Devils Backbone Benjamin Bloods Lager
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Named after assistant brewer Aaron Reilly’s maternal Grandfather. This unfiltered red lager combines English ingredients with German lager yeast and brewing techniques. Caramel flavors interlace with English hop character over a clean lager background to create a complex yet easy-drinking beer. 4.8% abv, 22 IBUs

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a rich russet red with a light tan head. Aromas of freshly baked bread, something akin to Nutella and a little earthy spice from the hops. Flavour is mostly classic English malts, sweet, biscuity, toasty, nutty and just a lingering impression of pale roasted coffee. Medium bodied and easy to drink, definitely something to enjoy time and time again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5707) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Dried leaves aroma. Dark copper, thin yellow head. Dried leaves flavor. Grainy finish. Balanced and drinkable, light cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Served on draft at the Basecamp. Pours a clear red-amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, floral hops and nutty notes. The taste is caramel, stone fruits and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, well balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12

Aroma: The nose is balanced between the caramel malts, and some light hops
Appearance: It pours a clear caramel orange color with a beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, it leans malty, with caramel flavors and some light hops
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a pretty soft carbonation, and a mildly dry finish
Overall Impression: This was a pretty nice looking beer, but the rest of it didn’t really live up to the pour. Overall, I thought that this one was a decent lager, nothing too exciting, but no real qualms with it either. I also enjoyed that it had "Benjamin" in the name.

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