Diamond Beer Reviews

Diamond Red Neck 3.1
30th March 2016
One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Keg. With thanks to the lovely barmaid for this swig. Hazy gold - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry, good fine carbonation. Smooth dry pale malts, a little grain. Light ripe orangey fruits, whispers of spice and marmalade. Mild lacto sweetness. Light dry finish. Not bad.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Diamond Red Neck 3.7
0,25 hana@ OPP. Lähes kirkas meripihkan ruskea. Tuoksussa hedelmäistä humalaa, ananasta, kevyesti mallasta. Maussa hyvin miellyttävästi hedelmäistä, ruohoista humalaa, vaaleaa maalaisleipää, mallasta. Kevyt mutta ei missään nimessä laiha. Note to self: Jos et OPPissa keksi mitä juoda, juo tämä!
Saturday, January 03, 2015

Diamond White Diamond 2.6
bottle, old rating - digging through my rbesg08 notes. pale dishwater yellow with an excitable head; aroma of coriander and washing-up liquid; decent earthy spice but alas a slight chemical nasty sourness in the finish
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Diamond Red Neck 3.5
0,5l on tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is plenty of malts with some fruits and hops. Good balance and robust body. Nice.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Diamond Red Neck 3.4
Draught at One Pint. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, fruits, floral hops, caramel and pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit and pine. Very nice APA.
Friday, July 12, 2013

Diamond Red Neck 3.5
From tap @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Very mild smell of hops. Muddy redbrown colour, tiny white head. aroma of mead, sugar, hops. Sweet, slightly bitter. Very flat carbon, slightly oily texture.
Sunday, July 07, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 2.3
Tap at Kultainen Apina, Tampere. Originally rated ~2011. Colour is green with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Soap, sweetness and malts. Very soapy.
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Diamond Red Neck 3.4
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Originally rated 01102011. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Diamond Red Neck 3.3
draught @ One Pint Pub
Fruity and sweet aroma with hops, resiny notes and hints of vanilla. Flavour has resin, hops, some malty notes, some caramel and hints of vanilla. Finishes with gooseberry bush and some woody notes. Good, although the lingering hops are not that nice.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.6
Mild nose. Pale slightly green fast disappearing head. Clear green color. Mild slightly sour taste. Some fruitiness too. Slightly waterly.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Diamond Red Neck 3.7
Draught at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Pours murky pale amber in color with a small whitish head. Sweet, almost like butterscotch notes but just at first, the some resiney and piney notes in aroma. Piney notes and just a bit of them wild strawberry kind of sweeter notes in taste. I do like the slightly sweet and piney bitter notes in aftertaste, nice hoppy flavor indeed.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diamond Lente Blond 3.2
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110325.
Pours golden color with a large head. Aroma of grass, some herbs, pale malts, yeast and fruits. Flavor of citrus fruits, herbs, grass and pale malts. Refreshing.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 1.8
Tap. Clear green color with no head. Aroma of grass, dough and cheese. Slightly bitter taste. Reminds a lot of bulk lager. Overall very strange beer.
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.9
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100327.
Pours green color with a lime head. Aroma of grass, caramel malts and herbs. Flavor of grass and malts.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Diamond Lente Blond 3.5
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 22.4.2011
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 2.7
Draught at the Kolme Kaisaa, Helsinki, Finland. The colour is unnatural green with a tiny white head. The flavour is buttery sweet and malty. Lots of grainy maltiness there. The flavour is much dryer and cleaner. There's grainy malt and biscuits. But still green? Why? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, March 15, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 2.8
150313. Tap at Naamat, Tampere. Pours green with a small head. Aroma malts, hay. Quite average.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 3.3
tap @ naamat. pours light green with a small greensih white head.fruity, peary aroma. ligth refreshing grass flavor
Friday, March 15, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 3.2
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090314.
Pours green color with a small lime head. Aroma of grass, some fruits and malts. Flavor is the same with some caramel.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Diamond Red Neck 3
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100219.
Pours amber color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, mild hops and caramel. Flavor of resin, caramel, hops and fruits.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Diamond Mustikkaolut (Blueberry Beer) 3.5
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 06.03.2009
Aroma has bilberries, some sour notes, biscuits and hints of bready malt. Flavour is slightly acidic with bilberries, wheaty notes, bready malt and hints of spices. A bit watery palate. A bit weird and messy but somehow I like this one.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock 3.3
Draught (5%) @ O’Connell’s, Tampere. Rated on 18.03.2009
Aroma is somewhat fruity with soapy citrus, some apricot and spices. Flavour has soapy citrus, yeasty notes, some fruits and hints of apricot. I guess the thing here is the appearance, but the flavour was actually a positive surprise. The bottled 4,7% version was even better.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Diamond Roggen Ruisolut 3.3
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 01.04.2009
Aroma is rather malty and somewhat sweet with rye aromas, some berries and hints of fruits. Flavour is also malty with rye, grainy notes, berries and porridge. Interesting, could work better around 6-7% or even more.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Diamond Lente Blond 2.9
Mild nose of banana and yeast. Pale fast disappearing head. Clear pale golden color. Sourish fresh tasting malty and hoppy taste with some lemon notes. At the end hoppiness.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Diamond Paasbier 3.3
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 02.04.2010
Aroma is nice and somewhat perfume‐like with spices, apricot and fruity notes. Flavour has spices, apricot, ripe fruits and hints of toffee. A bit watery but quite nice for this ABV.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Diamond Kerstbok 4.5% 3
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.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 3.2
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.03.2010
Aroma has grain, some fruits and spices. Flavour has Belgian yeast, fruits, banana, wheaty notes and some citron. Refreshing, a positive surprise.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Diamond Kerstbok 6.5% 2.6
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

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Diamond Paasbier 6.5% 3.2
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090312.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel malts and mild fruits. Flavor of malts, fruits, some caramel and toffee notes. Decent.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Diamond Kerstbok 6.5% 2.9
[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.
Monday, December 24, 2012

Diamond Red Neck 3.7
On tap at One Pint Pub. Copper pour with a white head. Malty aromas. Caramel, sweet malts, and piney/florally hops. Good balance, good body, a nice APA...
Saturday, November 24, 2012

Diamond Kerstbok 4.5% 3.3
.33cl bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is malts, cranberries, gingerbread, herbs. Flavor is mostly same. Nice.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.3
Botella. Thanks yespr. Unclear green (!) colour. Sweet fruity (artificial like) and herbal like aroma. Flavour is sweet, artificially fruity, herbal. Sweet finish. ??? Yeeek!
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.7
Bottle at yespr. Clear green coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and grass. Sweet finish.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Diamond Red Neck 3.6
Had on tap at One Pint Pub, July of 2011. Review from notes. Pour is dark orangish red color with creamy tight bubbly off white head. Nose has a touch of malt, sweet caramel, lots of oily resiny hop, pine, notes of citrus. The hops are more pronounced. The malt is light, sweet but still very hoppy. More grapefruit on the citrus end while still offering oily hop strong bitterness. Medium body, soft palate, moderate carbonation and a touch dry.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.4
shared by papsoe. cloudy green, large greenish head. very mild aroma, faint wheat and herbs. flavor is malty, herbal. pretty uninteresting.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.1
Bottled. A green beer with a light green head. The aroma has notes of malt, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, butter, and straw, leading to a dry finish.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.5
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of oh6gdx. Pours a flashy green with a slight haze and a dense and lacing head that has a tint of green. Odd yeasty and artificial aroma. Medium body, a slight fruitiness but nothing much more. No real bitterness either. More of a gimmicky beer than anything else. 301012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy green with a greenish head. Aroma is light malty, dusty and phenolic. Flat malty, vague phenolic and somewhat fruity, faintly. Medium dry into the finish.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Diamond Lente Blond 4
Aroma has pineapple, apple, coriander. Hazy sparkling honey, white rocky long head. Taste is fruity: apple, pineapple. Also balancing spices: coriander, bit pepper. Light body, crisp, lightly sweet, fizzy carbonation, medium long finish has bit sourness also. Fruity fresh and light beer that is easy to drink. Works.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Diamond Paasbier 6.5% 3.5

33 cl bottle @ Nurmo as ”Amber Paas”, BBE 28.01.2011. Rated on 11.02.2011
Aroma is rather nice and perfume-like with floral notes and some toffee typical to aged Belgian Ale. Flavour is a disappointment after the aroma; it is quite flat with some dark fruits, Belgian yeast, floral notes and spices. Still I’d say that aging was good for this one.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Diamond Paasbier 6.5% 2.8

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by oh6gdx ]. [ BBF 2009-02 ]. Clear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, oxidide malt, light to moderate yeasty, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120330]

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Diamond Paasbier 6.5% 3.1
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, yeast and caramel. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, little toffee, yeast and a little oxidized.
Friday, March 30, 2012

Diamond Paasbier 6.5% 3.2
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, yeast, fruits, caramel and hops. Sweet and medium carbonated.
Friday, March 30, 2012

Diamond Paasbier 6.5% 2.8
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, spicy and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 300312
Friday, March 30, 2012

Diamond Lente Blond 3.6
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 17.04.2011
Aroma is fresh and fruity with citrus and flowery notes. Flavour is rather refreshing with fruits, some citrus and flowery notes. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. Would probably work with many different foods.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Archibaldo de la Cruz
Diamond Lente Blond 3
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Malty aroma with notes of yeast and fruits. Flavour is sweetish malt, fruits and yeast. Light bodied, refreshing brew.
Friday, February 24, 2012

Diamond Lente Blond 3.2
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear pale golden, firm heead. Aroma of banana and coriander. Mid sweet with light body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Very fruity with some banana and marzipan. Fairly low bitterness. Well drinkable.
Monday, January 23, 2012

Diamond Lente Blond 3.2
20/11 0.33 l bottle courtesy of Marko, thanks! It poured hazy yellow body with medium sized head. Orange, vanilla, chalky, banana, all in all, mostly yeasty aroma. Yeast chalk, but also candy malty flavor, fine but a bit too sweet. Medium body with long sweetish finish. Simple Belgian ale, a bit sweet and raw, but quite pleasant brew.
Friday, January 13, 2012

Diamond Grass Bock (4.7% version) 2.3

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by oh6gdx ]. Clear medium to dark GREEN colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light green head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, moderate yeasty, yeast, herbs. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, chalk dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20120106]

Thursday, January 12, 2012