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Diamond Knot Vienna Style Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

Diamond Knot Vienna Style AleDiamond Knot Vienna Style Ale

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 30.64%

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

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not really a lager, but ale that imitates a lager style.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 10-04-2010)
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Reviews by tone77:
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3.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit malty, slightly sweet. Taste is good, malts up front, some hops at the finish, well balanced and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall would be a good beer on a hot afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 01:18:27 | More by tone77
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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

03-10-2014 13:12:45 | More by Metaltildeath
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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

02-14-2014 01:50:16 | More by Boone757
Photo of Offa


1.73/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I was interested in this as I love a good Vienna but this is not a good beer at all and it's a terrible example of a Vienna, tasting nothing like what I had expected.

Dark gold/pale amber, it has a big off-white head soon thinning to a foamy ring no lace. It looks all right, not great but consistent with a Vienna.

Aroma is decent but also not great, caramelised barley toast, wet hay, hint of soap.

Taste is dreadful, ultimately settling into nothing but concord grape juice (think Welch's purple grape juice) with a hint of bread dough. In more detail, it has a slightly lemony-sour and caramelly element up front at first, hint of grain, and hint of yeasty, light sharp bitterness at the end which lingers but overall that concord grape character really dominates and that's not good here. It is thin and watery of character and feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 01:32:12 | More by Offa
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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

02-04-2014 09:06:28 | More by dertyd
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2.35/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a light coppery red color with a big head of fluffy white foam over two inches high. Patchy lacing remains after the head subsides to a slightly chunky film.
Smell is metallic, grainy, bubblegum and some lemon. Reasonably well balanced but not great.
Taste is grainy, metallic, citrus (lemon mostly), some yeast. Balance is good but the flavors aren't.
Medium body, lighter effervescence, combined with the lemon note, makes it seem like there is lemonade mixed into this. I hate that. I really wish this wasn't a bomber right now. Explains why it was only $4, too.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 01:13:50 | More by PorterLambic
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

12-22-2013 00:44:07 | More by bendukes86
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South Carolina

1/5  rDev -66.3%

12-15-2013 00:43:30 | More by buckyp
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2.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is spicy biscuits and lemon. Really nice.
The taste is sweet upfront with a sour middle. I'm not sure if it's intended to be sour... After a few more drinks of this I'm unable to keep drinking it. The sour cannot be right.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Maybe it was a bad batch. I'll try it again in a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 00:02:48 | More by Fatehunter
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3.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a very light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam which is dissipating somewhat rapidly. Not too bad!

Smell: very nutty and bready malt character, with a little bit of biscuity aroma. Not bad, but more along the lines of a nut brown ale than a Vienna lager (or ale, or whatever this is supposed to be). Vienna is a bit toasty, though, so this isn't wholly out of character.

Taste: much like the aroma, it's very toasty and bready. It's quite biscuity too, which is a characteristic that is not usually my favorite, but here it seems to work. The overall effect is earthy; almost like a copper ale. An odd beer, stylistically.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a quite-decent creaminess. Not bad at all.

Overall: to me, very drinkable for such a biscuity beer. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:21:34 | More by flagmantho
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-22-2013 01:51:02 | More by KStark
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3.18/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden orangish color with an off-white head with decent retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is toasted malts and an odd tartness that seems out of place.

T- The taste like the aroma has sweet slightly toasted malts up front with that touch of tartness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, there just seemed like there was something "off" in this brew. Judging by some of the other reviews, it doesn't seem like it was unique to my bottle or batch. Not something I would purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:02:04 | More by cjgator3
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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

07-07-2013 05:43:47 | More by Zbeetleman
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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-02-2013 02:06:07 | More by fishguyac
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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-23-2012 13:53:16 | More by tfsimpkins
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +1%

11-18-2012 20:35:02 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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1.35/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Should have known that this wasn't going to be a good one, as it was on sale before the checkout isle at Total Wine.

Serving from a 1.75 pt delivered a rich hazy caramel color with a with minimal head.

Could not define any significant aromas (kind of bland)

First taste was similar to the aroma of a malty lager but finished with a really awful aftertaste

Unfortunately, after the first several sips mouthfeel was overpowered by the aftertaste.

Bottom line: Excellent beer for putting out fires and beer pong!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 01:06:04 | More by rtig
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3.98/5  rDev +34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's an interesting one. I don't know if it's due to age or something, but there's some real interesting flavors going on here, in a pretty good way. Diamond Knot's Vienna Style Ale pours out a hazy golden color with a finger of head that quickly drops down. The aroma is nice and malty with a little ... tartness? Yeah, there's some tart aspects here that actually work pretty nicely. The taste is refreshingly tart with a touch of fruit at first, followed up by some nice doughy malts. Not at all what I expected from the label - but it's good. The mouthfeel is light and pleasant, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, a bit of an odd duck, but I honestly think it all works out.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 02:01:15 | More by shand


5/5  rDev +68.4%

10-24-2012 02:01:05 | More by THEGENERALISMO
Photo of HamFon


2.13/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: very hazy orangish amber with large off-white head but very little residual lacing

S: herbal, floral, green bell peppers

T: similar to smell - herbal and floral, substantial vegetal notes

M: medium light body with a tart bite to it

O: Not a good example of a Vienna Lager on several levels: it is cloudy (should be clear), and the vegetal notes in the aroma and flavor are off-putting, as is the tartness. This sample was disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:50:41 | More by HamFon
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3/5  rDev +1%

03-04-2012 01:53:11 | More by jaidenjb
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1/5  rDev -66.3%

02-27-2012 00:22:31 | More by grubefresh
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1.73/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Picked this up for a whopping $1.99 at Total Wine. Poured a murky orange and brown color, ugly muddled haze to a beer that should have lots of clarity. Aroma was lots of vinegar, copper pennies.

Taste, more copper pennies, terrible off flavor of vinegar/metallic sourness. Can't really discern any of the Vienna malt here, any mild sweetness or body is enveloped by the weird off flavors. I mean drain pour weird.

Since my last foray into discounted Diamond Knot beers at Total Wine was a total bust, I made sure to wait until I was able to split this four ways. It was pretty much unanimous this was a terrible beer.

I like Diamond Knots hoppy stuff not bought at Total Wine, but other than that, their discounted stuff is that way for a reason. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 16:54:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of GRG1313


3.93/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I review this one to help it get sufficient reviews for a score.

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber orange with hints of red and gold and a short yellow/white head. Nice color.

Nose is initially sweet honey that softens and has a bit of an orange undertone but the honey character is very pleasing.

Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated and has a tart/sour character. Highly acidic (which is a good thing for my taste).

Flavor profile is somewhat unique to my experience and I confess I am not an expert with Vienna Lagers. Flavors are full with green ivy, crisp green celery and peppers and with green vegetable undertones.

I like the tart green acidic flavor profile and find it great with food. Finish is a nice pine/green pepper bitter that lingers.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:59:53 | More by GRG1313
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4/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a flute glass.

Look – soft amber color, a little hazy, with about half a finger’s worth of white or off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – hoppy, but with an interesting floral essence to it. A little sweet-smelling too…reminds me of butterscotch for some reason.

Taste – Much like the smell, it’s obviously hoppy, but it has this other essence to it that’s somewhat masking the hop’s taste. It has a tang and muskiness that almost makes it seem more like a barleywine.

Mouthfeel – very well balanced, but maybe leans a little more toward the creamier side.

Overall – very interesting brew to sample, taste, and think about. Good taste and intriguing.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 19:20:01 | More by Nerudamann
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Diamond Knot Vienna Style Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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