Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
     click to upload
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Where and how: c. 355 ml
Aroma: medium intense, fairly forward grainy feel, mild herbal hop side to it.
Appearance :
Top: small, short lived white cap.
Base: golden with fine haze
Palate : medium, medium-thin, fairly chewy texture. Frisky carbonation. Average length of finish.
Taste: that thin in body but work was clean with good crisp character. It is softer at walls. Pleasant well made what could it be Dortmunder?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
OnTheTrail (364) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pale yellow, big but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is mostly malty, maybe a bit of sweet corn. Taste is on the sweet side, maybe starchy fruit like banana? Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13421) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Can poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of bread, light earthiness and a hint of yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, light yeast and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2292) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Malty, nutty, with some bread dough and cereal. Lightly sweet, smooth, full through the finish. Actually quite good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
COD 8/20/15. Pours a clear pale gold. Outstanding head volume, world class retention and lacing. Very light nose of biscuit, a slightly tart lemon note and a whiff of hops. Classic lager light body that is semi-smooth. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. It begins with a crisp biscuit character that flows over a subtle biscuit sweetness that just hints at its presence. The middle brings a mild hop bitterness and hop flavor. As the finish approaches, the lemon of the nose appears. The balance is where this beer shines. Not overly intense nor complex, just plain good tasting. The finish is a tad dry, rather crisp and very clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Can. Clar, deep gold. Giant long lasting head and nice lace. Aroma was grains and straw. Taste was a weak hay, straw and grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2015
For the Helles style, it’s pretty good. It’s light with a nice amount of toasty malt. It’s sweet but not overly with a nice zing of fizzy. Lagers tend to get rated lower due to the lack of complexity of flavors but there is something to be said for a lager with little to no flaws. Nice job...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Can from a mixed 12 pk in the local Kroger that had both cans and bottles. Clear gold with a minimal white head. Aroma of light grain. No hop aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet, some light bitterness in the finish. Decent but not a very good Dortmunder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2015
From a can. The cans were kind of wrinkled. The whole 6 pack actually. Weird. Clear gold, nice white head. Smells grainy, lightly sweet, and kind of peppery. Palate is a bit on the heavy, syrupy side. Taste is sweetish, grainy and toasty, and a peppery, grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4923) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2015
12 oz. can. Shiny golden with a nice bubble activity supporting a thin loose covering of bubbles on top. Nose is light citrus, toasted maize and dried grass. Tastes of maize, spicy dried grass and a touch of tart apple. Light body has a pleasant medium carbonation and a nice balance.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50