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Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 oz draft pour served in a wine glass at B Side. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, light corn. Tastes of citrus, malt, wheat. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Pretty good for what it is.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JDBaker11058 (1421) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Appearance: clear gold with no head; the can has a terrible color palette and artwork that was almost illegible. I’m all in favor of canned craft, but they need to go back to the design board on this one. Aroma: faint aroma of crackers, light grassy hops. Taste: lightly toasted white bread, hint of honey, grass, and lemon. Finish: mineral water, light cracker. Notes: Wholly unremarkable and almost criminally underhopped for the style. Given my heretofore excellent experience with just about everything these guys put out, seems like a rare miss.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4774) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pretty unremarkable lager in general. Only faintest sense of barley profile and not even that crisp of a finish. Tap at smoke and barrel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA. The beer is crystal clear and pale yellow with a small, white head. Aromas of grain, cracker, lager yeast. Some fruity malt notes in the flavor with a grainy presence thought, finishing with a touch of earthy bitterness. This was ok...

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (14368) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft at the source. Crystal clear pale yellow color. Aroma of white pepper and white bread crust. Taste is plain lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Sample at Birch And Barley/Churchkey. Clear pale golden color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, biscuit malt and yeast. Light-bodied with flavors of fruit, grainy malt and slight floral hops. The finish is sweet with a fruity aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
7/18/2014. On tap at the brewery. Meh... light golden color with a white head. Everything with this beer seem light. Aromas, flavors... very bland

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (90) - - JUL 20, 2014
Can - Not much hops on this beer, leans more towards the malty sweet side. Mostly a bland and uninspiring taste to it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - JUL 13, 2014
can; a golden lager; light gold color; musty aroma; bitter, noble hop and a very light malt flavor; a crisp, clean lager

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3727) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a clear wan yellow with a thick buff head. Aroma is crisp and malty with an underpinning of pear. Crisp flavor is typical of a lager - this could be a good "gateway" beer to wean people off the industrial swill. Texture is smooth and lively. A lager with backbone.


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