Diamond Knot Vienna Style Ale | Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot Vienna Style AleDiamond Knot Vienna Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery
Washington, United States
diamondknot.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by barleywinefiend on 10-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
21
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
29.1%
 
 
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2
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Photo of THEGENERALISMO
5/5  rDev +67.2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear amberish color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Toasted malt, hops, butter and bread, grains

T: Nice crisp hops, bread, nuts toated notes and just very tasty

M: Good carbonation and sweetness, crisp, light booze and good body

D: Easily drinkable and good

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Photo of Nerudamann
4/5  rDev +33.8%
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.

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Photo of shand
3.97/5  rDev +32.8%
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.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.93/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: cloudy copper orange, great carbonation beads; thin but creamy head
S: very light, sweet aroma
T: buttery flavor; Viennese-style; darkly spicy; not malty; well hopped
M: yummy and smooth

Quite a good beer; try 'em on!

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Photo of GRG1313
3.92/5  rDev +31.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

5.6% ABV. per bottle label.I bought this thinking I was getting a Vienna lager,it says ale on the bottle!Iam not sure where to categorize this.Poured into a becker a copper/bronze with a large fluffy slight off white head that settled into frothy mass leaving a full ring of lace behind as it settled slowly.Sweet fruit ale esters in the nose,much sweetner than expected,a little vienna lager-like doughiness as well.Starts out sweeter on the palate with juicy fruit flavors followed with some drying spiciness in the finish,it gets a little toasty after a bit as well.It has some Vienna lager qualities but its a little to fruity and sweet.its still a decent Ale.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strong, malty aroma has a nice and tempting fruity overtone. It pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a decent off-white head. Malty flavor has a firm hoppy undertone and just a hint of fruit. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of fizz to it. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of italianstallion
3.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elNopalero
3.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured a hazy golden-yellow. Almost resplendent in the sunlight. It presents a bold malty-sweet aroma that dominates. Tastes sweet, ends dry, with a thin finish that disappoints. Looks are unfortunately everything for this one. I like the idea behind it, though.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.17/5  rDev +6%
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.

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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