Diamond Bear Brewing Company Reviews


chucklemation
Diamond Bear Trojan Tripel 3
Iím pretty sure this is a tripel, but the server kept calling it a "trip ale" even though it was spelled "tripel" on the flight receipt. Pours a pale golden with a thin white head. Aroma is bread malts, nectar/resin, Belgian syrups, fruity and earthy hops. Flavor is fruity hops and some Belgian yeast character. Sweet and slightly bitter/astringent. Gets better warmer. Not bad, just not what expect from the style. I also notice a fruitiness that is similar in most of Diamond Bearís beers, no matter the style, perhaps from shared hops or the yeast strain.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chucklemation
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde 2.5
Pours a pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is bread malts and grassy hops, and some skunk character. Flavor is sweet bread and subtle hops. Has a light, highly carbonated body. Not too much better than the macro lagers.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chucklemation
Diamond Bear Irish Red 3.1
Pours a dark amber with a very thin white head. Aroma is roast and caramel. Flavor is similar, slightly sweet, with hints of earthy hops. A well-executed if uninteresting Irish red. Tastes good at least.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chucklemation
Diamond Bear Presidential IPA 3.3
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity hops and caramel. Flavor is fruity hops, caramel, and something creamy. Has a surprisingly smooth body for an IPA, with low bitterness, and surprising balance. Pretty good.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chucklemation
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 3.3
Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, herbal, and floral hops, and caramel and biscuit malts, some resin. Flavor is fruity hops, caramel, and biscuit. Creamy, dry finish. Low bitterness and nicely balanced. Not bad.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chucklemation
Diamond Bear Paradise Porter 3.4
Pours a jet black with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, toffee, cream, and fruity hops. Flavor is chocolate and toast, subtle fruit. Has a thin but creamy body. Drinks like an oatmeal stout, oddly. Pretty good.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chucklemation
Diamond Bear Oatmeal Stout 3.5
Pours a jet black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, subtle coffee, and earthy hops. Flavor is coffee, roast, and chocolate. Has a dry finish, a medium body. Pretty good.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde 1.7
Aroma - corn and caramel. Appearance - body is clean pale yellow. The head is white, about 1" that fades slowly. Some lacing. Taste - has a mix of caramel and corn, the hops are weak. Palate - light body, thin feel, flat carbonation, and abrupt forgettable finish.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

UDBeernut
Diamond Bear Hibernation Oatmeal Stout 3.4
Supposedly aged in bourbon barrels for six months. Doubt it. Pouts the part, bourbon makes the nose, not the taste. Taste is buttery, cider, toasted malt. Medium body.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

UDBeernut
Diamond Bear Coffee Stout 3.5
Sampled at the brewery, deep brown pour, tan head. Cold pressed coffe flavor crystals (put in the crystals napoleon), light pitted fruit. Medium body.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

UDBeernut
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 3.1
On tap at the brewery on a lovely spring day. Pours Amber, thin white head. Some light grassiness, sweet malt, butter. Medium body.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

hopscotch
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 3
Can...Pours clear and yellow with a tiny, wispy, white head. The aroma is restrained - pale malts, and cereal grains and a touch of honey. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor provides decent balance - trends sweet with a light ration of white-peppery bitterness to prevent cloying sweetness. Thereís also a grainy component here. Crisp, bitter-sweet finish. The sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. This definitely needs more carbonation. Can courtesy of BVery!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jow
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 3
Can from blutt59. I was going to wait and get my final state through travel for romantic purposes but I got impatient and since also could get a bunch of other style ticks from Bob I went the trade route, thanks! Golden pour small white head. Nose is grainy and toasted malt. Tastes of toasted malt, grains, and straw. Fairlly flavorful and crisp. Not a bad pale lager
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

bergstaden
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3.1
Thanks cunningham for the taste - Golden with a white head - Some hops in the aroma - Malt body and hops with bitterness - Hops in the finish - This was nice
Monday, November 30, 2015

crossovert
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3.7
355ml bottle. Lame marketing. Bit I like this stuff definitely maltier but ppindable for the abv.
Friday, November 27, 2015

crossovert
Diamond Bear Paradise Porter 3.3
355ml bottle. Brown pour. Cocoa and coffee notes a bit then but serviceable. Decent.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

hopscotch
Diamond Bear Rocktoberfest 3.8
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is an eclectic assortment of maltiness, toastiness, nuttiness and fruitiness Ė fruitcake drizzled with warm liquid toffee. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is fairly rich and malty, but not sweet - excellent balance. In fact, this actually trends slightly bitter in the finish. Whatís not to like? Bottle courtesy of BVery!
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Niko100
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde 2.5
Nice amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, cereal, & some floral; Flavor of malt, cereal/grain, and light fruit/citrus; Fairly crisp finish; Nothing offensive - but just decent.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Niko100
Diamond Bear Dogtown Brown 3
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, and some cocoa/chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and some fruit; Decent.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Niko100
Diamond Bear Paradise Porter 3.3
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, dark chocolate & some coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, some hops, and coffee; Nicely balanced; Fairly decent.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Terminus
Diamond Bear Oatmeal Stout 3.5
Tap at flying saucer little rock pours almost pitch black with a small kacki head and sparse lacing. Nose is sort of off-some lite butter roast char and milky notes. Flavors arw very roasty and big char notes. Long char finish medium body. Decent brew from AR. Nothing over the top just solid.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Finn
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3
Flaske spandert av Cunningham og delt med flere 30 Mai 15. MÝrk gylden. Lavt skum. God sÝt aroma av frukt & bśr. Lettdrikkelig med sammensatt fruktsmak. Melon & syrlig frukt.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

obguthr
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 2.9
Tea, dried leaves aroma. Hazy amber, thin head. Dried leaves. Medium body, easy carbonation. Stale.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

tia
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 2.5
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Orangey golden with white head. Smells like cereal, cooked veg. Not great.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Drake
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 2.4
12 ounce bottle shared at the 22nd Richmond Tasting. Hazy amber, thin fizzy tan head, fair head retention. Aroma of toasted malt and floral hops. The taste is toasted malt, citrus hops. Thin-medium bodied.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

bierkoning
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 2.9
Bottle from VipinVelp, thanks! Amber color. Toffee, citrusfruit and plums in the aroma. Malty sweetish plummy toffee flavor with hints of berries. Soft grassy hops. Decent.
Monday, October 12, 2015

beer_rookie
Diamond Bear Rocktoberfest 3.9
Pours a copper gold color. Two finger head, okay lacing. Itís not clear, itís a little cloudy, and a little sediment floating around in there.

Aroma is amazing. Itís quite malty, and a little hoppy. Quite bready. It is quite sweet smelling. It smells like a Caramello bar. Such a high caramel aroma, I want to take a bath in it..

With a nose like that you would expect the taste to follow suit. But not so fast. Iím a little disappointed in the taste. Itís very malty in taste, itís also a little hoppy. Itís bready. Itís sweet, but Iím not so much tasting the caramel I was smelling. Iím really tasting the malts. Itís very bready to the taste. Itís a little sweet, but very bready.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Itís easy drinking. Itís sweet, and dry. Thereís barely any bitterness. Itís highly drinkable, and 6.1% ABV, is barely noticeable. Itís medium body at best. Maybe just a tiny bit of bitterness on the finish.

Overall, this is really good. Absolutely try this one if you can find it. I wish that caramel on the nose could make it into the taste. But otherwise, itís still a fine Marzen!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Strykzone
Diamond Bear Dogtown Brown 3.2
Sampled at gabf. Dark brown. Flavor is indstinct and a bit muddled. Kind of swampy. Pethaps nuts and a hint of cocoa.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

beer_rookie
Diamond Bear Strawberry Blonde 3.7
Pours a cloudy, almost honey color. No particulates like you might expect. Slight white head. Doesnít last long. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is of strawberry. Maybe even strawberry sundae syrup. Smells more artificial than real. I smell some malts.

Tastes semi artificial strawberry. Itís semi sweet. Thatís really about all there is for the taste. Itís tasty.

Mouthfeel is somewhat off. Itís sweet and tasty and strawberry and all that, but thereís something...Itís very drinkable however.

Overall its an excellent fruit beer. One of the better ones Iíve had. If I were wanting a fruit beer, I might have this again.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

liquidbread86
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde 3.1
Light in taste at the start, followed by a strong bready after taste. Recommended for those hot, humid Arkansas summers.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inbreak
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 1.4
30.05.2015, 0,35l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival, courtesy of Cunningham:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is grainy, wet grain, worth, hay, grass, nuts, cereal, caramel, broth. Taste is harsh, weeds, hay, dried grain, harsh grass, bark. Medium bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Meh!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Camons
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.4
Can @ Johns. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, grass. Flavor is light sweet, malt, grain, hay. Medium body, average carbonation. 170615
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hansen
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.7
Yellow coloured and clear. Has a white head. Aroma is sweet, lightly fruity. The same for the flavor. Soft texture.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zita
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.2
light sweet fruit aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, light harmonic light bitter finish.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rasmus40
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.4
Can courtesy of Blutt59. Thanks a lot, Bob. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 170615
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

chrisv10
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.6
Can, 4.4%. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, straw and a little grass. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, medium sweet, straw , hop, little bitter and a little bitter.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

saxo
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.4
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, little bread, subtle hops, little sugar and has a semi sweet finish.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

HenrikSoegaard
Diamond Bear Southern Blonde (2014-) 2.7
Can. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Mpoderate malty and hoppy aroma. Grain. Moderaste bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Douberd
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 3.3
(Diamond Bear Pale Ale) Bottle 355 ml, from vipinvelp. thanks! New US state. Served into a shaker. Dark orange colour on the body, little activity in its clear body. One finger of creamy off-white head on top, with okay retention. Lots of caramem malts on the aroma, light toffee, light grass, hints of hops. Nice taste, caramel, toffee, cookie dough, some hops, metallic finish wiht light bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, good carbonation, mildly dry on the palate. Not bad, honest pale ale that can be drunk the whole day out in the garden.
Monday, June 15, 2015

Rune
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3
355ml bottle thanks to Cunningham for the treat. Clear golden-orange coloured body. Solid lacing. Film-type layer. Leafy hops on the nose. Caramel, herbs and leaves to the taste buds leading to bittersweet finish. Well bodied. Mostly integrated alcohol. Satisfying, rather unvaried though (Drammen 30.05.2015).
Saturday, June 06, 2015

deanso
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 3.2
33cl bottle traded with Vipinvelp. Thin creamy white head. Pale clear amber pour. Slight bitterness and some caramel
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Meilby
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3.1
Bottle 355ml @ Haand ōlfestival 2015, Drammen
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Thank you very much Henrik for sharing this so I completed all US states. Pours slightly hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, malty and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

tfredvik
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 2.9
Clear medium amber body with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of caramel and overripe generic fruits. Sweet caramel in the moderate flavour as well, generic fruits and nutty hints. Moderate sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, moderate carbonation. Feels old.
[sample from bottle courtesy of Cunningham. Bottle? What bottle? @ Haand Ýlfestival, Drammen]

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Cunningham
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3.2
Almost clear deep golden color with a off white head. Fruity, resin and hoppy aroma. A bit to fruity. Medium + body. A bit unbalanced. To much over on the sweet side. Tropical, malty, grapefruit hoppy and a bit resinous flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with RobertDale]

US State #45

Monday, June 01, 2015

yngwie
Diamond Bear Two Term Double IPA 3.3
Bottle, shared by Cuningham. Finally finishing all US states. It pours a dense finger thick beige head over an almost clear dark golden body. Itís quite alcoholic on the nose, with malty sugar, resins and pine cones. Itís sweet and bitter in the mouth, full-bodied, warming and hoppy. Some peaches. Lasting quite bitter finish. A decent beer, but it lacks some balance and feels quite rough. 150530
Saturday, May 30, 2015

beer_rookie
Diamond Bear Dogtown Brown 4
Pours a ruby red color. Nice mocha colored head that lingers well. Great lacing. Slightly cloudy appearance.

Smells of toffee maybe. Woodsy. Fruity. I canít quite describe it. But itís nice. I like it.

Taste is toffee, nutty. Itís bitter on the front, and slightly bitter at the end. Itís different. Itís good. Iím not really picking up a whole lot of cofee, but there is some caramel, or maybe honey.

Itís so very smooth, and bold. Itís also creamy. Itís remarkable really. Iíd also say that ís drinkable. Itís rare to find all of that in a beer. Itís a medium-light mouthfeel. Itís hard to describe really, because thereís so much going on there.

Overall, itís great. Ba da ba ba bah, Iím loving it! My backyard brewer, knocking it out of the park. Good job! But seriously though, itís better than I expected.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

vipinvelp
Diamond Bear Pale Ale 3.3
Clear amber, light brown lacing lasting foam head. Barley aroma, sweet caramel notes. Light bitterness taste, lasting. Very nice. (Memphis 201505)
Thursday, May 14, 2015

beer_rookie
Diamond Bear Oatmeal Stout 4.1
Pours a very dark brown color, with a thick beige foamy head. Lots of lingering lacing.

Aroma is caramel, coffee, and dark roasted malt. It smells like a stout
Taste however is more like a brown ale. A dark brown ale. Itís good, very good.

Mouthfeel is bold. Like a stout. It has an oiliness throughout that compliments the taste. Slightly bitter at the finish, turning to sweet.

Overall, itís a fine stout. Well done Diamond Bear!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

askewbrew
Diamond Bear Oatmeal Stout 3.1
Pours out to a rich beige head that falls to a thin ring. Transparent dark brown--looks like Dr. Pepper. You should not be able to see that much light through a stout. Aroma is more chocolaty and nutty than roasty. Same goes for the flavor. If you had handed me this blindfolded I would think it was their brown lager blended with their irish red and a splash of the porter. No significant roasted barley except in the finish/aftertaste. Mouthfeel is too thin for style.I was expecting something thicker and roastier for a "stout". It tastes pretty good though.
Monday, April 06, 2015

beer_rookie
Diamond Bear Irish Red 2.5
Aroma, fruity, almost like a wine, and toffee...Appearance, a crimson color. Darker than probably most of the style. Iím having trouble identifying the color of the head. Iím getting some crazy lacing though....Taste is mediocre. Sweet and malty, some fruitniess in there also... Mouthfeel is smooth very smooth. It finishes very clean and poof, itís gone. No aftertaste...Overall, come on Diamond Bear!! You can do better than this!! Itís okay, but I donít think Iíd buy it again. Naturally Ií rooting for the home team, and usually they make outstanding brews, but this one....eh.....
Tuesday, March 24, 2015