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Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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


Emeister84's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1936) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13246) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head -nose and taste of corn, lemon and citrus bread - med body

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (378) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft at The Flying Saucer, Nashville. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is grain, apple, and lager-like. May need to re-rate due to tap line issues.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
From the bottle poured a pale, piss yellow brew with a nice white head. Fruity, malty, hoppy aroma with notes of metal flavors. Lite bodied with malt/hop balance leaning towards the hop side just a little. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Where and how: c. 355 ml
Aroma: medium intense, fairly forward grainy feel, mild herbal hop side to it.
Appearance :
Top: small, short lived white cap.
Base: golden with fine haze
Palate : medium, medium-thin, fairly chewy texture. Frisky carbonation. Average length of finish.
Taste: that thin in body but work was clean with good crisp character. It is softer at walls. Pleasant well made what could it be Dortmunder?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
OnTheTrail (286) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pale yellow, big but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is mostly malty, maybe a bit of sweet corn. Taste is on the sweet side, maybe starchy fruit like banana? Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Can poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of bread, light earthiness and a hint of yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, light yeast and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Malty, nutty, with some bread dough and cereal. Lightly sweet, smooth, full through the finish. Actually quite good for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (637) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
COD 8/20/15. Pours a clear pale gold. Outstanding head volume, world class retention and lacing. Very light nose of biscuit, a slightly tart lemon note and a whiff of hops. Classic lager light body that is semi-smooth. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. It begins with a crisp biscuit character that flows over a subtle biscuit sweetness that just hints at its presence. The middle brings a mild hop bitterness and hop flavor. As the finish approaches, the lemon of the nose appears. The balance is where this beer shines. Not overly intense nor complex, just plain good tasting. The finish is a tad dry, rather crisp and very clean.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Can. Clar, deep gold. Giant long lasting head and nice lace. Aroma was grains and straw. Taste was a weak hay, straw and grains.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2015
For the Helles style, it’s pretty good. It’s light with a nice amount of toasty malt. It’s sweet but not overly with a nice zing of fizzy. Lagers tend to get rated lower due to the lack of complexity of flavors but there is something to be said for a lager with little to no flaws. Nice job...


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