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Diamond Knot Brown Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot Brown AleDiamond Knot Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
Photo of ssteakley
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of maki88
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.4/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of dertyd
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of cjgator3
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Beardo
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of costellojerry
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of rrock44
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Mole_Playing_Rough
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of devilben02
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of skyc
2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of berley31
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of IrishFrenchman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of wonderbread23
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of simonmoyse
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of fatbatcat
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Diamond Knot Brown Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.