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Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This gold lager is light to medium in body, with a crisp refreshing finish. This style of beer is the everyday beer of Bavaria. 11 degrees plato, 18 IBU’s, 4.5 % alcohol by volume.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Gold pour at GABF. White head, not much lacing. Corn, grains, cereal, light lemons, flinty note at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with an off white head. Cracker, lightly grainy, herbal, a touch floral aroma. Light lemon, a touch husky, lightly floral, a bit earthy, slightly toasty flavor. Not hard to drink but a bit boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Draft at GABF 2013. Pale malt expressed as biscuits, crackers, faint sourdough bread. Yeast and water give is a mineral / vitamin smell to go with faint huskiness. Comparable to Full Sail Session Lager, which i also a little husky, mineraly and sometimes eggy / sulfuric. Medium high acid, frothy carbonation, enjoyable dryness with some lemon oil hop showing through after it warms a bit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2013
On draft in Shanendoah, pour was golden to orange, thin head. Aroma of caramel, corn/adjuncts, grains. The flavor followed, slight grassiness in there too, finishing a tad sweet, definitely not a clean dry lager. Like a Sammy Boston Lager, but I like the latter better. Mouthfeel was moderate to full, below average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aromas of biscuity malts, and earthy, floral hops. Pale gold, with quickly fading white head. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with some corn-like, adjunct flavors. Light body, low carbonation, and a bready finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12

Aroma: It has a fairly light lager-style nose, with some malts, grains, and grass
Appearance: This beer pours into the glass a clear golden-white color with some medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is also pretty mild, a little bit sweet, this one has a light flavor, but a solid one
Palate: The body is fairly light, but it is not watery for style, and it has a fizzy carbonation to the finish
Overall Impression: While this was not a special beer, and I didn’t love it, I definitely found some things about it that I liked. It is an easy drinker with a nice feel. The nose is kind of dull, but it steps up a bit in the areas of taste and feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
From tap at Churchkey. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light cornish and grassy. Bitter, straw and grassy. Dry, grassy and bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Serving: Draft. Straw colored pour with a stark white head. Light grain in a very light nose. Rather thin on the palate with notes of light grain and a touch of bitterness. Crafts’ version of light beer. Good lawnmower fare. On a hot day I could drink a pile of this and I think that’s the point.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Gift from Sj. Some earth, some hop, some grass and some spice. A bit thin for my taste and somewhat ordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3439) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Grain and malt nose, wheaty. Crystal clear pale yellow, medium sticky head. Grain dominated flavor, tangy. Alcohol a little more noticeable than it should be. Menu at the brewpub lists this as a pilsner, but it seems more like a helles. Good.


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