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Rocktoberfest - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Rocktoberfest
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.98% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Munich, Carapils, Caramel 40
Hop Varieties - Perle, Hallertau
Original Gravity - 13.5*P
Bitterness Units - 32
Packaging Options - 12oz Bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 03-31-2006)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.04/5  rDev -18.1%

jkermitj, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

CraigTravor, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ubenumber2, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

trxxpaxxs, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

WDJersey, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

BetterBeerPlz, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opaque amber color with a thin head.
Getting some wet hay and grapefruit smell.
Moderately malty first, then some bitterness to round it out. Simple, but hits the notes for the style. Has an interesting bitter/pine aftertaste.
Medium body with moderate carbonation, though it has a fizziness to it like seltzer water.
Fairly average beer.

Fatehunter, Sep 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

alva7172, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of DerbeerSlug
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roughly about 3 fingers of head with a nice lace that hung around for a while. Color was a deep copper color. Smell was mostly Marzen. Started off sweet and trailed off with a bit more of a sourness but not unpleasantly so. I enjoyed the taste. Very nice on a cooler fall evening.

DerbeerSlug, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1493rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12oz

2012 bottling
Thanks to Thebishopco for this

App- A deep rich mix of copper and ambers. Good density in the middle with a bit of yellows on the outside. A small white head with a 1/4".

Smell- Its a good solid malty, small spice oktoberfest. The smells are a bit small but blended well together. Not a stunner but solid.

Taste- I enjoyed this but not even close to an import oktoberfest. A small spicy malty flavor with touches of a spice.

Mouth- A light body with a semi light medium carbonation. A residual malty backbone is there.

Drink- I traded for the state tick. It was nice to get AR. This was a nice Oktoberfest just needs a bit more.

FosterJM, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

elkinbrown, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

drakulya, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TheBishopco, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

lcdawg, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

mechanicalprints, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Amp, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

akinsja, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of brewskifan55
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: orange/amber with a half finger head that vanishes pretty quick; some lacing.

Smell: malty, with caramel and hops

Taste: Pow, this is a little kickier marzen, which I like. Malt comes through with spices. Nutty, bready with a light hop finish.

Mouthfeel: light to medium; good carbonation

Overall: This marzen rocks! Would definitely go for a 6-er. The taste really grabbed me and held on for an encore. I'm saving some for Halloween. Yum!

brewskifan55, Oct 12, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshness dating lets me know was either bottled in July or is good until July of some unspecified year ( I'll presume the former )

Pours an effervescent caramel with a pinky of sand colored head. Great lacing & average head retention

S: Pears, metallic hops, plums & toasty malt

T: Follows the with a lovely toasty malt baclbone & some woody & herbal hops up front. Slight oaky dryness meld with caramel, some plummy notes & ever so, slight metallic hop twang, plus a hint of pear juice & breadyness. Finishes fruity, toasty, & dry with herbal/metallic hops providing nice balance

MF: Medium bodied, soft carboantion, love the balance here, does thin out a touch as this warms, the only factor keepong me from giving this a 4.5 here

Easily one of the best Marzens I've had in a long while. Will pick some more given the chance. The malt forward stuff from this brewery are their stars IMO & this the best one I've tried so far. Well dome Diamond Bear!

russpowell, Sep 01, 2011
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Rocktoberfest from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.