BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This was a excellent seasonal. I really enjoyed the blend used in creating this. It was almost as if it had more of the fall, Christmas style aroma than a typical Oktoberfest beer. beer_rookie (566) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a copper gold color. Two finger head, okay lacing. It’s not clear, it’s a little cloudy, and a little sediment floating around in there.MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Aroma is amazing. It’s 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. I’m a little disappointed in the taste. It’s very malty in taste, it’s also a little hoppy. It’s bready. It’s sweet, but I’m not so much tasting the caramel I was smelling. I’m really tasting the malts. It’s very bready to the taste. It’s a little sweet, but very bready.
Mouthfeel is excellent. It’s easy drinking. It’s sweet, and dry. There’s barely any bitterness. It’s highly drinkable, and 6.1% ABV, is barely noticeable. It’s 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, it’s still a fine Marzen!
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. Our friend Chris hated it and immediately dumped it out. I liked it. It had a caramel color but a chocolately taste. Nosambee (2) - Malvern, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
I enjoyed this brew overall. Diamond Bear had a tasting session at a local liquor store (Celebrations Wine and Spirits) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I’m not going to break it down by color, head, lacing, etc. I’ll just say that it is a flavorful beer that was well worth the money in many aspects. I had tried a few other brews of Diamond Bear’s in the past and all were acceptable, but this one was exceptional IMPO. I don’t want to tout it as being the best I’ve had, but its definitely worth a try. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
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 – 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. What’s not to like? Bottle courtesy of BVery!
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft at GABF, new State! Pours a nice looking deep copper with a fluffy head that lasts. Nose is crisp and fresh, nice bready notes and some spicy noble hops. On taste, much hoppier than anticipated, really nice bitterness that verges toward a dark pilsner. Lots of bready melanoidins and spicy hop flavors. Very decent beer. handsomejn (77) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Drank the 2008 version at the brewery on tap and in the bottles I brought home. Medium rich on the palate, pours a nice copper color with a modest head and some lacing. I really liked the aftertaste, both on the palate and in the nose. The mild hop bite at the end is the thing that sets this one apart. Very nice. Best year so far for Diamond Bear. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells malty and sweet. Tastes biscuity with a nice breaddy finish. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
The beer pours a bright amber-brown with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is mostly caramel with an earthy yeast tone and an herbal hoppiness. The malt has a tasty German character. It’s a bit nutty. It’s mildly sweet with a drying finish and a gentle hop bite. There’s a lot of nice German flavor bouncing around. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing. Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Average carbonation. A bit slick. This is a surprisingly tasty beer, particularly for one that I was mostly looking forward for the state tick. It’s got some nice, authentic German flavor and a nicely balanced tone. Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pint on tap. In my opinion, the best beer from Diamond Bear I’ve had. Dull copper color, clear, no real head or lacing...Nice aroma. Malty, caramel-tastin’, little bite. I’m partial to the style, I like this one lots! The sweetness at the end is nice, too.