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Diamond Knot Brown Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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 ssteakley:
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ssteakley

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -6.9%

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!

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

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured into a imperial pint glass a meium russet brown with a well defined thinner off white head,aromas were on the sweeter side with buttered toffee,and caramel really standing out.A tad fizzy in the mouth but its body feel is up to par,flavors are caramel malt based with some molasses-like flavors to go along with the sweeter theme,light roast in the finish.A nice brown ale definitely on the sweeter side wich surprised me a little.

11-29-2010 22:05:50 | More by oberon
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maki88


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-06-2012 01:39:48 | More by maki88
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -2%

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.

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

02-04-2014 09:09:22 | More by dertyd
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cjgator3

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -8.4%

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear dark brownish color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is toasted malts, sweet caramel, faint hints of chocolate and molasses and an ever so slight hint of hops

T- The taste is sweet up front with toasted malt and caramel sweetness. The finish has a moderate amount of bitterness from the hops with some alcohol as well.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a decent brown but nothing special. It is one of those beers that I wouldn't purchase again but also wouldn't turn down if offered to me.

04-04-2011 02:59:22 | More by cjgator3
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-14-2013 04:15:11 | More by avisong
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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-18-2011 19:20:46 | More by GRG1313
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

One of many bottles broken out with dinner last night, this seemed to be a hit with the in laws. Poured into pint glasses, this one was consumed on 12/25/2009.

The pour was about what I would have expected from the style. Nice brown color, with some light peaking through on the sides and the bottom of the glass. A smallish head of white creeping up and fading out in a minute or so leaving a broken crown of lace on the sides and the bottom of the glass. Nice rich aroma, coffee and caramel with a nice light hint of an herbal quality mixing together quite nicely. Smooth even profile, first sips have a roasted, almost nutty flavor to them as they backup across the tongue. Light bready malts, hints of chocolate now coming through and a nice smooth, creamy finish that leaves almost a butterscotch like taste as it fades out. Medium body, with a healthy level of carbonation to it but not overdone by any means.

Overall pretty damn solid I have to admit. Nothing really crazy but a nice and very sessionable brown ale. I would have no issue with putting this one down anytime.

12-27-2009 05:49:28 | More by mikesgroove
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costellojerry

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

A- A dark, espresso brown with low carbonation.

S- Malty, dark chocolate, with a slight roasted nuttiness.

T- Lots of malt at first followed by a roasted, chocolaty ,slight bitter finish.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I got a lot of those chocolate, caramel, coffee type flavors from it. Although not to familiar with brown ales, I surly would recommend this fine ale.

05-22-2009 22:28:38 | More by costellojerry
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-08-2012 11:10:12 | More by Telestic
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-07-2013 01:00:34 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

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

Oregon

2.73/5  rDev -21.3%

A - Dark brown, high clarity. medium tan head that falls quickly but doesn't disappear.

S - Sweet, caramel, molasses. Almost a slight tobacco odor.

T - Sweet, malty flavor. Medium bitterness that lingers, with faint citric and resiny aroma. Clear caramel malt backbone but not overpowering or cloying. Finishes sweet and slightly fruity.

M - Medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy but with a slight mineral bite. Mildly warming.

D - Had no trouble finishing one, but a little sweet to drink continuously. Slightly deceiving with respect to alcohol content.

Sub-par brown, in my opinion. There's no complexity in this beer.

02-11-2011 04:35:28 | More by skyc
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

10-22-2013 19:29:05 | More by RBorsato
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%

A: Poured with a small, off-white head. Body is dark brown and mostly clear... a very slight amount of haze is present.

S: Malts come through as a roasted (or event burnt) coffee smell, and some hints of chocolate as well.

T: Kind of your basic brown flavors... roasted malt and coffee, but they're both pretty light and not really jumping out to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. Still, very decent.

M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with soft-to-average carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink, but I was expecting a little more. Worth trying at least once, but there's a lot of better browns to try.

10-29-2009 19:33:08 | More by berley31
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-03-2012 23:19:26 | More by Hanzo
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wonderbread23

New York

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

Had on tap at their bar in Mukilteo.

Appearance: 1 finger creamy white head which quickly retreats leaving some decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and toffee up front rounded out with a bit of raisin and fruitiness. Also a bit of alcohol. There seemed to be a lot of depth in the aroma, but it is definitely very subtle.

Taste: Pretty good balance of sweet maltiness and bittering hops. Not a lot of hop flavor (normal for style).

Mouthfeel: Pretty decent. Maybe not as round as I would like for the style.

Drinkability: While nothing really 'wowed' me with this beer, it had the type of balance that makes it a very easy drinker. Would have again.

10-04-2009 23:47:47 | More by wonderbread23
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simonmoyse

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-02-2012 22:09:38 | More by simonmoyse
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%

pours a clear brown with a very thin white head.

smell of brown sugar, some spice, malt, and a touch of caramel.

taste is a little tangy, brown sugar, spice, pepper, and malt, ends tangy on the tongue and just a touch of bitterness.

overall a pretty good brown.

04-02-2010 23:05:07 | More by froghop
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2014 21:51:08 | More by MisledTitan
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Diamond Knot Brown Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.