Rocktoberfest | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 13
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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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Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
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!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bitterbill
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of popery
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a bright amber-brown with a rocky off-white head. It's got a little yeast haze but is still transparent. Pretty good head retention for the style.

S: The aroma is mostly caramel with an earthy yeast tone and an herbal hoppiness. The malt has a tasty German character. It's a bit nutty.

T: It's mildly sweet with a drying finish and a gentle hop bite. There's a lot of nice German flavor bouncing around. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing.

M: Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Average carbonation. A bit slick.

O: This is a surprisingly tasty beer, particularly for one that I was mostly looking forward for the state tick. It's got some nice, authentic German flavor and a nicely balanced tone.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -19.3%
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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Photo of FosterJM
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
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 CraigTravor
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewskifan55
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a rich, rocky off-white head that is very sticky and lacy. Color is a light copper hue. Crystal clear. Aroma is mostly malty with Munich malt and a bit of caramel with a light touch of noble German hops. Flavor is rich and malty with a bit of alcohol sweetness and low hop flavor and balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is on the high side. Overall, a very technically accurate and tasty Märzen.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rdoggg
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Rocktoberfest from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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