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Diamond Knot Brown Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

Diamond Knot Brown AleDiamond Knot Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%


Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-13-2003)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber bottle into a pint glass. My bottle indicates 6.0% ABV rather than the 5.6% stated above.

Appearance: a nice medium brown/caramel color. Small but appetizing foamy head with relatively little lacing.

Smell: very distinct malt/grain aroma with notes of caramel.

Taste: quite malty with not a lot of distinct hop flavor, though there is some bitterness present. It's a nice flavor but not one with a lot of character.

Mouthfeel: body is medium, relatively lightly carbonated. It works well with the flavors.

Drinkability: I think this one is a bit overly malty in its flavor profile for me to want to drink a lot of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 15:53:33 | More by flagmantho
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours from the bottle with a translucent but medium-dark, reddish brown color and a foamy, sand-colored head. The aroma has a light malty sweetness and maybe a little grassy bitterness. It's pleasant, but there's not much there. The flavor has a good bit of roast for a brown ale, with a kind of toasted walnut character, only a little bit of grainy sweetness, and a little astringency that lends to a dry finish. The fine, light carbonation contributes to a thin body, which is good since the beer could come off a bit heavy otherwise. Overall, this is a dry, nutty, and reasonably complex brown ale, but not a standard setter.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 13:50:42 | More by devilben02
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-13-2014 18:51:05 | More by IrishFrenchman
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dertyd

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

02-04-2014 09:09:22 | More by dertyd
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NickTight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-08-2014 03:17:10 | More by NickTight
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -14%

12-07-2013 06:00:27 | More by trytoketchup
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RJLarse

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a bottle of Diamond Kntt Brown Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours an Irish Setter brown color, clear with a thick off-white head.

Smell is a sweet malt aroma, with a strange acerbic vinegar and dill aroma.

Taste is a mild caramel flavor up front, with a wet bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and not cloying. Appropriate for the style.

Overall the smell and taste are a bit off. As brown ales go I have had better, and I'm not sure I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 01:24:11 | More by RJLarse
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-07-2013 01:00:34 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear dark brown color with 2 fingers of oatmeal colored head that slowly quickly dissolved into a quarter finger of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and covered the top of the beer in wispy clouds.

Aroma: Really strong aromas of roasted malt and barley, like freshly baked bread. There notes of caramel, toffee and walnuts finished by some floral notes of honey and clover.

Taste: Much thinner on the taste than the aroma. Malty notes forward, followed by some slight caramel sweetness and finished by some pronounced hoppy bitterness. However, the flavors fade quite quickly.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of only 6.0%, there’s virtually no alcohol presence on the palate.

Overall: Pretty decent brown ale, but also pretty forgettable. Wouldn’t turn it away if offered, but I’m not looking for it either.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 22:37:05 | More by Jeffreysan
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ssteakley

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This Brown Ale is a good ale, it is a bit short on the finish but it is a good all around beer. I would expect any beer from the PNW to be at least this good, that is not always the case but this one is holding the standard to measure the rest by. Won't be disappointed buying this!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 22:59:50 | More by ssteakley
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

10-22-2013 19:29:05 | More by RBorsato
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-06-2013 00:23:55 | More by Segelstrom
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -14%

09-15-2013 06:41:14 | More by bernat1971
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Aitkend

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-04-2013 01:58:40 | More by Aitkend
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therica

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the brewpub in Mulkitea.

Nice but typical caramel brown appearance. Nose is mild toffee and hops florals. Taste is unexpected, surprisingly bitter for a brown. Good though, probably enjoyed by hopheads more than commercial brown fans.

Nice crisp finish, bitters on the tongue.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 05:13:00 | More by therica
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Chessmaster

Maryland

2.45/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 1 pt 9 oz bottle. Good carbonation and lacing. Attractive appearance.

Unfortunately the flavor was off putting. A brown ale should be nice and malty, but this ale had a distinct and unbalanced hop bitterness. Any malt flavor was overpowered by a strange soapy indistinct flavor leaving a bad impression in the mouth,

Probably would not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 22:55:32 | More by Chessmaster
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-14-2013 04:15:11 | More by avisong
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-04-2013 20:29:16 | More by fatbatcat
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Geno206

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

05-31-2013 05:27:11 | More by Geno206
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

05-27-2013 01:03:44 | More by Arsenal0328
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-25-2013 15:00:16 | More by irishgreensoda
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doughanson78

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-05-2013 03:22:40 | More by doughanson78
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Halcyondays

California

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours brown with a medium creamy off-white head, great retention, good lace.

S: Lots of bready brown malt, biscuity crystal malt, sulfur, hard water.

T: Leading with the brown malt, caramel, lots of hard water, earthy grassy hops. Very mineral driven.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, frothy big carbonation at times. Moderate hoppy aftertaste.

O: A solid northwest brown ale. A good beer and the price is right. Definitely worth a pick-up.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 03:58:21 | More by Halcyondays
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pkalix

California

4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BA says 5.6%; the bottle says 6%.
beautiful brown color, minimal head; no lacing down the sides to speak of.
smell has an interesting, pleasing, nutty kind of smell other than which i cannot identify but really like. but sweet, nutty malt, for sure.
the taste carries on with the smell. it feels as if it's missing some substance, some heaviness to round out the taste and because of that there appears to be some novice quality to it and undeserved bitterness. but it's a good brew and i love the way it looks in the glass. i like the taste and could handle a few more of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 23:45:14 | More by pkalix
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benbjb

Washington

3/5  rDev -14%

11-04-2012 22:09:33 | More by benbjb
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Diamond Knot Brown Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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