Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A striking gold color, light bodied with subtle, bready malt flavors. A quenching, crisp and dry finish. Gold Medal 2009 and 2010 Great American Beer Festival, International Style Pilsner Bronze Medal 2012 Great American Beer Festival

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1177) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Aroma of grains yeast and honey, pours a pale, clear golden colour with a short lasting white well laced head. Minimal carbonation, light bodied feel with a sweet, grainy taste with a grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft at Ynot. Gold bodied with a short white head. Aroma is lemony and grassy with biscuit malts and grains. Taste is toasted malt, cereal, biscuit, light honey, lemon and grassy notes. Body is light-medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more biscuit malts, honey lemon, toasted grains and light grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours a clear gold, 2 finger head, aroma - biscuit, mild hop notes. Taste follows suit, clean and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Norm’s Beer and Wine, Vienna Virginia can: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is pretty light: some bread and a bit of German hops. Taste is sweet with rather low bitterness. Not too carbonated. Easy going down for a drink. Kind of bland. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwood04 (4869) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12oz can in a tulip. Pours golden with white head. Aroma of pale malts, some light dough, and some very faint hops. Flavor the same. Lighter texture. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft at the Basecamp Brewery The lager poured a clear golden color with a small white head that dissipated to a white collar. Limited lacing as the head receded. The aroma was of caramel malt and light bread. The lager had a light body and average carbonation. This is a tasty lager, much better than most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a golden color with a medium sized foamy head. Notes of fresh baked bread, some honey, and grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5428) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Can. Pours a clear gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is pretty decent, some bready and crackery maltiness under a light grassy German hoppiness. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I’d like for the style, and the hops are more muted than I’d like to see as well. I want a dry malt base and a bright snappy hoppiness from a Helles. The residual sweetness adds a bit of flab to the mouthfeel as well, soft light carbonation. Minimal bitterness on the finish. It’s not a bad beer, but it doesn’t hit the spot for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
At the brewpub and on tap elsewhere (tasted from my wife’s glass). Well, a light lager that isn’t lagered long enough to develop the classic aroma profile. This has won awards, which underlines the paucity of lagers with lagered aroma profiles in the US. Not a bad beer if you drink light lagers but this isn’t particularly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vir4030 (571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a clear beerish with a decent head. Smells like a nice lager. Flavor is the same. It’s a bit sweet, maybe floral. But it’s nice.

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