Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Can. Nose thin and lightly chalky pils malt, pours a fizzy and noisy off-white head atop an ultra-clear golden. Taste semi-sweet and again lightly chalky, all kinds of nice grassy and juicy/lemony noble hop character, very lightly spicy also in that way; light but clean bitterness, gentle flavor all over, touch of green grape, very light body is very soft and quenching, light crispness despite the earlier fizz and nice refreshment. Would drink this frequently if it were easy to get. Finally, I got to try a good beer today!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2870) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JDBaker11058 (1464) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4980) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2827) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (15102) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9173) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (121) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (741) - - 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

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