Diamondback Ale | Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant

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3.8 w/ 7 ratings

Brewed by:
Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant
Utah, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in honor of our friends at Hill Air Force Base, this copper ale soars with toasted malts, including hearty helpings of Special Roast, Vienna and (of course) Victory malt, with a Cascade hop finish to give it a bite.

Added by Wasatch on 03-21-2006

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ShadyJay:
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy copper color, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of sweet toasty malts and alittle hops.

T - The taste is sweet malts, some toastiness, with a slight hoppy bite in the finish.

M - Medium body, nice overall balance of malts and hops.

D - Very drinkable. This is a very tasty brew. Would buy again.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Braudog
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Layton brewpub. Rich malty aroma wafts from this dark copper brew with an above average foam head. The first quaff is also pretty crystal-malty witha mellow apple - bitter finish, but overall a very mellow and belted-in bitterness. Well balanced but tipped towards the malt, a good brew. (#2783, 4/9/2007)

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy copper color. Poured a 1 finger tight off-white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Thin rings of lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Biscuity and sweet roasted malts. Bitter hop notes.

T: Consistent with smell; biscuity and sweet malts; a very interesting and pleasant combination. Fairly prominent bitter finish for nice balance.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Very good balance complimented by a clean finish.

D: Very good-tasting and quite drinkable.

NOTE: Not taking anything away from the beer, I though it was good. I did not review it as an Altbier but more of a mild ale. The bartender indicated its style as "British Mild Ale". The color and biscuity malts are somewhat characteristic of the "old style", but Altbiers typically have a much more muted hop note (if any at all).

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Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of unklesyd
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Oregon Brewer's Fest. Billed as a mild, which I think better fits this beer than the descriptor of "alt".

Very much a British water profile: minerals play off the minimal hops, but moreover give the caramel flavors a unique spin.

Very light mouthfeel, only so slightly watery, but within this style, there will certainly be some of that going on.

Deep copper color is very pretty and seems to belie the very rich and mellow flavors that are within. Nose is very subdued, but hints of bread and caramel.

Very nice beer.

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Diamondback Ale from Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 7 ratings
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