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Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter AleDiamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale

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78 Ratings

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Donkster46, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

wasnowrider, Jul 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Metaltildeath, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

cherche, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

MisledTitan, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Erik-P, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

buzzy, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of hreb
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is brilliant red, and pours slightly syrupy, with no head. Aroma is fruity and phenolic, with a hint of spice, and brown sugar.

Flavor is as expected, with a bitter edge which is in tune with this heavily flavored brew. Spicy and alcoholic. Undoubtedly a winter warmer, and just what I was looking for. A little sweetness on the front of the tongue, like burned caramel or Demerara sugar, but otherwise the flavors are pretty muddled. Bold, but muddled.

A solid winter warmer but not necessarily to my taste.

hreb, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

604growler, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

An unusual color of ochre-- a brownish amber-- in the tall schooner. Some malty body but not much sweetness. Rather watery body. Not much aroma.

The first taste is awful-- is it wintergreen? Some kind of hair tonic? The trouble is it is also quite hoppy and bitter right away. Finally the roasted malt comes through and reminds me of New Belgium's 2 Below. Kind of a buttery Cracker Jacks flavor with a hop surprise. Hint of dusty cloves and old fruit.

Not my favorite winter brew, though worth a try if you like the hopper versions. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

mactrail, Nov 22, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very good beer! Poured at a good temperature with a thick, light tan, thick head that slowly settled and a little lace. Color is a clear amber brown. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, toffee, a hint of hop. Flavor's similar to nose with hop coming out a lot more, hint of sweet, just right amount of tang. Body is good although the alcohol warmth is a bit strong, great carbonation. Finish is like flavor, has a little solvent in the long lasting taper off. But good drinking brew.

drpimento, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

icehawk, Aug 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

MarvinTheMarzen, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

SpectralAbyss, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

jjd315, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of silverking
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a clear reddish brown. It sports a tan head with moderate retention and beautiful lacing. The lacing forms a thick sheet on the inside of the glass for a solid 3 seconds and then glides gently back onto the surface of the beer. The aroma carries lots of pine and citrus with a strong malty background. It smells like spruce tips were added, but when I viewed diamond knot's website is said that water, malt, hops, and yeast were the only ingredients. The taste starts hoppy (lots of pine) and progressivly gets more bitter. The malt does start to appear in the finish and then eventually catches up to the hops for a bittersweet finish. There is moderate carbonation with a moderately heavy mouthfeel. This beer definitly has a warming sensation. This is truly an exceptional beer for the winter season.

silverking, Jan 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

doughanson78, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

piconaut, Jan 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

ReefRunner, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

csurowiec, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Ho Ho Winter Ale at Total Wine & More in Spokane.

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nut brown color, clear, with a creamy off-white head.

Smell is a soft caramel candy aroma.

Taste is a peppery caramel flavor up front with a sweet bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and clean, not cloying.

Overall a very drinkable winter ale. Reminds me of the Deschutes Jubelale.

RJLarse, Dec 10, 2012
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Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.