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Diamond Knot Blonde Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

Diamond Knot Blonde AleDiamond Knot Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 25.35%


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

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 06-15-2011)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a hazy, medium yellow body with a medium-sized, sudsy, white head. Scattershot lacing.

Smell: Lightly grainy, lightly grassy, herbaceous with the barest hint of lemon.

Taste: Mild taste of basic pale malted barley with a teeny, tiny far-off hint of sugared toast. Again, very teeny, very tiny, and far-off. Lightly herbal, spicy hops with a temperate taste of lemon peel yielding a sliver of pith. Low bitterness. Faint grain astringency. Drying, crisp finish, though that grain element lingers a moment.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Moderately carbonated, giving a fair amount of crackle over the tongue.

Overall: While probably a helpful comment to exactly nobody, it kind of reminds me of a muted Sierra Nevada Summerfest. That was my impression about two minutes in. Anyhow, it’s a fitting as a summertime refresher.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 21:32:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4/5  rDev +38.9%

12-07-2013 05:58:21 | More by trytoketchup
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.76/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some light lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with light aromas of grassy and herbal hops. Very light notes of citrus lemon.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy and pale malts with some light flavors of lemon citrus. That is followed by light flavors of grassy and herbal hops with just a touch of spicy hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish that fades quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: There is really nothing offensive about this beer or noteworthy about this beer. Very light and easy to drink with a light mouthfeel, would probably be quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Picked this one up for like $2.99 for a 22 oz. bottle with the additional dollar off.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 22:53:49 | More by dbrauneis
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Virginia

3/5  rDev +4.2%

11-04-2013 03:16:03 | More by AndrewMichael
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

10-12-2012 14:44:22 | More by tfsimpkins
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kojevergas

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

c1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, nice thickness and cream, and good retention. Colour is a pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Cream, clean malts, barley, straw, and vague light floral hopping. A mild strength somewhat dry aroma.

T: Cream, clean barley, sharp lemon on the finish, clean malts forming the body, and some floral hops. Imbalanced but generally enjoyable. A bit like a witbier gone wrong. It's not bad, but it's far from great. Lacks a full body. Neither complex nor subtle.

Mf: Coarse, a bit dry, and overly thick. Carbonation is overdone. Moderately heavy on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. I wouldn't have this again, but it's alright.

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Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 08:03:27 | More by kojevergas
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JohnG1975


1.25/5  rDev -56.6%

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RWACKO

New York

2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-18-2012 12:00:14 | More by RWACKO
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DM1293

California

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-09-2012 22:33:35 | More by DM1293
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shand

Florida

3.18/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Ah, the mythical 2.99 bomber. I could not resist to know what lied inside you, with full knowledge that it was probably something mediocre. This beer pours out a hazy yellow color with a finger of white head. The aroma is sweet and bready. The taste is grainy and sweet-lemony with a bit of maltiness creeping in on the end. It's refreshing, but that's about it. The mouthfeel is a little thicker and less carbonated than would be expected, and the drinkability is good. Overall, it's a perfectly serviceable thirst quencher, but nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 00:39:31 | More by shand
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Texas

3/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2012 18:53:17 | More by Ted
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a lighter straw color, with average clarity. The eggshell color head has good retention/lacing.

S: Lemon, bread, and a strange sweet note that reminds me of candy corn. Perhaps a touch of diacetyl too.

T: Again, there's a note of lemon and grain on the opening. Near the finish, it almost gets a bit dish soapy in flavor. Also features hints of buttery diacetyl in parts that detracts even more. Very, very mediocre overall.

M: The carbonation is surprisingly restrained. The body is thin but weirdly sticky near the end, and it just isn't as refreshing as it could be.

O: Eh, not impressive at all, but not entirely undrinkable. Huge props to Jay for giving me a taste of this, but there are way too many good beers out there to bother giving this a second shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:17:56 | More by ThisWangsChung
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lace left behind.  

Slightly earthy aroma with hints of earthy grass, pale malt, yeast and light fruit.  Subtle spice along with some bread, citrus and apple.  

Medium bodied with lots of carbonation up front that lingers throughout.  Spice and earthy hops up front followed by some grass, pale malt and subtle fruit notes.  The high carbonation level takes away from the other notes making it tougher to drink and not too pleasant.  

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:44:31 | More by corby112
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: biscuit, malts, yeast,

taste: rather boring, bready malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: just a basic summer time beer. nothing special here.

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Serving type: bottle

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Diamond Knot Blonde Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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