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Rocktoberfest | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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45 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
diamondbear.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.98%

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

Added by JudgeRoughneck on 12-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,993
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
45
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 13
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lahoi
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good for its style. Nice head, nice lacing, nice color. Malty, a little citrus.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy orange red with a good head of foam and decent retention. Smells and tastes bready and grainy, definitely not overly sweet. .could use more of that, imho. Pretty ample body and carbonation. Just another average Oktoberfest.

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Photo of ldhughes3
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Ek0nomik
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured In: Snifter
Attained through a trade (Thanks Jonas!)

Appearance: The pour is an amber and copper color with two fingers of head; the retention is low as it's gone fairly quick. The beer is quite effervescent. There are some lose pieces of lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: The nose is lightly sweet with caramel and munich malt coming out. Low hop aroma; the hops seem mostly there to bring down the sweetness. Not a terribly complex nose, but who said simple is a bad thing?

Taste: My first sip was surprisingly nutty; I'm not sure where that came from, but it didn't seem to come out again after that. Malt starts out the tasting with more slightly sweet caramel malt. The hops are providing a mild bitterness to the beer. A little hop flavor does come out at the end of the tasting contributing some earthy flavors.

Mouthfeel: Above average carbonation for the style, medium bodied.

Drinkability: This is a well put together beer from Diamond Bear. It's an easy beer to drink, though I'm not too often in the mood for multiple Marzen's in an evening.

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Photo of DerbeerSlug
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FosterJM
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of MJ64
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Flying Saucer, Little Rock, AR

Pretty typical märzen. Poured amber with a receding white head. Caramel malts on the nose, and similar in the taste with some earthiness, and a bit of hop bitterness in the end. Medium mouthfeel; decently drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gaddabble
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ubenumber2
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Rocktoberfest from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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