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Devils Backbone Barclay’s London Dark Lager

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This dark ruby brown lager was recreated using a 1930’s recipe with beer historian Ron Pattinson & local beer blogger Alistair Reece. Slight hints of Caramel & toffee shine in this early English interpretation of a dark lager.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and banana. The taste is caramel, nuts, banana, light roasted malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Both creamy and crisp. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
From the menu: "25 IBUs. This dark ruby brown lager was recreated using a 1930’s recipe with beer historian Ron Pattison & local beer blogger Alastair Reece. Slight hints of caramel & toffee shine in this early English interpretation of a dark lager." On tap at the brewpub last weekend. Pours a moderate brown color with a good off-white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose brings a bready base along with some light caramel and toffee. Faint hint of English hops in the background. The flavor is mostly bready with a touch of caramel. Light body and a light bitterness in the finish. Well made, but nothing that particularly stands out. Serving type: on-tap

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Mahagony color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, licorice, nuts, biscuity and toasty malts. A bit worty taste. Quite original lager with good biscuity and nutty malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4019) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Tap @ GBBF. Pours black with a nice bubbly tanned head. Aroma is weak, malty and roasted. Flavor is crispy, velvety, sweetish, fruity, malty, buttery and bitter. Finishes malty bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Cask at GBBF London 2011. Clear red brown, small head. Fruity aroma with fudge and banana.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Cask/gravity at GBBF 2011, red-tinged black with a lasting beige head and aromas of roast coffee and toasted malt plus a little red fruit. Full bodied and smooth, with a coffee and toasted caramel flavour somewhere between a dunkel lager and a bock, and a bitter-malt finish. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Velkyal (286) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours a rich ruby, topped with a deep beige head. The nose is some grass, a little lemon and a tinge of coffee. Taste is caramel, toast and nuts, a light bitter bite hits the back of the throat to cut the sweetness of the beer perfectly. Smooth silky body. Excellent brew again from Devils Backbone.


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