Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 60   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (5470) - 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 (3063) - 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 (16417) - 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 (9624) - 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 (2602) - 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 (155) - - 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 (882) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (4085) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8695) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
12oz can, from Perfect Pour. Pours a clear golden color. Thin ring of white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lightly soft carbonation. A light roughness to the texture. Bready malt, light bit of corn. Moderate sweet taste. Light bitter. Light bit of pepperiness to it. Not a bad lager. Pretty refreshing and clean. Satisfying light sweetness to it typical of a helles. Not much to it, either, though. Could be a bit smoother too, for a 4.5% craft lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 On draft. Rich yellow color. Burst of lager flavor that yields to a clean dryness. Could drink 3 of these and think I?d had one.

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