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Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aromas of biscuity malts, and earthy, floral hops. Pale gold, with quickly fading white head. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with some corn-like, adjunct flavors. Light body, low carbonation, and a bready finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Can from Mills in Annapolis. Golden yellow body with thin head. Nose is malty, floral, toasty. Flavor is malty, lageresque with quite prickly texture and warming finish. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 2, 2015
From can to glass at the Rosedon in Bermuda. After waking up at 4:30 am, being delayed for 3 hrs in MIA.... I arrived at this great hotel and they now carry a non-macro. Drinking one poolside at 1 am before heading to bed. Score may be inflated - but the crisp grain pairs well with 80 degree humidity after a loooooong day.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2941) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2015
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear straw color, 1" white head, sheets of lace. Taste is clean light malt that turns to drying hops on the swallow. Mostly light bitters takes it the rest of the way. Unusual that it is lacking in carbonation. Otherwise, a nice, conventional, light brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1450) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Clear light golden. Smells, well, like lager. Taste is pleasant, light, and watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5816) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
About a 6oz golden pour, with a small white foamy head. Aroma was light crisp malts, light lemon notes, sweet bready character. Light straw, lemon. Pretty refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Had this at the brewery. Golden appearance and was a very smooth and delightful beer. It isnt too heavy or too light.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6091) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Big 1L pour at Sauf Haus DC. Pours a clear gold with some soft white head. Nose has malt, a little metal, some lemon, yeast, soggy bread. Flavor follows, some lemon, grist, straw. Clean finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Aroma of grains yeast and honey, pours a pale, clear golden colour with a short lasting white well laced head. Minimal carbonation, light bodied feel with a sweet, grainy taste with a grainy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft at Ynot. Gold bodied with a short white head. Aroma is lemony and grassy with biscuit malts and grains. Taste is toasted malt, cereal, biscuit, light honey, lemon and grassy notes. Body is light-medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more biscuit malts, honey lemon, toasted grains and light grass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (639) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours a clear gold, 2 finger head, aroma - biscuit, mild hop notes. Taste follows suit, clean and crisp.


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