation esters, and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (2195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark mahogany/red with light head. Vegetable hop aromas. Flavors of resin and sharp acidic malts. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft at Mountlake Terrace brewpub. Fresh. caramel-amber malt bomb. caramel mahogany, tight foam. tart carbonation and hop bitterness. good tobacco-leather note. nice, solid, but not hitting the style i was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1442) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Appearance: deep, clear amber red with a huge, fluffy, frothy creamy tan head that rises unevenly above the lip of the glass in a slowly dissipating pillow; a surprisingly beautiful beer. Aroma: caramel grains, wet barley, honey, a hint of rye whiskey and toffee. Taste: smoothly, lightly sweet grains, caramel, a hint of toasted nuts and buttery toffee, with just a hint of herbal, piney hops. Finish: clean, crisp, almost lager-like, with a lingering toasty sweet note. Notes: Iím an admitted lover of Irish Red Ales, and this is one of the better versions Iíve ever had. Slightly sweet, not overly hopped like many American takes on the style, and a really good looking beer to boot. Plus, it was like $3.49 for a 22 oz bomber at Total Wine in Alexandria, VA. Whatís not to love?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5326 (1079) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Reddish color with a medium head. Lacks any type of aroma. not really a fan of red ales. This one is not bad. Canít pinpoint a specific taste.

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