Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This gold lager is light to medium in body, with a crisp refreshing finish. This style of beer is the everyday beer of Bavaria. 11 degrees plato, 18 IBU’s, 4.5 % alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HoppityHop (171) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2011
This honestly has more in common with a macro than any sort of well made craft brew. Over carbonated, pee yellow coloring, no malt profile, no hop aroma, burns the throat like malt liquor........not impressed at all. How did this win TWO gold medals at GABF? I’m 0 for 2 with this brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap. Very pale like straw with thin white head. Faint sweet aroma and flavor. Not too light and not too heavy. Crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Crystal clean pale yellow pour with one finger of white head. Lightly sweet aroma with some bready notes and wet hay. Flavor the same, nice sweetness to grassy balance. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown, 2011. Pale yellow pour with a think fluffy white head. Crisp, clean grassy hop aroma. Light sweetness when it first hits the tongue. Quickly turns to bitternesss. Crisp, bready flavor. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Tap at brewery. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is malty, light corn, and light spicy hop notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light bitterness and a dry finish. Light body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown, growler courtesy of Paul. Pours a clear yellow gold with a large white head. Nice floral notes with touches of vanilla as it warms. Crisp and clean, light grain and toast. Lightly sweet, very crisp, with a touch of grain. Clean and cool, super sessionable. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown. Growler, thanks dickinsonbeer. Crystal clear pale straw body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, light vanilla, floral. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some honey, light grass. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Growler at Shenandoah Throwdown. Poured a clear golden yellow with a healthy, bright white head. Nose is pretty muted with older malt and honey. Opens to fresh dough. Taste is sweeter, mild soap, ending with some mealy apple type of flavors but nothing bad. No butter, no flaws. Extremely simple Helles lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub last weekend. Pours a clear yellow color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the sides. Thin collar throughout. Good balance between some light hops and crisp grainy malt. Slight straw and grain throughout in both the nose and flavor. Good noble hop presence. Light body and good carbonation; really crisp. Great example of the style. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a light golden, topped with a good frothy head. The aroma is some grassy hops with a touch of bread and grain. The taste is a light malt sweetness balanced with a subtle spicy hop bite. Very nice drinking on the patio in the spring sunshine.

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