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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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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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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of ccrida
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the brewpub, Diamond Knot's Brown Ale is a hazy chestnut brown with a nice sized off-white head, pretty dense, leaving nice lace.

Smell is slightly sweet caramel malt with a nice fresh herbal hop nose, good but a bit muted.

Taste is really nice, clean and well balanced, but complex with a nice dash of Glacier hops to remind you this is a NW brown ale. Bittersweet, the hops really cut the toast like malt nicely without overwhelming (well if you're considering this an English Brown ale, which it's clearly not).

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, with a medium light body.

Drinkability is high, man it was tough not to suck this down in a hurry. Got into town early with lots of time to kill, this was my unquestionable first pick, as I really dig brown ales, and don't see enough brewers round here making them. This one is really solid.

ccrida, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light brownish color with some reddish and tan hues, good carbonation and a small white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, nuts, molasses. Taste is very nice immediately with a presence of toffee, molasses, maple and nuts.Feels very nice, booze barely detectable, easy to drink, nuts and toasted notes, herbal as well. Very drinkable.

barleywinefiend, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of Geno206
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

pkalix, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of czechsaaz
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very malty, like british mild malt with just the slightest hint of dark roast malt. Some honey aromas and a little fruity. I can't find any hops at all.

Deep brown, held up to the light it's pretty clear. Nice off-white thick and lasting head. It leaves very nice lace as you drink it down.

Initial hit is roasty dark malt but then it moves to a nice base malt effect. Some fermentation esters and a little fruity. Hop bitterness is restrained so that it tastes a little sweet but has a bitter kick. There's some ripe pit fruit fermentation character and an aftertasted of chocolate malt.

Failry light bodied but cramy on the palate. Carbonation level is fairly low which is OK in a british session-type brown ale.

It won't get raves from people who like big assertive beers, but this is one fantastically balanced English-style brown ale. Easy drinking session ale which is pretty much what an English brown is supposed to be.

(It's hard to put numbers on this since pretty much by definition a brown ale should be "average" all around. Flavorful enough that you don't get bored after a couple but non-palate challenging so you could drink it all night.)

czechsaaz, Feb 08, 2006
Photo of sockeye101
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this on nitro-tap at a sports bar in Seattle and definitely thought I should give it a try. Beautiful pour, with the cool cascading bubble effect that is common with nitros, color was dark brown and head was a nice tan with a thick creamy head. Lacing was left all the way down the glass. Smells were malty with a twinge of alcohol and subtle grainy earthy smell. Flavors were excellent with a mild bitterness up front followed by a very smooth malt finish that left a lingering chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel was very creamy, smooth and bit chewy. Overall a great beer that lends itself to repeated indulgence :)

sockeye101, Sep 13, 2006
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.

mikesgroove, Dec 27, 2009
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Telestic, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of fatbatcat
4/5  rDev +15.3%

fatbatcat, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of irishgreensoda
4/5  rDev +15.3%

irishgreensoda, May 25, 2013
Photo of weerezboy
4/5  rDev +15.3%

weerezboy, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Aitkend
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Aitkend, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev +15.3%

doughanson78, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of trevorjn06
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich brown/copper color with ruby highlights and a this, tight head that recedes to a layer on the surface.

The aroma hits me as I open the bottle, toasted malts, caramel/toffee, light roastiness and hints of nuttiness and fruitiness. Smells delicious.

Taste is toasted, very light roastiness, bready malt, light caramels and a balancing hop bitterness. The finish leaves toasted malt flavors along with hop bitterness and is fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a nice, malty beer that is satisfying to drink, though a tad bit thin for my tastes. I would drink this again.

trevorjn06, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Halcyondays, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: rust deep brown body, tan head, impressive lacing

S: roasted nuts, toffee, caramel

T: nutty, malt, toffee, light bready malt, sweet caramel semi-dry finish

M: med/heavy, smooth, slight creamy/chewy mouth

O: Very nice, looking forward to trying more
of Diamond Knots offerings.

QUITE NICE, WORTH TRYING!

BeerLover99, Oct 04, 2011
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.

costellojerry, May 22, 2009
Photo of JiffyG89
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

JiffyG89, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of wknight167
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a murky mohagany with a one finger white head that fades quickly.

Nose- Nutty caramel malt with a touch of herbal hops and toasted malt

Palate- A surprising roast character is present along with a nutty chocolate/ caramel note. also toasted malt

Mouthfeel- Both the carbonation and the mouthfeel are slightly lower than medium, but crisp.

Drinkability- No problem putting down the whole bomber, and I have another...

wknight167, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Medium-dark, clear brown with lots of bubbles. Two finger, off-white, frothy head that diminished after a minute or two. Virtually no lacing.

Smell: Toasted, nutty, and caramel aromas.

Taste: Light sweetness, moderately acidic, and moderately bitter. Not too bitter. The finish was about average and matched the initial flavor. Toasted and nutty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body that was dry and creamy. Soft carbonation and a bit astringent.

Overall: A nice American brown ale, but not one of my favorites. I was a bit disappointed in the head.

SolipsismalCat, Aug 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

dmorgan310, Jul 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

retreminy, Aug 04, 2012
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.

oberon, Nov 29, 2010
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Diamond Knot Brown Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.